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2013-04-30 01:47:48 PM  
They should go with all-white uniforms except for a bright blaze of red across the buttocks.
 
2013-04-30 01:53:41 PM  
So DC City Council has a say in what happens in Prince George's County, MD now?
 
2013-04-30 01:59:01 PM  
That is nice, but the Redskins do not play in Washington, D.C. The stadium is in Maryland.

Maybe the team is incorporated in DC or somehow has some contract or agreement with the DC local government?
 
2013-04-30 02:01:02 PM  
"Washington's name has been dishonored by association with the word 'Redskins.'"

More dishonored than by the DC Councilmembers run-ins with the law?
 
2013-04-30 02:01:40 PM  
Are they offering $24 of colored beads in exchange for the name change?
 
2013-04-30 02:03:06 PM  

johnsoninca: "Washington's name has been dishonored by association with the word 'Redskins.'"

More dishonored than by the DC Councilmembers run-ins with the law?


So they offered them the name of the City and now they're taking it back like some sort of... person that does that kind of thing.
 
2013-04-30 02:12:37 PM  

johnsoninca: "Washington's name has been dishonored by association with the word 'Redskins.'"

More dishonored than by the DC Councilmembers run-ins with the law?


and the entire political career of Marion Barry...
 
2013-04-30 02:16:18 PM  

vernonFL: That is nice, but the Redskins do not play in Washington, D.C. The stadium is in Maryland.

Maybe the team is incorporated in DC or somehow has some contract or agreement with the DC local government?


The right to use "Washington" in the name, for example.

It might be lulzy if all these "b-b-but TRADITION" folks now had to live with the "Maryland Redskins" because DC won't let them use the name anymore. It'd be better if they changed the mascot to the potato.

// and Fark's nipples would explode with delight
 
2013-04-30 02:17:08 PM  
I loathe the Redskins, and I think it would be great for a sports team to honor the Tuskegee Airmen, but seeing as how there is virtually no geographic/cultural relationship between the two, it seems like an odd name for a team in the greater Washington, DC area.
 
2013-04-30 02:22:05 PM  

Nabb1: odd name for a team in the greater Washington, DC area.


How about the Chocolate City Thunder?
 
2013-04-30 02:23:02 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: So DC City Council has a say in what happens in Prince George's County, MD now?


DC is looking to swap the FBI for the Redskins, The FBI get a new building somewhere with more room and DC gets to have the team back in the city. They are trying to head off any protests if the swap does happen
 
2013-04-30 02:23:15 PM  

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How about no.  Does no work for you?

 
2013-04-30 02:24:10 PM  

vernonFL: Nabb1: odd name for a team in the greater Washington, DC area.

How about the Chocolate City Thunder?


We've already got the Thunder locked up over here.......

/sorry, Seattle fan.
 
2013-04-30 02:24:54 PM  
I'm glad Redskins fans have learned better than to ask the team, "Could you please just not suck this season?"
 
2013-04-30 02:26:44 PM  
I like the name Pigskins. It makes football sense and they can still be the 'Skins.
 
2013-04-30 02:30:28 PM  

vernonFL: Nabb1: odd name for a team in the greater Washington, DC area.

How about the Chocolate City Thunder?


Hmm... D.C. is one of the cities mentioned in Parliament Funkadelic's song, "Chocolate City," but everyone seems to associate that phrase with New Orleans because of C. Ray Nagin's idiocy.  I like it, but it's likely to cause confusion among those not as musically literate as we are.
 
2013-04-30 02:38:01 PM  

vernonFL: How about the Chocolate City Thunder?


I was thinking more along the lines of Felons.
 
2013-04-30 02:41:12 PM  

JerseyTim: I like the name Pigskins. It makes football sense and they can still be the 'Skins.


Plus, you know...
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-04-30 02:42:12 PM  

Nabb1: vernonFL: Nabb1: odd name for a team in the greater Washington, DC area.

How about the Chocolate City Thunder?

Hmm... D.C. is one of the cities mentioned in Parliament Funkadelic's song, "Chocolate City," but everyone seems to associate that phrase with New Orleans because of C. Ray Nagin's idiocy.  I like it, but it's likely to cause confusion among those not as musically literate as we are.


You don't need the bullet if you've got the ballot.
 
2013-04-30 02:42:41 PM  
Call 'em the Washington Thinskins
 
2013-04-30 02:45:03 PM  
You lost, Indians, get over it.
 
2013-04-30 02:45:26 PM  
How about "The interns" and their mascot could be a nerdy overachieving 22 year old hottie who sleeps her way to the top of the Georgetown party scene?

Too esoteric?
 
2013-04-30 02:48:20 PM  

vernonFL: How about "The interns" and their mascot could be a nerdy overachieving 22 year old hottie who sleeps her way to the top of the Georgetown party scene?


Just call them "L'enfants" in honor of the architect of DC.  Their mascot could be a congressional page.
 
2013-04-30 02:48:49 PM  
How about the porch monkeys, saltines, or wet backs?
 
2013-04-30 02:49:00 PM  
Slap a potato sticker on each side of the helmet. Problem solved.
 
2013-04-30 02:50:46 PM  
They should keep the name. Fark the PC whiners.
 
2013-04-30 02:50:48 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: You lost, Indians, get over it.


F*CKING JOSE MESA...
 
2013-04-30 02:51:46 PM  

Nabb1: I loathe the Redskins, and I think it would be great for a sports team to honor the Tuskegee Airmen, but seeing as how there is virtually no geographic/cultural relationship between the two, it seems like an odd name for a team in the greater Washington, DC area.


Knows what you mean....
www.sports-logos-screensavers.com
 
2013-04-30 02:51:48 PM  
Since this is the only NFL thread I see today, I will share this pic of Cutler in the Trib today that cracked me up. Glad he appreciates the Smokin' Jay meme:

www.trbimg.com
 
2013-04-30 02:53:29 PM  
vernonFL:  How about the Chocolate City Thunder?

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2013-04-30 02:55:11 PM  

exick: JerseyTim: I like the name Pigskins. It makes football sense and they can still be the 'Skins.

Plus, you know...
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I believe they've disbanded.
 
2013-04-30 02:58:05 PM  
How about DC EABOD and leave well enough alone.
 
2013-04-30 02:58:26 PM  
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2013-04-30 03:00:02 PM  

Dr Dreidel: vernonFL: That is nice, but the Redskins do not play in Washington, D.C. The stadium is in Maryland.

Maybe the team is incorporated in DC or somehow has some contract or agreement with the DC local government?

The right to use "Washington" in the name, for example.

It might be lulzy if all these "b-b-but TRADITION" folks now had to live with the "Maryland Redskins" because DC won't let them use the name anymore. It'd be better if they changed the mascot to the potato.

// and Fark's nipples would explode with delight


Municipalities don't own a trademark on their names.  The District has no way to stop the team from using the name if they're not incorporated in the District, don't do business in the District, and have no contracts with the District.  There are, of course, big "ifs".
 
2013-04-30 03:06:07 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: You lost, Indians, get over it.


And yet, when you're short on cash, you'll be the first to ask THEM for a loan.

/not obscure in the least bit.
 
2013-04-30 03:08:00 PM  
Eh the city council is probably throwing this up as a smokescreen to cover some ticket scandal that will come to light sooner or later.
 
