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Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: Skins fan ()
Date: February 07, 2013 07:07PM

This sensitivity thing really frustrates me to no end. If this name change does happen, I pray the name becomes "Crackers" or "Hillbillys". I'll root like hell for them, even more than I than I root for the Skins now and that's hard to do and I'd bet anything a whole lot of other people who don't give a damn about football would become instant "Crackers" fans and watch every game. UFB.

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: Change the name ()
Date: February 07, 2013 07:11PM

People who use that R-word name disgust me, nothing but a bunch of savages.

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: Johnny Galt ()
Date: February 07, 2013 07:15PM

Snyder is a dick. The name is stupid and the same fucking fags that cry about other slurs will shout Redskins without issue. Ignorant fucks.

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: super bowl champs ()
Date: February 07, 2013 07:25PM

Yeah, change it to the RAVENS!!!!

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: Candidates Include ()
Date: February 07, 2013 07:33PM

The DC Niggers
The Ex-Slaves
The Dupont Circle Faggots
The Kalorama Fairies
The K St Lobbyists
The Cloakroom Pedophiles
The DC City Clown-cil
Barry's Crackheads
The Neighborhood Crew
The Dealers
The Transgender Gang

and the winner is...

The DC Losers

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: Rip Torn ()
Date: February 07, 2013 07:39PM

How about "the D.C moon crickes.

The "D.C spooks."

The "pay $40 dollars to park team."

The "Richmond Team."

The "ruin the best quarter back team."

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: Revenuer ()
Date: February 07, 2013 07:43PM

How much tax money did D.C. lose when Lord Jack moved them to RalJon?

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: Revenuer ()
Date: February 07, 2013 07:44PM

er, not Lord, Squire Jack!!!

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: suggestion ()
Date: February 07, 2013 08:29PM

Go with the Washington Heimlichs. Has a nice ring to it.

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: who cares ()
Date: February 07, 2013 08:31PM

they should be called the foreskins.

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: ROCKO MEATS ()
Date: February 07, 2013 08:35PM

How about the Washington Whitey's!

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: Kilton ()
Date: February 07, 2013 08:45PM

I thought everyone called them the Doucheskins already. So I don't see a problem.

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better yet! the Beltway Bandits!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 07, 2013 08:48PM

the Capital Beltways

LoLz

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: Fry Guy ()
Date: February 07, 2013 08:51PM

They don't need to change the name. Just the logo...to a potato.

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: who cares ()
Date: February 07, 2013 09:05PM

beltway bandits. they dont play in dc anyway

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: never heard it ()
Date: February 08, 2013 09:32AM

Kilton Wrote:
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> I thought everyone called them the Doucheskins
> already. So I don't see a problem.


I've lived in this area 30 plus years and I have never heard that term, so I think you might be mistaken there. I wish you better luck the next time you attempt humor.

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: Bob Chase ()
Date: February 08, 2013 10:33AM

How about chaning the name to the Rednecks?

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: Ahmayzin ()
Date: February 08, 2013 10:38AM

I say "Skins" more than anything else.

Maybe we should change it to the Washington Redrockets...our logo will be a doggy dick. j/k

Die hard Skins fan here. Im for a name change if people will shut the fuck up afterwards.

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: bigrig ()
Date: February 08, 2013 12:23PM

how about the name change to Dan Snydrs Yes Men fuck up's?

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: What Evera ()
Date: February 08, 2013 12:31PM

How about the DC Tar Babies

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: StickyJ ()
Date: February 08, 2013 12:52PM

How about changing the owner's name? Or just onwer?

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: absurd ()
Date: February 08, 2013 12:54PM

the name 'Redskins' is absurd just as 'the whiteskins' 'the Blackskins' 'the Yellowskins' would be. Just stupid. We cannot think of a single better name for a team based in what is supposed to be the center of the free world. Lame.

Change it to 'Rednecks' and have a pick-up and gun rack as the logo. See what kind of outrage Glen Beck and Ted Nuget come up with with that.

