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    19 Words That Have A Completely Different Meaning For D.C. Sports Fans

    "Champion": A word not in your vocabulary.

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    1. "Disappointed"

    What it usually means: The state of feeling unfulfilled.

    What it means in D.C.: Your normal state of being.

    2. "Winner"

    What it usually means: The champion or victor.

    What it means in D.C.: A rare, extremely brief state of sports-related euphoria.

    3. "Eternity"

    What it usually means: Forever.

    What it means in D.C.: The last time one of your favorite teams won something meaningful.

    4. "Wall"

    What it usually means: A barrier meant to enclose.

    What it means in D.C.: A thing for Gus Frerotte to headbutt; a remarkably fast point guard.

    5. "Bullets"

    What it usually means: A projectile fired from a gun.

    What it means in D.C.: Your favorite basketball team; in 1978, the source of an area-wide Fever.

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    6. "Red"

    What it usually means: A bright, primary color.

    What it means in D.C.: A word to be yelled at full volume at national anthems during hockey season.

    7. "Crosby"

    What it usually means: Singers Bing or David.

    What it means in D.C.: That f#$&ing guy.

    8. "Brave"

    What it usually means: Someone of great courage.

    What it means in D.C.: Anyone who plays for the second-best team in the National League East.

    9. "Teddy"

    What it usually means: A bear; sometimes, a women's undergarment.

    What it means in D.C.: A 10-foot-tall President you desperately want to see win.

    10. "The Post"

    What it usually means: An upright part of a support system; in the U.K., the mail delivery system.

    What it means in D.C.: The first place you turn to read about your teams.

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    11. "RFK"

    What it usually means: JFK's brother.

    What it means in D.C.: A stadium that's been creaky and outdated for decades but that still hasn't been torn down; the best place to watch a local soccer match.

    12. "Hoya"

    What it usually means: ???

    What it means in D.C.: A perennial Big East power.

    13. "Terrapin"

    What it usually means: A snapping turtle.

    What it means in D.C.: A passionate (and often profane) college sports fan.

    14. "Duke"

    What it usually means: A European ruler.

    What it means in D.C.: That f#$&ing university; see: enemy of Hoya or Terrapin.

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    15. "Dallas"

    What it usually means: A city in Texas.

    What it means in D.C.: The biggest week of the entire fall.

    16. "Redskin"

    What it usually means: An often disparaging and offensive slang term.

    What it means in D.C.: The thing your Sunday afternoons revolve around.

    17. "Choke"

    What it usually means: An obstruction in one's throat that causes a lack of breath.

    What it means in D.C.: A local sporting tradition.

    18. "Playoffs"

    What it usually means: The time champions are crowned in each sport.

    What it means in D.C.: A time of eternal frustration.

    19. "Next year"

    What it usually means: The year after this one.

    What it means in D.C.: The only words you have to console yourself after another abrupt end to a season; see: "playoffs," "choke."