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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
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2013-04-30 02:03:06 PM  
10 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?


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 02:50:48 PM  
8 votes:

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


F*CKING JOSE MESA...
2013-04-30 04:54:14 PM  
4 votes:
Washington Whiteskins...
farm8.staticflickr.com
2013-04-30 01:47:48 PM  
4 votes:
They should go with all-white uniforms except for a bright blaze of red across the buttocks.
2013-04-30 03:24:46 PM  
3 votes:
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 02:58:26 PM  
3 votes:
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
2013-04-30 02:42:41 PM  
3 votes:
Call 'em the Washington Thinskins
2013-04-30 02:23:15 PM  
3 votes:

encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com

How about no.  Does no work for you?

2013-04-30 02:01:40 PM  
3 votes:
Are they offering $24 of colored beads in exchange for the name change?
2013-05-01 06:30:07 AM  
2 votes:
Next they will be wanting Pittsburgh to change their NFL team name because it's offensive to blacks.
2013-04-30 04:12:40 PM  
2 votes:
How about something celebrating the importance of railroads to the nation's development?

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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
2013-05-01 07:33:22 AM  
1 vote:
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 02:52:31 AM  
1 vote:

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


Penn State?
2013-04-30 11:44:00 PM  
1 vote:
Maybe they should put it to a vote. One million + Redskins fans voting against four butthurt Indians.
2013-04-30 08:15:55 PM  
1 vote:
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 05:49:50 PM  
1 vote:
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 05:46:01 PM  
1 vote:
The Beltway Snipers?
2013-04-30 05:20:08 PM  
1 vote:

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


jayfublerharvey.com
2013-04-30 05:14:30 PM  
1 vote:

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 05:12:33 PM  
1 vote:

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


The Menstruators?
2013-04-30 03:24:22 PM  
1 vote:
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 02:48:20 PM  
1 vote:

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 02:45:03 PM  
1 vote:
You lost, Indians, get over it.
2013-04-30 02:22:05 PM  
1 vote:

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


How about the Chocolate City Thunder?
2013-04-30 02:12:37 PM  
1 vote:

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 02:01:02 PM  
1 vote:
"Washington's name has been dishonored by association with the word 'Redskins.'"

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