2013-04-30 03:15:25 PM  

johnsoninca: "Washington's name has been dishonored by association with the word 'Redskins.'"

More dishonored than by the DC Councilmembers run-ins with the law?


biatch set them up!0
 
2013-04-30 03:16:38 PM  
FTFA:  "Because it is well known in America and in nations afar that American Indians have experienced utmost suffering and disrespect over the years."

And there are few things worse than being disrespected.
 
2013-04-30 03:18:31 PM  
How about Bullets?
 
2013-04-30 03:21:24 PM  

Dr Dreidel: vernonFL: That is nice, but the Redskins do not play in Washington, D.C. The stadium is in Maryland.

Maybe the team is incorporated in DC or somehow has some contract or agreement with the DC local government?

The right to use "Washington" in the name, for example.

It might be lulzy if all these "b-b-but TRADITION" folks now had to live with the "Maryland Redskins" because DC won't let them use the name anymore. It'd be better if they changed the mascot to the potato.

// and Fark's nipples would explode with delight


The Washington Redskins of Prince George's County, or WRPGC.

That's actually worse than MLB's LAAA
 
2013-04-30 03:21:51 PM  
washingtonredtails.com is available!

There's your chance to get rich, farkers. Fail on the part of the council member, the domain name is the first thing you grab.
 
2013-04-30 03:22:56 PM  
fine. We're changing it to prarie ni33ers.
 
2013-04-30 03:24:22 PM  
Given they might be forced to change the name soon, it's not the worst alternative.

Or what about resurrecting an old-timey name like the Titans did?

Washington Maroons has a nice ring to it.

And the old Pottsville men of the gridiron wore the same colors:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pottsville_Maroons
 
2013-04-30 03:24:39 PM  
They should change their name to the Bullets
 
2013-04-30 03:24:46 PM  
I like the name Pigskins. It makes football sense and they can still be the 'Skins.And, that keeps terrorists out of the stadium too.
 
2013-04-30 03:26:57 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: So DC City Council has a say in what happens in Prince George's County, MD now?


Well considering that PG County is essentially Ward 9 of the District...
 
2013-04-30 03:30:06 PM  

Nabb1: vernonFL: Nabb1: odd name for a team in the greater Washington, DC area.

How about the Chocolate City Thunder?

Hmm... D.C. is one of the cities mentioned in Parliament Funkadelic's song, "Chocolate City," but everyone seems to associate that phrase with New Orleans because of C. Ray Nagin's idiocy.  I like it, but it's likely to cause confusion among those not as musically literate as we are.


One of the new microbreweries here is Chocolate City, and the folks in Wards 5-8 have been calling it Chocolate City since Duke Ellington lived here. I think DC does kind of own the name.
 
2013-04-30 03:33:36 PM  

JerseyTim: I like the name fore Pigskins. It makes no football sense and they can still be the 'Skins.


/ftfy
 
2013-04-30 03:33:43 PM  
DON'T MESS WITH HISTORY. God, this PC society today...Cleveland still has their team the "Indians" and their mascot is arguably waaay more in-your-face with OMG RACISM. Get the fark over yourselves and just enjoy the sport.
 
2013-04-30 03:35:21 PM  

fickenchucker: Washington Maroons has a nice ring to it.


That Dan Snyder, what a maroon!
 
2013-04-30 03:36:04 PM  
Just remember that the team was once owned by George Preston Marshall, who was the last NFL owner to integrate his team.
 
2013-04-30 03:39:57 PM  

Bermuda59: Just remember that the team was once owned by George Preston Marshall, who was the last NFL owner to integrate his team.


Just remember, the land DC sits on once belonged to the Algonquians.
 
2013-04-30 03:45:02 PM  

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/suck it, nerd boy!
 
2013-04-30 03:48:03 PM  

lunchinlewis: Bermuda59: Just remember that the team was once owned by George Preston Marshall, who was the last NFL owner to integrate his team.

Just remember, the land DC sits on once belonged to the Algonquians.


Just remember, the land that the Algonquians used to own once belonged to raptors.

/Name should just be changed to "The Skins" with the logo being a W.
 
2013-04-30 03:50:13 PM  
Simplest solution:  Virginia Redskins (they already moved out of Washington)

/Done in 1
 
2013-04-30 03:50:57 PM  

Pocket Ninja: They should go with all-white uniforms except for a bright blaze of red across the buttocks.


I always thought their official mascot was a bloody coont.
 
2013-04-30 03:55:54 PM  
Aren't the Redskins angling for a new stadium built back in the city?
 
2013-04-30 03:56:06 PM  

Nabb1: I loathe the Redskins, and I think it would be great for a sports team to honor the Tuskegee Airmen, but seeing as how there is virtually no geographic/cultural relationship between the two, it seems like an odd name for a team in the greater Washington, DC area.


How about the Washington Rats?
 
2013-04-30 03:56:30 PM  

spiderpaz: Virginia Redskins


That would not be possible because it is against the law for Virginia to have a professional sports team.
 
2013-04-30 03:58:31 PM  
What a great idea.  Then they can replace the dark skinned native american picture on their helmet with one of a dark skinned african american.
 
2013-04-30 03:59:44 PM  

Pocket Ninja: They should go with all-white uniforms except for a bright blaze of red across the buttocks.


Sounds about right.
 
2013-04-30 04:00:50 PM  

CipollinaFan: spiderpaz: Virginia Redskins

That would not be possible because it is against the law for Virginia to have a professional sports team.


I must be missing the joke somehow.
 
2013-04-30 04:00:52 PM  

CipollinaFan: spiderpaz: Virginia Redskins

That would not be possible because it is against the law for Virginia to have a professional sports team.


Really? Learned something new today.
 
2013-04-30 04:02:05 PM  
I vote for the "Foreskins".
Because, how'd you like to be cut from that team?
 
2013-04-30 04:02:11 PM  
Shannahan has red skin.  Is he offended?
 
2013-04-30 04:03:44 PM  

muck4doo: CipollinaFan: spiderpaz: Virginia Redskins

That would not be possible because it is against the law for Virginia to have a professional sports team.

Really? Learned something new today.


Don't see anything about law here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_professional_sports_teams_in_Vi rg inia
 
2013-04-30 04:04:27 PM  
I know that it will never fly, but I always thought that the Washington Foreskins would be a good name for them.
They could put a big picture of an uncut penis on each side of the helmet.
Of course then it would be hard to tell them from Congress, but hey, everything has their drawbacks.
 
2013-04-30 04:07:02 PM  
They should name it after the only one who kept a clear head and gathered the would-be priceless artifacts out of the White House while the building burned.

I give you, the Washington Fighting Dollies!
 
2013-04-30 04:08:57 PM  

mjohnson71: Aren't the Redskins angling for a new stadium built back in the city?


Knowing Snyder I wouldn't be suprised in the least if he wanted the team back in DC. He probably got his panties bunched up when he saw Jerrytown and he thinks he has to outdo it.
 
2013-04-30 04:10:25 PM  

timswar: They should name it after the only one who kept a clear head and gathered the would-be priceless artifacts out of the White House while the building burned.

I give you, the Washington Fighting Dollies!


A friend of mine just played Dolly Madison in the off Broadway production of 1814 the rock opera.
 