Grow up DC

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: Washington Foreskins ()
Date: February 08, 2013 12:57PM

THE WASHINGTON FORESKINS!!!!

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: bigrig ()
Date: February 08, 2013 01:31PM

the redskins name is fine as is.

the upper management of that company just blows.
i feel sorry for the players....

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: Redcoats ()
Date: February 08, 2013 01:38PM

Turn tail and run.
Snyder has definitely circumcised the team.

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: Kilton ()
Date: February 08, 2013 02:01PM

absurd Wrote:
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> the name 'Redskins' is absurd just as 'the
> whiteskins' 'the Blackskins' 'the Yellowskins'
> would be. Just stupid.

And it doesn't end there. Burgundy and gold? LOL. The ugliest color combination in the NFL, except for maybe the Browns.

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: Chris ()
Date: February 08, 2013 02:02PM

On a somewhat less goofy note, other teams in Washington have magical names such as the Wizards and the Mystics. Why not something along those lines (though Washington Warlocks is not my choice). One thing I don't like if they make it sound political, such as Senators, diplomats, yuck.

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: color combo ()
Date: February 08, 2013 02:13PM

Kilton Wrote:
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> absurd Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > the name 'Redskins' is absurd just as 'the
> > whiteskins' 'the Blackskins' 'the Yellowskins'
> > would be. Just stupid.
>
> And it doesn't end there. Burgundy and gold? LOL.
> The ugliest color combination in the NFL, except
> for maybe the Browns.

LOL. You must be a fan of the teal explosion that the NFL encountered in the 90s. Also, most men who enjoy the sport really aren't concerned with the team colors. I guess Roger Goodell's efforts to reach out to new fans are working. He is attracting men who are concenred with team colors!

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: Gay Squared ()
Date: February 08, 2013 02:24PM

Everything about the Redskins is uber gay. 'Nuff said.

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: Suffin Today ()
Date: February 08, 2013 02:28PM

How about the "Washington DC Welfare Recipients"

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: Ahmayzin ()
Date: February 08, 2013 02:33PM

Gay Squared Wrote:
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> Everything about the Redskins is uber gay. 'Nuff
> said.


You're gay for saying uber.

THE END

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: Cherokee ()
Date: February 08, 2013 02:39PM

Jungle Bunnies

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: bomble ()
Date: February 09, 2013 12:17AM

Why not the Bullets? (FWIW, I like the current name just fine.)

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: half in the bag ()
Date: February 09, 2013 12:23AM

The Washington Ravens!!! oopps, nevermind. That shit-hole of a city of baltimore has a winning super bowl team..
Go figure.
This area sports team could fuck up a niggers wedding.

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: Redskins Fan ()
Date: February 09, 2013 12:44AM

Chris Wrote:
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> On a somewhat less goofy note, other teams in
> Washington have magical names such as the Wizards
> and the Mystics. Why not something along those
> lines (though Washington Warlocks is not my
> choice). One thing I don't like if they make it
> sound political, such as Senators, diplomats,
> yuck.


If you had any age you would know what the Bullets, Senators and Caps, are as much of the VA, DC, MD area. I agree change is good sometimes, but when you change the name you change the History. If you want to change the Redskins, the Team needs to be sold or Moved and bring in the new team under a new owner. I cannot tell you how much I dislike a knock off. I give you a few shows as an example. Dukes of Hazzard, Johnny Knocksville is not Bo or Luke Duke, The Incredible Hulk is not one of the many Remakes, Battlestar Galactica, Starbuck was a Guy and the Tonight Show is Johnny Carson. If they really want a change they need to follow Baltimore in My Humble Opinion, Sell the team. Colts went to Indianapolis Colts and a new team entered Baltimore Ravens, I have no issue with that, but The Redskins and Cowboys will never be the same. I DO NOT LIKE CHANGE but that's me, but I think you will find I am in the Majority in the end.

