Recommend new name for Redskins

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  1. matsellah

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    So the big controversy in the NFL right now is the name of Washington's team. Countless articles surround the Redskins (because it's a much larger issue than the concussion problem), so let's put it out there...

    Current suggestions include:

    Washington Warriors
    Washington Hogs (or Red Hogs)
    Washington Red Hawks
    Washington Senators

    Bonus Name: Maryland Crabs

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/washington-redskins-top-five-recommendations-name-143100765.html

    Washington Skins (suggested by Snyder)
    Washington Braves
    Washington Federals
    Washington Natives
    Washington Pigskins
    Washington Warthogs

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/...kins-must-change-team-name-whats-the-best-fit

    Now it's our turn. Recommend a new name for Washington's NFL franchise.

    My suggestions:

    Washington Shutdown
    Washington Continuing Resolution
    Washington Void
    Washington Red Tape
    Washington Third Party
    Washington Idiots
    Washington Filibusterers
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    How bout savages - gives kind of a zinger to the 12 people on Earth who get all butthurt over a team name that they should be honored to have . I hope Snyder tells em to stick it , thereby not contributing to the pu$$!fication of America .
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    Washington Debt. no team stands a chance of beating that bad boy down.
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    Washington GROW A F*CKING PAIR AND KEEP YOUR DUMB NAME
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    Just add warriors to the last name of redskins, grease those needed to be $ like Florida St. and others did to keep their moniker and leave it at that.
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    okay so I heard a story about the tribal chiefs that met w/the wash owner and a few gov people.....there was 1 protester at the event. This really is much ado about nothing. The guy said that news is trying to make this a cut and dry issue, but that there are some Indians that don't find it offensive, mainly b/c the image on the helmet is a well drawn proud Indian and not a cartoon, which again brings me back to my point, when they have these protests there just isn't the volume there to have it taken seriously.

    The ones that are finding it offensive have a point, but in the end if I'm a billion dollar company, and I'm offending a minute % of a group, that probably isn't my consumer, then they can F off. On the other hand, making my fanbase have to repurchase a bunch of stuff w/my new team name on it........
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    670 AM had a former redskins player on, and now a radio host. He was asked point blank about this, he said when he played(thinking 80's or 90's I'm not sure) there was no big deal.

    He said he has a lot of callers on both sides of the argument. He said that a lot of tribes the team has talked to have no issue, and some think it's honoring, not demeaning Indian history/culture and would be upset if they changed it.

    He said that a lot of people that have a problem w/the idea of changing the name think this is a media driven issue and not one where a large # of people have a real problem with it; in that regard I go back to the fact that there was 1 protester at the latest meeting.
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    I wish they would change it my heritage derogatory name. I would be proud as hell that would make me stop being a Bear fan. Well they could always base it off that ethnic group that never gets any respect "other" Washington Nobody's.
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    They can keep their name, but have to change their logo:

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    How bout the Washington Rednecks . Use this a[​IMG]s their helmet logo . Git er done - team logo.
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    I have read a few new articles about this and I would say FU to the media we are keeping the name, there was nothing wrong with the name 20-30 years ago but now it is a big issue. Teams like the Blackhawks have had their name for decades and now some people are butt hurt over the name. Move on and cry about something else.
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    Because the Blackhawks were named after a WWI Infantry Division, which was named after an actual Sauk Chief named Black Hawk. So there is historical significance to the name, and since it is named after an actual person (long since deceased), nobody could really object to it (Similar to how the Bills are named after Buffalo Bill).

    The problem with "Redskins" is that how is it anything but a derogatory name for Native Americans? Do people still call Native Americans red skins? Do we call Asians "Yellow Skins?" Of course not, because it is offensive.
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    It is a nickname of a team, just like Patriots, Giants, Vikings, Panthers, Chiefs etc.
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    And your redskin tater pisses off the Irish...
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    A nickname that is based on an ethnic slur.
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    And why would that be? Red Skin Potatos were originally bred in the US.
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    image.jpg
    An illustration of Black Hawk


    from History of the Indian Tribes of North America
    BornMa-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak
    1767
    Saukenuk, Illinois
    DiedOctober 3, 1838 (aged 70–71)
    Davis County, Iowa
    MonumentsBlack Hawk Statue, Black Hawk State Historic Site
    NationalitySauk
    Other namesBlack Sparrow Hawk
    OccupationWar captain; band leader
    Known forBlack Hawk War
    Black Hawk (1767 – October 3, 1838) was a leader and warrior of the Sauk American Indian tribe in what is now the United States. Although he had inherited an important historic medicine bundle, he was not one of the Sauk's hereditary civil chiefs. His status came from leading war parties as a young man, and from his leadership of a band of Sauks during the Black Hawk War of 1832.

    During the War of 1812, Black Hawk fought on the side of the British. Later he led a band of Sauk and Fox warriors, known as theBritish Band, against European-American settlers in Illinois and present-day Wisconsinin the 1832 Black Hawk War. After the war, he was captured and taken to the eastern U.S., where he and other leaders toured several cities. Black Hawk died in 1838 in what is now southeastern Iowa. He left behind an enduring legacy through many eponyms and other tributes.

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    Because the Pontiac is a seedling descended from the Katahdin, which of course is a hybrid of the White Rose and Sutton's Flourball. And EVERYONE knows that Sutton's is originally a seedling from Great Britain who originally seeded it from Ireland.
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