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‘The Dubs’

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

  1. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    The current Washington team needs to ditch “Curly Ws” immediately.
  2. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    The worst are the young writers and hed writers who think this is being creative.

    On an unrelated note, in the early 1990s I covered high school sports for a paper in South Jersey.
    An older fellow from another paper - not very old, just older than me, probably in his 30s back then - used to use these horrible, antiquated monikers.
    He'd refer to wrestlers as 'mat me,' swimmers as 'tank men,' and basketball players as 'net men' or 'cagers.'
    It was infuriating to read his stuff.
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  3. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Whenever I see that Nats' cursive W, I think of this man.

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  4. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    What's different about the Warriors, it seems, is how long it went without any such abbreviation. This is a 72-year-old franchise, a charter member.
  5. Slacker

    Slacker Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I hate "Nats," too. Always have.
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  6. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Bird Seed was was the Orioles' notes, right?
  7. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

  8. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    Not nearly as dumb as “Fightins” (as in Fightin’ Phils).
  9. ChrisLong

    ChrisLong Well-Known Member

    There were too many Cardinals in St. Louis so they were referred to as Redbirds and Big Red.
  10. John B. Foster

    John B. Foster Well-Known Member

    Dolphins = Fins
  11. Slacker

    Slacker Well-Known Member

    The "Bolts": Chargers and Lightning.
    John B. Foster likes this.
  12. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    It’s still painfully thirsty for a multinational corporation to use the term this way. Like putting Chance the Rapper on the cover of the magazine. It’s akin to the Wendy’s twitter account insulting people. Just cringe-worthy.
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