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2020-07-03 11:27:05 AM  
Found on twitter and it made me giggle.


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2020-07-03 11:48:24 AM  
Why not let the season ticket holders vote on whether or not to change it?
 
2020-07-03 11:51:36 AM  
Been a 'Skins fan since the days of coach Kuharich & Nixon (not that one) and my dad would tell me stories of Sammy Baugh. Allen (screw you Miami) & Gibbs, winners.

NFLShop(dot)com still had 'Skins apparel for sale last night. Grabbed 2 caps, they take Paypal.

/suck-it other Libs
//Lib
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2020-07-03 11:55:45 AM  

Peter_B_Risen: Why not let the season ticket holders vote on whether or not to change it?


Because season ticket holders aren't the targets of the racial slur name?
 
2020-07-03 12:04:19 PM  

Closed_Minded_Bastage: Been a 'Skins fan since the days of coach Kuharich & Nixon (not that one) and my dad would tell me stories of Sammy Baugh. Allen (screw you Miami) & Gibbs, winners.

NFLShop(dot)com still had 'Skins apparel for sale last night. Grabbed 2 caps, they take Paypal.

/suck-it other Libs
//Lib
///3


Wow, this is the most fitting name I've ever seen.

/clicks "ignore"
//writes in Note "bigoted"
 
2020-07-03 12:06:36 PM  
Yesterday on PTI, Tony Kornheiser mentioned that Lil' Danny Snyder quite literally carries a clipping from the Washington Post around with him, of a poll the Post did that showed something like 90% of Redskins fans polled wanted to keep the name.  So it's a real pride thing for him now, a "You won't tell me what to do!" kind of thing.

But even Lil' Danny must know that name is just untenable now.  No corporation wants to put money behind it.
 
2020-07-03 12:35:06 PM  
It's Snyder. He'll fark it up.
 
2020-07-03 12:35:49 PM  

theFword: Keep the name, change the logo to this
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Or, change the name of the potato.
 
2020-07-03 12:36:28 PM  

BunkyBrewman: Rannuci: And Nike has stopped selling Washington Redskins merchandise on the Nike website.

yet you can buy it on nflshop which means Nike is still manufacturing Redskins merchandise

UNC_Samurai: Call them the Warriors, keep the spear helmet.

I sort of like the Washington Redtails suggestion.  But that probably won't happen since this was another name used during WWII for the Tuskegee airmen who were based in Alabama.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wik​i/Red_Tail_Squadron

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They could follow the example of Miami University and change the name to the Redhawks. Both teams are of the exact same level of quality.
 
2020-07-03 12:37:15 PM  

Snapper Carr: Just call it the Hogs ffs.  It embraces a beloved aspect of team history, it doesn't offend anyone and it's a fun name with a ton of marketing potential.


I was thinking Redhairs with Alfred E. Neumann as the mascot.  What's more fun than MAD Magazine??
 
2020-07-03 12:37:55 PM  

phimuskapsi: Snapper Carr: Just call it the Hogs ffs.  It embraces a beloved aspect of team history, it doesn't offend anyone and it's a fun name with a ton of marketing potential.

I actually really like the 'Redtails' option going around Twitter. Get to keep the colors, and they are honoring Tuskegee Airmen.


I'd like Red tails, but I'm pretty sure the NFL/Snyder have Washington Warriors trademarks locked down for football
 
2020-07-03 12:39:11 PM  

Naido: I think, at this point, most people don't even remember when the Washington Wizards were the Bullets.


Yet we still call the trains "bullet trains" instead of "wizard trains".
 
2020-07-03 12:42:13 PM  

bigdanc: UNC_Samurai: Call them the Warriors, keep the spear helmet.

This.  This is exactly what needs to happen.  You don't even lose the fight song this way.


Wouldn't the name WARrior eventually suffer the same fate as the name Bullets?  I mean, we're ALL IN on this, aren't we?
 
2020-07-03 12:44:13 PM  

yequalsy: bigdanc: UNC_Samurai: Call them the Warriors, keep the spear helmet.

This.  This is exactly what needs to happen.  You don't even lose the fight song this way.

There was a rumor at one point that Danny-boy trademarked the Washington Warriors name but I don't know if it's TRUE.

/WARRIORS, come out to PLAY-ee-A


I can confirm that.  He did so with the intent of launching an Arena Football team.  Obviously, that didn't happen.
 
2020-07-03 12:44:30 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: mactheknife: Bonzo_1116: Rannuci: And Nike has stopped selling Washington Redskins merchandise on the Nike website.

I chortled when I saw that.  That's cash out of Snyder's pocket...I wonder if he'll sue.

/delicious

Sadly, that's a double edged sword... it's not cash wholly out of Snyder's pocket.  All the merchandising revenue goes through NFL Business Ventures, which is owned equally by the 32 teams.  The impact on Snyder is near nothing financially, but it makes his 31 partners in NFLBV look bad... and they don't like being made to look bad.

