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NFL Shop gets very confused about location of Washington’s team

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Apparently, the reluctance of some (I’m looking at me) to use the nickname of the Washington NFL franchise has created some confusion for the fine folks at NFLShop.com.

Via Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post, a line of “State Pride” license plates offered by the league has the Washington team logo over the outline of the state of Washington.

Of course, Washington is in D.C., with the name technically being the team’s only connection to the area. Home games currently are played in Maryland, and training camp currently is held in Virginia.

The link to the item is now dead. Hopefully, someone managed to order the thing before the item was yanked.

And, even more hopefully, the man for whom both the state and the capital were named is currently making the same face he was making in the portrait accompanying this article regarding the blunder, somewhere.

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30 Responses to “NFL Shop gets very confused about location of Washington’s team”
  1. lewsblues says: Jun 26, 2017 9:45 PM

    Redskins Mike …. it’s just a word …

    REDSKINS!

    When the team changes it you can use their new name too …

  2. questionableprovenance says: Jun 26, 2017 9:50 PM

    How about Jets’ and Giants’ logos over an outline of the State of New Jersey. At least that would be honest.

  3. arcross12042004scorp15 says: Jun 26, 2017 10:01 PM

    Products of public school system.
    In the last 2 weeks I had several encounters with recent high school grads. I had to settle an argument over whether Hawaii was a State or a Country, a cashier who didnt know how much a quarter, 3 nickels and 3 pennies equaled and the of course when I mentioned where I was going on vacation, I heard about the Country of London. Why would you be surprised that they could not distinguish the difference between the Nations Capital and a State in the Upper left hand corner of the country ?

  4. charger383 says: Jun 26, 2017 10:06 PM

    Supreme Court approved name

  5. Matt from San Diego says: Jun 26, 2017 10:09 PM

    It isn’t offensive unless you allow it to be.

    We aren’t in Kindergarten anymore.

    Only left leaning whites dislike the name. I have a ton of friends from the rez and they are more human than you think they are, they dont need mr. white savior to protect their fragility in order to stroke his own ego.

    And thats really what it comes down to. A white man coming again to save the day for a people who are too inferior to stand up for themselves. THAT, Mr. Florio, is truly and deeply embedded racism.

  6. burtmustin says: Jun 26, 2017 10:15 PM

    It is the Washington Redskins !

  7. Xenu D. Alien says: Jun 26, 2017 10:19 PM

    George looks like someone just ripped one at the dinner table.

  8. buccaboo says: Jun 26, 2017 10:27 PM

    Doh!

  9. bag84 says: Jun 26, 2017 10:43 PM

    You don’t say redskins but I bet you have no problem saying the New York Yankees…

  10. blackqbwhiterb says: Jun 26, 2017 10:44 PM

    Redskinsssssssss

  11. canedaddy says: Jun 26, 2017 10:50 PM

    The play in Maryland but Virginia or D.C. is welcome to them.

  12. brownsfandrinkingmakersmark says: Jun 26, 2017 11:19 PM

    Agree with lewblues…

    Maybe we should just get rid of nicknames for every team because someone in every city or group will be offended by any of the teams’ names. Even if it’s the smallest of numbers, God knows if any person in anyway is offended in today’s world, we have to change everything for them.

    As a Cleveland fan, I’m offended on behalf of the great Paul Brown that the franchise I watch every Sunday uses his name. Now there’s a group who should be upset!

  13. ucf1989 says: Jun 27, 2017 1:23 AM

    I grew up around D.C. Ever heard of the beltway? It’s all considered the D.C. Area. HTTR

  14. camlwalk says: Jun 27, 2017 3:55 AM

    I’m starting to think that non-Native Americans that have a problem with the Redskins team name are the actual racists. Isn’t it quite patronizing to be against the name when NINETY percent of Native Americans do not want the name changed? Who the hell are you to tell them what to be offended by? Further, have you done anything concrete to help the Native American community or do you just blow smoke?

  15. averagjoe says: Jun 27, 2017 4:01 AM

    A clumsy mental error for now, but possibly a rare collector’s item 20 years from down the line.

  16. vonvoghoul says: Jun 27, 2017 5:17 AM

    Native Americans aren’t offended by the name. Look up the polls taken all over the country. So you’re basically saying they are too stupid to understand that they should be. That’s racist. HTTR.

  17. ubb44 says: Jun 27, 2017 6:16 AM

    Washington Redskins

    The uber Liberal PC idiots running rampant these days can pound sand

  18. anonymousnevermindfishdeath says: Jun 27, 2017 7:08 AM

    What if their name was the Washington Rednecks? It’s just a word, right?

  19. joedskins1959 says: Jun 27, 2017 7:37 AM

    People are tired of the PC BS!! People that oppose these kinds of things are the reason Donald Trump is our President.

  20. niners816 says: Jun 27, 2017 7:57 AM

    First, Redskins is their name, it’s not a nickname. A nickname would “Skins” or “Hogs”. Second, they are the Redskins. That’s something you’ll have to deal with.

  21. intrafinesse says: Jun 27, 2017 8:39 AM

    The Redskins have bigger problems than their name.
    If they lose Cousins they are going back to 5-11 for the next 6 years.

  22. stexan says: Jun 27, 2017 9:01 AM

    Personally, I’d rather root for a team named for something a little sexier than contact dermatitis.
    But that’s just me…..

  23. factschecker says: Jun 27, 2017 9:55 AM

    vonvoghoul says:
    Jun 27, 2017 5:17 AM
    Native Americans aren’t offended by the name. Look up the polls taken all over the country.
    ———–
    The ones that would have been offended are all dead. Genocide is a hell of a thing.

  24. mrtullymars says: Jun 27, 2017 10:31 AM

    Also, Washington DC isn’t a state, and that’s a touchy subject for some of the people who live there. So, a “state pride” license plate is a big gaffe, but could actually end up being really popular.

  25. daysend564 says: Jun 27, 2017 11:00 AM

    Fork over a couple billion dollars and you can name it what you want.

  26. factschecker says: Jun 27, 2017 11:34 AM

    daysend564 says:
    Jun 27, 2017 11:00 AM
    Fork over a couple billion dollars and you can name it what you want.
    ——–
    That’s the new American way. Sell out. But being morally bankrupt isn’t something to brag about. You wouldn’t have to explain that to an intelligent informed society that was capable of complex thought.

  27. xcerebus1 says: Jun 27, 2017 2:15 PM

    factschecker says:
    Jun 27, 2017 11:34 AM
    daysend564 says:
    Jun 27, 2017 11:00 AM
    Fork over a couple billion dollars and you can name it what you want.
    ——–
    That’s the new American way. Sell out. But being morally bankrupt isn’t something to brag about. You wouldn’t have to explain that to an intelligent informed society that was capable of complex thought.
    ________
    Like we’d have to explain it to you, you mean?

  28. thesmartestmanever says: Jun 27, 2017 11:04 PM

    I’m offended that every time I try to buy corn near Tampa Bay, I have to pay a Buccaneer.

  29. defscottyb says: Jun 28, 2017 7:38 PM

    Should be a rare collectors item… scoop ’em up.

  30. uab9253 says: Jun 29, 2017 9:43 AM

    I’m a Redskins fan of Swedish decent. I’m offended by the Vikings. Not the word so much but the caricature of my people being killer warriors with racist, stereotypical big mustache and horned helmet. 🙂

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