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(The Hill)   Monument to actual racist defaced with a spray-painted demand to change the racist name of the thing he used to own   (thehill.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Washington Redskins, great franchise, FedExField, Former President Obama, George Preston Marshall, Commissioner Roger Goodell, great history, NFL officials  
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1033 clicks; posted to Sports » on 19 Jun 2020 at 7:49 PM (13 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-06-19 6:08:11 PM  
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2020-06-19 8:07:59 PM  
Well, to be honest, that was on my bucket list.  Actually relieved that someone else beat me to it.

People are going to cry about "heritage", but if you read about Marshall, there is no heritage.  It was a spin-off football group from the same group that started the Boston Braves.  All the dip did was move the club to Washington DC to schmooze with politicians and be openly racist to the point that Robert F. Kennedy himself took him to knock it off and put in black players.

That's not heritage, that's a series of bad decisions that sort of became bearable under Jack Kent Cooke, and then continued by the wormy idiot Snyder.

THAT'S your history, Red.  Change it.
 
2020-06-19 8:28:11 PM  
I swear as soon as the idiot Snyder dies, the next person will be competent enough to basically put out an announcement that the team is now the Hogs. It'l be all glowy about how the fans are the real history and they'll do some big award or event for long-time ticket holders. They'll get a few "I'm never coming/watching again" from people on the internet who will watch as soon as they get good again*/dont watch anyhow. They will legit get a few season ticket holders who call to cancel citing this. Right now, they've been bad enough not to have a list, but they'll sell their stock within a day or two of announcing it. Then they'll make a shiat ton of money on the special event year 1 merchandising.

/*hopefully never as an Iggles fan
//they would also get a fat hog mascot (which again, sells more product)
 
2020-06-19 8:32:03 PM  
As long as people keep going to their games & Snyder keeps making money, I doubt he'll change it, or the NFL grows some balls & forces him to.
 
2020-06-19 8:35:24 PM  
Watch the nation change.

Start with the bully culture.

Beat them down, then move on to raising up


Change is coming.
 
2020-06-19 8:44:07 PM  

TheManofPA: I swear as soon as the idiot Snyder dies, the next person will be competent enough to basically put out an announcement that the team is now the Hogs. It'l be all glowy about how the fans are the real history and they'll do some big award or event for long-time ticket holders. They'll get a few "I'm never coming/watching again" from people on the internet who will watch as soon as they get good again*/dont watch anyhow. They will legit get a few season ticket holders who call to cancel citing this. Right now, they've been bad enough not to have a list, but they'll sell their stock within a day or two of announcing it. Then they'll make a shiat ton of money on the special event year 1 merchandising.

/*hopefully never as an Iggles fan
//they would also get a fat hog mascot (which again, sells more product)


My dream scenario is that someone convinces Jeff bezos that the Redskins would make a nice bookend to the Washington Post he already owns and the other owners force Danny to sell
 
2020-06-19 8:57:06 PM  

Magorn: TheManofPA: I swear as soon as the idiot Snyder dies, the next person will be competent enough to basically put out an announcement that the team is now the Hogs. It'l be all glowy about how the fans are the real history and they'll do some big award or event for long-time ticket holders. They'll get a few "I'm never coming/watching again" from people on the internet who will watch as soon as they get good again*/dont watch anyhow. They will legit get a few season ticket holders who call to cancel citing this. Right now, they've been bad enough not to have a list, but they'll sell their stock within a day or two of announcing it. Then they'll make a shiat ton of money on the special event year 1 merchandising.

/*hopefully never as an Iggles fan
//they would also get a fat hog mascot (which again, sells more product)

My dream scenario is that someone convinces Jeff bezos that the Redskins would make a nice bookend to the Washington Post he already owns and the other owners force Danny to sell


He did just move Amazon into Northern VA, he could add a stadium to the complex and rename the team the Amazons!
 
2020-06-19 8:57:52 PM  
Marshall was known for not signing African American players until the federal government forced his hand in 1962.

I think the 'skins should've been cursed to field an all white team forever.
 
2020-06-19 9:11:53 PM  

Magorn: TheManofPA: I swear as soon as the idiot Snyder dies, the next person will be competent enough to basically put out an announcement that the team is now the Hogs. It'l be all glowy about how the fans are the real history and they'll do some big award or event for long-time ticket holders. They'll get a few "I'm never coming/watching again" from people on the internet who will watch as soon as they get good again*/dont watch anyhow. They will legit get a few season ticket holders who call to cancel citing this. Right now, they've been bad enough not to have a list, but they'll sell their stock within a day or two of announcing it. Then they'll make a shiat ton of money on the special event year 1 merchandising.