2013-04-30 04:12:06 PM  

groppet: mjohnson71: Aren't the Redskins angling for a new stadium built back in the city?

Knowing Snyder I wouldn't be suprised in the least if he wanted the team back in DC. He probably got his panties bunched up when he saw Jerrytown and he thinks he has to outdo it.


No way it's happening with the current electorate and government.  Unless every penny came out of his pocket.
 
2013-04-30 04:12:40 PM  
How about something celebrating the importance of railroads to the nation's development?

i1078.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-30 04:16:51 PM  
Hail to the Redtails
Hail victory
P-51 Mustangs flying overhead
Fight for old DC!

Doesn't have the same ring to it...
 
2013-04-30 04:17:16 PM  
Not sure how much of a moral upgrade this is. Whenever I hear 'Tuskegee', the first thing that comes to mind is:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuskegee_experiment
 
2013-04-30 04:18:35 PM  

muck4doo: muck4doo: CipollinaFan: spiderpaz: Virginia Redskins

That would not be possible because it is against the law for Virginia to have a professional sports team.

Really? Learned something new today.

Don't see anything about law here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_professional_sports_teams_in_Vi rg inia


All I saw there was a list of failures to bring a major professional sports team to Virginia.
 
2013-04-30 04:18:54 PM  

SordidEuphemism: Hail to the Redtails
Hail victory
P-51 Mustangs flying overhead
Fight for old DC!

Doesn't have the same ring to it...


Plus Snyder has already registered the Washington Warriors as a trademark as insurance. We already know what the team will be named if a change comes.
 
2013-04-30 04:22:50 PM  
The name "Redskins", along with Chief Wahoo in MLB, is pretty embarassingly racist. I'm pretty sure even the "hurr PC oppression" mouthbreathers know better. There's ways to incorporate Native American iconography into your team without reaching for obviously deregatory terms and images.
 
2013-04-30 04:27:23 PM  
I imagine the name will never change, it's too entrenched at this point (It has been 76 years or so), but I'm surprised Snyder hasn't leaped on that bandwagon as a new name means new merchandise means more $$$.
 
2013-04-30 04:27:32 PM  

Bermuda59: Just remember that the team was once owned by George Preston Marshall, who was the last NFL owner to integrate his team.


Yeah, that fact alone is worth cashing in on "tradition".

Maybe as a compromise, for every year they keep calling the team Redskins, they allow the Native American representatives to use Marshall's grave as a urinal.
 
2013-04-30 04:37:06 PM  

LucklessWonder: I imagine the name will never change, it's too entrenched at this point (It has been 76 years or so), but I'm surprised Snyder hasn't leaped on that bandwagon as a new name means new merchandise means more $$$.


It could change this year, if he loses the trademark. The patent court's already heard the case and the decision should be in a month or two. Plus Congress is considering passing a specific law banning any trademark on that term anywhere. I once read somewhere that Danny had another name already trademarked when he bought the team, just in case, but I forget what the name is.
 
2013-04-30 04:39:18 PM  
If they're going to have to change the name, go big.Change the name to The Washington Cash Money and put the dollar-bill portrait of GW on the helmets.  The lulz would be fairly epic.
 
2013-04-30 04:41:27 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: johnsoninca: "Washington's name has been dishonored by association with the word 'Redskins.'"

More dishonored than by the DC Councilmembers run-ins with the law?

So they offered them the name of the City and now they're taking it back like some sort of... person that does that kind of thing.


There sure is is a term for it and the fact they are doing it to a team that is called the "red skins" is even more Ironic. Stay classy DC.
 
2013-04-30 04:42:38 PM  
baltimoreron


Slap a potato sticker on each side of the helmet. Problem solved.

Bingo.
 
2013-04-30 04:46:56 PM  

groppet: mjohnson71: Aren't the Redskins angling for a new stadium built back in the city?

Knowing Snyder I wouldn't be suprised in the least if he wanted the team back in DC. He probably got his panties bunched up when he saw Jerrytown and he thinks he has to outdo it.


That's what I guessed. Since the Death Star and MetLife are in his division, you know he's pouting like a biatch watching a similar monument to greed and excess.
 
2013-04-30 04:54:14 PM  
Washington Whiteskins...
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2013-04-30 04:59:20 PM  

lunchinlewis: No way it's happening with the current electorate and government. Unless every penny came out of his pocket.


Well, he'd be able to take out a bunch of trees in the process, which might make it worth it to him.
 
2013-04-30 05:00:34 PM  
Bbbbut...

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-30 05:12:33 PM  

Pocket Ninja: They should go with all-white uniforms except for a bright blaze of red across the buttocks.


The Menstruators?
 
2013-04-30 05:12:39 PM  
Washington Graft.  The logo could be an outstretched hand with money sliding across the palm.
 
2013-04-30 05:14:30 PM  

Waldo Pepper: CheatCommando: SordidEuphemism: Hail to the Redtails
Hail victory
P-51 Mustangs flying overhead
Fight for old DC!

Doesn't have the same ring to it...

Plus Snyder has already registered the Washington Warriors as a trademark as insurance. We already know what the team will be named if a change comes.

as a Redskin fan I hope Warriors isn't the choice.  

If Synder is smart (lol) he would make a deal with some local tribe and license a name to use, keep it Native American, Historic and come out the good guy for once.


I want to change the name to the Honkies, personally. Finally I will have a sports team that derides my heritage!
 
2013-04-30 05:17:05 PM  
Right Idea but what works better if that you keep the name Redskins but replace it with the Soviet Red Star. Same name but now its a celebration of our victory in the Cold War.
 
2013-04-30 05:19:35 PM  

WordsnCollision: Bbbbut...

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Hail to the Taters!
Hail Victory!
Foes served on a platter!
Chow down, Old DC!
 
2013-04-30 05:20:08 PM  

Waldo Pepper: as a Redskin fan I hope Warriors isn't the choice.


jayfublerharvey.com
 
2013-04-30 05:20:16 PM  
www.100percentauthentic.com

Washington Sentinels, anyone?
 
2013-04-30 05:21:00 PM  

LessO2: Nabb1: I loathe the Redskins, and I think it would be great for a sports team to honor the Tuskegee Airmen, but seeing as how there is virtually no geographic/cultural relationship between the two, it seems like an odd name for a team in the greater Washington, DC area.

Knows what you mean....
[www.sports-logos-screensavers.com image 850x637]


Soon it was commonplace for entire teams to change cities in search of greater profits. The Minneapolis Lakers moved to Los Angeles where there are no lakes. The Oilers moved to Tennessee where there is no oil. The Jazz moved to Salt Lake City where they don't allow music.
 
2013-04-30 05:22:28 PM  
Partner just pointed out that whenever Alfred Morris or Santana Moss are running for the end zone, the defense would be chasing (red)tail.
 
2013-04-30 05:25:34 PM  

UNC_Samurai: LessO2: Nabb1: I loathe the Redskins, and I think it would be great for a sports team to honor the Tuskegee Airmen, but seeing as how there is virtually no geographic/cultural relationship between the two, it seems like an odd name for a team in the greater Washington, DC area.