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: Bobby Macaca ()
Date: February 09, 2013 02:29AM

Washington Hebes


You know George didn't find out till late in life that his mother was Jewish


Larry David was the genius behind Signfeld imo but I have lost the occasional sock in my dryer


bet 'lil danny might be offended by hebes but just maybe he likes money even more

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: bot ()
Date: February 09, 2013 08:11AM

Change the name Wrote:
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> People who use that R-word name disgust me,
> nothing but a bunch of savages.

Savages I say

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: Kilton ()
Date: February 09, 2013 08:19AM

color combo Wrote:
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> Also, most men who enjoy the sport root for a team with ugly-ass
> colors really aren't concerned with the team colors.

Fixed that for you, dearest. :-)

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: Andrew Ryan ()
Date: February 09, 2013 10:33AM

Wait for it... THE PELICANS!

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: No Name Change ()
Date: February 09, 2013 10:49AM

I am of Scandinavian descent - and no, I do not get hot and bothered over the Vikings being used as a team name even though they are often depicted as being savages.

I know people who are of Turkish, Greek and Irish descent who do not get hot and bothered by the names Trojans, Spartans or Irish - although they do are often depicted in unfavorable ways.

Political correctness has run amok - and use of the name of warriors, braves and Redskins or specific Indian names like the Sioux or Seminoles, etc. was never intended to be negative in any way. Rather it was a recognition of their fighting spirit and bravery.

When the political correctness folks get their ways, there will come a time when Native Americans will bemoan the fact that they get NO recognition because everyone is afraid they will take offense when none was intended.

IF and only IF the name has to change, I would propose the "Federals" because everyone knows that the federals are out to fuck you up - and they're very good a fucking everything up. Of course, the federals are also known to be ineffective and bureaucratic and as long as Snyder is a team owner that will be the more likely attribute for the team.

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: Relocators ()
Date: February 09, 2013 11:34AM

If they make us change the name we should pick something to honor the Indian Removal Act.

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: color combo ()
Date: February 09, 2013 11:52AM

Kilton Wrote:
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> color combo Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Also, most men who enjoy the
> sport
root for a team with ugly-ass
> > colors really aren't concerned with the team
> colors.
>
> Fixed that for you, dearest. :-)


Nope, not so much, but if it inflates your tiny ego, I'll let it stand. No need to thank me, lil man.

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: Wounded Knee ()
Date: February 09, 2013 11:53AM

I have some reservations about changing the team name.

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: HITTTLER ()
Date: February 09, 2013 11:54AM

WASHINGTON PIGSKINS

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: Time Will Tell ()
Date: February 09, 2013 12:19PM

The name WILL change, That is no longer in question. It's a matter of when.

Why not Braves. That is the name the franchise started with in Boston before moving to DC.

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: Luna ()
Date: February 09, 2013 12:53PM

Or a peanut!

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: Wayne LaPierre ()
Date: February 09, 2013 12:55PM

How bout the Sequesterers

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: Gay DC Sports Fan ()
Date: February 09, 2013 08:19PM

Kilton Wrote:
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> absurd Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > the name 'Redskins' is absurd just as 'the
> > whiteskins' 'the Blackskins' 'the Yellowskins'
> > would be. Just stupid.
>
> And it doesn't end there. Burgundy and gold? LOL.
> The ugliest color combination in the NFL, except
> for maybe the Browns.

What do you expect?

redskins-hogettes.jpg

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: don quixote ()
Date: February 09, 2013 08:29PM

Washington 'HoodRats'

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: bill5443 ()
Date: February 09, 2013 09:48PM

the washington warriors

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: More Complete ()
Date: February 09, 2013 10:37PM

Time Will Tell Wrote:
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> The name WILL change, That is no longer in
> question. It's a matter of when.

It will change when, and only when, a court says it has to. Don't hold your breath.

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: Todd ()
Date: February 09, 2013 10:39PM

Why not the Washington Negros? Everyone on the team is black anyway.

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: Berdhuis ()
Date: February 10, 2013 12:19AM

The Washington Consultants

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: Silmshady ()
Date: February 10, 2013 01:00AM

and the winner is........

The Washington native "indians"

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Date: February 10, 2013 02:20AM

Like the suggested Beltway Bandits, Washington Pigskins, and Washington Warriors.

