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‘The Dubs’

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Mar 25, 2018.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Note the cutline here, which calls the Warriors “the Dubs.”

    For some reason, that annoys the shit out of me.

    Should it?

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  2. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    I think I have a post from 2004 floating around where I was bashing ESPN's magazine for starting some story, "So CWebb went down to C-Town to meet up with some friends, one of whom is coaching at U-Dub these days . . . "

    After not knowing immediately who went where to meet up with whom, I just left for the old folks' home.
  3. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

  4. FileNotFound

    FileNotFound Well-Known Member

    I’m with you. Fine for a SportsCenter anchor to say, but jarring to read.
  5. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Ex-Cleveland Browns star Dub Jones says hello.
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  6. Slacker

    Slacker Well-Known Member

    While we're at it, fuck the Habs, too.
  7. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    It’s ESPN.

    It’s not journalism - it’s a marketing partnership.
  8. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

    Going to counter that this is as old as sports reporting. Every team of any note has multiple nicknames from “fans” that get used in stories and headlines. And have been for decades. It’s just sounds odd when a new one gets created because our ears and eyes aren’t used to it.
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  9. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    True. The concept is old-school.
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  10. Bronco77

    Bronco77 Well-Known Member

    One of my best friends from high school has lived in New England for most of his life and is an avid Red Sox fan, and I kidded him once by referring to them as the "Crimson Hose." Nearly ruined a 45-year friendship.
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2018
  11. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    It's how the New York Highlanders eventually became the Yankees. Plus, the copy editors kept using Yanks and Yankees in headlines.
  12. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    Who the hell are these “Bucs?”

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