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(Washington Post)   Charles Krauthammer suggests calling the Redskins "Skins" instead, offending Shirts fans everywhere   (washingtonpost.com ) divider line
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2013-10-18 03:13:07 PM  
And what is wrong with calling them the Washington Potato Skins?
 
2013-10-18 03:15:19 PM  
You could call their fans Skinheads.
 
2013-10-18 03:20:52 PM  
Well the would have better luck playing flag football with a bunch of 5th graders.  They might actually have a .500 record that way.
 
2013-10-18 03:35:07 PM  

utsagrad123: Well they would have better luck playing flag football with a bunch of 5th graders.  They might actually have a .500 record that way.


FTFM
 
2013-10-18 03:37:58 PM  
Could this be offensive to replicants?
 
2013-10-18 03:40:26 PM  
I suggest we call Krauthammer "Wheels"
 
2013-10-18 03:51:14 PM  

James!: You could call their fans Skinheads.


i2.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-18 03:54:49 PM  
How 'bout the Redheads?

images.wikia.com
 
2013-10-18 04:06:42 PM  

brantgoose: And what is wrong with calling them the Washington Potato Skins?


I'd rather just the Pigskins.
 
2013-10-18 04:25:29 PM  
Charles Krauthammer just agreed with Pres. Obama. Weird.

/Danny ain't changing the name until Fed-Ex tells him to
 
2013-10-18 04:26:10 PM  
Is it just me, or does Krauthammer look like his face is slowly sliding off his head?
 
2013-10-18 04:26:14 PM  
Alright, Subby.  I laughed.
 
2013-10-18 04:27:19 PM  
How bout we call Krauthammer 'arrogantly stupid on wheels'.
 
2013-10-18 04:36:51 PM  

Fark In The Duck: How 'bout the Redheads?

[images.wikia.com image 490x640]


How 'bout she play for the Skins?
 
2013-10-18 05:09:34 PM  
Washington Red Inks?
 
2013-10-18 05:13:03 PM  

AlwaysRightBoy: Washington Red Inks?


Washington Red Tapes
 
2013-10-18 05:58:26 PM  
I'm still liking the P.C. Thinskins.

I'd be cool with the Rednecks, the Lobbyists, or at this point, the Washington (1 - 4)'s
 
2013-10-18 06:25:42 PM  
I'm offended because I was circumcised.
 
2013-10-18 06:26:49 PM  

Fark In The Duck: How 'bout the Redheads?


It's been done.

farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2013-10-18 06:45:57 PM  
As a chubby kid I hated being chosen for the skins team.
 
2013-10-18 06:48:03 PM  
As long as the team requires the cheerleaders to remove their tops, it's cool with me.

img2u.info
 
2013-10-18 06:53:21 PM  
Dude dove head-first into an empty pool.
 
2013-10-18 06:54:17 PM  
Hammerskins, Kraut?

F*ck you, you condescending douche nozzle.
 
2013-10-18 07:14:47 PM  
The Master of Crippled Logic strikes again.
 
2013-10-18 07:15:30 PM  
Washington Foreskins?
 
2013-10-18 07:17:50 PM  
I read that entire article and I had to ask myself:

Is Krauthammer retarded or something?
 
2013-10-18 07:37:28 PM  
Step by tiny step.
 
2013-10-18 07:38:25 PM  
Why not change the name to Warriors? I know it's generic, but it's not offensive
 
2013-10-18 07:40:10 PM  
How about the Washington Generals? Seems appropriate.

/What?
 
2013-10-18 07:50:31 PM  

LesserEvil: As long as the team requires the cheerleaders to remove their tops, it's cool with me.

[img2u.info image 500x368]


www.ridethepine.com
Agree players are shirts "cheerleaders" are skins
 
2013-10-18 07:59:40 PM  
I like the idea put forward by PETA:  Keep the name but change the mascot to a redskin potato.
 
2013-10-18 08:06:12 PM  

Ryker's Peninsula: Washington Foreskins?


A good name, considering all the pricks in Washington.
 
2013-10-18 08:13:20 PM  
Some alternative name suggestions I haven't seen yet:

Washington Lobbyists
Washington A--hole Congressmen
Washington Derps
Washington Criminals
Washington Industrial-Military Complex
Washington Fatass Government Workers
Washington Useless Liars
Washington Stupids
 
2013-10-18 08:14:08 PM  
www.step1music.com
 
2013-10-18 08:17:06 PM  

Gordon Bennett: [www.step1music.com image 339x350]


I like breaking arms and legs, snapping spines and wringing necks.

Sounds about right for a football team.
 
2013-10-18 08:18:17 PM  

Gordon Bennett: [www.step1music.com image 339x350]


You just reminded me that an ex stole my first edition "Strength Thru Oi!" album.
 
2013-10-18 08:27:06 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: brantgoose: And what is wrong with calling them the Washington Potato Skins?