Others:
* Washington Monuments - we know it's all about testosterone
* Washington Warthogs - keep the Hogettes but ditch the racism. Not that warthogs are around DC, I don't think, but how many people would care?
* Washington Gridlock
* Washington Traffic
* Washington Heights - for the height limit on buildings. Confusing to people in NYC (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Heights,_Manhattan).
* Washington Jeffersons - just to confuse people. Use the Jefferson Memorial in the logo.
* Washington Cherries - for the sakura. Should balance the testosterone a bit and piss off all of the OTHER people - the ones not currently ticked about the Redskins name. Not being macho enough to have cherry blossoms on the logo, the team would have to revert to the old legend about George Washington and have the logo be an axe chopping down one of the Japanese cherry trees. That'll tick off still other people.
* Washington Georges
* Washington Feds - police or government? We'll never tell.
* Washington Spacers - home of the Air & Space Museum(s); if they're having a bad year it'll be understandable. UFO or rocket or plane as the logo - all macho, as long as the aliens in the UFO are impressive.
* Washington Airspace (or Aerospace) - see previous. Also, reference to the no-fly zones in DC.
* Washington Airports. Because we have two big ones.
* Washington Potomacs (or Potomac)
* Washington Rocks - for the Three Sisters rocks, Great Falls, and all of the granite and marble in the Mall-area buildings, but we'll know it's all about the balls. Or the diamonds. Crud - maybe this should be the name of a local baseball team. Get the Hard Rock Cafe to co-sponsor the team; have the cheerleaders wear granite-colored outfits and play air guitar.
* Washington Falls - for Great Falls. Not so good when they trip on the field. But they do play in autumn, so it would fit. Logo: Great Falls framed with autumn leaves.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/10/2013 02:21AM by longtime NoVA res.

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: republitards ()
Date: February 10, 2013 04:52AM

The Washington Jews

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: Tea baggers ()
Date: February 10, 2013 06:55AM

Washington Redcoats

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: whiteyrules ()
Date: February 10, 2013 08:37PM

Washington Spear chuckers.

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: Lolllllllllllllllllllllll ()
Date: February 11, 2013 12:20AM

The Washington Hillbillys would be fucking hilarious. Gotta stick with Redskins though, classic. Its not like there are any indians left anyway, fuck em if they got something to say about it. Im tired of this white guilt bullshit

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: tokin' Eskimo ()
Date: February 11, 2013 04:14PM

The Washington Ions.... put it together and it's the Washingtonions. Take it apart again and its the Washing T' Onions. Has more than one meaning so it's a good name right?

Man this is some good stuff I'm smoking.

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: Andrew Ryan ()
Date: February 11, 2013 04:44PM

Todd Wrote:
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> Why not the Washington Negros? Everyone on the
> team is black anyway.


RG III IS BLACK? WHEN THE HELL DID THIS HAPPEN????

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: easy answer ()
Date: February 11, 2013 07:59PM

Keep the name and change the mascot and logo to a potato(e) or a peanut

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: El Jefe ()
Date: February 20, 2013 08:21PM

Have they proposed any new names at this point?

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: jerome ()
Date: February 20, 2013 09:03PM

The Washington Niggers

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: Malcolm Ten ()
Date: February 20, 2013 09:43PM

How would you like it if it were the:

Washington Wops
Washington Spics
Washington Hymies
Washington Guineas
Washington Drunk Potato Eaters
Washington Hebes
Washington Towel Heads
Washington Pale Faces
Washington White Breads
Washington Crackers
Washington Smell Like Puppies When Wet

Now Do You Get It ? ? ?

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: HDM ()
Date: February 20, 2013 09:55PM

How about the Feds? Although I think there was a team called the Federals once, maybe in the USFL or something.

Washington Taxes? Let's Go Tax!

Washington Faggotass Motherfuckers? Let's Go Fags!

Just a thought.

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: boos ()
Date: February 20, 2013 11:34PM

Washington JigaBoos

Rolls of the toung nicely.

