8.15.2010

the redskins

While the Washington Redskins may still have the most offensive name in professional sports (and they're from DC…odd) the chant their fans cheer after they score touchdowns is pretty sweet. Also, it's the second oldest fight song for a professional American football team; right after the Green Bay Packers. Sweet, no? (Also, thanks wikipedia!)

My family went to Wick's Pizza, in Louisville, after picking my dad up from the airport Friday night, and we had the best booth in the place and the Redskins/ preseason game was on. Actually, the whole room we were in was all Redskins-ified with a Redskins banner and a Superbowl banner.

And let me just say, there were some pretty devout fans watching.

My dad was saying that growing up in Texas and as a Cowboys fan, he learned to hate that song:


Dallas Cowboys Controversy

When the NFL began considering Texas as the state to host a proposed expansion team, the move was strongly opposed by the Redskins owner, who had enjoyed a monopoly in the South for three decades. Potential owner Clint Murchison, who was trying to bring the NFL to Dallas, bought the rights to "Hail to the Redskins" from a disgruntled Breeskin and threatened to prevent Marshall from playing it at games. Marshall agreed to back Murchison's bid, Murchison gave him back the rights to the song, and the Dallas Cowboys were born.[1]


Well ladies and gents, in case you didn't know it, here it is, "Hail to the Redskins":


Hail to the Redskins! Hail Victory! Braves on the warpath, Fight for old D.C.!
Run or pass and score. We want a lot more. Beat 'em, swamp 'em, touchdown. Let the points soar. Fight on, fight on, 'Till you have won. Sons of Washington! Rah! Rah! Rah!
Hail to the Redskins! Hail Victory! Braves on the warpath, Fight for old D.C.!


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