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(Washington Post)   D.C. to Redskins: Change racist NFL nickname to noble one, such as Redtails, which honors the brave Tuskegee Airmen   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 196
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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?

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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 04:29:23 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?


I thought it was dishonored more by the name Barry
 
2013-04-30 04:30:59 PM

downstairs: 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.


the retired last year
 
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 04:39:47 PM

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.
 
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...

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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.


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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....
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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.


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