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2020-07-16 8:22:34 AM  
A) Why is this a politics link?

B) In a 2015 interview with The Washington Post, McCaulay said he had spent more than $20,000 on trademarks applications and considered it a "high-risk investment."It's not an investment at all, you farking halfwit. Are you demonstrating any actual use of those trademarks? No? Get ready for an ass-kicking in court.
 
2020-07-16 8:40:49 AM  

Pocket Ninja: A) Why is this a politics link?

B) In a 2015 interview with The Washington Post, McCaulay said he had spent more than $20,000 on trademarks applications and considered it a "high-risk investment."It's not an investment at all, you farking halfwit. Are you demonstrating any actual use of those trademarks? No? Get ready for an ass-kicking in court.


Maybe, but he is willing to sell.  Buying is usually cheaper and easier than suing.  $100,000 isn't that much in lawyer fees.
 
2020-07-16 8:42:18 AM  
Washington Lafayettes
 
2020-07-16 9:09:21 AM  

Pocket Ninja: A) Why is this a politics link?

B) In a 2015 interview with The Washington Post, McCaulay said he had spent more than $20,000 on trademarks applications and considered it a "high-risk investment."It's not an investment at all, you farking halfwit. Are you demonstrating any actual use of those trademarks? No? Get ready for an ass-kicking in court.


Like ball bearings it is all politics now.
 
2020-07-16 9:50:46 AM  

Pocket Ninja: A) Why is this a politics link?


On the one side, because team formerly known as the Redskins is changing their name over the racist associations, in a time when racism is considered a significant political issue.

On the other side, because trademark and other intellectual property "squatters" are rent-seekers who some consider to be taking advantage of the current system of federal laws and regulations implementing the Constitution's granting Congress authority of "securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries", in ways such that those actions of the "squatters" do not "promote the progress of science and useful arts", and arguably inhibit it; hence, raising the question of the optimal regulations for such promotion, which itself also is a political issue.

Ergo, politics tab.

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2020-07-16 10:26:02 AM  
If Trump was doing this, we'd all be hearing about what a brilliant businessman he is.
 
2020-07-16 10:38:28 AM  
All the good names?

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2020-07-16 11:08:09 AM  

abb3w: On the other side, because trademark and other intellectual property "squatters" are rent-seekers who some consider to be taking advantage of the current system of federal laws and regulations implementing the Constitution's granting Congress authority of "securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries", in ways such that those actions of the "squatters" do not "promote the progress of science and useful arts", and arguably inhibit it; hence, raising the question of the optimal regulations for such promotion, which itself also is a political issue.


Why are you giving the reason for patents to defend trademarks?

\ VERY different things.
 
2020-07-16 11:10:38 AM  
One person likened him to "Costco toilet paper hoarders during the pandemic." Another said he should be banned from the team's games, and another offered to punch him. He was called a jerk, a worthless troll, a gold digger, a self-serving liberal and a variety of expletives.

Who would have guessed that fans of such a "manly" sport could be such emotional pussies?
 
2020-07-16 11:12:22 AM  
Jesus, people are acting like this is something new. It's just like domain squatting. Now, suddenly everyone has their panties in a bunch? It's a shiatty practice that's gone on a long time. Maybe the team needs to look at the ones he's trademarked and come up with an alternative? Then he doesn't get their money and they still get a new name. Show some farking creativity, this guy hasn't cornered the market on that.

They could even be the Washington We Don't Pay Trademark Trolls. It doesn't exactly roll off the toungue, but it gets the point across.
 
2020-07-16 11:13:23 AM  

edmo: If Trump was doing this, we'd all be hearing about what a brilliant businessman he is.


Only from Trump himself and his sickophants.
 
2020-07-16 11:14:07 AM  
Laughs at you in dictionary word DNS names hoarded since the 1990s.
 
2020-07-16 11:14:41 AM  

Palined Parenthood: Who would have guessed that fans of such a "manly" sport could be such emotional pussies?


They're jealous that they didn't think of it first.
 
2020-07-16 11:14:42 AM  

Palined Parenthood: One person likened him to "Costco toilet paper hoarders during the pandemic." Another said he should be banned from the team's games, and another offered to punch him. He was called a jerk, a worthless troll, a gold digger, a self-serving liberal and a variety of expletives.

Who would have guessed that fans of such a "manly" sport could be such emotional pussies?


