Mayor wants to change Redskins nickname
Mayor wants to discuss changing Redskins nickname - NFL.com
Omg, Courtland Milloy is so full of shit.
D.C. Mayor wants to discuss changing Redskins nickname
Washington D.C. mayor Vincent C. Gray suggested on Wednesday that he would like to discuss a possible name change with the Washington Redskins franchise. This could especially become an issue if the Redskins want to relocate within city limits with a new stadium. "I think that if they get serious with the team coming back to Washington, there's no doubt there's going to have to be a discussion about that, and of course the team is going to have to work with us around that issue," Gray said on Wednesday via The Washington Post. The topic of the Redskins' offensive nickname has come often over the years. Courtland Milloy of the Post wrote a serious column on the issue Wednesday with a silly premise: That Robert Griffin III's injury was karmic payback for the nickname. Once you got past the poorly timed conceit of the piece, Milloy presented the case against the nickname in strong fashion. We agree with most everything he writes, with this simple question sticking out:
"Does anyone really believe that the name 'Redskins' will survive the 21st century?" he writes. There's no chance. Can you imagine any other ethnic group being a nickname/mascot for a team? Getting rid of the name is progress. It's inevitable. Why delay the inevitable? "I think it has become a lightning rod, and I would be love to be able to sit down with the team ... and see if a change should be made," Gray said. "There's a precedent for this, and I think there needs to be a dispassionate discussion about this, and do the right thing." Gray is in position to make the nickname a political and financial issue. If the Redskins don't change the name, they may not get a new stadium.
Cant they just change the picture on the side of their helmet to a picture of Mike Shanahan?
They should just change their name to the Bullets.
Arguing on the internet is like winning the special olympics, even if you win your still messed up.
Restore the roar!
I agree with the idea that the nickname could be offensive... but not that it is karma.
Should change it to the Washington Babykissers
I'm trying//to let go//of maybe//but maybe's just so//very interesting//Oh, what a thing.
Well, guess Snyder will stay out of Wash.
btw, so far in that horrid stadium, AP blew his knee out last year, RGIII blew his knee out, and that Sea D player blew his knee out.
Tell me again how safe "natural grass" is compared to the new hybrid turfs?
How about the fighting Irish? Doubt that will change any time soon.
Can you imagine any other ethnic group being a nickname/mascot for a team?
Irish is a nationality, not a nickname though.
Originally Posted by little bear
Last edited by The Benjamin; 01-09-2013 at 04:36 PM.
its racist though, ie the irish like to fight, ie they are violent, ie not rational. Remember the Irish were predjucized at one time also, along w/Catholics, Chinese, Africans and Indians.
I'm tired of the pc bs, most of these names were taken b/c of the well known fighting prowess, or fear they instilled, b/c of their abilities, they were/are compliments. Everyone, minorities included need to stop being so sensitive.
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