October 31, 2009

The Washington Deadskins

Someone e-mailed me a mock "memorial program" for the Washington Deadskins (née Redskins). Presumably the Deadskins died of a poor win-loss record caused by bad karma due to their Indian mascot. Here's an excerpt:Obituary

The Washington Deadskins, born the Boston Braves in 1932, passed away in October 2009, following a ten-year long illness inflicted upon it by team owner Daniel M. Snyder and pseudo-general manager Vinny Cerrato. After several false alarms and faint glimmers of playoff hope, the once proud franchise developed a fatal aversion to the end-zone, and
succumbed in a slow, painful death. The team leaves behind thousands of disgruntled fans, angry tailgaters, and despondent season ticket holders, as well as tons of unsold Deadskins merchandise, one puzzled quarterback, and an emasculated head coach.

Oh, how the once mighty have fallen!
Comment:  I think this was created by a disgruntled Redskins fan, not a disgruntled mascot foe. But it serves both purposes.

For more on the subject, see Team Names and Mascots.

Below:  Another crying Indian.

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