The only one I could see publicly supporting him is Jerry Jones. If they can hammer down Dan, they can hammer Jerry.


Historically, the Cowboys weren't always peaceful towards the Indians, so Jerry can change his damn name, too.
 
2020-07-03 12:55:33 PM  

Gonz: facisto: I stopped watching the Bullets/Wizards because of the name change. It happened when I was a teenager and was really getting into sports, and I loved the Bullets name, the Bullets logo (with the two L's going for the jump ball) and the Bullets uniform. I didn't like that they were changing their name, but hey, nothing I can do about change.
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I've been a Redskins fan my whole life, but I am perfectly fine with a name change.

...Warriors is as bad a name as Wizards. I don't think Redtails is a good name for any sports team. Just call them the Washington Football club. Keep the colors. Reword the fight song. There isn't a name change that is going to satisfy the fans.

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Why the selective editing?
 
2020-07-03 12:57:40 PM  

facisto: Gonz: facisto: I stopped watching the Bullets/Wizards because of the name change. It happened when I was a teenager and was really getting into sports, and I loved the Bullets name, the Bullets logo (with the two L's going for the jump ball) and the Bullets uniform. I didn't like that they were changing their name, but hey, nothing I can do about change.
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I've been a Redskins fan my whole life, but I am perfectly fine with a name change.

...Warriors is as bad a name as Wizards. I don't think Redtails is a good name for any sports team. Just call them the Washington Football club. Keep the colors. Reword the fight song. There isn't a name change that is going to satisfy the fans.

User name checks out.

Why the selective editing?


Are you new to the internet?  It's called "taking things out of context to fit the narrative"
 
2020-07-03 12:58:39 PM  
I'm OK with this one...

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2020-07-03 1:01:40 PM  

desertgeek: Closed_Minded_Bastage: Been a 'Skins fan since the days of coach Kuharich & Nixon (not that one) and my dad would tell me stories of Sammy Baugh. Allen (screw you Miami) & Gibbs, winners.

NFLShop(dot)com still had 'Skins apparel for sale last night. Grabbed 2 caps, they take Paypal.

/suck-it other Libs
//Lib
///3

Wow, this is the most fitting name I've ever seen.

/clicks "ignore"
//writes in Note "bigoted"


Told you so.

The damn caps are ALREADY made sitting in a warehouse waiting to be shipped (checks e-mail, yep tracking number). You want the NFL to ship off those hats to El Salvador, Haiti, Armenia or Africa like they do for the loosing NFL Superb Owl jerseys/hats?

P.S. Really not a bigot
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2020-07-03 1:07:51 PM  

Bonzo_1116: I chortled when I saw that.  That's cash out of Snyder's pocket...I wonder if he'll sue.


I believe the NFL teams have a revenue sharing agreement regarding branded merch so this wouldn't hurt them at all.

Anyone suggesting "Warriors" as an alternative might want to check with Marquette.
 
2020-07-03 1:10:19 PM  

Naido: I think, at this point, most people don't even remember when the Washington Wizards were the Bullets.


This is a team so forgettable that virtually every casual basketball fan has long forgotten that Michael Jordan played there. If they went from the Bullets to the Wizards to just not existing I don't think anyone would notice.
 
2020-07-03 1:26:53 PM  

Gonz: Rannuci: And Nike has stopped selling Washington Redskins merchandise on the Nike website.

That one feels like a serious shot fired. FedEx is big, but Nike's committed.


I'd be more than happy to seem them change the name from Redskins to Asian Slave Laborers.
 
2020-07-03 2:09:45 PM  
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2020-07-03 3:12:37 PM  
"Warriors" promotes violence

/watch people say that
 
2020-07-03 3:24:13 PM  
Kapernick field? Blm stadium?
 
2020-07-03 3:31:46 PM  
Call them the warriors invite Curry and Thompson to have a minority ownership. Make basketball great in the East again.
 
2020-07-03 3:32:41 PM  
the Gingers
 
2020-07-03 3:56:03 PM  
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2020-07-03 5:08:54 PM  

puffy999: Naido: Whoops, also meant to say:

I don't know of any other reason why he should be such a stalwart defender of that stupid name, and I think he only resists because he's a rich asshole who can't stand to look as if he made a decision because people told him to,

Also, I think there's an example (locally even) that demonstrates how simple it is.  I think, at this point, most people don't even remember when the Washington Wizards were the Bullets.  And the people who know, don't care.  Sure, the team lacks support, but not because of their name change.  It's because they've been mismanaged for decades by a raging asshole.  Come to think of it, maybe Dan likes having the argument about the team name as a distraction from his other shortcomings

OTOH: Wizards is a stupid name and everyone mocks your team for being even more late to the game than the stupid Magic name.