Anyone paying attention to white male fragility online in the past 10 years or so
 
2020-07-16 11:15:13 AM  

Palined Parenthood: One person likened him to "Costco toilet paper hoarders during the pandemic." Another said he should be banned from the team's games, and another offered to punch him. He was called a jerk, a worthless troll, a gold digger, a self-serving liberal and a variety of expletives.

Who would have guessed that fans of such a "manly" sport could be such emotional pussies?


To be clear, I do not support the abuse of intellectual property and IP law, but come on. This guy is not preventing you from wiping your ass.
 
2020-07-16 11:15:21 AM  

Palined Parenthood: One person likened him to "Costco toilet paper hoarders during the pandemic." Another said he should be banned from the team's games, and another offered to punch him. He was called a jerk, a worthless troll, a gold digger, a self-serving liberal and a variety of expletives.

Who would have guessed that fans of such a "manly" sport could be such emotional pussies?


The Washington Thinskins
 
2020-07-16 11:17:36 AM  
#1: Washington Department of Football.

#2: Washington Bureaucrats

#3: DC Elites

But I'm pretty sure they'll pick something lame.
 
2020-07-16 11:18:53 AM  

Kryllith: Palined Parenthood: One person likened him to "Costco toilet paper hoarders during the pandemic." Another said he should be banned from the team's games, and another offered to punch him. He was called a jerk, a worthless troll, a gold digger, a self-serving liberal and a variety of expletives.

Who would have guessed that fans of such a "manly" sport could be such emotional pussies?

The Washington Thinskins


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2020-07-16 11:20:34 AM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Why are you giving the reason for patents to defend trademarks?


Fair point; I suppose the basis for the trademark side of intellectual property law is grounded more in the power to regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes. Nevertheless, my basic thesis remains sound; the boundaries of intellectual property of all sorts is a live political controversy.
 
2020-07-16 11:20:42 AM  
He considered it a "high risk investment."

There was definitely profit motive in there, not altruism to protect the team's integrity. He knew this day was coming (we all did, right?). It's only because people found out who he is and sending hate his way that he's offering to be generous. If it was some anonymous squatter sitting on the names, there would be the expectation of a large payout.
 
2020-07-16 11:20:52 AM  

Generation_D: Palined Parenthood: One person likened him to "Costco toilet paper hoarders during the pandemic." Another said he should be banned from the team's games, and another offered to punch him. He was called a jerk, a worthless troll, a gold digger, a self-serving liberal and a variety of expletives.

Who would have guessed that fans of such a "manly" sport could be such emotional pussies?

Anyone paying attention to white male fragility online in the past 10 years or so


"Cream Puff" is a derogatory term that has fallen out of fashion. I think we need to bring it back.
 
2020-07-16 11:21:09 AM  

Mikey1969: Then he doesn't get their money and they still get a new name.


I actually accept his explanation, that he wanted to protect the names from other people who'd look to profit from squatting on the trademarks. Per TFA, at one point he offered to give them a name for free: "He said this week, though, that if the team wants to pursue a name he has laid claim to, he would be willing to hand it over at no cost."

Near the end of the article, he also admits that he's sold 10 shirts in 6 years and understands that would be "a weak defense" if he were challenged in court.
 
2020-07-16 11:22:07 AM  

tekmo: #1: Washington Department of Football.

#2: Washington Bureaucrats

#3: DC Elites

But I'm pretty sure they'll pick something lame.


This one. This needs to happen.
 
2020-07-16 11:22:57 AM  
Washington Gun Takers
Washington Hillarys
Washington Commies
Washington Jesus Haters
Washington Antifas
Washington Black Panthers
Washington Flag Burners
Washington Rachel Maddows
Washington Electric Cars
Washington Liberal Medias
 
2020-07-16 11:24:22 AM  

Generation_D: Palined Parenthood: One person likened him to "Costco toilet paper hoarders during the pandemic." Another said he should be banned from the team's games, and another offered to punch him. He was called a jerk, a worthless troll, a gold digger, a self-serving liberal and a variety of expletives.

Who would have guessed that fans of such a "manly" sport could be such emotional pussies?

Anyone paying attention to white male fragility online in the past 10 years or so


So brave.  So bold.

Of course only white people watch football!  It's a very well known fact.
 
