CrazyAnna, on February 13, 2012 - 20:52, said:
Indianapolis Colts inside collar
"This is my goddamn team!" - Robert Irsay
"That's gold, Jerry! Gold!"
infrared41, on February 13, 2012 - 21:08, said:
DeFrank, on February 13, 2012 - 20:38, said:
How about some real concrete information? Oh hey, I've got some...
At a "chalk talk" tonight with Redskins GM Bruce Allen, the Redskins 80th Anniversary was brought up. It was briefly mentioned by the GM that the Redskins will have the words "Team Effort Tradition" on the inside collar of each jersey in coordination with Nike taking over. He said all teams will have their own motto. So, there we go. Thought I'd share...
And every single "motto" they come up with will be equally as stupid. This is the NFL. That kind of thing is OK on an Oregon jersey. On an NFL jersey it's silly (and I'd imagine a tad embarrassing.) Does this mean that if a Redskins players leaves as a free agent, he didn't really believe in "Team Effort Tradition?"
The players are pretty much mercenaries. Spare us the facade of trying to make it seem like it's anything other than professional football played by professional players who go to the highest bidder.
Don't get me wrong, I don't have a single problem with players being mercenaries and selling their services to who will pay them the most. I just don't want Nike and the NFL trying to sell me a concept of "team" that really doesn't exist.
Red, you and I usually see eye to eye on most things, but in this instance, I have the urge to say "Lighten up, Frances." No one really expects the players to suddenly feel more strongly about the team because there is a slogan printed inside the collar. However, that doesn't mean this couldn't work well for some teams.
rvrdgsfn, on February 13, 2012 - 21:23, said:
For the Ravens I could see Nevermore
That would work or "Relentless" (2011 slogan -- see below) or "Play Like A Raven" (I'm not sure quite what it means, but it was inspiring enough for Rex to pilfer it when he went to New York).