I actually like the Bullets name (and stage logo, and some of the uniforms), but I don't have any emotional attachment.  Almost every sports teams's name is stupid, it's just that most of them have been around so long that we don't really think about it.
 
2020-07-03 5:23:11 PM  

Riothamus: UNC_Samurai: Call them the Warriors, keep the spear helmet.

The badass spear helmet is the most infuriating thing about this whole debacle. What kind of stupid asshole thinks this [Fark user image 474x474] looks better than this [Fark user image 850x850]?

I have no love for Washington but I can admit the spear helmet is the best helmet in American football. Dan Snyder thinks the worst farking logo in the NFL is somehow better.


That spear/arrow would look great worked into the FedEx logo
 
2020-07-03 5:38:57 PM  

Naido: puffy999: Naido: Whoops, also meant to say:

I don't know of any other reason why he should be such a stalwart defender of that stupid name, and I think he only resists because he's a rich asshole who can't stand to look as if he made a decision because people told him to,

Also, I think there's an example (locally even) that demonstrates how simple it is.  I think, at this point, most people don't even remember when the Washington Wizards were the Bullets.  And the people who know, don't care.  Sure, the team lacks support, but not because of their name change.  It's because they've been mismanaged for decades by a raging asshole.  Come to think of it, maybe Dan likes having the argument about the team name as a distraction from his other shortcomings

OTOH: Wizards is a stupid name and everyone mocks your team for being even more late to the game than the stupid Magic name.

I actually like the Bullets name (and stage logo, and some of the uniforms), but I don't have any emotional attachment.  Almost every sports teams's name is stupid, it's just that most of them have been around so long that we don't really think about it.


Plus the whole Gilbert Arenas thing would have been soooo much better if the team had still been the Bullets.
 
2020-07-03 5:48:04 PM  
Let's see... We have the Wizards, Capitals, and Nationals. We could go along with the latter two and be the Washington Monuments or something. Or we could embrace the former and go with "Warriors." Then we just need to convice the Capitals and Nationals to change to Rogues and Druids and complete Nerd City.

...But I've actually always liked how some cities, like Pittsburgh, have a common color scheme for all their major teams. It's a unifying factor, y'know? Don't see why every DC team can't be something red-white-and-blue. Either Monuments or Warriors could work for that.

So yeah. If we're considering non-Karen, non-potato options, there's my 2 cents. (If FedEx really wants to improve things, though, maybe they'd also like to invest money in improving the crappy-ass stadium named after them that nobody likes and everyone wants torn down.)
 
2020-07-03 5:48:18 PM  
Naido:Almost every sports teams's name is stupid, it's just that most of them have been around so long that we don't really think about it.

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2020-07-03 5:53:51 PM  

Aetre: Let's see... We have the Wizards, Capitals, and Nationals. We could go along with the latter two and be the Washington Monuments or something.


Can't use Monuments. How would it look if "The New York Giants knocked down the Monuments on Monday Night." D.C. residents would be up in arms.
 
2020-07-03 6:01:16 PM  
Closed_Minded_Bastage:

The DC Confederates
 
2020-07-03 6:08:58 PM  
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2020-07-03 7:15:04 PM  

facisto: Why the selective editing?


Because I didn't want to put up a wall of text. Same reason I cropped this quote. We all read it once, no reason to read the whole thing again. At the same time, I wanted people to know what I was talking about.
 
2020-07-03 7:28:01 PM  

Cataholic: Gonz: Nike's committed.

I'd be more than happy to seem them change the name from Redskins to Asian Slave Laborers.


I'm good with that. Also, any NCAA athletics program that does business with Nike shall adopt the "Asian Slave Laborers" mascot. 

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And I say this as person who lived in Haggin Hall and ate breakfast at K-Lair my freshman year.
 
2020-07-03 10:52:29 PM  
Syphlitic White Missionaries!!!!!
 
2020-07-04 5:38:36 AM  

mactheknife: Bonzo_1116: Rannuci: And Nike has stopped selling Washington Redskins merchandise on the Nike website.

I chortled when I saw that.  That's cash out of Snyder's pocket...I wonder if he'll sue.

/delicious

Sadly, that's a double edged sword... it's not cash wholly out of Snyder's pocket.  All the merchandising revenue goes through NFL Business Ventures, which is owned equally by the 32 teams.  The impact on Snyder is near nothing financially, but it makes his 31 partners in NFLBV look bad... and they don't like being made to look bad.


That is not entirely true.
Jerry Jone was the first to sell merchandise and not share 100% with the league.
I doubt Snyder has half the marketing skill of Jones, so it is possible that it does not impact him, but it should.
 
2020-07-04 5:42:40 AM  

UNC_Samurai: Call them the Warriors, keep the spear helmet.


Kellen Winslow Jr could be their mascot.
 
2020-07-04 5:45:32 AM  

Aetre: Let's see... We have the Wizards, Capitals, and Nationals.


How about the Grand Wizards?
 
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