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(Washington Post)   DC area wants Redskins owner to change the name, team has 'reservations' about it.   ( divider line
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2002-01-10 02:53:46 PM  
For the millionth time, NO!
2002-01-10 02:56:20 PM  
2002-01-10 02:56:53 PM  
and the owner's want to save their Skins
2002-01-10 02:57:26 PM  
I'm not calling the fanatics and constituents bigots, I'm simply calling them ignorant. They're simply not aware that the name is racist. Or just use another racist term. How about changing the name to the Washington Wops? Or the DC Dagos?
2002-01-10 02:57:52 PM  
farking Indiads. :P
2002-01-10 02:58:37 PM  
They should have called the WNBA Chicago team The Cows
2002-01-10 02:58:48 PM  
The Washington Paki's has a nice ring.
2002-01-10 02:59:00 PM  
Look the name up in the dictionary, pretty simple.
2002-01-10 02:59:01 PM  
Any suggestions for new names?
Drunken Injuns
2002-01-10 02:59:50 PM  
perhaps minus the '
2002-01-10 02:59:56 PM  
shiat, what do we call scalpers in Washington now?
2002-01-10 03:00:15 PM  
Headline: excellent!
2002-01-10 03:01:34 PM  
FJ - we call them broke, no one wants to buy tickets anymore.

I say, slap a picture of a red hog on the helmet and leave it at that. No way the owner's going to change it, he's too busy running the organization into the ground.
2002-01-10 03:03:10 PM  
How about offering to change the name to:
Bleading Heart Do-Gooders
2002-01-10 03:03:58 PM  
Washington Foreskins?

Easy change.
2002-01-10 03:04:38 PM  
Before this was an issue, the first thing I thought of, was a football team (crappy one I might add), not a racist slur.
2002-01-10 03:05:01 PM  
The people of washington should worry about the drug and violence problem instead of the name of a sports team. But then again they elected a crackhead mayor.

Let's call them the Indigenous Drunken Conquered Americans. But I don't know if that would fit on a Team Jersey.
2002-01-10 03:05:05 PM  
I changed their name long ago: Washington Foreskins. Fits perfectly with the dickhead who owns them.
2002-01-10 03:07:06 PM  
How about the Washington Crackheads for their 2 time crackhead mayor Marion Barry?
2002-01-10 03:07:23 PM  
A guy goes to a psychiatrist. "Doc, I keep having these alternating recurring dreams. First I'm a teepee; then I'm a wigwam; then I'm a teepee; then I'm a wigwam. It's driving me crazy. What's wrong with me?" The doctor replies, "It's very simple. You're two tents."

I got a million of these. I'll be here all week!
2002-01-10 03:07:52 PM  
I'll support the petitioning to change the mascot so long as I can also petition to change the name of our country to The United States of the Offended.
2002-01-10 03:09:17 PM  
In other news, Earl Crimsonneck, the owner of the Debuque Drunken Lazy Out-of-Work Savages comes under fire for his team's name. When questioned, Crimsonneck said, "What the hell's wrong with THAT??!!"

Cerryl - What, and have the swine fundamentalists screaming? I say they should ban ALL mascots, and simply give all the teams numbers. "...The Washington fours lost again today..."
2002-01-10 03:09:44 PM  
funniest. headline. ever.
2002-01-10 03:10:49 PM  
FJ: They call the scalpers, lobbyists.

Walkman: Dagos and Wops and greazers Oh my!

Or better yet, lets just call them PC farksticks of the North American Continent. I'm sure that's not taken.
2002-01-10 03:12:12 PM  
Considering where their from it would be more appropriate to call them the Blackskins
2002-01-10 03:13:14 PM  
Enough of this shiat! When you lose a game or war you don't get to complain later on. Damn liberals GOP in 2004!!!
2002-01-10 03:14:12 PM  
I am going to petition Apple computer to change it's name and recall every product. They have a racist name that is hurtful and derogatory to every American Indian.

