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(National Review)   Slate, New Republic and Mother Jones refuse to print "Redskins." "If we're feeling sassy we'll call them 'The Washington [Redacted]'"   (nationalreview.com) divider line 33
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2013-08-13 09:46:13 AM
3 votes:
Just wait until the people in Mumbai and Delhi hear what Cleveland calls its rounders team.
2013-08-13 09:42:09 AM
3 votes:
Up next:
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2013-08-13 09:00:31 AM
3 votes:
2013-08-13 11:38:29 AM
2 votes:
So three non-sports blogs are going to take a stand that nobody will remember next week, while taking this week to loudly pat themselves on the back for doing so.

Good show, guys.
2013-08-13 10:02:50 AM
2 votes:
i42.tinypic.com
2013-08-13 09:45:15 AM
2 votes:
No DC sports fan wants the name to change because of how badly they farked that up with the Bullets.
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-08-13 09:30:13 AM
2 votes:
upload.wikimedia.org
2013-08-13 09:29:51 AM
2 votes:
Awful day. Where can I get my football news if not for Slate, Mother Jones, and the other one?

There just isn't anyone else who covers the NFL as thoroughly and insightfully as Slate, Father James, and the other one. Hopefully losing the insightful coverage of Slats, Ma Kettle, and the other one will spur the NFL to action so their fans do not miss the amazing NFL coverage provided by those three...papers? Or are they magazines? Websites?

/Dan Snyder, tear down that nickname! So that we may all be free to enjoy the fine football analysis provided by these three...things
2013-08-13 09:24:29 AM
2 votes:
"Hey guys. Bleeding heart liberals are being all bleeding heart so lets make ourselves look like racist morons instead of just shutting up."
2013-08-13 07:20:17 PM
1 votes:

the lord god: Rapmaster2000: The Washington Redskins is now a liberal/conservative thing.  Stick it to the libs by cheering for a bad football team in Washington.

American Political Discourse:  2013.

It is? Because I am pretty liberal and think they should ignore these people and keep the name.


That was a dig at NRO. Since a lib at slate hates the name that means all libs hate it and we hate the libs so suck it Cowboys. Or whatever.
2013-08-13 07:11:39 PM
1 votes:

rickythepenguin: I've said for a few weeks now -- just as i said with Imus' "nappy headed hos" dustup - the media's double standard on ethnic slurs is laughable.  Imus got fired, Riley Cooper is a pariah, yet the same folks calling for their heads on platters have no quarrel with "Redskin".

i'm a native american and i don'thave a problem with some names. i think it is cool as shiat that the Army, for example, named its rotary winged assault craft things like "Kiowa", "Apache", "Chinook", etc.  i don't have a problem with atlanta braves (the mascot is another thing, though) or the celevaland indians.  but, there is a line, as with many things, and it is just unconscionable that the pro team from washington has this name.

and before we start in with the "don't you guys have better things to worry about, like alcoholism, literacy, blah blah blah", every issue has its time.  and more to the point, that i am indian does not mean that i am stuck in that cycle of destructive behavior.  some indians have things called "degrees" and make $125K a year.  shocking, innit?


Weren6t you Asian just a month or two ago?
2013-08-13 02:20:31 PM
1 votes:
How about the "Washington Alcoholic-Americans"?
2013-08-13 01:29:37 PM
1 votes:
I like to call them the Washington Taters.
2013-08-13 01:00:16 PM
1 votes:
25.media.tumblr.com
I feel like I'm in a sassy sandwich!
2013-08-13 12:57:52 PM
1 votes:
Will scalping of tickets still be allowed?
2013-08-13 12:52:07 PM
1 votes:

GRCooper: Theaetetus: GRCooper: Theaetetus:
The suit has already been filed and won on exactly those grounds. As noted above, it was reversed by the appellate court because the suit had been brought too late, not because it was flawed on the merits. So, yeah, you're wrong.

No [but actually yes], it was dismissed [by the district court] on grounds that it was filed too late AND that it was unsupported by substantial evidence. [The appellate court only affirmed the laches finding and reversed and remanded for further proceedings, so when I'm about to say "yeah, you're wrong," I'm using that as code to say that really, I'm wrong]. So, yeah, you're wrong

Want to know how I know you're functionally illiterate, and skimmed the Wiki rather than reading either the decisions or what I wrote?


Show me where I'm wrong

F. Lots of corrections and insertions required. See me after class.
2013-08-13 12:18:48 PM
1 votes:
I can imagine how black people would like it is some team called themselves the "black-skins".


Yeah! it would be as insulting as calling an African American "black"?

dumbass
2013-08-13 12:06:00 PM
1 votes:

Theaetetus: Rapmaster2000: Crewmannumber6: I can understand being upset about Redskins and, to a much lesser extent, the Indians. What I don't get is people getting butthurt about Warriors. It's not exclusive to Native Americans by any stretch of the imagination.

As someone who is Irish, I am more offended by people who are offended by the Fighting Irish or the Celtics, even though a joo drew the caricature. I'm more proud of the Irish being thick skinned enough to not worry about stupid shiat like that.

Well, let's be honest.  Like 150 million other Americans, you're "Irish" not Irish.  I'm "Irish" too.

Instead of being an Ire, you're just Ire-ish?