I'd rather just the Pigskins.


Then a bunch of crazy muslims would be offended.
 
2013-10-18 08:28:41 PM  

Generation_D: Some alternative name suggestions I haven't seen yet:

Washington Lobbyists
Washington A--hole Congressmen
Washington Derps
Washington Criminals
Washington Industrial-Military Complex
Washington Fatass Government Workers
Washington Useless Liars
Washington Stupids


So you want the Landover team to move to DC?
 
2013-10-18 08:32:23 PM  

Mr.Poops: Why not change the name to Warriors? I know it's generic, but it's not offensive


When they finally get around to forcing Snyder to change the name, he'll probably go with something like that, or Braves, or some other generic term for Native Americans, and keep the logo.

/Maybe Natives?
 
2013-10-18 08:42:17 PM  

JosephFinn: Generation_D: Some alternative name suggestions I haven't seen yet:

Washington Lobbyists
Washington A--hole Congressmen
Washington Derps
Washington Criminals
Washington Industrial-Military Complex
Washington Fatass Government Workers
Washington Useless Liars
Washington Stupids

So you want the Landover team to move to DC?


Raljon?
 
2013-10-18 09:33:39 PM  
img.bleacherreport.net

PETA's suggestion actually seems ... kinda cool. I raise my fried chicken and ribs that I just ate in recognition.
/and damn, the Redskins' cheerleader recruiter must subscribe to Juggs
 
2013-10-18 09:38:09 PM  

WillofJ2: LesserEvil: As long as the team requires the cheerleaders to remove their tops, it's cool with me.

[img2u.info image 500x368]

[www.ridethepine.com image 641x496]
Agree players are shirts "cheerleaders" are skins


That makes me want to go to a tit bar.
 
2013-10-18 10:09:15 PM  
How about "Warriors" but keep the darkie logo with the feather?
 
2013-10-18 10:14:14 PM  
myfindsonline.com
 
2013-10-18 10:20:53 PM  
The Washington Scarlet Epidermis
 
2013-10-18 10:21:59 PM  
How about "The Washington Bullets"?
 
2013-10-18 10:29:45 PM  
The Washington Blankets.

You know? Like blanket coverage in the secondary?Yeah, that's the ticket...
 
2013-10-18 10:40:52 PM  

Practical_Draconian: [img.bleacherreport.net image 650x433]

PETA's suggestion actually seems ... kinda cool.



That is a good one. Also, hard to find a better mascot for Washington than potato.
 
2013-10-18 10:58:52 PM  
They can't change the name. They'd be putting this poor guy out of work:

img.fark.net
 
2013-10-18 11:00:17 PM  

Practical_Draconian: [img.bleacherreport.net image 650x433]

PETA's suggestion actually seems ... kinda cool. I raise my fried chicken and ribs that I just ate in recognition.
/and damn, the Redskins' cheerleader recruiter must subscribe to Juggs


Gregg Easterbrook suggested this over a decade ago.
 
2013-10-18 11:19:03 PM  

Generation_D: Some alternative name suggestions I haven't seen yet:

Washington Lobbyists
Washington A--hole Congressmen
Washington Derps
Washington Criminals
Washington Industrial-Military Complex
Washington Fatass Government Workers
Washington Useless Liars
Washington Stupids


It's more properly the "Washington Military-Industrial Complexes", I believe. We could even shorten it to "Washington MICs". I fail to see how such a name could offend anyone at all.
 
2013-10-18 11:26:36 PM  
Next they are going after the White Sox and the Blue Jays.
 
2013-10-18 11:40:14 PM  
That wasnt the dumbest thing I've seen from Krauthammer. But damn, it reads like he was just rambling into a voice recorder while kicking back in a recliner after a few whiskey sours.
 
2013-10-19 12:11:32 AM  
If they do lose the Redskins name, I hope they go with this.  Instead of causing the controversy by using a slur to describe a whole race, it would be honoring a bunch of guys who represented an entire ethic group with honor and courage.  Also, you'd get the keep the "Red" part of the name, so in my mind, it wouldn't be that hard to get used to the change.

i513.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-19 12:21:12 AM  
I still want them changed to the Beltway Bandits.
 
2013-10-19 12:26:09 AM  

DoblerMeyer: If they do lose the Redskins name, I hope they go with this.  Instead of causing the controversy by using a slur to describe a whole race, it would be honoring a bunch of guys who represented an entire ethic group with honor and courage.  Also, you'd get the keep the "Red" part of the name, so in my mind, it wouldn't be that hard to get used to the change.

[i513.photobucket.com image 633x379]


They would have to move to Alabama for that to be remotely appropriate. The Red Tails were the Tuskegee Airmen, remember?
 
2013-10-19 12:41:02 AM  

js34603: Mr.Poops: Why not change the name to Warriors? I know it's generic, but it's not offensive

When they finally get around to forcing Snyder to change the name, he'll probably go with something like that, or Braves, or some other generic term for Native Americans, and keep the logo.