You know Apple(the indian uncle tom), you know "What's red on the outside but white in the middle.

Sorry. I'm laughing too hard to start petitioning.
2002-01-10 03:15:52 PM  
Anabolicassassin: You obviously have an old book of rules. The new rules give whining rights to the losers, um, I mean defeated.
2002-01-10 03:16:38 PM  
What about

scalp stealing pig-farkers?

woefully primitive, easily defeated injuns?

red folk who fight like frenchmen?

we give you liquor, and take your women?
2002-01-10 03:17:35 PM  
geesh! Why are they just NOW starting to go against this "offensive" naming stuff? It didn't seem to offend anyone before.
2002-01-10 03:18:49 PM  
Weren't they called the senators before they became the redskins?
2002-01-10 03:20:33 PM  
Senators? Now that's offensive.
2002-01-10 03:21:08 PM  
Anabolicassassin: What the fark are you ranting about?
2002-01-10 03:21:12 PM  
Farkeater: Nope, they started in Bwahstun as "Redskins" in the early thirties, then moved to DC.
2002-01-10 03:21:17 PM  
Nope, before they came to washington, in like the 20's or 30's, they were the Boston Redskins, which makes even less sense than Washington.

Maybe their crackhead owner, Dan Snyder will move the team to another city, one could hope anyway.
2002-01-10 03:22:19 PM  
I think they should follow their neighbor Baltimore's lead, and name the team after an indiginous animal that lives in the DC area...perhaps a rodent...what rodents live in
How about the Washington 'Coons?
2002-01-10 03:22:21 PM  
Nice headline. The DC area does NOT support this. It's just that these buttholes "represent" the area. That's quite different.
2002-01-10 03:22:38 PM  
Good thing to know that things are so boring in DC that this council has nothing worthwhile to spend it's time on.
2002-01-10 03:22:41 PM  
2002-01-10 03:22:56 PM  
Exick Totally.
2002-01-10 03:23:05 PM  
2002-01-10 03:23:08 PM  
Cerryl, I've thought for years that the Arizona Cardinals should move to L.A. and become the "GreenCards."
2002-01-10 03:23:29 PM  
Carol Schwartz, a member of the District of Columbia Council, urged team owner Dan Snyder to follow the lead of Washington Wizards owner Abe Pollen, who in 1997 abandoned the name "Bullets" for his NBA franchise, in part because of local gun-related violence.

farking idiot. Just because his show "Inside Schwartz" got cancelled, he has to fark with things he has no business with. Jews! I'll tell ya! :)
2002-01-10 03:23:31 PM  
How about the Washington Texans?
2002-01-10 03:23:43 PM  
Farkeater: They began as the Boston Braves.
2002-01-10 03:23:44 PM  
I personally find the team name "Wizards" to be an infringement on my religious freedom, and an insult to my personal beliefs.

Other names I find offensive:

Diamondbacks - clearly a 'dig' at gold-digging biatches who lay on their backs to get diamonds
Canucks - self explanatory
Montreal Canadiens (read "oxymoron")

All teams should be called "sporting franchise". This would eliminate any negative feelings by any bleeding hearts. (Last nights score, Washington Sporting Franchise 27, Buffalo Sporting Franchise 3).
2002-01-10 03:23:51 PM  
I think Notre Dame should change its masscot. Everyone knows the Irish are too drunk to fight and I take offense to that... being a drunk and all.
2002-01-10 03:25:24 PM  
Did anyone see the bulleted list of "Redskins Roundup" items to the right?

This is there, I swear to god:
"Two years into retirement, Bobby Beathard, 64, is considering coming back to work for the Redskins."
2002-01-10 03:25:24 PM  
In other news: who gives a crap?
2002-01-10 03:26:47 PM  
GooberMcFly: Not good enough. All team names must be replaced by an ID number begining with the sport and city initials. FDC5467229947646 - 32, FB4456572854736 - 34.

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