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Redskins lottery tickets go nostalgia


This Redskins offseason is so nostalgiricious that I just ordered a Redskins Greatest Games DVD set from Amazon.com. Just in one offseason, the team put the son of George Allen in charge, put him on the road telling tales from history, adopted a motto from the '70s, dropped rumors about gold pants, made a public push to integrate old-timers, and released a marketing video featuring an old logo and "We Want Dallas" chants.

So, what would they call their new Virginia Lottery scratcher? "Redskins Legacy," naturally, featuring little old-timey helmet logos right at the top. According to the press release, "Each Redskins Legacy ticket will display one of seven historic Washington Redskins helmet or anniversary logos." Pretty soon, they can just scrap the games altogether and show old glory-days highlights on the massive new HD screens. Or at last scrap the preseason games. Bet fans wouldn't mind.

Here's Dave McKenna's report on the previous Redskins scratcher game.

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 19, 2010; 3:50 PM ET
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How about calling it something apropos like "The Redskins help VA lottery take advantage of poor people who don't know any better and shouldn't be wasting their money on stuff like lottery tickets and scratcher games" scratcher? A little wordy but still spot on, huh?

Posted by: dbunkr | July 20, 2010 8:42 AM | Report abuse

I Didn't know DANNY BOY got with the VA Lottery to create the REDSKINS LOTTERY.

Whats the GRAND PRIZE?? 10% Ownership of the team??

Posted by: Robbnitafl | July 20, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

Yo dbunker:

Don't try to impose your will on people. If people want to play the lottery, let them play. This isn't a communist country, or a theocracy.

I like playing the lottery and I don't consider myself "poor". I guess you like stereotyping, huh?

Posted by: RojoJohnson | July 20, 2010 5:46 PM | Report abuse

Great McKenna article, and it pretty much sums up Snyder's failures. The Ravens sold a $5 ticket in Maryland, and it sold much better. Snyder sets poor price points.

I'm sure the psycho Redskin fans at ExtremeSkins will want to discount the McKenna article because it was, well, written by McKenna. Sometimes, they can't handle the truth, and can't play the feud very well.

Posted by: RojoJohnson | July 20, 2010 5:53 PM | Report abuse

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