To All Those Who Demand the Washington Redskins Change Their Name

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  1. Spurffelbow833
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    Kindly STFU, especially ESPN. God, I hate that entity. I wish it would die.
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    You wish it would die and yet you watch it?

    I haven't heard squat about the Redskins and the name change. It's probably because I don't watch ESPN. Easy solution!
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    Did not realize this was even an issue currently.

    Stop watching crappy, yell at each other, "sports talk" television (particularly during the part of the year when they're really struggling to find things to talk about) and you wouldn't have near the stress about junk like this.
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    They should change the name to Washington Snoopers. Or Thieves. How about Stasi. Corrupters? Brown Shirts? Agents?

    Maybe Washington Liberty Destroyers. Too long, try Slime.
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    Hey, but think of the upside. If Washington has to change their name, it won't be long before FSU has to change their name!

    :laugh:
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    It's all over the place now, only a matter of time before it happens.
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    Well then I guess I should stop listening to non-sports radio. It's all over the news
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    FIFY

    I walked into a room last night where people were watching Fox News (would've been the same w/ other networks, it just happened to be Fox) and I stopped in my tracks.

    "Oh no!", I thought. "What's happened?" By the tone of the voices, I'd assumed WWIII had erupted. They were merely discussing broad economic policy.
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    I hope they change the name to something really lame (ideally on par with "Raptors" or "Mighty Ducks"). Mostly to mock people I know who love the Redskins.
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    Washington Lambskins.
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    Now your talking about dealing with PETA
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    USCw players would find the transition easy.
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    Indeed. And the uniform colors match too.... coincidence?! :joecool:
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    Worth $1.6B. They'll be doing nothing they don't want to. They probably temporarily double merch sales when this issue pops up every so often.
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    I disagree... to the extent Native Americans disagree and believe it is an issue.

    While the team today doesn't intend offense with the term, "redskin" was an intentionally offensive term for many, many decades, used hand in hand with "savages" to refer to Native Americans. While rarely heard today, I'm pretty positive it would still be considered offensive.

    Further, there is little doubt that it was the image of "savages" that the name was chosen to convey when the team was originally named... in a period where Western movies were popular and Redskins were still referred to as savages. Goodell's statement that it was always meant positively is complete bullchit in context of the time the franchise was created (1930s).

    Further, football is a violent sport where the team names are intended to convey toughness and violence. That's why animals chosen are lions and tiger and bears, instead of bunnies or butterflies. And people chosen are Raiders, Buccaneers and Redskins rather than Florists and Pedicurists.

    If I was Native American, I think I'd just ignore it. But I'm not. And if Native Americans are still offended by a term that was intentionally used offensively for a long time, they have every right to complain about it.

    Certainly, the Redskins team and the league also has the right to ignore those complaints... at their own peril to whatever degree public groups can adversely impact their bottom line for continued use of the term.

    My .02.
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    Yep. Mike Wilbon made a good point the other day. He said a person would not more yell "redskins" in a group of Indians than to yell "n****r" in a group of black people.

    He agreed that Washington does not intend for it to be a slut, but there are objective negative connations to the word, regardless of intent.

    My libertarian soul tells me this is the right way to do it.
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    Damn hookers. :wink:
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    :laugh:

    I slip of the key. "T" and "R" are very close together.

    That is my story and I am sticking to it.
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    people just love to be "offended"...

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