Knows what you mean....
[www.sports-logos-screensavers.com image 850x637]

Soon it was commonplace for entire teams to change cities in search of greater profits. The Minneapolis Lakers moved to Los Angeles where there are no lakes. The Oilers moved to Tennessee where there is no oil. The Jazz moved to Salt Lake City where they don't allow music.


2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-30 05:26:28 PM  
I like Washington Irving - the Irving is coming to town!
 
2013-04-30 05:35:28 PM  

exick: JerseyTim: I like the name Pigskins. It makes football sense and they can still be the 'Skins.

Plus, you know...


Them are good folks. Lots of them live down here in Southern Maryland. I bought my Christmas tree from a Hogette.

They are now retiring as a group, with a whopping ONE HUNDRED MILLION dollars raised for charity in the 20+ years they've been together.

Just thought they deserved a shout out.
 
2013-04-30 05:38:11 PM  
fark that noise.
 
2013-04-30 05:46:01 PM  
The Beltway Snipers?
 
2013-04-30 05:47:08 PM  
A couple of things.  The only time I've ever heard "redskin" used as an insult it had nothing to do with Indians, and everything to do with football.

Warriors would not be an acceptable change, just ask Marquette.

Lastly, how much you want to bet they would still be able to trot out Redskins gear for throwback games if the name is indeed changed.
 
2013-04-30 05:49:50 PM  
From the article comments section:


How about the Washington Cicadas - in that the team is only a winning team every 17 years or so!


Zing!
 
2013-04-30 05:53:36 PM  
Blackmon suspended for 4 games for substance abuse. Remember when Moon said he was Dez Bryant without the off-field issues?
 
2013-04-30 05:55:56 PM  

dallylamma: Washington Whiteskins...


I was thinking Washington Rednecks. If you can call the Boston basketball team, the Celtics, then why not?
 
2013-04-30 05:56:33 PM  
Washington ""
 
2013-04-30 05:58:36 PM  

meanmutton: Dr Dreidel: vernonFL: That is nice, but the Redskins do not play in Washington, D.C. The stadium is in Maryland.

Maybe the team is incorporated in DC or somehow has some contract or agreement with the DC local government?

The right to use "Washington" in the name, for example.

It might be lulzy if all these "b-b-but TRADITION" folks now had to live with the "Maryland Redskins" because DC won't let them use the name anymore. It'd be better if they changed the mascot to the potato.

// and Fark's nipples would explode with delight

Municipalities don't own a trademark on their names.  The District has no way to stop the team from using the name if they're not incorporated in the District, don't do business in the District, and have no contracts with the District.  There are, of course, big "ifs".


Yup. Hell, the only reason the first owner integrated the team in '62 was because otherwise the 'Skins would have been kicked out of DC (now RFK) Stadium.
 
2013-04-30 05:59:41 PM  
Redtails is actually kind of a dope name.
 
2013-04-30 06:00:00 PM  
How about the Washington Red Menace. They could have the decaying corpse of Eugene McCarthy as their mascot. Their official chant should be "Are you now or have you ever been a fan of the Washington NFL franchise?"

/the automatic answer is "I take the 5th!"
/the second automatic answer is to shout "No!" then shout out a list of names of friends who are fans
 
2013-04-30 06:05:15 PM  
Err...ah...erm...make that Joseph...Joseph McCarthy.

/glad I cleaned that error up
 
2013-04-30 06:06:04 PM  
They should call themselves the "Washington Lobbyists".
The most voracious and destructive predators on the planet.
 
2013-04-30 06:08:42 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-30 06:08:48 PM  
How about the Washington Murderers with just an outline of a body on a bloody background.  Topical, accurate and as you can see not at all racist.

www.ecjlaw.com
 
2013-04-30 06:11:32 PM  

Captain Steroid: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 400x188]


nflredskins.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-04-30 06:12:17 PM  
This is so stupid. Why are mascot names presumed to be offensive? Last I checked Irish people weren't mad at Notre Dame. The Seminole tribe supports the use of its name by Florida State. Kings aren't offended by the defending Stanley Cup champs. Cowboys aren't holding protests outside of Jerry-World. Heck, Canuck is even a derogatory term and no one in Canada seems to care.
 
2013-04-30 06:13:17 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: [encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 156x209]

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/suck it, nerd boy!


It's ROBERT.  "RG3" is a nickname bestowed by the PEONS!
 
2013-04-30 06:17:23 PM  

LucklessWonder: Captain Steroid: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 400x188]

[nflredskins.files.wordpress.com image 620x348]


Does that "Top Performances" list include this one?

cbssports.com

\ Never go "Full Theismann"!
 
2013-04-30 06:19:53 PM  

LucklessWonder: Captain Steroid: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 400x188]

[nflredskins.files.wordpress.com image 620x348]


So many years waiting to post something like that, I take it?
 
2013-04-30 06:21:27 PM  

Captain Steroid: LucklessWonder: Captain Steroid: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 400x188]

[nflredskins.files.wordpress.com image 620x348]

Does that "Top Performances" list include this one?

[cbssports.com image 350x350]

\ Never go "Full Theismann"!


Should be fine. Rub some mud on it.

-Shanahan
 
2013-04-30 06:22:10 PM  

muck4doo: LucklessWonder: Captain Steroid: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 400x188]

[nflredskins.files.wordpress.com image 620x348]

So many years waiting to post something like that, I take it?


You started it. >.>
 
2013-04-30 06:22:46 PM  
More than almost any other sports team I've seen, the Redskins "faithful" are only around when the team is winning.  In other words, it was near-impossible to find actual 'Skins fans in our near-ish DC suburb for the past ten years or so.  Then, halfway through last year, EVERYONE was a 'Skins fan.  It was ludicrous, and you could easily tell that more than half of them had never actually seen the team play.

This, I dub them: the Washington Bandwagoneers.
 
2013-04-30 06:24:43 PM  

Captain Steroid: LucklessWonder: Captain Steroid: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 400x188]

[nflredskins.files.wordpress.com image 620x348]

Does that "Top Performances" list include this one?

[cbssports.com image 350x350]

\ Never go "Full Theismann"!


Was expecting that response. Honestly looking forwards to playing the Broncos next season. I imagine the Redskins will lose, but lose closely. Shanahan returning to Denver may be fun.

And at least the Redskins know how to use a damned fax machine
a.espncdn.com
 
2013-04-30 06:25:09 PM  
How about the Maryland Casinos?
 
2013-04-30 06:25:27 PM  

Captain Steroid: LucklessWonder: Captain Steroid: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 400x188]

[nflredskins.files.wordpress.com image 620x348]

Does that "Top Performances" list include this one?

[cbssports.com image 350x350]

\ Never go "Full Theismann"!


A picture, sheeeeeeit....

i63.photobucket.com

Repeat - never go Full Theismann.
 
2013-04-30 06:26:29 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: More than almost any other sports team I've seen, the Redskins "faithful" are only around when the team is winning.  In other words, it was near-impossible to find actual 'Skins fans in our near-ish DC suburb for the past ten years or so.  Then, halfway through last year, EVERYONE was a 'Skins fan.  It was ludicrous, and you could easily tell that more than half of them had never actually seen the team play.

This, I dub them: the Washington Bandwagoneers.


Not all of us. I've been a Redskins fan since before I even lived in this country. And they have quite the sell out streak and crazy fans around here, even for a team that's been basically terrible since the 1991 season.
 
