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Old 10-09-2013, 07:38 AM
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I wanted to post this here and not in the SPORTS FORUM because it's only the name, and not really sports related.

I grew up in Raleigh, and the ONLY sports teams we had to watch were the Washington Redskins, the Atlanta Braves, and NC State. I am a big loyal fan of all three. This also led me to have a fondness for Indians, and everything about their history. I have collected arrow heads, and other various indian artifacts over the years, and always really appreciated their culture, and history.

BUT, lately this push to have the Redskins change their name is really ticking me off. I would never have ever imagined that the term Redskins would be considered offensive by some. In fact, it was this team and the Braves team that caused me to actually like Native American history....

I think it's all about money, and the Oneida tribe are looking for an NFL handout, what do you guys think?
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I can see where it would be offensive. Redskin was a derogatory term, and still is, it just doesn't get used, so in the modern lexicon it has little impact.

Rename the team to the Blackskins or Yellowskins and see what happens. Hell, even Whiteskins might cause a ruckus.

I doubt anyone uses the team name and is thinking anything derogatory, but it is, in and of itself, a derogatory term.

Do I care if they change it or not? Nope. The SAINTS!!! are 4-0, and that is all that matters.


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the name controversy is a magical pile of steaming liberal horse shit. i hope the owner stands his ground and doesnt cave to the pc police
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Dammit, they should change the name. Redskins is an offensive name to somebody. They changed the name of the Bullets to the Wizards because somebody found it offensive.

After the Redskins change their name, I want Notre Dame to change their nickname. Fighting Irish is offensive to ME. My relatives did not always fight. To paint them with a broad brush like that is an insult to my people. Well some of them anyway, the ones not offended are a bunch of drunks that like to fight.
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Dammit, they should change the name. Redskins is an offensive name to somebody. They changed the name of the Bullets to the Wizards because somebody found it offensive.

After the Redskins change their name, I want Notre Dame to change their nickname. Fighting Irish is offensive to ME. My relatives did not always fight. To paint them with a broad brush like that is an insult to my people. Well some of them anyway, the ones not offended are a bunch of drunks that like to fight.
It is literally impossible to offend an Irishman.

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If it was me and I was Daniel Snyder I would tell the NFL I would change the name, but spin it so it looks like the NFL is making me change it. Think of the jersey, t-shirt, and misc sales of all new items!
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I'm surprised Packers hasn't offended someone.
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Referring to a group based on their skin color is bad, mmkay?
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im white mmkay and it doesnt offend me if im called white instead of hungarian/italian american. everyone is looking to be offended.
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The SAINTS!!! are 4-0, and that is all that matters.


SAINTS is offensive to atheists. This PC crap is out of hand. People gotta lighten up.



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I always thought of these names as more of a tribute rather than a derogatory term. You can find anything that is going to offend someone.
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Originally Posted by Shag View Post
I'm surprised Packers hasn't offended someone.
LOL this here is funny.
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I think that the team should be renamed the "Goliath Groupers"
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I don't believe any native americans are actually offended any time there is mention of Washington DC's football team. At the same time, I wouldn't go to Lumberton, NC and tell a Lumbee Indian to get his redskin @ss back to work. That SOB would cut ya. Everyone of 'em has a knife.
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I think they should go with a more city appropriate name like the Washington Imbeciles!
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I'm a HUGE Redskins fan and feel IF the name is offensive to someone then it needs to change. Now, are Native Americans offended really? Polls I've seen show somewhere around 10% are against the name. Is that enough? Not sure.

In the end I kinda think Beezlebub Snyder should just give it up and change it. It's probably time.

anyway...HTTR!
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First of all, Hail To The Redskins!

I am biased as is the OP, I hope they never change their name. I have to wonder if they can be "forced" to change.....??? This has come up many times over the years and it never amounts to anything.
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Originally Posted by Shag View Post
I'm surprised Packers hasn't offended someone.
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Originally Posted by nj ron View Post
The SAINTS!!! are 4-0, and that is all that matters.


SAINTS is offensive to atheists. This PC crap is out of hand. People gotta lighten up.



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