NFL Shop makes a mistake I made when I was nine
By Ian Cummings
Maybe I was ten.
It was somewhere in the mid-2000s. I unopened my first Madden game ever, a couple years late. It was Madden 2005. I put it into the disk drive and waited for it to load up. When it did, I sifted through the features, awestruck by the work of art.
New to the football scene, I went through the rosters and looked at all the players. Peyton Manning on the Colts. The rookie Ben Roethlisberger, who didn’t have a picture. Champ Bailey on the Broncos. Joey Harrington on my woeful home team, the Lions.
Then I looked through the teams. And I stopped at one. The Redskins. It stood out to me for some reason. Why? Because almost every other team resided in a city. Why were the Redskins from the state of Washington? There’s already a team there!
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I learned somewhere along the line that the team actually played in the nation’s capital, Washington D.C. And from that point on, it made perfect sense. I learned shortly after the confusion arose. But apparently, some people haven’t learned quite yet.
The NFL Shop recently released a states’ pride line of license plates. And well… I’ll just give you the link to Kevin Skiver’s article on CBS Sports. But they were a little off in terms of where they located the Washington Redskins. There’s a state on the Pacific and a city between Virginia and Maryland. They chose the state.
Now before you start laughing, and scoffing, and rolling your eyes, just wait. This is an honest mistake. People make mistakes all the time. It’s part of life. Granted, the NFL Shop is supposed to know the ins and outs of the NFL. But hey, we’re all prone to a little miscalculation here and there. Even adults. When I was nine, I made the same honest mistake.
When I was nine…
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