/Maybe Natives?


Snyder owns (or at least did) a trademark for "Washington Warriors," so if it changes, that'll be the new name. I'd prefer a two syllable name so the fight song still scans
 
2013-10-19 01:03:41 AM  

HotWingAgenda: DoblerMeyer: If they do lose the Redskins name, I hope they go with this.  Instead of causing the controversy by using a slur to describe a whole race, it would be honoring a bunch of guys who represented an entire ethic group with honor and courage.  Also, you'd get the keep the "Red" part of the name, so in my mind, it wouldn't be that hard to get used to the change.

[i513.photobucket.com image 633x379]

They would have to move to Alabama for that to be remotely appropriate. The Red Tails were the Tuskegee Airmen, remember?


Touché.  You could look at it though, as The Tuskegee Airmen represented the United States in the war, not Alabama.  Since the team is in our nation's capital, it might still work.  Also, a little thing like regional appropriate team monikers never stopped the Utah Jazz.
 
2013-10-19 01:07:11 AM  

DoblerMeyer: HotWingAgenda: DoblerMeyer: If they do lose the Redskins name, I hope they go with this.  Instead of causing the controversy by using a slur to describe a whole race, it would be honoring a bunch of guys who represented an entire ethic group with honor and courage.  Also, you'd get the keep the "Red" part of the name, so in my mind, it wouldn't be that hard to get used to the change.

[i513.photobucket.com image 633x379]

They would have to move to Alabama for that to be remotely appropriate. The Red Tails were the Tuskegee Airmen, remember?

Touché.  You could look at it though, as The Tuskegee Airmen represented the United States in the war, not Alabama.  Since the team is in our nation's capital, it might still work.  Also, a little thing like regional appropriate team monikers never stopped the Utah Jazz.


Or the Lakers, or the Phoenix Cardinals.
 
2013-10-19 01:09:35 AM  
Why has this issue heated up so much this year? For the past couple of decades there have been people protesting the Redskins name with minor attention and some lip service paid to the issue. This year however it's not dying down like usual. What's changed?
 
2013-10-19 02:45:24 AM  

EngineerAU: Why has this issue heated up so much this year? For the past couple of decades there have been people protesting the Redskins name with minor attention and some lip service paid to the issue. This year however it's not dying down like usual. What's changed?


As my racist pioneer-stock grandfather always used to say when I was a kid, "the natives are getting restless."
 
2013-10-19 03:57:59 AM  

EngineerAU: Why has this issue heated up so much this year? For the past couple of decades there have been people protesting the Redskins name with minor attention and some lip service paid to the issue. This year however it's not dying down like usual. What's changed?


Snyder's public refusal to change the name. He made it a much bigger issue.
 
2013-10-19 05:13:10 AM  
I think Washington Pale Faces has a nice ring to it.
 
2013-10-19 07:40:18 AM  
Just go with "Washington."  Continue using the emblem/logo.  Just drop the "Redskins" from all official merchandise.
 
2013-10-19 08:00:16 AM  
Indians don't have red skin. They used to paint their faces red, hence the name. Why is everyone so stupid? Especially the current native Americans who apparently know very little about their own culture.
 
2013-10-19 09:33:28 AM  

Grey Fox: That wasnt the dumbest thing I've seen from Krauthammer. But damn, it reads like he was just rambling into a voice recorder while kicking back in a recliner after a few whiskey sours.


As my wife refers to him, Krauthammer is "Washington's Angriest Cripple". Not sure what happened to him or what condition he has, but that's why he's in a wheelchair. Wife dubbed him that title after almost being run over by him downtown once. The writing is only a side job from what I understand, I think he's a psychiatrist by trade. Would explain a lot of things.
 
2013-10-19 09:34:43 AM  
The perfect name for a team from DC is the
Washington Red Inks
 
2013-10-19 09:39:40 AM  
Krauthammer just proved he has no idea how far a bunch of people pretending to be butthurt over a name will go to stay relevant and in the news.

And as a person of German descent, I'm offended by his name. I demand he change it.
 
2013-10-19 09:41:40 AM  

DoblerMeyer: If they do lose the Redskins name, I hope they go with this.  Instead of causing the controversy by using a slur to describe a whole race, it would be honoring a bunch of guys who represented an entire ethic group with honor and courage.  Also, you'd get the keep the "Red" part of the name, so in my mind, it wouldn't be that hard to get used to the change.

[i513.photobucket.com image 633x379]


You are aware, of course, that the "Red" in "Redtails" comes from the same origin as "Redskins", correct? So how is this not also a slur?
 
2013-10-19 09:54:16 AM  
I don't think the Nigs will have a problem with that.
 
2013-10-19 11:14:26 PM  

LucklessWonder: I'd prefer a two syllable name so the fight song still scans


It just gets pronounced War-yers.
 
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