2020-07-16 11:25:18 AM  

Kryllith: Palined Parenthood: One person likened him to "Costco toilet paper hoarders during the pandemic." Another said he should be banned from the team's games, and another offered to punch him. He was called a jerk, a worthless troll, a gold digger, a self-serving liberal and a variety of expletives.

Who would have guessed that fans of such a "manly" sport could be such emotional pussies?

The Washington Thinskins


The Beltway Bigots

Hey, now that their brand is damaged by scandal, maybe Eddie Lampert can buy them for pennies on the dollar and rename them The Washington Toughskins.
 
2020-07-16 11:29:31 AM  

Generation_D: Palined Parenthood: One person likened him to "Costco toilet paper hoarders during the pandemic." Another said he should be banned from the team's games, and another offered to punch him. He was called a jerk, a worthless troll, a gold digger, a self-serving liberal and a variety of expletives.

Who would have guessed that fans of such a "manly" sport could be such emotional pussies?

Anyone paying attention to white male fragility online in the past 10 years or so for as long as there have been men

 
2020-07-16 11:29:32 AM  
Hah.

That guy should understand that trademarks you lay claim to but don't actually use are easy pickings. They're considered abandoned. Especially when you've been quoted as purposefully having "hoarded all the good names."

The Washington football team's on-staff lawyers should be able to handle that easily. Enjoy trying to argue that you really were intending on starting a few dozen football teams.
 
2020-07-16 11:30:16 AM  
Washington Metros -- or, since this is Snyder we're talking about, he'll call them the Metro (like the Heat, Jazz, Thunder, Wild, Avalanche, Crimson Tide, &c.) and be the first NFL team with a singular noun.
 
2020-07-16 11:33:14 AM  
Wow this guy has been at this way too long... I looked into trademark applications when the story broke a few days ago and found maybe fifteen recent applications.

As for use, all it takes is printing the name on some shirts and putting them up for sale. As some others have said, it's weak, but the cost to pay him vs sue him are likely worth it.

/They should go with Washington Fumbles
 
2020-07-16 11:33:58 AM  
The "Washington Lives Matter"
The "Washington Pork Barrels"
The "Washington Racist"
The "Washington Covidiots"
The "Washington Orangeskins"
The "Washington Very Stable Genius's"
 
2020-07-16 11:35:23 AM  
I'm heading off to get trademark, copyrights and patents for "Foreskins".
 
2020-07-16 11:37:33 AM  
Anybody been to MartinMcCauley.com to see all the midget scat porn yet?
 
2020-07-16 11:37:36 AM  

Pocket Ninja: A) Why is this a politics link?


There's only two tabs anymore, Main and Politics... everything in between are like the exits on the highway for grandma's, the mall, the state prison, the exit they added after they were all added so it ends in "B"... they're all points between the two big interchanges that you might hit if you really get desperate or want something really specific, but, most of the time its one to the other.
 
2020-07-16 11:39:22 AM  
Just call it Washington Red Squadron
Sell it to Disney.
Make helmets and uniforms look like X-wing pilot gear
Profit
 
2020-07-16 11:41:02 AM  

Palined Parenthood: One person likened him to "Costco toilet paper hoarders during the pandemic." Another said he should be banned from the team's games, and another offered to punch him. He was called a jerk, a worthless troll, a gold digger, a self-serving liberal and a variety of expletives.

Who would have guessed that fans of such a "manly" sport could be such emotional pussies?


:raises hand:

WHY FOOTBALL MAN NOT STAND FOR SONG chomp slurp gulp burp
 
2020-07-16 11:42:58 AM  
Washington -gates
Washington Politicians

Washington Trumps, they can lose every game but claim they won and call out the fake sports media for not reporting the scores properly
 
2020-07-16 11:44:12 AM  
Washington Worthless
Washington Useless Old White Males. (can we fit that on a helmet?)
Washington Orange Dick Suckers

To name a few options.
 
2020-07-16 11:45:10 AM  

keldaria: The "Washington Lives Matter"
The "Washington Pork Barrels"
The "Washington Racist"
The "Washington Covidiots"
The "Washington Orangeskins"
The "Washington Very Stable Genius's"


Why do so many of us have trouble pluralizing words that end with "-ist"?
 
2020-07-16 11:45:33 AM  

keldaria: The "Washington Lives Matter"
The "Washington Pork Barrels"
The "Washington Racist"
The "Washington Covidiots"
The "Washington Orangeskins"
The "Washington Very Stable Genius's"


Oh, and geniuses
 
2020-07-16 11:46:03 AM  

JerkStore: He considered it a "high risk investment."