2013-04-30 06:27:08 PM  

muck4doo: LucklessWonder: Captain Steroid: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 400x188]

[nflredskins.files.wordpress.com image 620x348]

So many years waiting to post something like that, I take it?


Damned right.
 
2013-04-30 06:28:45 PM  

si0.twimg.com

Go Red Tails

 
2013-04-30 06:33:25 PM  

Dr Dreidel: vernonFL: That is nice, but the Redskins do not play in Washington, D.C. The stadium is in Maryland.

Maybe the team is incorporated in DC or somehow has some contract or agreement with the DC local government?

The right to use "Washington" in the name, for example.

It might be lulzy if all these "b-b-but TRADITION" folks now had to live with the "Maryland Redskins" because DC won't let them use the name anymore. It'd be better if they changed the mascot to the potato.

// and Fark's nipples would explode with delight


The Boise Baker Taters would be a good fit
 
2013-04-30 06:37:53 PM  

LucklessWonder: whizbangthedirtfarmer: More than almost any other sports team I've seen, the Redskins "faithful" are only around when the team is winning.  In other words, it was near-impossible to find actual 'Skins fans in our near-ish DC suburb for the past ten years or so.  Then, halfway through last year, EVERYONE was a 'Skins fan.  It was ludicrous, and you could easily tell that more than half of them had never actually seen the team play.

This, I dub them: the Washington Bandwagoneers.

Not all of us. I've been a Redskins fan since before I even lived in this country. And they have quite the sell out streak and crazy fans around here, even for a team that's been basically terrible since the 1991 season.


91'? Even that was the era of Buffalo.

/Until Dallas clobbered them, of course.
 
2013-04-30 06:38:16 PM  

iamskibibitz: This is so stupid. Why are mascot names presumed to be offensive? Last I checked Irish people weren't mad at Notre Dame. The Seminole tribe supports the use of its name by Florida State. Kings aren't offended by the defending Stanley Cup champs. Cowboys aren't holding protests outside of Jerry-World. Heck, Canuck is even a derogatory term and no one in Canada seems to care.


Wow, you're kind of a dumb ass.
 
2013-04-30 06:39:33 PM  

TheJoe03: iamskibibitz: This is so stupid. Why are mascot names presumed to be offensive? Last I checked Irish people weren't mad at Notre Dame. The Seminole tribe supports the use of its name by Florida State. Kings aren't offended by the defending Stanley Cup champs. Cowboys aren't holding protests outside of Jerry-World. Heck, Canuck is even a derogatory term and no one in Canada seems to care.

Wow, you're kind of a dumb ass.


Kind of?  That's one of the densest screeds I've read outside of the politics tab.
 
2013-04-30 06:40:47 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: More than almost any other sports team I've seen, the Redskins "faithful" are only around when the team is winning.  In other words, it was near-impossible to find actual 'Skins fans in our near-ish DC suburb for the past ten years or so.  Then, halfway through last year, EVERYONE was a 'Skins fan.  It was ludicrous, and you could easily tell that more than half of them had never actually seen the team play.

This, I dub them: the Washington Bandwagoneers.


You've never lived among the 49er faithful, have you?

/The old ones have lots of Raiders shirts in their closet.
 
2013-04-30 06:43:55 PM  

muck4doo: You've never lived among the 49er faithful, have you?


Their bandwagon is reaching critical mass right now, and most of these morons don't know jack about football. It was hard to find a 9er fan 5 years ago, now they're all over the place.

/9ers fans bug me more than any other fan base for some reason

timujin: Kind of?  That's one of the densest screeds I've read outside of the politics tab.


True, but I was trying to be nice.
 
2013-04-30 06:44:41 PM  

muck4doo: whizbangthedirtfarmer: More than almost any other sports team I've seen, the Redskins "faithful" are only around when the team is winning.  In other words, it was near-impossible to find actual 'Skins fans in our near-ish DC suburb for the past ten years or so.  Then, halfway through last year, EVERYONE was a 'Skins fan.  It was ludicrous, and you could easily tell that more than half of them had never actually seen the team play.

This, I dub them: the Washington Bandwagoneers.

You've never lived among the 49er faithful, have you?

/The old ones have lots of Raiders shirts in their closet.


Hmmm....true, 49ers fans seem to be pretty bad about that as well.  Say what you will about teams like Cleveland and Seattle, but, dammit, their fans support them even in 2-14 seasons.

Of course, it is getting hard as well, with NFL logos becoming considered "fashions."  There was a guy in my class wearing a Seahawks cap (rare for the DC area, to say the least).  I asked him if he was an actual Seahawks fan, and he said nono, just the colors.  Then he pointed out his Jaguars lanyard and his Giants shirt.
 
2013-04-30 06:44:45 PM  
How about the Foreskins - they change to purple helmets (dang, Minnesota already does that)
Purple helmeted bishops? Washington Wiilies? Capitol City Trouser Snakes? Washington Wife's Best Friends?

/Penis!
 
2013-04-30 06:46:45 PM  

Lost Thought 00: They should change their name to the Bullets


WhiskeySticks: How about Bullets?


Came to say this. Damn, too late.
 
2013-04-30 06:48:20 PM  
Fugg it...did a Q&D mock-up...now if they use this design maybe I can be a patent troll like the NFL does...

i42.tinypic.com
 
2013-04-30 06:55:07 PM  

CipollinaFan: muck4doo: muck4doo: CipollinaFan: spiderpaz: Virginia Redskins

That would not be possible because it is against the law for Virginia to have a professional sports team.

Really? Learned something new today.

Don't see anything about law here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_professional_sports_teams_in_Vi rg inia

All I saw there was a list of failures to bring a major professional sports team to Virginia.


www.revolvermag.com
 
2013-04-30 07:10:05 PM  

timujin: LucklessWonder: whizbangthedirtfarmer: More than almost any other sports team I've seen, the Redskins "faithful" are only around when the team is winning.  In other words, it was near-impossible to find actual 'Skins fans in our near-ish DC suburb for the past ten years or so.  Then, halfway through last year, EVERYONE was a 'Skins fan.  It was ludicrous, and you could easily tell that more than half of them had never actually seen the team play.

This, I dub them: the Washington Bandwagoneers.

Not all of us. I've been a Redskins fan since before I even lived in this country. And they have quite the sell out streak and crazy fans around here, even for a team that's been basically terrible since the 1991 season.

91'? Even that was the era of Buffalo.

/Until Dallas clobbered them, of course.


1991 Redskins went 14-2 and won the Super Bowl 37-24 (granted, against Buffalo)
 
2013-04-30 07:16:31 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-30 07:18:29 PM  
So, replace a racist nickname with one that harkens back to a group that only existed because of racism and segregation? How does THAT work?
 
2013-04-30 07:32:01 PM  

LucklessWonder: timujin: LucklessWonder: whizbangthedirtfarmer: More than almost any other sports team I've seen, the Redskins "faithful" are only around when the team is winning.  In other words, it was near-impossible to find actual 'Skins fans in our near-ish DC suburb for the past ten years or so.  Then, halfway through last year, EVERYONE was a 'Skins fan.  It was ludicrous, and you could easily tell that more than half of them had never actually seen the team play.

This, I dub them: the Washington Bandwagoneers.

