comic serif: Let's find a better name.I'll start: "The Washington Racists"
Porkbelly: comic serif: Let's find a better name.I'll start: "The Washington Racists"You aren't funny.
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.
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.
Porkbelly: Originally Marshall wanted to name the team the Boston Braves but the baseball them then in Boston sued.
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.
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?
facisto: .Either way, the racist dickbag decided to change his team's name to Redskins.
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.
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