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Sarah Bellum
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Message 16 of 20 (880443)
08-06-2020 1:37 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Percy
07-11-2020 9:12 AM

The Washington Columbuses.

Or the Washington Colóns to honor the Hispanic fans.

Or, if Cristóbal Colón isn't sufficiently Latinx (being of Genoese origin, it is rumoured) then:

The Washington Pizarros.

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Message 17 of 20 (880449)
08-06-2020 9:00 AM
Reply to: Message 8 by Diomedes
07-13-2020 3:32 PM

A few more alternatives

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Message 18 of 20 (880459)
08-06-2020 9:56 AM
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07-11-2020 9:12 AM

Team names like "Pirates" are rather surprising, in that they don't connote fun and games but rather crime and fear. I've always wondered what the Europeans of the Middle Ages would have said if someone had told them, "Those Vikings that raped and pillaged your lands? A thousand years from now they'll be celebrated by thousands of fans in great stadiums!" Buccaneers, Devils, etc. are similar incongruous names.

In that spirit, and as a nod to Marion Barry, I propose


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Message 19 of 20 (880461)
08-06-2020 9:59 AM

The Washington Georges.

The Washington Monuments.

The Washington Posts.

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Message 20 of 20 (880509)
08-07-2020 12:58 AM

A counterpoint from the past
Fighting Whites - Wikipedia

The Fighting Whites (alternatively identified as Fightin' Whites, Fighting Whities, or Fightin' Whities) were an intramural basketball team formed at the University of Northern Colorado in 2002 and named in response to the Native American mascot controversy.


The intramural team, which included players of Native American, white, Latino, African American, and middle eastern ancestry, adopted the name "Fighting Whites", with an accompanying logo of a stereotypical "white man" in a suit, ...

More worth reading at the source.

I prefer "Fightin' Whities".

I recall that they also had cheerleaders - White guys in business suits carrying briefcases. That might be an erroneous recollection.


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