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Like most Irish, I live in suburban Chicago and my last name is Wolarski.
2013-08-13 12:03:59 PM
1 votes:

Crewmannumber6: Actually I was born in Dublin, but let's not split hairs


Ya jackeen bastard.  C'mere sham, let me tell ye a question: how'd you like a funt in the shandons?  Stall the beans, there's a langerload of steamers here.  What's my name?  Goby.  Goby FOOKED, ya coont.
2013-08-13 11:55:40 AM
1 votes:

Rapmaster2000: Crewmannumber6: I can understand being upset about Redskins and, to a much lesser extent, the Indians. What I don't get is people getting butthurt about Warriors. It's not exclusive to Native Americans by any stretch of the imagination.

As someone who is Irish, I am more offended by people who are offended by the Fighting Irish or the Celtics, even though a joo drew the caricature. I'm more proud of the Irish being thick skinned enough to not worry about stupid shiat like that.

Well, let's be honest.  Like 150 million other Americans, you're "Irish" not Irish.  I'm "Irish" too.


Actually I was born in Dublin, but let's not split hairs
2013-08-13 11:40:38 AM
1 votes:
Yeah, but are they referring to [redacted] as womyn? Because if not, they're just mere tools of The Patriarchy.
2013-08-13 11:28:08 AM
1 votes:

Theaetetus: GRCooper: No, there's no reason to change one of the most successful/popular brands *in the world* because it offends some people.

The bigger question is should the government protect such a successful brand, in spite of the fact that it's a racist slur? Maybe the owners can keep using it if they want, but should they have federal protection on the mark?


Despite the fact that "racist slur" is entirely subjective?

If I'm offended that cocaine kills many people, should Coca-Cola lose trademark protection?
2013-08-13 11:27:54 AM
1 votes:
A)  I understand not caring much about the name.  I completely do not understand strongly opposing a name change.  Unless you're a huge fan with a tattoo of the team logo or something, it just doesn't make sense and reeks of "sticking it to the libs."

B)  If you use the phrase "white guilt," you're an asshole.  White people don't feel guilty.  Or bad.  We feel awesome!  We're white!  Everything is better for us!
2013-08-13 10:47:49 AM
1 votes:

GRCooper: Most valuable sports franchises in the world (slideshowy):

1)  Manchester United
2) Real Madrid
3) New York Yankees
4) Dallas Cowboys
5)  Washington Redskins

Ferrari?  Ranked 15th.

So, I doubt they're going to throw away the 5th most valuable sports brand *in the world* because of some web page butthurt.

Don't like the Skins?  Root for the Cowboys.  Nobody promised you a world where you wouldn't be "offended".


Wait, there's an NFL rule that says you have to give away a team for free if you change its name?
2013-08-13 10:46:10 AM
1 votes:

dittybopper: The other thing to consider is that while the name may be mildly offensive to some, it's actually a kind of compliment.

In the United States, we generally name football teams after people and animals that we deem to have great courage and fighting ability.  There are some local exceptions, of course, but you don't see the opposite.  There is no team called the "North Dakota Milquetoasts" or the "Wyoming Possums".


Ohio State Buckeyes, U-C San Diego Banana Slugs, Arizona/St. Louis Cardinals, Red/White Sox, Anaheim Ducks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Cubs, Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Lions

/The Detroit Lions are so lacking in "great courage and fighting ability" that it has forever tarnished the reputation of actual lions.
2013-08-13 10:01:31 AM
1 votes:

Willas Tyrell: Trapper439: Just wait until the people in Mumbai and Delhi hear what Cleveland calls its rounders team.

They probably won't give a crap, since unlike "Redskins" there is nothing inherently offensive about "Indians." Or Braves, or Warriors, or Seminoles, or Illini, etc.


Actually, someone (white) told me (mi wuk) that I should be offended by "Indian" because I'm not from India. I just can't work up the rage.
2013-08-13 09:43:53 AM
1 votes:
I hope they do Notre Dame next.
2013-08-13 09:29:36 AM
1 votes:

TheShavingofOccam123: Washington Bureaucrats.

/that way they'll always win...the bureaucrats always win


Washington Redtapes?
2013-08-13 09:26:04 AM
1 votes:
Washington Bureaucrats.

/that way they'll always win...the bureaucrats always win
2013-08-13 09:25:59 AM
1 votes:

UberDave: cman: Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed that those who are biatching the loudest about using the "Redskin" name are really damn white?

I think so.  I do think Native Americans have a problem with the name but I haven't really looked into it...


They pursued a lawsuit all the way to the honkeys on the Supreme Court, who turned it down. The Trademark Office had determined that the term was offensive, but the district and appeals courts reversed, saying that the native americans had waited too long and should've filed suit back in 1930 when they had so much political power and ability, rather than now.
2013-08-13 09:10:22 AM
1 votes:

cman: Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed that those who are biatching the loudest about using the "Redskin" name are really damn white?


I think so.  I do think Native Americans have a problem with the name but I haven't really looked into it...

But that does remind me of a CSB - One of my good friends is Chinese (Cantonese, came here in her mid 20s).  I remember one day when she used the word "Oriental".  I told her that some people here in America get offended over that.  She was floored as to why and then commented that they were probably ABCs or white people.
2013-08-13 09:08:20 AM
1 votes:
i'm a big fan of tradition, but "redskin" is pretty much the native american version of "spearchucker."
2013-08-13 08:39:45 AM
1 votes:
The Washington RG3s
 
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