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One Redskins preseason opponent showed you can live-tweet a Redskins game without using the word ‘Redskins’

(By Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)

It’s probably a sure of sign of obsession or paranoia to be combing through the in-game tweets of a Redskins opponent during the preseason.

But a reader pointed out to me that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers seem to have made it through the entire final preseason game without tweeting the word ‘Redskins.’ (The account did retweet others who used the team name, and also responded to the @Redskins official account.)

When contacted, the team said the tweets had no hidden meaning, and just happened to have been written that way. So this is likely a little ado about nothing.

But if you scroll down, you can also see a few tweets from the team’s previous preseason games. The team tweeted the score at the end of all 16 preseason quarters. Against the year’s first three opponents teams, 11 of the 12 tweets included the opposing team’s nickname. Against the Redskins, none of the four tweets did.

Washington hosts Tampa Bay in the regular season on Nov. 16.

Dan Steinberg writes about all things D.C. sports at the D.C. Sports Bog.



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