There was definitely profit motive in there, not altruism to protect the team's integrity. He knew this day was coming (we all did, right?). It's only because people found out who he is and sending hate his way that he's offering to be generous. If it was some anonymous squatter sitting on the names, there would be the expectation of a large payout.


Isn't that the scaffolding that props up the entire system of protected marks/inventions/works?

Anyway, Snyder's been resisting a name change since he bought the team (in like 2005, he told USA Today "we're never changing the name, and you can print that in all caps: NEVER"). Forward-thinking people foresaw that the team's name would need to change eventually, and positioned themselves to make a buck off of a publicly-known "market trend".

// whether or not that's an abuse of the trademarking system is up for debate
// but I think Snyder should be forced to pay for one of those names just for being so blinkered and assholey about it
 
2020-07-16 11:47:59 AM  

RI_Red: Washington Metros -- or, since this is Snyder we're talking about, he'll call them the Metro (like the Heat, Jazz, Thunder, Wild, Avalanche, Crimson Tide, &c.) and be the first NFL team with a singular noun.


Washington Metro/Metros is a fitting name. It sucks, it often breaks down, it's inefficient, some part of it is always out of service and out for repairs, sometimes it's on fire but never in a good way. That sounds like a DC NFL team.
 
2020-07-16 11:52:07 AM  
Sell the team to Marlboro, call it the Red's

Bonus: Cowboy Killers
 
2020-07-16 11:53:27 AM  

tekmo: #1: Washington Department of Football.

#2: Washington Bureaucrats

#3: DC Elites

But I'm pretty sure they'll pick something lame.



Username checks out. Tecmo Bowl was AWESOME!
 
2020-07-16 11:53:40 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Washington Lafayettes


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2020-07-16 11:54:44 AM  

imapirate: Washington Gun Takers
Washington Hillarys
Washington Commies
Washington Jesus Haters
Washington Antifas
Washington Black Panthers
Washington Flag Burners
Washington Rachel Maddows
Washington Electric Cars
Washington Liberal Medias


I'd like to see Washington Deep State, personally.
 
2020-07-16 11:56:04 AM  

RussianPotato: Generation_D: Palined Parenthood: One person likened him to "Costco toilet paper hoarders during the pandemic." Another said he should be banned from the team's games, and another offered to punch him. He was called a jerk, a worthless troll, a gold digger, a self-serving liberal and a variety of expletives.

Who would have guessed that fans of such a "manly" sport could be such emotional pussies?

Anyone paying attention to white male fragility online in the past 10 years or so

So brave.  So bold.

Of course only white people watch football!  It's a very well known fact.


Go jump in a lake.  Bait's better there.
 
2020-07-16 11:56:52 AM  
Washington Antifas!
 
2020-07-16 11:57:46 AM  

imapirate: Washington Gun Takers
Washington Hillarys
Washington Commies
Washington Jesus Haters
Washington Antifas
Washington Black Panthers
Washington Flag Burners
Washington Rachel Maddows
Washington Electric Cars
Washington Liberal Medias


Whoops, guess i should have read the thread first.
 
2020-07-16 11:58:50 AM  
As a kid I was confused to learn Washington meant "DC" and not the state, so now as a Farker I suggest we confuse another generation with the new name of Washington Statesmen
 
2020-07-16 12:00:05 PM  
The good news is that Washington can be creative since the new name will never have to fit on a Superbowl trophy.
 
2020-07-16 12:01:47 PM  

abb3w: Pocket Ninja: A) Why is this a politics link?

On the one side, because team formerly known as the Redskins is changing their name over the racist associations, in a time when racism is considered a significant political issue.

On the other side, because trademark and other intellectual property "squatters" are rent-seekers who some consider to be taking advantage of the current system of federal laws and regulations implementing the Constitution's granting Congress authority of "securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries", in ways such that those actions of the "squatters" do not "promote the progress of science and useful arts", and arguably inhibit it; hence, raising the question of the optimal regulations for such promotion, which itself also is a political issue.

Ergo, politics tab.

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Only in America would people do that. "I'mma snap up the name 'Washington (insert cool or appropriate name here)' because I know that muthafarking team name is racist, and goddamnit, I wanna get paid!"