Not all of us. I've been a Redskins fan since before I even lived in this country. And they have quite the sell out streak and crazy fans around here, even for a team that's been basically terrible since the 1991 season.

91'? Even that was the era of Buffalo.

/Until Dallas clobbered them, of course.

1991 Redskins went 14-2 and won the Super Bowl 37-24 (granted, against Buffalo)


Oh, shiat, right... thought Buffalo had taken it that year.  I bow to your superior knowledge.
 
2013-04-30 07:33:00 PM  

lunchinlewis: groppet: mjohnson71: Aren't the Redskins angling for a new stadium built back in the city?

Knowing Snyder I wouldn't be suprised in the least if he wanted the team back in DC. He probably got his panties bunched up when he saw Jerrytown and he thinks he has to outdo it.

No way it's happening with the current electorate and government record over the past ten years.  Unless every penny came out of his pocket.

they make several playoff runs or the Superb Owl.
 
2013-04-30 07:54:05 PM  

TheJoe03: muck4doo: You've never lived among the 49er faithful, have you?

Their bandwagon is reaching critical mass right now, and most of these morons don't know jack about football. It was hard to find a 9er fan 5 years ago, now they're all over the place.

/9ers fans bug me more than any other fan base for some reason

timujin: Kind of?  That's one of the densest screeds I've read outside of the politics tab.

True, but I was trying to be nice.


Funny thing. I lived in the Bay Area my growing years(East San Jose), Moved to Arlington VA when they won their Super Bowl against the Broncos, then to Upstate NY during the Giants and Bills runs. Saw how fans in the Bay Area would go back and forth between the Raiders and 9ers, then abandon them when they were losing. Never saw anyone admit to being a 9er fan till 81. Before that, everyone was either Raiders, Cowboys, Steelers, or Rams fans. 9er fans then appeared from no where, and gave everyone else crap, while acting like the worlds biggest douches.

Being in Arlington VA when the redskins won was painful, and guy I worked with gave me plenty of ribbing, but it was all in good fun. Did get tired of seeing Doug Williams treated like HOF and his face plastered all over the place.

Then moved to Upstate NY. Everyone was either a Bills or giants fan. Only met two people who said they liked the Jets. Bills fans were obnoxious as hell during the early 90's over there. Constantly trash talking everyone. Giants fans were actually more laid back even when talking to a Cowboys fan. Was funny, because at the time they seemed to be more angry at Jones than myself and the other Cowboys fans there over the firing of Landry(Maybe because he's a former Giant), and would often say how they wanted the Cowboys to get good again to bring that old rivalry back. Very nice and polite fans, and they also knew their football well. Don't know what happened since then.

Anyhoo, back to CA, and 9er fans still acting like douches. Was so happy to see Aikman to Harper to shut their pie holes up about "The Catch". Made bets with 9ers fans on those championship games, and of course they welched. Dallas and San Francisco then went into mediocrity again, and i saw the 9er faithful putting on their old Raiders shirts again. Look at the Dallas game from 2 years ago at Candlestick, and it's about 1/3 to almost half Dallas fans. Now they are all busting out the white wine, and acting like they are a dynasty already.

/Whiner fans in a nutshell.
 
2013-04-30 07:54:41 PM  

SubBass49: Fugg it...did a Q&D mock-up...now if they use this design maybe I can be a patent troll like the NFL does...

[i42.tinypic.com image 500x612]


Nice .
 
2013-04-30 08:06:23 PM  

Waldo Pepper: timujin: LucklessWonder: timujin: LucklessWonder: whizbangthedirtfarmer: More than almost any other sports team I've seen, the Redskins "faithful" are only around when the team is winning.  In other words, it was near-impossible to find actual 'Skins fans in our near-ish DC suburb for the past ten years or so.  Then, halfway through last year, EVERYONE was a 'Skins fan.  It was ludicrous, and you could easily tell that more than half of them had never actually seen the team play.

This, I dub them: the Washington Bandwagoneers.

Not all of us. I've been a Redskins fan since before I even lived in this country. And they have quite the sell out streak and crazy fans around here, even for a team that's been basically terrible since the 1991 season.

91'? Even that was the era of Buffalo.

/Until Dallas clobbered them, of course.

1991 Redskins went 14-2 and won the Super Bowl 37-24 (granted, against Buffalo)

Oh, shiat, right... thought Buffalo had taken it that year.  I bow to your superior knowledge.

what year did Buffalo ever take it?


They didn't, I only thought they had in '91, hence the admission to being mistaken.
 
2013-04-30 08:15:55 PM  
I thought the Bullets could change to the Washington Homeless, but it could work for the 'Skins too.  Call the team the Homies.  Every week, you get a new homeless guy to be your mascot.  You hose him down in the locker room.  You give him a bunch of clean clothes (team-branded schwag, sweatpants, heavy jackets).  You feed him on game day.  You let him flip the coin to see who kicks off.  Sunday night, you buy him a cab to his favorite shelter and make a $5k donation in his name.
 
2013-04-30 08:23:38 PM  
Oh yeah, the OTHER team from Maryland.
 
2013-04-30 08:39:25 PM  
Welcome to my Favs list foo monkey
 
2013-04-30 09:05:56 PM  

Waldo Pepper: CheatCommando: SordidEuphemism: Hail to the Redtails
Hail victory
P-51 Mustangs flying overhead
Fight for old DC!

Doesn't have the same ring to it...

Plus Snyder has already registered the Washington Warriors as a trademark as insurance. We already know what the team will be named if a change comes.

as a Redskin fan I hope Warriors isn't the choice.  

If Synder is smart (lol) he would make a deal with some local tribe and license a name to use, keep it Native American, Historic and come out the good guy for once.


Difficulty--pretty much there ARE no existing Federally-recognised First Nations near the area, having been essentially ethnically cleansed from existence and/or recognition a goodly long time ago (link goes to a map of "Dawes Act" recognised First Nations, there's a few other groups who have state recognition but not federal).  Most First Nations folks who'd have a say within 150 miles of DC are what would be termed "Non-Dawes-Act persons of First Nations descent"--not recognised at all federally, though they may still maintain some kind of tribal identity otherwise.  About the closest you'll get to anything resembling tribal identity in Washington is the National Museum of the American Indian and--until recently--Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell's chambers.

(Seriously, the two closest First Nations to Washington would have far more of a claim to any team for Williamsburg--the Pamunkey First Nation (descendants of the First Nation that Pocahontas was a member of, and--notably--pretty much the sole legal exemption to Virginia's especially notorious "One Drop" law back in the Jim Crow days that classified anyone with discernable non-white ancestry as "coloured under law") and the Mattaponi First Nation.  Let's just say that Europeans did a VERY thorough job of ethnically cleansing the future site of Washington, DC of any groups they might have to respect treaty rights towards.)
 
2013-04-30 09:14:43 PM  

LessO2: Nabb1: I loathe the Redskins, and I think it would be great for a sports team to honor the Tuskegee Airmen, but seeing as how there is virtually no geographic/cultural relationship between the two, it seems like an odd name for a team in the greater Washington, DC area.

