September 28, 2004
Name That Team

So the Expos are apparently moving to Washington DC. Presumably the team will get a new name--Expos is so Quebec and Senators is so passe. So let's offer up some suggetions:

Washington Loopholes
Washington Metros
Washington Bureaucrats
Washington Monuments
Washington Scandals
Washington PACs
Washington Politicians
Washington Bullets (since DC's gun control laws may be repealed)
Washington Insiders
Washington 527s
Washington Lobbyists (hat tip: Peter Gammons)
Washington Crackheads (in honor of a former mayor)
and, my favorite, the Washington Rent-Seekers

Send suggestions and I'll add them to the list.

UPDATE: The good suggestions are just pouring in:

Washington Mudslingers
Washington…
…Kings (a.k.a. Sultans, Kaisers, Czars, Emperors, and Holy Ones)
…Planners
…Apparatchiks
…Beltways
…Republicrats
…Strange Bedfellows
... Porkers (or Porkbarrels or just Pork)
... Deficits
...Filibusters
...Fatcats
... Special Interests
...Wafflers (I saw this one on Southern Appeal)
...Vetoes
...Bills
...Supremes
...Pages (a reference to a 1980s Capitol sex scandal)

Then there are the DC
...Deadbeats
...Doormats (appropriate given the Expos place in the standings)
...Deadweight Losses (might hold this one in reserve for a season like the 2003 Tigers)
...Diplomats
...Doldrums

Hat tip: George Leef, David Rossie, and co-blogger Bob


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