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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:23 pm    Post subject: Washington D.C. Major Wants Name Change for Was. Redskins Reply with quote

Washington D.C. Mayor Wants Name Change for Redskins



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Washington D.C. mayor Vincent C. Gray suggested on Wednesday that he would like to discuss a possible name change with the Washington Redskins franchise.


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"Does anyone really believe that the name 'Redskins' will survive the 21st century?" he writes.


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Gray is in position to make the nickname a political and financial issue. If the Redskins don't change the name, they may not get a new stadium.


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Good luck with that. Football>everything.

The Redskins are in Maryland so what can the Mayor of DC do anyway?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any suggestions? Most of the Washington sports teams pay tribute to their political status (Capitals/Nationals). I think the Redskins name and logo are iconic and historic but I can understand the motivation to change it as well.

Washington underwent a recent name change with the wizards and some of the rejected names include: seadogs, dragons, express and stallions. I hope they can come up with something better.
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You know you want the Washington Washingtons.

Paying tribute to the 1st president! Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Washington MonuGents
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good for him. I'll be interested to see if this gains any traction.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely support this.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FedEx Field isn't even 20 years old... Are they really thinking about getting a new stadium? I don't understand why they want the name changed, I don't think the Redskins are doing it to be disrespectful.
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MNPackfan32 wrote:
FedEx Field isn't even 20 years old... Are they really thinking about getting a new stadium? I don't understand why they want the name changed, I don't think the Redskins are doing it to be disrespectful.


It's a racial slur. It doesn't matter if it's done to be disrespectful or not.

Which brings up a funny side note: Using the term to describe someone on this forum would be grounds for a warning, no?
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Thanatos wrote:
You know you want the Washington Washingtons.

Paying tribute to the 1st president! Smile


I would die to see the uniforms and helmets.

Or call them the Politicians and have them wear Jerseys that look like suits..

Anyway, I can't possibly see them changing the name, or at least without pissing a whole bunch of people off.
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DontTazeMeBro wrote:
Good luck with that. Football>everything.

The Redskins are in Maryland so what can the Mayor of DC do anyway?
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“I think that if they get serious with the team coming back to Washington, there’s no doubt there’s going to have to be a discussion about that, and of course the team is going to have to work with us around that issue,” Gray said, via the Washington Post. “I think it has become a lightning rod, and I would be love to be able to sit down with the team . . . and see if a change should be made.”

Gray did not state categorically that changing the team name would be a requirement to moving back into the city, but he did express discomfort with having a divisive nickname for the team.
I guess there's discussion about them moving back into DC at some point in the (near?) future.
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What a joke lol
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Their name should have been changed a long time ago.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I support this. I always wondered why no one talked about this.
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