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: WTF???? ()
Date: February 21, 2013 08:47AM

I like Washington Bandits, after all it fits. Snyder steals from the fans who buy the tickets, pay to park, and buy anything at Fedex field; and contractors around DC are constantly stealing from the taxpayers through their overpriced contracts.

Another good name would be the Washington Felons. Just look at how many politicians, players, etc. are convicted felons!

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: Zap ()
Date: February 21, 2013 10:05AM

The demand to change the name says more about the people who want it changed then those who oppose it. Low self esteem or insecurity issues perhaps?

Notice that there is no corresponding clamor for the Boston Celtics to change their ethnically based name even though the team image which is a midget Irish leprechaun could certainly be considered offensive by people with an Irish heritage. Ditto for the Notre Dame "Fighting Irish" -- don't hear any outcry to change that name either.

For that matter, the Minnesota Vikings have a name that leverages the Scandinavian heritage of upper mid west and uses a burly Viking looking character dressed in an explorer's outfit as a mascot. You don't hear any blonde Swedes or Norwegians whining about it either.

Maybe we need to send those who want to rid the name "Redskins" to therapy sessions designed to improve their self image.

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: Good idea ()
Date: February 21, 2013 10:08AM

I think changing the name is a good idea. It's offensive to Native Americans. Imagine if the team WAS named the "blackskins". You'd have every dark skinned person marching on Washington, complaining about how racist and ignorant all the white people are, and there would be looting, rioting, whole city blocks destroyed by fire until the city was a smouldering mess of dead bodies. Just because the Native Americans aren't as "uppity" (yes, I did use that word) doesn't make the name any less offensive.

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: Zap ()
Date: February 21, 2013 10:12AM

Yup, no doubt the place would burn. Another example of low self esteem.

The other guy has it right - change the name to the "Rednecks" and then we can all celebrate and be proud of living south of the Mason Dixon line.

No self esteem issues here!

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: good idea ()
Date: February 21, 2013 10:14AM

Zap Wrote:
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> The demand to change the name says more about the
> people who want it changed then those who oppose
> it. Low self esteem or insecurity issues
> perhaps?
>
> Notice that there is no corresponding clamor for
> the Boston Celtics to change their ethnically
> based name even though the team image which is a
> midget Irish leprechaun could certainly be
> considered offensive by people with an Irish
> heritage. Ditto for the Notre Dame "Fighting
> Irish" -- don't hear any outcry to change that
> name either.
>
> For that matter, the Minnesota Vikings have a name
> that leverages the Scandinavian heritage of upper
> mid west and uses a burly Viking looking character
> dressed in an explorer's outfit as a mascot. You
> don't hear any blonde Swedes or Norwegians whining
> about it either.
>
> Maybe we need to send those who want to rid the
> name "Redskins" to therapy sessions designed to
> improve their self image.


Are "celtics" or "vikings" derogatory terms used to describe those particular ethnic groups? Just curious. I don't think they are, hance the controversy.

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: More Complete ()
Date: February 21, 2013 10:26AM

Zap Wrote:
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> The demand to change the name says more about the
> people who want it changed then those who oppose
> it. Low self esteem or insecurity issues
> perhaps?

This. The name was never derogatory or offensive but rather one of homage and honor. A vast majority of native americans are not offended by it. It's the white guilt, politically correct, folks who feel they should be offended for them that are raising a stink. It's revisionist history.

If they changed it to “Warriors” after a few years people would get upset about that too. How violent! Just like changing the name of the Bullets. It’s silly.

I’ll say it again, Dan Snyder isn’t going to change the name until a court makes him. He already went to court and it was ruled the name was not offensive. If you don’t like it, tough, it’s not changing.

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: More Complete ()
Date: February 21, 2013 10:46AM

good idea Wrote:
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> Are "celtics" or "vikings" derogatory terms used
> to describe those particular ethnic groups? Just
> curious. I don't think they are, hance the
> controversy.

I’m sure your intent is to be sensitive, but you've been misled to think it's a bad word, it’s not. Never was.