Knows what you mean....
[www.sports-logos-screensavers.com image 850x637]


They started as the New Orleans Jazz. There the name made sense. The team was bought and moved to Utah, where the name no longer makes sense. It's like how the Lakers originally played in Minneapolis/St.Paul, where the name made sense, then the NBA expanded and they were moved to LA where it doesn't make sense.
 
2013-04-30 09:21:05 PM  

ChrisDe: washingtonredtails.com is available!

There's your chance to get rich, farkers. Fail on the part of the council member, the domain name is the first thing you grab.


Good job. Remember me when the NFL buys that for millions of dollars.
 
2013-04-30 09:30:39 PM  

JerseyTim: I like the name Pigskins. It makes football sense and they can still be the 'Skins.


But then they'd be offending muslims and jews. They might have to go with the Washington Whiteys, nobody cares if white people are offended.
 
2013-04-30 09:36:50 PM  

JerseyTim: I like the name Pigskins. It makes football sense and they can still be the 'Skins.


Then the Muslims won't play.
 
2013-04-30 11:04:21 PM  

timujin: TheJoe03: iamskibibitz: This is so stupid. Why are mascot names presumed to be offensive? Last I checked Irish people weren't mad at Notre Dame. The Seminole tribe supports the use of its name by Florida State. Kings aren't offended by the defending Stanley Cup champs. Cowboys aren't holding protests outside of Jerry-World. Heck, Canuck is even a derogatory term and no one in Canada seems to care.

Wow, you're kind of a dumb ass.

Kind of?  That's one of the densest screeds I've read outside of the politics tab.


Give him a break. He probably under 18. If he is older than that, then yes he is a complete dumbass.
 
2013-04-30 11:32:39 PM  
If anyone here has already suggested the Beltway Bandits as new name, I support you.  If no one has and I'm first, you all suck.
 
2013-04-30 11:44:00 PM  
Maybe they should put it to a vote. One million + Redskins fans voting against four butthurt Indians.
 
2013-04-30 11:45:35 PM  
I don't usually have a problem with team names that draw off of names for Native Americans, but redskin is a flat out derogatory term.  I don't think there's anything wrong with calling a team the seminoles or the braves or even the Indians, but calling a team the redskins is pretty close to calling a team the n*ggers.
 
2013-05-01 12:00:53 AM  

leevis: nobody cares if white people are offended.


You poor, oppressed dear. Bless your heart. Have a lolly.
 
2013-05-01 12:27:53 AM  
stayonthego.com

Even though I am white, on behalf of all black people, I take their offense and make it my own. I will now be offended at "colored people" in the name of this blatantly racist organization. Its the principle of the thing. Racism!

/Hail to the Redskins
 
2013-05-01 12:30:05 AM  

Cagey B: The name "Redskins", along with Chief Wahoo in MLB, is pretty embarassingly racist. I'm pretty sure even the "hurr PC oppression" mouthbreathers know better. There's ways to incorporate Native American iconography into your team without reaching for obviously deregatory terms and images.


Compared to Chief Wahoo, "Redskins" is positively progressive.
 
2013-05-01 12:38:53 AM  

CheatCommando: Waldo Pepper: CheatCommando: SordidEuphemism: Hail to the Redtails
Hail victory
P-51 Mustangs flying overhead
Fight for old DC!

Doesn't have the same ring to it...

Plus Snyder has already registered the Washington Warriors as a trademark as insurance. We already know what the team will be named if a change comes.

as a Redskin fan I hope Warriors isn't the choice.  

If Synder is smart (lol) he would make a deal with some local tribe and license a name to use, keep it Native American, Historic and come out the good guy for once.

I want to change the name to the Honkies, personally. Finally I will have a sports team that derides my heritage!


"Yankees" isn't good enough?
 
2013-05-01 12:41:53 AM  
change the name to the "nickels" and you don't have to change a thing.

/you're welcome
 
2013-05-01 12:41:54 AM  

iamskibibitz: This is so stupid. Why are mascot names presumed to be offensive? Last I checked Irish people weren't mad at Notre Dame. The Seminole tribe supports the use of its name by Florida State. Kings aren't offended by the defending Stanley Cup champs. Cowboys aren't holding protests outside of Jerry-World. Heck, Canuck is even a derogatory term and no one in Canada seems to care.


Only the ones which happen to be racial slurs are.
 
2013-05-01 12:46:56 AM  

Great Porn Dragon: Waldo Pepper: CheatCommando: SordidEuphemism: Hail to the Redtails
Hail victory
P-51 Mustangs flying overhead
Fight for old DC!

Doesn't have the same ring to it...

Plus Snyder has already registered the Washington Warriors as a trademark as insurance. We already know what the team will be named if a change comes.

as a Redskin fan I hope Warriors isn't the choice.  

If Synder is smart (lol) he would make a deal with some local tribe and license a name to use, keep it Native American, Historic and come out the good guy for once.

Difficulty--pretty much there ARE no existing Federally-recognised First Nations near the area, having been essentially ethnically cleansed from existence and/or recognition a goodly long time ago (link goes to a map of "Dawes Act" recognised First Nations, there's a few other groups who have state recognition but not federal).  Most First Nations folks who'd have a say within 150 miles of DC are what would be termed "Non-Dawes-Act persons of First Nations descent"--not recognised at all federally, though they may still maintain some kind of tribal identity otherwise.  About the closest you'll get to anything resembling tribal identity in Washington is the National Museum of the American Indian and--until recently--Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell's chambers.

(Seriously, the two closest First Nations to Washington would have far more of a claim to any team for Williamsburg--the Pamunkey First Nation (descendants of the First Nation that Pocahontas was a member of, and--notably--pretty much the sole legal exemption to Virginia's especially notorious "One Drop" law back in the Jim Crow days that classified anyone with discernable non-white ancestry as "coloured under law") and the Mattaponi First Nation.  Let's just say that Europeans did a VERY thorough job of ethnically cleansing the future site of Washington, DC of any groups they might have to respect treaty rights towards.)


I had not previously heard the term "First Nation" used for individuals who live outside of Canada.
 
2013-05-01 12:50:44 AM  

ChrisDe: ChrisDe: washingtonredtails.com is available!

There's your chance to get rich, farkers. Fail on the part of the council member, the domain name is the first thing you grab.

Good job. Remember me when the NFL buys that for millions of dollars.


www.brobible.com
 
2013-05-01 02:28:17 AM  
New name = new merchandise. Think of all the jerseys, replica helmets, blankets, popups, grills, necklaces, hats, socks, earmuffs, rocking chairs, and whatever other stuff they've slapped the team logo on over the years. Now think about fans who already own all that stuff having a reason to buy it over again. Learn from George Lucus... selling the same thing over again in a slightly different variation is a license to print money.

Plus they could warehouse most of their existing merchandise, causing panic buying by fans who want one last item with the old logo and name. In a few years, they can start selling the warehoused crap as limited edition retro merchandise.
 
2013-05-01 02:52:31 AM  

Pocket Ninja: They should go with all-white uniforms except for a bright blaze of red across the buttocks.


Penn State?
 
2013-05-01 03:58:54 AM  
I'm fine with changing away from 'Redskins', but come on, 'Redtails' is a crappy name. Let me toss out some names and see if I can hit on something better. (Like, seriously, honestly better. No joke names.)

Washington Federals
Washington Red Stars (as in the three red stars on the city flag)
Washington Delegates
Washington Tidals (as in Tidal Basin)
Washington Soldiers

...am I hitting on anything?
 
