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(ESPN)   Redskins minority owners looking to sell. Damn, I know the name is bad, but they own minorities too?   (espn.com) divider line
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2020-07-06 4:29:37 AM  
Let's find a better name.
I'll start: "The Washington Racists"
 
2020-07-06 8:40:33 AM  
Just to be smart asses, they should swap names with the Indians.
 
2020-07-06 9:10:59 AM  

comic serif: Let's find a better name.
I'll start: "The Washington Racists"


You aren't funny.
 
2020-07-06 10:27:59 AM  

Porkbelly: comic serif: Let's find a better name.
I'll start: "The Washington Racists"

You aren't funny.


It's like he's not even trying. If you're going to have a bad joke, you need to lean into it and go for the really bad taste / racist names.
The Washing Givers (with a picture of an Indian). The Blankets. The Manifest Destiny. The Scalps. The Savages, complete with music from Disney's Pocahontas.

With their recent W/L record, they should be the Washington Generals.
 
2020-07-06 10:34:51 AM  
I know - change it from the Redskins to the Rednecks...........
 
2020-07-06 11:12:42 AM  
How big of a loss will they be hit with?
 
2020-07-06 11:40:52 AM  
Folks, if the minority owners are bailing?  It means Dan Snyder has absolutely dug in his heels and thinks this nickname thing will ultimately blow over.

Being the minority owner of a sports team provides you with three, and only three, real benefits:  (1) good seats at the games, (2) the prospect of long term financial gain in the event that the franchise gets sold, and (3) whatever ancillary benefits the majority owner (and in MLB and the NFL at least it's now the "Control Person," as the list of people who have enough jack to own 51% of a multi-billion dollar enterprise shrinks) provides you with because they like you or value your input.

These guys just found out that Snyder doesn't give two shiats about their input.  And they're so sick of him they're willing to give up the other two benefits.  That's a big, big give, one potentially to the tune of several hundred million dollars if the reports that they own 40% of the team are accurate.

Roger Goodell needs to step in here and have the "Jerry Richardson conversation" with Snyder, invoking the ultimate threat:  franchise revocation.  Legally it'd be messier than the NBA had with Donald Sterling six years ago, but the NFL can separate itself from this guy if it truly wants to.  But I don't think Goodell has the balls, or the internal support among the other 31 teams, to actually do it.
 
2020-07-06 11:45:16 AM  
One of those minority owners is FedEx who's name is on the terrible stadium.
 
2020-07-06 11:59:40 AM  

mactheknife: Folks, if the minority owners are bailing?  It means Dan Snyder has absolutely dug in his heels and thinks this nickname thing will ultimately blow over.

Being the minority owner of a sports team provides you with three, and only three, real benefits:  (1) good seats at the games, (2) the prospect of long term financial gain in the event that the franchise gets sold, and (3) whatever ancillary benefits the majority owner (and in MLB and the NFL at least it's now the "Control Person," as the list of people who have enough jack to own 51% of a multi-billion dollar enterprise shrinks) provides you with because they like you or value your input.

These guys just found out that Snyder doesn't give two shiats about their input.  And they're so sick of him they're willing to give up the other two benefits.  That's a big, big give, one potentially to the tune of several hundred million dollars if the reports that they own 40% of the team are accurate.

Roger Goodell needs to step in here and have the "Jerry Richardson conversation" with Snyder, invoking the ultimate threat:  franchise revocation.  Legally it'd be messier than the NBA had with Donald Sterling six years ago, but the NFL can separate itself from this guy if it truly wants to.  But I don't think Goodell has the balls, or the internal support among the other 31 teams, to actually do it.


This.
As a DC native, I can say we've been waiting for Snyder to get forced out ever since he got there. He is universally hated in DC. That team is a microcosm of the US under Trump: everyone's miserable, and the whole f*cking place is dysfunctional. Football hasn't been fun there since this asshole came along. These minority owners are the only hope that franchise has, because if Synder continues in his current role that team is doomed to the same irrelevance they've been forced into for the last 20 years.
 
2020-07-06 12:21:58 PM  
Serious question: Will they ban Redskins gear on fans entering stadium? Can they trade in a Redskins jersey and get half off a new one?
 
2020-07-06 12:27:16 PM  

Jumpthruhoops: Porkbelly: comic serif: Let's find a better name.
I'll start: "The Washington Racists"

You aren't funny.

