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(Washington Post)   Ten members of Congress ask Washington Redskins to change their name. Why they think Maryland Redskins would be an improvement is anyone's guess   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 77
    More: Unlikely, Redskins, congresses, Betty McCollum, Zoe Lofgren, Eleanor Holmes Norton  
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2013-05-28 05:59:47 PM  
downloads.officialpsds.com
 
2013-05-28 06:25:20 PM  
It's true. It's way too easy to get them confused with the  Washington State team.
 
2013-05-28 06:31:12 PM  
Dan doesn't like the Washington goyem?
 
2013-05-28 07:46:00 PM  
"Your words are small and we do not hear them."

Little Big Man?
 
2013-05-28 07:51:34 PM  
It's funny, because it presumes Snyder has either a heart or compassion.
 
2013-05-28 08:30:29 PM  
www.razorcake.org

...?
 
2013-05-28 08:33:51 PM  
Why don't they just change the name to the "Redtails"? It would keep the same cadence for cheers and such, and it would honor American heroes, all without being a racial slur.
 
2013-05-28 08:35:12 PM  
Snyder has already vowed that they will never change the name as long as he is the owner...

:: does a quick google search ::

As of August 2012, they're worth $1.6 BILLION.

Anyone gonna pony up that dough just to change the name? Go ahead.
 
2013-05-28 08:35:50 PM  
The Washington Aborigines of Landover.

something something flagpole something who salutes...
 
2013-05-28 08:38:19 PM  
I, for one, am glad to see that our elected officials are finally performing their duties in pursuing matters so imperative to all of their constituents.

/It's a farking sports team.
//I thought Latinos hated the "[S-word]"?
 
2013-05-28 08:42:28 PM  

Dougie AXP: Snyder has already vowed that they will never change the name as long as he is the owner...

:: does a quick google search ::

As of August 2012, they're worth $1.6 BILLION.

Anyone gonna pony up that dough just to change the name? Go ahead.


When there's enough to be made from selling new jerseys, hats, etc from the name change it will happen.  It's a super-mega-ultra-marketing payday.
 
2013-05-28 08:46:54 PM  

Harv72b: I, for one, am glad to see that our elected officials are finally performing their duties in pursuing matters so imperative to all of their constituents.

/It's a farking sports team.
//I thought Latinos hated the "[S-word]"?


sarsaparilla?
Saskatchewan?
septuagenarian?
saddle soap?
sesame?
 
2013-05-28 08:48:46 PM  
Congress please go fark yourself and leave the suckass Redskins alone.
Wounded knee ?
 
2013-05-28 08:50:15 PM  

ZMugg: Harv72b: I, for one, am glad to see that our elected officials are finally performing their duties in pursuing matters so imperative to all of their constituents.

/It's a farking sports team.
//I thought Latinos hated the "[S-word]"?

sarsaparilla?
Saskatchewan?
septuagenarian?
saddle soap?
sesame?


Smallpox?
 
2013-05-28 08:50:27 PM  

ZMugg: Harv72b: I, for one, am glad to see that our elected officials are finally performing their duties in pursuing matters so imperative to all of their constituents.

/It's a farking sports team.
//I thought Latinos hated the "[S-word]"?

sarsaparilla?
Saskatchewan?
septuagenarian?
saddle soap?
sesame?


I think it's that floor cleaning fluid.  The one that's not Pine Sol or Mr. Clean.
 
2013-05-28 08:52:22 PM  

trailerpimp: Congress please go fark yourself and leave the suckass Redskins alone.
Wounded knee ?


That's their quarterback.
 
2013-05-28 08:55:01 PM  

InfrasonicTom: Dougie AXP: Snyder has already vowed that they will never change the name as long as he is the owner...

:: does a quick google search ::

As of August 2012, they're worth $1.6 BILLION.

Anyone gonna pony up that dough just to change the name? Go ahead.

When there's enough to be made from selling new jerseys, hats, etc from the name change it will happen.  It's a super-mega-ultra-marketing payday.


Brand Identity; How does it work?

See:
Washington Wizards
Charlotte Bobcats
California/Los Angeles/Anaheim Angels

etc etc.
 
2013-05-28 08:55:40 PM  

ZMugg: trailerpimp: Congress please go fark yourself and leave the suckass Redskins alone.
Wounded knee ?

That's their quarterback.


LOL'D For real
 
2013-05-28 08:57:58 PM  

rynthetyn: Why don't they just change the name to the "Redtails"? It would keep the same cadence for cheers and such, and it would honor American heroes, all without being a racial slur.


Um, about that. Which American heroes would it be honoring?

Jumping out of racial matters by jumping into racial matters, no matter how well-intentioned, is never a good idea. That's not even to mention that the Tuskegee Airmen might not want to be associated with a team once owned by the biggest bigot in NFL history, or just on principle because the Skins suck rocks.

The only winning move is not to play.
 
2013-05-28 09:00:10 PM  

ZMugg: trailerpimp: Congress please go fark yourself and leave the suckass Redskins alone.
Wounded knee ?

That's their quarterback.


Dagger. Stone cold.
 
2013-05-28 09:03:54 PM  
Did I miss something , Congressmen, or are you focusing on the Redskins' petty issue because Sequestration has ended?
 
2013-05-28 09:14:50 PM  
And to think none of this could've happened if they had just had a better first season at Braves Field.

\not that Washington Braves rolls off the tongue, but it probably wouldn't be as hot-buttony as their current name
\\and not that I think the name should be changed, either - I've explained myself a thousand times on that issue
 
2013-05-28 09:16:21 PM  
Also... how does one represent the "Virginia Islands," exactly?
 
