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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 46
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2013-04-30 02:01:02 PM
8 votes:
"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 02:17:08 PM
3 votes:
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 02:12:37 PM
3 votes:

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 11:45:35 PM
2 votes:
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.
2013-04-30 05:35:28 PM
2 votes:

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 04:17:16 PM
2 votes:
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 03:58:31 PM
2 votes:
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 03:08:00 PM
2 votes:
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 02:51:48 PM
2 votes:
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 02:51:46 PM
2 votes:

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 02:50:46 PM
2 votes:
They should keep the name. Fark the PC whiners.
2013-04-30 02:26:44 PM
2 votes:
I like the name Pigskins. It makes football sense and they can still be the 'Skins.
2013-04-30 02:23:15 PM
2 votes:
encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com

How about no.  Does no work for you?
2013-04-30 01:59:01 PM
2 votes:
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?
2013-05-01 12:41:54 AM
1 votes:

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.
2013-04-30 06:48:20 PM
1 votes:
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 06:44:45 PM
1 votes:
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 06:39:33 PM
1 votes:

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 06:38:16 PM
1 votes:

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 06:26:29 PM
1 votes:

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 06:12:17 PM
1 votes:
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 06:11:32 PM
1 votes:

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


nflredskins.files.wordpress.com
2013-04-30 05:49:50 PM
1 votes:
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 05:47:08 PM
1 votes:
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 05:25:34 PM
1 votes:

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 05:20:16 PM
1 votes:
www.100percentauthentic.com

Washington Sentinels, anyone?
2013-04-30 05:17:05 PM
1 votes:
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 05:12:33 PM
1 votes:

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


The Menstruators?
2013-04-30 04:39:47 PM
1 votes:

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 04:18:54 PM
1 votes:

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 04:16:51 PM
1 votes:
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 04:04:27 PM
1 votes:
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 04:02:05 PM
1 votes:
I vote for the "Foreskins".
Because, how'd you like to be cut from that team?
2013-04-30 03:56:06 PM
1 votes:

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 03:48:03 PM
1 votes:

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 03:36:04 PM
1 votes:
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 03:30:06 PM
1 votes:

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 03:26:57 PM
1 votes:

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 03:21:51 PM
1 votes:
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 03:18:31 PM
1 votes:
How about Bullets?
2013-04-30 02:58:05 PM
1 votes:
How about DC EABOD and leave well enough alone.
2013-04-30 02:45:03 PM
1 votes:
You lost, Indians, get over it.
2013-04-30 02:30:28 PM
1 votes:

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 02:16:18 PM
1 votes:

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 01:53:41 PM
1 votes:
So DC City Council has a say in what happens in Prince George's County, MD now?
2013-04-30 01:47:48 PM
1 votes:
They should go with all-white uniforms except for a bright blaze of red across the buttocks.
 
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