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2020-07-03 3:06:19 PM  
So your legacy will not only be racism, but also caring about money above all else.
 
2020-07-03 3:19:20 PM  
It's DC. So many fitting names available.
 
2020-07-03 4:15:35 PM  

edmo: It's DC. So many fitting names available.


Knowing Snyder it will be just as bigoted -- just toward a different group.
 
2020-07-03 4:22:05 PM  

edmo: It's DC. So many fitting names available.


The Washington Dunning Krugers?
 
2020-07-03 4:22:34 PM  
The Washington Pentagons
 
2020-07-03 4:29:58 PM  
Introducing the Washington Crimson Native Americans!

/Hey, we can keep all of our logos!
 
2020-07-03 4:35:19 PM  
The Washington Nationalists!
 
2020-07-03 4:40:03 PM  
Washington Expos!
 
2020-07-03 4:41:27 PM  
The Washington Grifters
 
2020-07-03 4:42:56 PM  

downstairs: So your legacy will not only be racism, but also caring about money above all else.


That's the thing.  I understand that he does not want to be told what to do, but on the other hand, he gets to
re-name the franchise.

I mean, he can call it the "Snyders," he can name it after his favorite dog or horse, he can do whatever he wants.
This is prime ego territory.  It's not as if it's an expansion and he has to please the fans with something stupid like tigers, warbirds, steelers, or missiles, he can frickin' pick anything and they will still have all that history, fanbase, rivalries, etc...
 
2020-07-03 4:46:33 PM  
I hear the Generals are due.
 
2020-07-03 4:48:48 PM  
Someone here on fark once suggested they keep the name but change the logo to a potato.
 
2020-07-03 4:50:14 PM  
Judging by his judgement in coaches/general managers, he'll pick the Washington Confederates.
 
2020-07-03 5:02:45 PM  
Bring paid not to act like a racist doesn't make you not an asshole.
It makes you a bigger one
 
2020-07-03 5:05:16 PM  

Dr.Fey: downstairs: So your legacy will not only be racism, but also caring about money above all else.

That's the thing.  I understand that he does not want to be told what to do, but on the other hand, he gets to
re-name the franchise.

I mean, he can call it the "Snyders," he can name it after his favorite dog or horse, he can do whatever he wants.
This is prime ego territory.  It's not as if it's an expansion and he has to please the fans with something stupid like tigers, warbirds, steelers, or missiles, he can frickin' pick anything and they will still have all that history, fanbase, rivalries, etc...


And also to note... while he's bowing to financial pressure... he and the team are going to MAKE BOATLOADS MORE MONEY because so many people will re-purchase merch with the new name.
 
2020-07-03 5:14:07 PM  

king of vegas: The Washington Pentagons


They'd lose to the Jets

/I'll see myself out
 
2020-07-03 5:14:52 PM  

GreatGlavinsGhost: edmo: It's DC. So many fitting names available.

Knowing Snyder it will be just as bigoted -- just toward a different group.


It'll probably be worse than the current name.
 
2020-07-03 5:16:20 PM  
The Overwatch league team is called the Washington Justice, so they can't use that.

What?
 
2020-07-03 5:21:01 PM  
Some dude guest hosting for Dan Lebtard was saying today that he figured this big in depth study was a ruse. That Snyder has always touted that Washington Post survey that shows 90% of Native Americans approve of the name and his prediction was that the new study shows something similar and Snyder keeps the name.

I don't know about that, I think this time he gets forced into making the change. I've always liked the name from that Keanu Reeves movie-Washington Sentinels. Keep the color scheme, lose the helmet logo.
 
2020-07-03 5:30:37 PM  
Red Tails is so farking obvious.
 
2020-07-03 5:33:34 PM  
Your_Huckleberry:

Ain't no on on any reserve that I've been to, any native father group I belong to or parent group etc likes the name.

We're ok with the teams who got permission from the Nations they are named after c( e.g Seminoles) it ain't our business.

So yeah.

Washington K streetors
 
2020-07-03 5:35:00 PM  
Washington Lobbyists?
 
2020-07-03 5:36:37 PM  
Washington Snyders

It's what they deserve
 
2020-07-03 5:47:42 PM  

downstairs: So your legacy will not only be racism, but also caring about money above all else.


If he does the right thing for the wrong reason, who gives a shiat? The right thing still gets done.
 
2020-07-03 5:49:28 PM  
FTFA: it would begin a "thorough review"
Begin? All these years of people telling you your team name is racist and you're beginning review?
A "thorough review". Is this like the police investigating a fatal shooting of a black man and then saying nothing was wrong? No study is necessary, the team name is racist and needs to be changed.

That's some fine gaslighting there, Lou
 
2020-07-03 6:12:44 PM  
Their racist founder was strongarmed into finally integrating after the funding for a stadium was withheld in the 60s... funny how the same exact thing could happen now, but with the racist name.

Fun times.  Money talks.  Fortunately, in this case, it's for a good cause not a bad one.
 
2020-07-03 6:17:33 PM  
Can the Chiefs change their name too?
 
