Redskins Yes or no

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Lineup, Jul 13, 2020.

  1. Leidang

    Leidang Active Member

    Apr 27, 2006
    470
    52
    28
    Ratings:
    +107 / 0 / -0
    The DC Pork
    or
    The Washington Waste

    Either way the logo is a printing press churning out money.....
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Dislike Dislike x 1
  2. Sigmapolis

    Sigmapolis Minister of Economy
    SuperFanatic SuperFanatic T2

    Aug 10, 2011
    17,293
    5,790
    113
    Male
    Washington, DC
    Ratings:
    +22,625 / 1,263 / -21
    Slaveowner Racial Slurs

    Err.

    Washington Redskins
     
  3. Doc

    Doc This is it Morty
    SuperFanatic SuperFanatic T2

    Aug 6, 2006
    37,084
    5,198
    113
    Male
    Denver
    Ratings:
    +23,136 / 1,057 / -26
    Hopefully, it’s pretty unique and recognizable.
     
  4. clonedude

    clonedude Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2006
    19,836
    2,108
    113
    Male
    Ratings:
    +13,957 / 1,490 / -106
    I haven't read the entire thread, but what about the Washington Lobbyists? Or the Washington Gridlock?

    Seriously though, I hope they change it to the Washington Redtails. I think that would be sweet, and you could have some cool logos and merchandise too.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. dualthreat

    dualthreat Well-Known Member

    Oct 8, 2008
    10,311
    684
    113
    Male
    Ratings:
    +3,004 / 266 / -18
    It's much more about angry white people than native Americans. The Washington post survey found 9 of 10 NA didn't have a problem with the name whatsoever.
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
  6. Doc

    Doc This is it Morty
    SuperFanatic SuperFanatic T2

    Aug 6, 2006
    37,084
    5,198
    113
    Male
    Denver
    Ratings:
    +23,136 / 1,057 / -26
    Not angry about this, but I think 1 in 10 NA being unhappy with the name is enough to warrant a change.
     
    • Winner Winner x 1
  7. CNECloneFan

    CNECloneFan Well-Known Member

    Dec 1, 2012
    17,925
    1,247
    113
    Professor, Geology
    Ratings:
    +9,894 / 1,469 / -1,635
    I like the historical and patriotic backdrop to the Navajo Nation's suggestion of "Washington Code Talkers"

    But it just doesn't sound right.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  8. Rabbuk

    Rabbuk Well-Known Member

    Mar 1, 2011
    38,361
    3,410
    113
    Ratings:
    +21,952 / 1,103 / -68
    I submit murder hornets or the harambes
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
  9. VeloClone

    VeloClone Well-Known Member

    Jan 19, 2010
    34,977
    5,592
    113
    Male
    Brooklyn Park, MN
    Ratings:
    +19,915 / 303 / -4
    Is that any less threatening than the Browns or Cardinals?
     
  10. acoustimac

    acoustimac Well-Known Member

    Jan 8, 2009
    3,828
    692
    113
    Male
    Professor of Education
    Lamoni, IA
    Ratings:
    +1,742 / 75 / -0
    Should have been changed a long time ago...
     
  11. CNECloneFan

    CNECloneFan Well-Known Member

    Dec 1, 2012
    17,925
    1,247
    113
    Professor, Geology
    Ratings:
    +9,894 / 1,469 / -1,635
    I didn't say threatening. It just doesn't have the flow that teams like to have. I mean, we aren't the Iowa State Violent Low Pressure Systems...
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
  12. Drew0311

    Drew0311 Well-Known Member

    Nov 7, 2019
    973
    275
    63
    Male
    Sales
    Norwalk, Iowa
    Ratings:
    +1,864 / 236 / -51
    love it when people are more offended than the people it’s supposed to offend. Glad the Notre Dame fighting Irish will not change their name even though that is a huge Irish stereotype. Washington can juat change it to Washington skins
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Creative Creative x 1
  13. VeloClone

    VeloClone Well-Known Member

    Jan 19, 2010
    34,977
    5,592
    113
    Male
    Brooklyn Park, MN
    Ratings:
    +19,915 / 303 / -4
    They can just call them "Washy Talkies" for short.
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  14. BWRhasnoAC

    BWRhasnoAC Well-Known Member
    SuperFanatic SuperFanatic T2

    Apr 10, 2013
    11,740
    1,679
    113
    Superintendent
    Somewhere between the seas
    Ratings:
    +9,054 / 578 / -38
    I'm surprised that Indians isn't one which would be offensive, considering they were given that name by an ignorant white man looking for India. It is however in the lexicon, used to represent a general term for all Natives.
     
  15. Doc

    Doc This is it Morty
    SuperFanatic SuperFanatic T2

    Aug 6, 2006
    37,084
    5,198
    113
    Male
    Denver
    Ratings:
    +23,136 / 1,057 / -26
    I’ve saw a couple woke types refer to the group as American Indians recently. Don’t really know the story behind that. Maybe a broader term to allow the various tribes heritages to be larger?
     
  16. harimad

    harimad Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2016
    5,916
    2,689
    113
    Female
    IT Systems Architect
    Illinois
    Ratings:
    +9,819 / 368 / -1
    Er, well, you see, long before Europeans arrived on this continent, Native American tribes could be found everywhere, even at the site that DC now sits. I think it was Powhatan territory?
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
  17. BWRhasnoAC

    BWRhasnoAC Well-Known Member
    SuperFanatic SuperFanatic T2

    Apr 10, 2013
    11,740
    1,679
    113
    Superintendent
    Somewhere between the seas
    Ratings:
    +9,054 / 578 / -38
    Ya, I'm white as ****. I can't really tell you what the general population of Natives would say. I think Natives is most appropriate as a change for Indians as far as sensitivity goes.
     
  18. SpokaneCY

    SpokaneCY Well-Known Member
    SuperFanatic SuperFanatic T2

    Apr 11, 2006
    12,501
    1,694
    113
    Male
    Manager of Natural Gas / RETIREE!
    Spokane, WA
    Ratings:
    +8,175 / 441 / -45
    1 in 10 of any group can/should carry the day on any issue?
     
    • Like Like x 1
  19. BWRhasnoAC

    BWRhasnoAC Well-Known Member
    SuperFanatic SuperFanatic T2

    Apr 10, 2013
    11,740
    1,679
    113
    Superintendent
    Somewhere between the seas
    Ratings:
    +9,054 / 578 / -38
    Of a racially insensitive trivial name for a sports team? Sure.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Like Like x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  20. BMWallace

    BMWallace Active Member
    SuperFanatic

    Sep 11, 2011
    504
    231
    43
    Male
    Engineer
    Buffalo, NY
    Ratings:
    +602 / 38 / -0
    Odd thought, but I was wondering what DC will be called if statehood passes. Apparently the current bill will change the name to "State of Washington, Douglass Commonwealth" in honor of Fredrick Douglass. Though previous proposals would have made the name New Columbia.

    I was just thinking, if DC becomes a state with a different name, how would the teams change their names to reflect it?
     

Share This Page