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Death of the Redskins. (taken from our rivals board)

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by TroyNJ, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. TroyNJ

    TroyNJ Member

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    with apologies to Gordon Lightfoot...lol





    The legend lives on from the Potomac on down
    Of the big team some won't call the Redskins

    The team, it is said, never gives up for dead
    When the skies of November turn gloomy
    With 3 wins before and 6 losses more
    From the start of a promising season

    They headed due north to take stock of their worth

    And give Philly a shot of real reason.



    The team was the pride of the DC side
    Winning seven at the end of last season

    As big comebacks go, it was better than most
    With a young crew and captain well seasoned
    Repeating that streak and hitting their peak

    Was the goal as they set out for Philly

    But Sunday played out with a wretched rout

    And showed how that pipedream was silly.



    At 17-nil the half's whistle was shrill

    coach said "Fellas, it's been rough, we need ya"
    At 4:30 pm the season caved in
    He said, "Fellas, it's been good to know ya"
    They tried to make ground, being 24 down.
    But a team must play well from beginnin's

    So later that night under Linc's stadium lights

    Came the wreck of the Washington Redskins.



    In a musty old bar in Old Town we prayed
    as the 4 o'clock games went on unseen.
    "Lord help us to cope as we lose all our hope

    And tell us why the fates have been so mean."

    A savior was born till his ligament torn

    Amidst gloom and losing and heartbreak

    With the Niners on tap that game will be crap

    Maybe the time's come to leaf rake.



    Does anyone know where the love of God goes
    When Rob's throws sail way too high by miles?
    When Jackson and McCoy knife through our D-boys

    who catch only the Eagles' wry smiles?
    Did the cap really bust us, were we done an injustice?

    Or has the game passed by all our coaches?
  2. CaptainMorgan

    CaptainMorgan Well-Known Member

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    We will be writing similar stuff here next Monday.
  3. nake

    nake Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    The Death of the G-Men?
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  4. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    I like the way you think!
  5. RXP

    RXP Well-Known Member

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    Very creative.
  6. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    What tune is this based on?
  7. RXP

    RXP Well-Known Member

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    The Story of the Edmund Fitzgerald, written by Gordon Lightfoot.

    It's about a ship that sunk in stormy seas in the Great Lakes in the 1960's.
  8. StarBoyz83

    StarBoyz83 Well-Known Member

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    Theyll havs a fresh start when they are the Washington bravehearts in 2 years!
  9. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    I like the Washington BrokenHearts better....:)
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  10. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    I grew up with Lake Superior visible out of our back yard and as a child that song and that ship wreck was an obsession for me.
  11. RXP

    RXP Well-Known Member

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    Interesting. With Gordon Lightfoot being a Canadian, I didn't think Americans had even heard of the guy or his folk music.
  12. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    I LOVE that song!

    (the one by Gordon Lightfoot I mean. The one here about the skins is hilarious!)
  13. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    It was big in the US. From Wikipedia: -> "In the U.S., the single was #2 on the Billboard pop chart for two weeks beginning November 20, 1976".
  14. RXP

    RXP Well-Known Member

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    Wow! I had no idea.

    He is an Canadian music icon from the 60's and 70's up here , along with Joni Mitchell.
  15. TTexasTT

    TTexasTT Well-Known Member

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  16. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    Wow, 1976! The BiCentennial, .. I remember back then pretty well.

    I had been married one year, .. with no kids. I was 22.

    Now I have been married 38 years, have two boys 36 and 30, ... and a grandson 3.

    What happened?
  17. TTexasTT

    TTexasTT Well-Known Member

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    son.... Ann Murray is Canadian. Shes awesome.... I almost cried when I found out she wasnt Murican!
  18. RXP

    RXP Well-Known Member

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    I know she is but I didn't think anybody would have heard of her, so I didn't mention her. Lol. She's from Nova Scotia, I believe.
  19. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    4 Superbowl victories for the Cowboys since then also!
  20. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    Thanks TTexasTT, .. I always get choked up when I hear that song. Great lyrics.

    Only 15 more miles and they would have made it.

    How many lost husbands, fathers, sons, brothers.

    Sad day, .. sad song.

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