2020-07-03 6:36:28 PM  

patcarew: Someone here on fark once suggested they keep the name but change the logo to a potato.


I've mentioned it a few times over the years, but it's probably not me you're thinking of.
 
2020-07-03 6:37:50 PM  

demonfaerie: Can the Chiefs change their name too?


Great Googly Moogly!
 
2020-07-03 6:39:05 PM  

demonfaerie: Can the Chiefs change their name too?


It's been tried
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2020-07-03 6:40:57 PM  
To steal from Gregg Easterbrook, they should rename themselves to the Potomac River Basin Indigenous People.  I know it's long, but it's kinda catchy.
 
2020-07-03 6:57:50 PM  
The Hawgs. I mean, there is a connection with the team's history plus a little dig at DC pork barreling.
 
2020-07-03 7:00:00 PM  
The Washington Weasels

With special seating sections for lobbyists.
 
2020-07-03 7:18:45 PM  
This is just a guess - but considering this is an 'investigation' here is what I think will shake down first:

They will try to drop FedEx and find another partner(s) for the stadium in tandem with some Native American tribe who doesn't want them to drop the name.  (I'm sure there is someone out there)

Then again, maybe I'm just too skeptical.
 
2020-07-03 7:22:14 PM  
The Washington Irvings.  Confusing and literary.
The Washington Soffun.   They're big, and it's a game.
The Washington Slepteers.  George apparently slept everywhere.
 
2020-07-03 8:05:06 PM  
Well, Bullets isn't being used at this point.....
 
2020-07-03 9:06:32 PM  

AuralArgument: Your_Huckleberry:

Ain't no on on any reserve that I've been to, any native father group I belong to or parent group etc likes the name.

We're ok with the teams who got permission from the Nations they are named after c( e.g Seminoles) it ain't our business.

So yeah.

Washington K streetors


Yeah, I've read/heard that Post "survey" was BS(way too small sample size, limited scope) but Snyder apparently loves it and touts it all the time.
 
2020-07-03 10:17:39 PM  
Redtails would easily be the best choice based on everything I've read.  That being said, it'll never happen.
 
2020-07-03 10:23:45 PM  
So, should he continue to "honor" the Native Americans by changing the name to something that respectfully honors them?  Should he?  Would he?   Or will he go with something completely ridiculous like "Greenskins" with a Martian mascot?
 
2020-07-03 10:24:27 PM  

Slow To Return: So, should he continue to "honor" the Native Americans by changing the name to something that respectfully honors them?  Should he?  Would he?   Or will he go with something completely ridiculous like "Greenskins" with a Martian mascot?


Yes, yes, or the "Orangeskins" with Trump has his mascot
 
2020-07-03 10:27:40 PM  
My wife asked me if he should even keep "Washington", being as George Washington was a slave owner and all.
 
2020-07-03 10:30:49 PM  

demonfaerie: Can the Chiefs change their name too?


Well, I mean, shouldn't the Cowboys?
 
2020-07-03 10:58:04 PM  

iamskibibitz: king of vegas: The Washington Pentagons

They'd lose to the Jets

/I'll see myself out


As a season ticket holder for the 'skins,  that made me laugh out loud.  Thank you.
 
2020-07-04 12:51:28 AM  
Washington Warriors: respected, strong and fearless native American fighters.

You can keep the logo (or alter it a bit) and your history. Just retroactively replace 'redskins' with 'Warriors'.

/I'll take my payment in a lifetime supply of beer Mr. Snyder.
 
2020-07-04 1:30:37 AM  

Siskabush: Washington Warriors: respected, strong and fearless native American fighters.

You can keep the logo (or alter it a bit) and your history. Just retroactively replace 'redskins' with 'Warriors'.

/I'll take my payment in a lifetime supply of beer Mr. Snyder.


Don't do that, you know the petulant little shiat would try and make you take Bud Light...

/unless Bud Light Lime was cheaper
 
2020-07-04 1:43:07 AM  
Washington White Devils? That's what I named them in an old Madden league when I moved them back after sending them to Canada for a few years.
 
2020-07-04 5:26:42 AM  

demonfaerie: Can the Chiefs change their name too?


The Cheifs are not named after Native Americans.
They might change the arrowhead logo., but it would be a bad time to use a badge.
Maybe they could use a firefighter helmet.
 
2020-07-04 1:29:44 PM  

Straight Outta Hate: demonfaerie: Can the Chiefs change their name too?

The Cheifs are not named after Native Americans.
They might change the arrowhead logo., but it would be a bad time to use a badge.
Maybe they could use a firefighter helmet.


Chiefs has been used as a racial slur. My uncle gets called that all the time, because the color of his skin. He farking hates it. My grandfather used to be called Chief as a kid as a racial slur, and his sister used to be called squaw. My mom's dad's side is Native American. My great grandmother refused to be part of her tribe, because she was so ashamed of being Native American. In my family Chief is just as racist as Redskin.
 
2020-07-05 12:15:50 AM  

Straight Outta Hate: The Cheifs are not named after Native Americans.


This was their logo for their first eleven years:

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And then there are these:

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And, of course, the fans wear headdresses and do a tomahawk chop:

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