2013-05-28 09:20:10 PM  
If they want to pay tribute to the local native peoples, call them the Maryland Casinos.
 
2013-05-28 09:23:08 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-28 09:31:56 PM  

ZMugg: trailerpimp: Congress please go fark yourself and leave the suckass Redskins alone.
Wounded knee ?

That's their quarterback.


i1182.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-28 09:36:05 PM  
When I hear the word "redskin" I think of ... the Washington football team. We are far beyond the time when the word "redskin" is offensive.
 
2013-05-28 09:51:32 PM  
How?
 
2013-05-28 09:55:12 PM  
Congress has asked Dan Snyder to change the name of the team to something less offensive. I suggest he change the team name to the Maryland Redskins.
 
2013-05-28 10:08:07 PM  
1. The name is racist

2. It's not going to be changed anytime soon, if ever

3. Deal with it

/no robert griffin, you're still not being oppressed by the pc police
 
2013-05-28 10:19:58 PM  
Please don't be (D), please don't be (D),  please don't be (D). Damn it.

It is offensive, but this is the wrong battle to fight right now.
 
2013-05-28 10:30:55 PM  
i wouldn't be opposed to them keeping the logo and changing the name to the Washington Potomacs. I'm fine with them not changing it too.
 
2013-05-28 10:32:21 PM  

PapaChester: Please don't be (D), please don't be (D),  please don't be (D). Damn it.

It is offensive, but this is the wrong battle to fight right now.


Why? They have a better chance of Dan Snyder doing the decent thing than the GOP.
 
2013-05-28 10:47:43 PM  

Weigard: PapaChester: Please don't be (D), please don't be (D),  please don't be (D). Damn it.

It is offensive, but this is the wrong battle to fight right now.

Why? They have a better chance of Dan Snyder doing the decent thing than the GOP.


The funny part is that he IS doing the decent thing. The name and logo have existed from day one. He could change it, and then one can only imagine the hue and cry about how he's profiting massively from merchandising sales when everybody trades in their old gear for the new stuff, something absolutely guaranteed to happen.

Snyder is costing himself millions upon millions of dollars by telling everybody to pound sand. What a douche.
 
2013-05-28 11:16:38 PM  

lecavalier: When I hear the word "redskin" I think of ... the Washington football team. We are far beyond the time when the word "redskin" is offensive.


Hard to say, unless you're the population that is potentially being offended. If the Seminole tribe says FSU's use is OK, who am I to argue? If a Native American says Redskins offends them, I can't really tell them they're wrong.
 
2013-05-28 11:17:11 PM  

ZMugg: Harv72b: I, for one, am glad to see that our elected officials are finally performing their duties in pursuing matters so imperative to all of their constituents.

/It's a farking sports team.
//I thought Latinos hated the "[S-word]"?

sarsaparilla?
Saskatchewan?
septuagenarian?
saddle soap?
sesame?


soap?
self sufficiency?

/ i keed...seriously, i keed...
 
2013-05-28 11:39:02 PM  
Good luck with that, members of the minority party in the House. God knows nothing that your hands have touched as far as legislation will even ever make it to the Orangeskin's floor.
 
2013-05-28 11:47:35 PM  

ZMugg: trailerpimp: Congress please go fark yourself and leave the suckass Redskins alone.
Wounded knee ?

That's their quarterback.


Real live LOL. Well played.
 
2013-05-29 12:17:16 AM  

rynthetyn: Why don't they just change the name to the "Redtails"? It would keep the same cadence for cheers and such, and it would honor American heroes, all without being a racial slur.


Have you MET the American left?  any word with Red in it is likely to offend some white guy out there.

/ "If FROSTED flakes are GRRREAT, why do I have to be COOCOO for COCOA PUFFS??"
 
2013-05-29 12:18:02 AM  

ZMugg: trailerpimp: Congress please go fark yourself and leave the suckass Redskins alone.
Wounded knee ?

That's their quarterback.


sonofabiatch i snarfed pineapple orange apple juice
 
2013-05-29 12:19:31 AM  
It took Congressional intervention to get that bigot Marshall to let black players to play for the Redskins, so calling them the Redtails wouldn't be such a good idea. I think you bassids just want a team with a bare naked ass for a logo.

Also..."w-word"? I don't even...just shut up, you ain't helping.
 
2013-05-29 12:19:43 AM  

factoryconnection: Good luck with that, members of the minority party in the House. God knows nothing that your hands have touched as far as legislation will even ever make it to the Orangeskin's floor.


then this. this shirt is ruined.
 
2013-05-29 12:27:18 AM  
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.
/Go Homies!
 
2013-05-29 12:30:29 AM  
maybe PG Skins instead if maryland is no good
 
2013-05-29 12:32:36 AM  
Maryland Redskins

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-05-29 12:35:31 AM  
The Washington Black Quarterbacks
 
2013-05-29 12:36:21 AM  
The Los Angeles Redskins?
 
2013-05-29 01:16:01 AM  

flak attack: The Los Angeles Redskins?


...of Pasadena?
 
2013-05-29 01:28:32 AM  
Much like when the NBA decided that the Washington Bullets name glorified violence, so they dropped the "Washington" part.
 
2013-05-29 01:37:08 AM  

flak attack: The Los Angeles Redskins?


In half jest, I've been pulling for Snyder to move and rename the team "Los Angeles Bulldogs". For those who are thinking about the merchandising advantages of a change, this would be off the farking chart. It would also benefit the NFC division structure, just swap the Bulldogs and the Rams.
 
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