Here is some history for you…

http://anthropology.si.edu/goddard/redskin.pdf

The Native American Sources of Redskin:

It is clear from the earliest citations that redskin was regarded as an Indian expression. It was at first used only to translate what Indians said or as a consciously adopted Indian turn of phrase employed in formally addressing Indians. The tribal identities of the speakers who were quoted using this word in the period from 1769 to 1822 point to its specific languages of origin.

Here is another interesting link from a 2002 issue of Sports Illustrated on the subject

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1025046/1/index.htm

Further, I recommend reading “BEFORE THE REDSKINS WERE THE REDSKINS: THE USE OF NATIVE AMERICAN TEAM NAMES IN THE FORMATIVE ERA OF AMERICAN SPORTS, 1857-1933” in its entirety.

http://valhalla.law.und.nodak.edu/LawReview/issues/web_assets/pdf/86/86-4/86NDLR879.pdf

Since it’s very long, I’ll just post a snippet.

Although the general treatment of Native Americans by the mainstream American culture throughout history was patronizing, insensitive, and immoral at times, the early use of Native American team names does not, in the context of sports team names, appear to have been particularly disparaging. Teams were named after Native Americans as patriotic gestures, as geographic identifiers, and occasionally as humorous refer-ences, but almost never with the intention of insulting or making fun of Native Americans specifically. The practice of adopting Native American names predates the practice of adopting the names of fierce animals as team nicknames; consequently, it seems unfair to suggest that Native American and animal nicknames sent similar messages, at least in the pre-1933 period. Moreover, the most famous teams bearing Native American names adopted before 1933—the Boston (now Atlanta) Braves and the Cleveland Indians of the MLB, the Boston (now Washington) Redskins of the NFL, and the Chicago Black Hawks of the National Hockey League (NHL)—70 chose their names, at least in part, as a reference to the supposed athleticism of Native Americans and their special successes in team sports.

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: Zapista! ()
Date: February 21, 2013 01:13PM

Exactly. The term "Redskin" is only offensive because certain groups have made it so and demanded change. Those same groups garner public attention and money which gives them leverage and power which is what they really want.

If people named O'Toole and McCann started whining about the use of the name "Celtics" that would also become an offensive term over a period of time.

But they haven't because a) they don't suffer from insecurity issues and b) they are not easily exploited by demagogues, except for those Irish Americans who voted for Obama.

Ha Ha ... I just had to sneak that in.

Sorry.

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: James G ()
Date: February 21, 2013 03:51PM

The Washington Drunken Savages-make your reservations now! If your buddy gives you tickets to the game and then tries to take them back, he's an Indian giver. Please sit Indian style in the stands. I'll stop the slurring now and return to fisting.

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: skins 1 ()
Date: February 21, 2013 09:20PM

The Washington Crackers that way no one will be offended.

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: Dan Snyder 1 ()
Date: February 21, 2013 10:01PM

The Washington Holocaust

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: zapataeatsbagels ()
Date: February 22, 2013 01:18AM

I've been waging a stealth campaign since 1984 to have their name changed to
The Washington Foreskins. Seems to me the only people it would offend would be the hypersensitive prick lobby. Who own the media, academia and your momma.

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: RedskinsStillSuck ()
Date: February 22, 2013 09:09AM

How about the Washington Redshins, only one letter change. Logo is a pair of red socks.

Whatever the name they will still suck with ol' Danny boy at the helm.

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: waste of time ()
Date: February 23, 2013 09:51PM

how does The Washington Suck Shit Skins sound? or Washington Thieves my favorite The Washington I'll cave your head in for your cell phone and leave you brain dead. The Washington $50 dollar parking tickets.or The Washington I'll cut down any fucking trees I want even if they are on federal land skins. $8 dollar a beer skins. The fuck you whitey skins. The Washington Courruptskins.

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Re: Name change from Redskins?
Posted by: 8 bucks a beer ()
Date: February 23, 2013 10:46PM

People always bring up the 8 dollar beer but its that much at every NFL stadium.

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