He's industrious! He's using his noggin! He's not at all a greedy, and opportunistic guy waiting for the chance to cash in on something that should be freely available, based on moral and social justice grounds! He makes marketable tchotchkes in his garage! He's a good white American!

But y'all admire him! I mean, it not his fault that white owners with majority black teams have been failing, if not completely outright ignoring, their obligations to farking read the room. "We're not demeaning all American minorities! It's just the Native Americans! There's not enough of them left to matter anyway!"

Let the native American tribe that formerly inhabited that territory, rename them. Invite them to introduce the new name, in full ceremonial regalia, during the season open. But most importantly, give them 10 percent ownership in the team. It's not much, but goddamn, it's the morally right thing to do!

Better than having some random white guy, who anticipated you'd have to eventually change the name anyway, collect off your racism and ignorance.
 
2020-07-16 12:02:04 PM  

Pocket Ninja: A) Why is this a politics link?

B) In a 2015 interview with The Washington Post, McCaulay said he had spent more than $20,000 on trademarks applications and considered it a "high-risk investment."It's not an investment at all, you farking halfwit. Are you demonstrating any actual use of those trademarks? No? Get ready for an ass-kicking in court.


You almost sound like you're defending Dan Snyder.
 
2020-07-16 12:02:33 PM  
Washington Fake Gnus
 
2020-07-16 12:03:10 PM  
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2020-07-16 12:06:36 PM  
The ASL had a team called the Pennsylvania Stoners: no shiat.  They had gigantic ALPO logos on their jerseys and we taunted them mercilessly.
 
2020-07-16 12:07:05 PM  
someone at some point suggested the Washington Reagans.  Probably the front runner at this point.
 
2020-07-16 12:08:09 PM  
I'm in.
The worst I've heard is the Washington Redtails, supposedly to honor the Tuskeegee Airmen.  WTF does this pandering have to do with Washington football?
 
2020-07-16 12:10:02 PM  

FeFiFoFark: Washington Fake Gnus


Excuse me?
 
2020-07-16 12:19:16 PM  

Mikey1969: Jesus, people are acting like this is something new. It's just like domain squatting. Now, suddenly everyone has their panties in a bunch? It's a shiatty practice that's gone on a long time. Maybe the team needs to look at the ones he's trademarked and come up with an alternative? Then he doesn't get their money and they still get a new name. Show some farking creativity, this guy hasn't cornered the market on that.

They could even be the Washington We Don't Pay Trademark Trolls. It doesn't exactly roll off the toungue, but it gets the point across.


Washington Trolls is friggin' awesome name
 
2020-07-16 12:20:07 PM  

abb3w: I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Why are you giving the reason for patents to defend trademarks?

Fair point; I suppose the basis for the trademark side of intellectual property law is grounded more in the power to regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes. Nevertheless, my basic thesis remains sound; the boundaries of intellectual property of all sorts is a live political controversy.


You were actually right. Trademarks are not valid unless 3 prongs are met. The trademark is in known current use. The trademark is associated with an entity for which it represents (meaning you can't just make shirts and call it a day). That any attempt by another party to use said trademark is defended.. (Quack like a duck premise)
 
2020-07-16 12:20:31 PM  
The Washington Wank

Announcers could say things like "Defensive line got absolutely Wanked!"
 
2020-07-16 12:22:08 PM  
The Washington Swamp

Swampy could be their mascot.

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2020-07-16 12:24:34 PM  

Palined Parenthood: This guy is not preventing you from wiping your ass.


Then who is, Mr Smart Guy?
 
2020-07-16 12:33:45 PM  
Washington Monuments or gtfo

/If not I'll never stop not watching nfl
 
2020-07-16 12:36:50 PM  

Palined Parenthood: keldaria: The "Washington Lives Matter"
The "Washington Pork Barrels"
The "Washington Racist"
The "Washington Covidiots"
The "Washington Orangeskins"
The "Washington Very Stable Genius's"

Oh, and geniuses


That'sthejoke.jpg
 
2020-07-16 12:39:10 PM  
Huh, I thought was an article about MMOs.
 
2020-07-16 12:40:14 PM  

imapirate: Washington Gun Takers
Washington Hillarys
Washington Commies
Washington Jesus Haters
Washington Antifas
Washington Black Panthers
Washington Flag Burners
Washington Rachel Maddows
Washington Electric Cars
Washington Liberal Medias


Washington Enablers
 
2020-07-16 12:41:06 PM  

gulley: RI_Red: Washington Metros -- or, since this is Snyder we're talking about, he'll call them the Metro (like the Heat, Jazz, Thunder, Wild, Avalanche, Crimson Tide, &c.) and be the first NFL team with a singular noun.

