I wish I were in ... D.C.?
Regarding the Jan. 16 front-page story "Dixie and D.C. region drift farther and farther apart”:
A few years after I moved to the D.C. area in 1978, I got caught up in the Joe Gibbs glory days and those words we know by heart: “Hail to the Redskins! Hail victory! Braves on the warpath! Fight for old D.C.!” But those last words struck a discordant note: D.C. is referred to in sentimental alma mater terms (Old Siwash U. or such). Problem is, there is no “old D.C.” in that sense, as the Dixie-D.C. article highlighted.
I later discovered the words were a post-civil rights era or post-football expansion importation. The original words were “old Dixie!,” harking back to a time when the Redskins were the only pro football team in the South.
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