2013-05-01 06:02:21 AM  

Gosling: ...am I hitting on anything?


As much as I despise the Redskins, I don't feel like any of those names were worthy enough to replace the Redskins. If they do change their name (which I think they should, it's an anachronism at this point) it better be really good because they're such a traditional team.
 
2013-05-01 06:08:02 AM  

meanmutton: CheatCommando: Waldo Pepper: CheatCommando: SordidEuphemism: Hail to the Redtails
Hail victory
P-51 Mustangs flying overhead
Fight for old DC!

Doesn't have the same ring to it...

Plus Snyder has already registered the Washington Warriors as a trademark as insurance. We already know what the team will be named if a change comes.

as a Redskin fan I hope Warriors isn't the choice.  

If Synder is smart (lol) he would make a deal with some local tribe and license a name to use, keep it Native American, Historic and come out the good guy for once.

I want to change the name to the Honkies, personally. Finally I will have a sports team that derides my heritage!

"Yankees" isn't good enough?


I am descended from one of Sherman's soldiers. The only people who think that word is an insult in this day and age are people butthurt over being on the side of the racists who lost the war and Red Sox fans.
 
2013-05-01 06:11:02 AM  

ISO15693: Even though I am white, on behalf of all black people, I take their offense and make it my own. I will now be offended at "colored people" in the name of this blatantly racist organization. Its the principle of the thing. Racism!

/Hail to the Redskins


My Dad always said the First Amendment guaranteed people the right to make asses of themselves in public. Congratulations, you just proved him right.
 
2013-05-01 06:15:13 AM  

CheatCommando: The only people who think that word is an insult in this day and age are people butthurt over being on the side of the racists who lost the war and Red Sox fans.


It's not so much an insult, but it bugs me when non-Americans call all Americans "Yanks". To me it refers to people from the northeast, and as someone who grew up in the south (and lives in the west coast) it would annoy me to be called that. The Confederates were assholes, but don't call me a Yankee. Plus Europeans use "Yank" in a very coonty manner most of the time.
 
2013-05-01 06:30:07 AM  
Next they will be wanting Pittsburgh to change their NFL team name because it's offensive to blacks.
 
2013-05-01 07:05:18 AM  

EngineerAU: New name = new merchandise. Think of all the jerseys, replica helmets, blankets, popups, grills, necklaces, hats, socks, earmuffs, rocking chairs, and whatever other stuff they've slapped the team logo on over the years. Now think about fans who already own all that stuff having a reason to buy it over again. Learn from George Lucus... selling the same thing over again in a slightly different variation is a license to print money.

Plus they could warehouse most of their existing merchandise, causing panic buying by fans who want one last item with the old logo and name. In a few years, they can start selling the warehoused crap as limited edition retro merchandise.


The NFL forces players to buy back their remaining jersey stock if they change their names.  I would guess they would ask the teams to do that as well if they changed their name.  That would be a helluva a financial barrier.
 
2013-05-01 07:27:22 AM  
And yet Mt Rushmore still stands.
 
2013-05-01 07:33:22 AM  
The Washington Redskins organization offers an alternative name change. The Los Angeles Redskins. Now shut your yaps, D.C. Council, and GBTW... whatever it is you do.
 
2013-05-01 07:34:04 AM  
Why don't we call them Washington Americans because damn if the rest of us can't think of a proper nickname without being as sarcastic as Michelle Malkin at a United Way fundraiser?
 
2013-05-01 07:40:30 AM  

Gosling: I'm fine with changing away from 'Redskins', but come on, 'Redtails' is a crappy name. Let me toss out some names and see if I can hit on something better. (Like, seriously, honestly better. No joke names.)

Washington Federals
Washington Red Stars (as in the three red stars on the city flag)
Washington Delegates
Washington Tidals (as in Tidal Basin)
Washington Soldiers

...am I hitting on anything?


Red Stars wouldn't be bad at all, though the GOP contingent in Washington would probably veto it for sounding communist or something similarly inane.
 
2013-05-01 08:21:23 AM  

Gosling: Washington Federals


www.usfl.info
 
2013-05-01 09:49:08 AM  

zamboni: The Washington Redskins organization offers an alternative name change. The Los Angeles Redskins. Now shut your yaps, D.C. Council, and GBTW... whatever it is you do.


You are aware that the Redskins already left DC and play in Maryland now?
 
2013-05-01 09:56:02 AM  
This reminds me of the old joke about the NBA team (I can't remember who did it):

This week, the Washington Bullets announced that they were changing their name, since they did not want to have a team name that was synonymous with crime. From here on out, instead of being known as the "Washington Bullets", they will simply be known as the "Bullets."
 
2013-05-01 01:45:16 PM  

CheatCommando: ISO15693: Even though I am white, on behalf of all black people, I take their offense and make it my own. I will now be offended at "colored people" in the name of this blatantly racist organization. Its the principle of the thing. Racism!

/Hail to the Redskins

My Dad always said the First Amendment guaranteed people the right to make asses of themselves in public. Congratulations, you just proved him right.


Did you hear that "whoosh"?
 
2013-05-01 01:57:31 PM  

ISO15693: CheatCommando: ISO15693: Even though I am white, on behalf of all black people, I take their offense and make it my own. I will now be offended at "colored people" in the name of this blatantly racist organization. Its the principle of the thing. Racism!

/Hail to the Redskins

My Dad always said the First Amendment guaranteed people the right to make asses of themselves in public. Congratulations, you just proved him right.

Did you hear that "whoosh"?


No. Did you take of your hat or just have beans for dinner?
 
2013-05-01 02:26:15 PM  

CheatCommando: zamboni: The Washington Redskins organization offers an alternative name change. The Los Angeles Redskins. Now shut your yaps, D.C. Council, and GBTW... whatever it is you do.

You are aware that the Redskins already left DC and play in Maryland now?


Uhhh... yeah... and even if I didn't, I might have been able to figure it out after it was posted to this thread several times.

Perhaps your question would be better directed at the DC Council. They don't seem to know it.

A point. Did you have one?
 
2013-05-01 02:53:16 PM  

zamboni: CheatCommando: zamboni: The Washington Redskins organization offers an alternative name change. The Los Angeles Redskins. Now shut your yaps, D.C. Council, and GBTW... whatever it is you do.

You are aware that the Redskins already left DC and play in Maryland now?

Uhhh... yeah... and even if I didn't, I might have been able to figure it out after it was posted to this thread several times.

Perhaps your question would be better directed at the DC Council. They don't seem to know it.

A point. Did you have one?


Then I am unclear just what the juvenile threat you suggested would accomplish.
 
2013-05-01 03:28:37 PM  
The Redskins aren't in DC, they're in Landover, Maryland.  So all the Council is doing is making it less likely that the Redskins will EVER come back.  Also, "Redtails" is the STUPIDEST name in the NFL, short of Browns.

Finally, any city who thinks that "Wizards" is a better name for a team than "Bullets" doesn't deserve to get a football team back. Ever.
 
2013-05-01 03:49:08 PM  
Someone mentioned Washington Warriors.

Since Marquette pussed out and went to the Golden Eagles, I say Warriors it is, Golden State notwithstanding.
 
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