Washington Metro/Metros is a fitting name. It sucks, it often breaks down, it's inefficient, some part of it is always out of service and out for repairs, sometimes it's on fire but never in a good way. That sounds like a DC NFL team.


I almost posted this same sentiment, but I'm not from DC and haven't visited in 20+ years (the Metro worked really well back then), so I didn't want to talk out of my ass -- this time, anyway.
 
2020-07-16 12:44:11 PM  
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2020-07-16 12:44:48 PM  

ricochet4: Palined Parenthood: This guy is not preventing you from wiping your ass.

Then who is, Mr Smart Guy?


Yes, but your reply needs some grammatical attention.
 
2020-07-16 12:45:05 PM  

keldaria: Palined Parenthood: keldaria: The "Washington Lives Matter"
The "Washington Pork Barrels"
The "Washington Racist"
The "Washington Covidiots"
The "Washington Orangeskins"
The "Washington Very Stable Genius's"

Oh, and geniuses

That'sthejoke.jpg


where's my damn coffee?
 
2020-07-16 12:48:10 PM  
I get that the Redskins are a shiatty organization led by shiatty people (frankly, the fact that it took decades of outrage and a nationwide uprising about a related subject to get them to change their name from a racial slur is pretty damning) and they pretty much deserve whatever they get, but seriously, fark IP trolls. They are the absolute worst.
 
2020-07-16 12:48:17 PM  
El_Dan:I'd like to see Washington Deep State, personally.

I'd also be fine with the Washington Blowhards.
 
2020-07-16 12:48:30 PM  

flappy_penguin: Washington Monuments or gtfo

/If not I'll never stop not watching nfl


fark nevermind. Just read tfa
 
2020-07-16 12:49:10 PM  
The Washington Karens

The Washington "Seven Absentee Proctologists in Search of a Tax Shelter"

The Washington Sportsballers

The Washington Racist Dogwhistles

The Washington Mercenaries
 
2020-07-16 12:51:32 PM  

damaged maven: WTF does this pandering have to do with Washington


Damn, that's a great suggestion.

The Washington Panderers
 
2020-07-16 12:53:22 PM  
Washington SubsidizedTaxExemptBillionaireOwners
 
2020-07-16 12:53:42 PM  

Halfabee64: Kryllith: Palined Parenthood: One person likened him to "Costco toilet paper hoarders during the pandemic." Another said he should be banned from the team's games, and another offered to punch him. He was called a jerk, a worthless troll, a gold digger, a self-serving liberal and a variety of expletives.

Who would have guessed that fans of such a "manly" sport could be such emotional pussies?

The Washington Thinskins

The Beltway Bigots

Hey, now that their brand is damaged by scandal, maybe Eddie Lampert can buy them for pennies on the dollar and rename them The Washington Toughskins.


Nah, go with a name that has some history and tradition behind it - 'The Beltway Bandits'.
 
2020-07-16 12:54:28 PM  

imapirate: Washington Gun Takers
Washington Hillarys
Washington Commies
Washington Jesus Haters
Washington Antifas
Washington Black Panthers
Washington Flag Burners
Washington Rachel Maddows
Washington Electric Cars
Washington Liberal Medias


Love the Washington Gun Takers 
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2020-07-16 12:56:06 PM  

Senseless_drivel: Washington SubsidizedTaxExemptBillionaireOwners


Let's go with Washington Corruption instead. It's more punchy.
 
2020-07-16 1:01:18 PM  
Some of you commented before you actually read the whole article and what the guy said. Well, this is Fark after all.
 
2020-07-16 1:04:28 PM  
Washington Farks.  Make it happen
 
2020-07-16 1:15:00 PM  
The Washington Grifters
 
2020-07-16 1:49:47 PM  

HeartBurnKid: Senseless_drivel: Washington SubsidizedTaxExemptBillionaireOwners

Let's go with Washington Corruption instead. It's more punchy.


Oooh, I like that. Got a nice frisson of "Fark You" to it.
 
2020-07-16 1:52:37 PM  
Washington Crackers
 
2020-07-16 2:07:01 PM  

tekmo: Washington Department of Football


I prefer:

United States Department of Outstanding Football

You could use the acronym US DOOF.

