Would the Cowboys-Redskins rivalry still feel the same to you if the Redskins changed their name?

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  1. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    The beauty of that would be the agony it would cause their fan base. It would wipe out that all important self perceived "tradition" they like to yap about. A tradition of getting their A**E* handed to them by the Dallas Cowboys. A tradition of ONE, yep ONE Super Bowl victory in a "FULL" NFL season!
  2. SDCowboy85

    SDCowboy85 Well-Known Member

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    Right, but what sets this rivalry apart to people who aren't fans of either team is largely the Cowboys and Indians angle. It's the "charm" of the rivalry. In short, the imagery is iconic and American as hell.
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  3. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    The Cardinals moved from St. Louis to Arizona, and out of the NFC East and I still hate their team with a passion. I'd hate them even if they changed their name to something that was about Arizona and dropped the stupid red bird. I'd hate them even if they completely changed colors.

    The Giants, Eagles, and Redskins have about as much chance of me not hating them as I have of buying the Cowboys from Jerry.
  4. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    It's gonna happen. Just a matter of time.
  5. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    I honestly don't think people who aren't fans of either team care.

    I think mass exposure and ability to watch every game has made rivalries much less pronounced anyway.

    Redskins, Sheepskins, Belly Buttons.....

    I don't think it matters.
  6. TheCowboy

    TheCowboy The Teen

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    I hate the Eagles more than any team more so than the Redskins, and I think the majority of younger Cowboys fans would agree with me.
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  7. Fredd

    Fredd Well-Known Member

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    I would think less of them if they changed their name, and considering I can't stand them, not sure how much lower they can go to me....put it this way, the redskins look up to pond scum in my world
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  8. SDCowboy85

    SDCowboy85 Well-Known Member

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    I'm not saying that's why the rivalry matters. I'm saying that's a part of what sets it apart from a standard rivalry.
  9. theSHOW

    theSHOW Benched

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    They just need to change the logo

  10. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Someone was denied a copyright or something to that effect for that usage last week.
  11. john van brocklin

    john van brocklin Captain Comeback

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    Not for me, living 45 miles outside of DC, I hope we beat the crap out of them everytime we play !
  12. dstovall5

    dstovall5 Well-Known Member

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    If they changed the Washington Redskin's name, it'd bother me just as much as this picture does.


    Such a scary thought. :eek:
  13. nake

    nake Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Speaking of scary thoughts, DeSean Jackson is visiting the Redskins on Monday. :(
  14. AmericasTeam81

    AmericasTeam81 Well-Known Member

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    I guess the state of Oklahoma should change its name
  15. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    I hope Danny never gives in. I have gained a ton of respect for him and his team for standing up to the PC crowd.
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  16. Hardline

    Hardline Well-Known Member

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    Daniel Snyder publicly said there will be no name change which is unfortunate. Washington is very offensive to me. I am totally cool with the Redskin name. Liberalism and politically correctness will be the death of this country.
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  17. guag

    guag Currently operating within established parameters

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    Aside from the Cowboys & Indians motif, I still don't really understand how this would change the rivalry at all. They still have Dan Snyder. We still have Jerry Jones. They still overpay for aging vets and suck. We still hate them. They still hate us. That's it.
  18. CooterBrown

    CooterBrown Well-Known Member

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    Well, as a long-time fan, I can say that it wouldn't be the same. What? "Hail to the Beavers"? Stupid. The best thing that franchise has done in their history is refuse to change their name. History and Tradition are important. Far more important that someone's self-pity, and overly-sensitive feelings. I hate the Redskins. I have since 1960. But, just as every Sherlock must have his Moriarity and every Superman must have his Luthor, the Cowboys must have their Redskins.
  19. Vanilla2

    Vanilla2 Well-Known Member

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    DC is a great city.

    Got more love than hate for my Cowboy gear.

    But that was before the natives hopped on the RGKNEE wagon
  20. JPostSam

    JPostSam Well-Known Member

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    i have a special relationship with the cowboys-redskins rivalry because my father is a redskins fan and there's nothing worse than having to hear a bunch of crap from him after a redskins victory (and nothing better than giving it to him after another cowboys victory!) but the dynamics in the nfc east have definitely changed. i hate the eagles because they've been classless. i hate the giants because they stole two super bowl berths from us and embarrassed us, for example, in the home opener of the new stadium.

    in short, i cherish the cowboys-redskins rivalry but i love every loss our division rivals suffer (no matter to whom) and, yes, all three rivalries matter more when playoffs are on the line.

    oh, and, hostile, i never managed to hate the cardinals. they always seemed like the teams that got beaten by the globetrotters. if i had my way, i'd schedule the cardinals 10 times a season. especially when emmitt was dancing all over them.
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