Redskins' days numbered?

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  1. mctiger

    mctiger RIP, and thanks for the music Staff Member

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    Looks like the renaming of the Washington Redskins is inevitable. FedEx threatening to pull naming rights of the stadium, and Nike has pulled their page off its online store. Dan Snyder for the first time is indicating he's open to discussing a name change. Suggestions? I'd say Washington Americans.
     
  2. tirk

    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

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    Can't use Washington he owned slaves. Gotta rename DC first..
     
  3. Winston1

    Winston1 Founding Member

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    How about the Murdering Slavers? Apparently every white person is one. Let’s just put it out there and admit it.
     
  4. mctiger

    mctiger RIP, and thanks for the music Staff Member

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    There's a twitter hashtag out there now for the Washington Generals. Generals will piss off the pussies just because of the military terminology. But then add this: the last major sports franchise to use that nickname was the USFL's New Jersey Generals......owner: Donald Trump.
     
  5. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    And there's the Washington Generals that lost about 20,000 jn a row to the Harlem Globetrotters
     
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    fanatic Evil Morty Lives...

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    Although I don't agree with changing their name, I can say how it can be construed as offensive. But in MLB,Cleveland is considering changing their name too. What's so offensive about Indians? Should they be the Cleveland Native Americans? And the Braves? A brave was synonymous with a fierce warrior, but I guess that's highly offensive too!
     
  7. el005639

    el005639 Founding Member

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    While working in Canada I found out the new correct term is "first peoples"
     
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    fanatic Evil Morty Lives...

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    So Native American is racist now too? Good to know.
     
  9. el005639

    el005639 Founding Member

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    I don't know if it's classified as racist yet give it time I'm sure it will be. It was explained to me as "first peoples" is more correct because they were here before americgomo or what ever the hell his name was.
     
  10. Bengal B

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    I knew this guy who is a full blooded Choctaw Indian from Oklahoma. His favorite team was the Redskins because they were called the Redskins.

    Did you think he was going to root for the Cowboys?
     

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