It's like he's not even trying. If you're going to have a bad joke, you need to lean into it and go for the really bad taste / racist names.
The Washing Givers (with a picture of an Indian). The Blankets. The Manifest Destiny. The Scalps. The Savages, complete with music from Disney's Pocahontas.

With their recent W/L record, they should be the Washington Generals.


While you have a valid point with the Generals that could also be seen as a racist thing, Generals being all white and Globetrotters, well, comedy anyway.

I'm pulling for Washington Kings with Martin Luther King's picture on the helmet.

We could keep the same helmet decal and call them the Powatans or Patowomacs I suppose, but I'm generally in favor now of the Chiefs, Indians, Braves all going away namewise.

Originally Marshall wanted to name the team the Boston Braves but the baseball them then in Boston sued.

Of course the whole thing was silly as redskins referred to indians with vermillion paint on their faces when they went on the warpath and the native peoples actually had European DNA, came from central Russia after coming there from the other side of the Urals in various migrations.

Anyway, as a scientist I believe race is a made-up thing, not really a scientific thing, and becoming less so as time marches on and people marry who they want.
 
2020-07-06 12:52:46 PM  

Porkbelly: Originally Marshall wanted to name the team the Boston Braves but the baseball them then in Boston sued.


They were called the Boston Braves originally, and their landlords were the Boston Braves (baseball). They moved to Fenway Park and Marshall wanted to keep the team name a reference to native americans as he owned a bunch of copyrights on the native american imagery. I've read differing stories as to why he changed the name to "Redskins." Either he was trying to market to the fans of the baseball team that were his landlords like he had done with the Braves, or he was trying to come up with a team name that fit his copyrights that hadn't been taken yet. Either way, the racist dickbag decided to change his team's name to Redskins.
 
2020-07-06 1:42:47 PM  

Stephen_Falken: As a DC native, I can say we've been waiting for Snyder to get forced out ever since he got there. He is universally hated in DC. That team is a microcosm of the US under Trump: everyone's miserable, and the whole f*cking place is dysfunctional. Football hasn't been fun there since this asshole came along. These minority owners are the only hope that franchise has, because if Synder continues in his current role that team is doomed to the same irrelevance they've been forced into for the last 20 years.


Peter Angelos seen chuckling into a brown bag.

// good lord, the DC area might have the worst people as local pro sports owners
// if not for the Lerners, I'd say it's a lock
 
2020-07-06 4:02:08 PM  
The minority owners want to sell, but at this point who wants to buy their shares? Everyone hates Dan Snyder. He could change the team name tomorrow and it wont stop everyone from hating him.

If he's got any sense he's quietly looking to sell the team. Then the new owner can be a big hero by announcing a name change.
 
2020-07-06 4:56:59 PM  

MizzouGuy: Serious question: Will they ban Redskins gear on fans entering stadium? Can they trade in a Redskins jersey and get half off a new one?


I don't think they can ban the gear. Then again, I didn't think NASCAR would do what they did, either.

I like the trade-in idea. I think a lot of people would participate because hey, new gear!

Also, just wanted to pop in & say I got a good laugh out of the headline. Not TF any more so I can't vote, but I wanted to show my 'preciation.
 
2020-07-06 6:26:26 PM  
The Washington Pork Skins.
 
2020-07-06 10:38:12 PM  

facisto: .


Either way, the racist dickbag decided to change his team's name to Redskins.


Emphasis needs to be put on this.  The founder was a racist sick bag and this should have been called to light decades ago.
 
2020-07-07 1:36:13 AM  

facisto: Porkbelly: Originally Marshall wanted to name the team the Boston Braves but the baseball them then in Boston sued.

They were called the Boston Braves originally, and their landlords were the Boston Braves (baseball). They moved to Fenway Park and Marshall wanted to keep the team name a reference to native americans as he owned a bunch of copyrights on the native american imagery. I've read differing stories as to why he changed the name to "Redskins." Either he was trying to market to the fans of the baseball team that were his landlords like he had done with the Braves, or he was trying to come up with a team name that fit his copyrights that hadn't been taken yet. Either way, the racist dickbag decided to change his team's name to Redskins.


The name change to Redskins was because it was close to Redsox while keeping the logos.
 
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