Before Griffining: What the Redskins had to go through to get here

Finally, Robert Griffin III brought some respectability to silly Internet memes. (US Presswire)

Before there was Griffining, Washington, D.C., was just a die-hard sports town in search of a meme. Lest aspiring meme-seeking NFL cities think this is easy, consider what the Redskins and their fans had to endure to get here:

Grossmaning (US Presswire)
Becking (US Presswire)
McNabbing  (US Presswire)
Campbelling  (US Presswire/Getty Images)
Wuerffeling (the original Tim Tebow!) (Getty Images)
Zorning, Hostetlering (US Presswire/Getty Images)
Spurriering, Brunelling (Getty Images)
Shulering, Georging (Washington Post)

Last, but not least: Frerotting, natch

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Ryan Wilson has been an NFL writer for CBS Sports since June 2011, and he's covered five Super Bowls in that time. Ryan previously worked at AOL's FanHouse from start to finish, and Football Outsiders... Full Bio

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