I like.
 
2020-07-16 2:26:43 PM  

Palined Parenthood: keldaria: Palined Parenthood: keldaria: The "Washington Lives Matter"
The "Washington Pork Barrels"
The "Washington Racist"
The "Washington Covidiots"
The "Washington Orangeskins"
The "Washington Very Stable Genius's"

Oh, and geniuses

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where's my damn coffee?


#The Washington Covfefe
 
2020-07-16 2:27:43 PM  

cew-smoke: Some of you commented before you actually read the whole article and what the guy said. Well, this is Fark after all.


This comment would be more appropriate if the link wasn't paywalled.
 
2020-07-16 2:28:18 PM  
Washington Football McFootballfaces
 
2020-07-16 2:30:12 PM  
The Washington Pundits

The Washington Lobbyists

The K Street Ballers
 
2020-07-16 2:42:05 PM  

RogueWallEnthusiast: Mikey1969: Jesus, people are acting like this is something new. It's just like domain squatting. Now, suddenly everyone has their panties in a bunch? It's a shiatty practice that's gone on a long time. Maybe the team needs to look at the ones he's trademarked and come up with an alternative? Then he doesn't get their money and they still get a new name. Show some farking creativity, this guy hasn't cornered the market on that.

They could even be the Washington We Don't Pay Trademark Trolls. It doesn't exactly roll off the toungue, but it gets the point across.

Washington Trolls is friggin' awesome name


After I posted that, I thought the exact same thing.
 
2020-07-16 2:48:43 PM  

damaged maven: I'm in.
The worst I've heard is the Washington Redtails, supposedly to honor the Tuskeegee Airmen.  WTF does this pandering have to do with Washington football?


You're right, it doesn't. But man, it would be an honorable name. A name that's befitting, because to shows just how much black players sacrifice to pander to the interests of their white owners.

Some of those brothas are "woke." They know good and goddamned well the image of black men engaging and being brutalized in competitive sports is something that extends as far back as slavery. And that's not to say they don't mind. What are the odds that the average black boy, who has a talent for art, an interest in numbers, wants to own his own restaurant, etc., would ever enjoy the riches and privilege that the average suburban white kid, whose parents were actually able to pay for their college?

The Tuskegee Airmen were heroes. I actually worked for one and his wife, 26 years ago. He did rather well financially. A retired Colonel, with full benefits. They rented out properties. They had a beautiful home, on 3/4 of an acre. I called him "sir," his wife, "ma'am." These were my elders. You never disrespect your elders, especially when one of them was a goddamned hero.

Washington Red Tails. Airplane mascot. Black military pilots doing flyovers every first game. Your audience won't kneel when the national anthem is playing, because this isn't about honoring racist America, or racist cops. This isn't about abusing a black body for fun and profit. This it to honor young, strong, healthy black males, who didn't get to be engineers, architects and artists, but instead manipulated by poverty and society, telling them to "get it how you live it."

This is about acknowledging men who honorably fought for a country that took decades to fully honor them.

This is about honoring men
who look just like them.
 
2020-07-16 5:44:19 PM  
The Washington DCs.

They can have a DC10 as their logo
 
2020-07-16 6:55:37 PM  

RI_Red: gulley: RI_Red: Washington Metros -- or, since this is Snyder we're talking about, he'll call them the Metro (like the Heat, Jazz, Thunder, Wild, Avalanche, Crimson Tide, &c.) and be the first NFL team with a singular noun.

Washington Metro/Metros is a fitting name. It sucks, it often breaks down, it's inefficient, some part of it is always out of service and out for repairs, sometimes it's on fire but never in a good way. That sounds like a DC NFL team.

I almost posted this same sentiment, but I'm not from DC and haven't visited in 20+ years (the Metro worked really well back then), so I didn't want to talk out of my ass -- this time, anyway.


The Metro system was designed poorly to begin with, and the people in charge didn't do the repairs that they should have done over the years, so these days it works considerably less well than it used to. Shorter operating hours, more stations closed for renovation. On the plus side, it's been months since there was a fire in a train or a station, and years since anybody died.
 
2020-07-17 12:18:28 AM  
The Washington Morons

/America's Team
 
2020-07-17 8:05:13 PM  
My wife just suggested "The Washington Scandals".

Here's their logo:
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