/*hopefully never as an Iggles fan
//they would also get a fat hog mascot (which again, sells more product)

My dream scenario is that someone convinces Jeff bezos that the Redskins would make a nice bookend to the Washington Post he already owns and the other owners force Danny to sell


As an overall sports fan, I like that idea since good to get Snyder out of the league. As an Eagles fan though, I prefer their failures and it'd be tough to have two owners in the division who would run their drafts with yachts the size of my entire neighborhood.
 
2020-06-19 9:41:50 PM  

punkwrestler: Magorn: TheManofPA: I swear as soon as the idiot Snyder dies, the next person will be competent enough to basically put out an announcement that the team is now the Hogs. It'l be all glowy about how the fans are the real history and they'll do some big award or event for long-time ticket holders. They'll get a few "I'm never coming/watching again" from people on the internet who will watch as soon as they get good again*/dont watch anyhow. They will legit get a few season ticket holders who call to cancel citing this. Right now, they've been bad enough not to have a list, but they'll sell their stock within a day or two of announcing it. Then they'll make a shiat ton of money on the special event year 1 merchandising.

/*hopefully never as an Iggles fan
//they would also get a fat hog mascot (which again, sells more product)

My dream scenario is that someone convinces Jeff bezos that the Redskins would make a nice bookend to the Washington Post he already owns and the other owners force Danny to sell

He did just move Amazon into Northern VA, he could add a stadium to the complex and rename the team the Amazons!


He's also basically taking over the George mason campus, they have self-guided delivery robots running all over campus, the TV and Film department is doing partnerships with the Prime TV etc etc
 
2020-06-19 9:44:48 PM  

Magorn: punkwrestler: Magorn: TheManofPA: I swear as soon as the idiot Snyder dies, the next person will be competent enough to basically put out an announcement that the team is now the Hogs. It'l be all glowy about how the fans are the real history and they'll do some big award or event for long-time ticket holders. They'll get a few "I'm never coming/watching again" from people on the internet who will watch as soon as they get good again*/dont watch anyhow. They will legit get a few season ticket holders who call to cancel citing this. Right now, they've been bad enough not to have a list, but they'll sell their stock within a day or two of announcing it. Then they'll make a shiat ton of money on the special event year 1 merchandising.

/*hopefully never as an Iggles fan
//they would also get a fat hog mascot (which again, sells more product)

My dream scenario is that someone convinces Jeff bezos that the Redskins would make a nice bookend to the Washington Post he already owns and the other owners force Danny to sell

He did just move Amazon into Northern VA, he could add a stadium to the complex and rename the team the Amazons!

He's also basically taking over the George mason campus, they have self-guided delivery robots running all over campus, the TV and Film department is doing partnerships with the Prime TV etc etc


Well at least that's better than having a building named after an ASSOLe...
 
2020-06-19 10:37:39 PM  
Snyder doesn't give a flying fark and nothing will make him change the name unless the league threatened to take over ownership (if that's even possible).
 
2020-06-19 10:45:34 PM  

VisualiseThis: Snyder doesn't give a flying fark and nothing will make him change the name unless the league threatened to take over ownership (if that's even possible).


Maybe something will come of that "coerce the cheerleaders to act as escorts to Costa Rica and take their passports" story, and Snyder will get the MeToo hammer.
 
2020-06-20 12:51:55 AM  
the name will never change so long as the "cowboys and indians" rivalry persists
 
2020-06-20 9:15:07 AM  

Bob Dolemite: the name will never change so long as the "cowboys and indians" rivalry persists


Change the name to Warriors. Problem solved. You don't even need to change the logo.
 
2020-06-20 11:33:22 AM  
I don't get it. Teams change names all the time:
Bullets -> Wizards
Devil Rays -> Rays
Sonics -> Thunder
Oilers -> Titans
Thrashers -> Jets

What's the rationale for keeping the name the same? I can't imagine that you'd see much difference financially.
 
2020-06-20 2:17:54 PM  

iamskibibitz: I don't get it. Teams change names all the time:
Bullets -> Wizards
Devil Rays -> Rays
Sonics -> Thunder
Oilers -> Titans
Thrashers -> Jets

What's the rationale for keeping the name the same? I can't imagine that you'd see much difference financially.


Counterpoint: LA Lakers, Utah Jazz, Calgary Flames
 
2020-06-20 2:32:21 PM  
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2020-06-20 5:36:22 PM  

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Yeah, but see, we're PROUD of that nickname because we got it by kicking the ass of a bunch of Klansman that came to campus looking for trouble
 
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