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The Cryptkeeper


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

plan9misfit wrote:
If the team opts to change its name, why not leave it to the people who own and operate the organization, Daniel Snyder and the other executives? It shouldn't happen because a politician is using political pressure to score some local brownie points. That's almost as offensive as the faux outrage and resentment he's using to get the name changed.


Eh, football and politics go hand in hand. Usually it's the team that winds up calling the shots.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've always found it odd that the Washington Bullets had to go through a name change but the Redskins didn't. That being said, I've see a few different polls of native American people and they always come out that 85-90% of them don't find these names offensive at all and only about 5% find them offensive enough that they need changed (Redskins, Indians, etc).

I understand that even if only 5% are offended that is too many and it probably should be changed, or at least I can see the argument for it as sports team names should probably not offend more than 1% of any group, but I don't care one way or the other. It would be sad to see them change their name.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Completely a bad connotation but I thought this name sounded great:

Washington Greed

That could spawn a really good logo.

Edit: Would also break the plurality of all the team names.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would have zero problem, with a name change.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:25 pm    Post subject: red Reply with quote

My mother is half American Indian, she was born off the reservation and on her birth certificate it said under race, "Red". That effected her for a long time until she got older and figured out there was nothing wrong with her heritage.

People have to understand that there is more to this then the heritage of the football team...
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:28 pm    Post subject: name Reply with quote

I'm not against a name like the warriors or Braves to keep the logo though..
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RavensTillIDie wrote:
I know this seems TOO simple, but why not just change it from REDskins to PIGskins since half the fans in the stadium dress up as pigs anyway...?


Do it.

Or Washington Warthogs.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I lived on a large enough reservation to have a pop warner team. We had the Redskin colors, logo and name. I am personally kind of offended that they would try to take that away.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DontTazeMeBro wrote:
How bout the Washington Rhinos, Washington Sharks, Washington Cougars, Washington Cheetahs, Washington Ninjas, Snapping Turtles or whatever. Team names don't need to have anything to do with their city and naming them after political offices just seems lame.
We'd have faux outrage over this one.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Long... LONG overdue. Sorry Skins fans. I understand tradition and all. But it's a tradition that has outlived its appropriateness. I have felt this way for years. But have edhed around the discussion because it really wasnt appropriate at other times. Let me just say I am very happy to hear it starting to be seriously discussed.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Athelite wrote:
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This should be sent to Daniel Snyder immediately
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Superman(DH23) wrote:
Athelite wrote:
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This should be sent to Daniel Snyder immediately


Love it.
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DontTazeMeBro wrote:
How bout the Washington Rhinos, Washington Sharks, Washington Cougars, Washington Cheetahs, Washington Ninjas, Snapping Turtles or whatever. Team names don't need to have anything to do with their city and naming them after political offices just seems lame.





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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brodie wrote:
Seems like another case of people getting PC because someone else might get offended. I have no problem with a name change but I dont care either way with what happens with the name. If it is a really big issue get the native people to start a petition or something


There's really no "might" to it. People are offended.
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