Talk:Washington Generals

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Old comments[edit]

Googling for '"Barney Moore" "Washington Generals"' turns up nothing [1]. I'm not sure whether the page is entirely correct. Perhaps someone knows. Maximus Rex 23:31, 5 Jan 2004 (UTC)

do they lose on purpose or are they actually trying to win?

They lost intentionally. Think jobbers in pro wrestling. rebug (talk) 16:11, 3 January 2006 (UTC)

One paragraph notes the only win the Nationals franchise ever had against the Globetrotters. Then the same paragraph says the Nationals beat the Globetrotters six times. Which is it? Joel K. 'Jay' Furr 02:49, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:Globetrotters logo.png[edit]

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One of the logos needs to go[edit]

We can only have one fair use logo in this article, unless both significantly contribute to the article. Currently, there is no prose discussing the logos, so I highly doubt both contribute. Therefore, as per 3a. at WP:FUC, one of them needs to be removed. Any opinions as to which? -kotra (talk) 00:20, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

In the absence of others' opinions, I've gone ahead and removed File:Wg logo.jpg because it doesn't appear to be on the official website, whereas File:Wash gen logo.jpg is. -kotra (talk) 17:16, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

Anthony Smith[edit]

Under the 'current players' list, Anthony Smith links to the wrong person. Dunno how to unhyperlink this, can someone fix? Little grape (talk) 08:51, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

The template took a while to figure out, but I've fixed it. There is no article yet for this Anthony Smith, so I linked it to Anthony Smith (basketball). -kotra (talk) 18:07, 5 June 2009 (UTC)
Well done! Way past my skill level! Little grape (talk) 13:27, 6 June 2009 (UTC)

Lol. They "lose on purpose"?[edit]

Geeze, then the Globetrotters must be HORRIBLE consider that they've actually lost before to a team that was "trying to lose" in a "staged" game. The games aren't fixed, the talent is just horrendously mismatched on purpose. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:12, 10 July 2009 (UTC)

Uhm, the games are not real. Even see a game? Last game I saw (April 10, 2011), a Globetrotter tore off the tear away uniform of a Washington General. Do real NBA players wear tear away uniforms? I kinda doubt it.

"Brian Cannon" & asterisks?[edit]

Under 'Current Roster', all of the players are 'linked', but there aren't any pages on them; on my setup, this results in the names being struck-through, which is kind of irritating to read. Anyway, Brian Cannon is actually linked, but the Brian Cannon it links to is a British artist, NOT a basketball player! Does anyone know how to adjust that?

Also, there are asterisks next to, what I think are the names of the towns or perhaps schools the players are supposed to be from? Are the asterisks supposed to denote that these are made up/fake schools/placenames? If so, is it possible that could be noted? This "Washington Generals" template seems to be kind of, well, not very informative/intuitive. Kailey elise (talk) 00:24, 11 December 2009 (UTC)

The template was borrowed from elsewhere. It has its limits, but its functional and I'm not really interested in creating a one-off template for this page. The asterisks denote that the school names don't link properly in most cases to the proper Wikipedia school name pages. The school names come from the official Washington Gneeral's website and can be assumed to be correct. The names of the generals players usually don't link or they link to the wrong person. Its something that I work on if I have the time. But I usually don't have the time these days. My goal is mostly to make sure the wikipedia page minimally reflects whatever the roster is on the General's website. Others who have more time to devote to this are welcome to do more. (talk) 21:14, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

Klotz biography[edit]

The Red Klotz bio is untrustworthy in many respects. Its specifically untrustworthy in terms of the origins of the Generals in the 1950s. The generals were created by re-designated the Philidelphia Spahs which Klotz owned at the time. (talk) 21:31, 13 October 2011 (UTC)

Abe Saperstein in the title "Beating the Harlem Globetrotters"[edit]

Five years before the infamous Reds/Generals win in 1971, Abe Saperstein died. Therefore obviously he couldn't have threatened his team. That needs to be fixed or Abe Saperstein's Wikipedia page does, because it says he lived from July 4, 1902 to March 15, 1966. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:17, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

2,495 or 2,499?[edit]

Early in the article, it stated the Reds/Nationals ended the Globetrotters 2,499-game win streak, yet later in the article (section about the win itself) it states it was a 2,495 win streak. Which is correct? TySoltaur (talk) 03:35, 15 December 2012 (UTC)

Just came to the talk page to post that. I'm not sure. Bzweebl (talkcontribs) 05:06, 31 January 2013 (UTC)