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Old 10-10-2013, 05:15 AM   #51
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Look, move the team to somewhere here in Alabama, except Birmingham, and call them the Alabama Rednecks. Done.
No need to move, we have plenty of rednecks surrounding DC
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:32 AM   #52
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The Washington Beltway Traffic would be a good name for their offense right now. They hardly go full speed and take 3 hours to get to the end and are frustrated when they get there.
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:43 AM   #53
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:45 AM   #54
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:52 AM   #55
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Old 10-10-2013, 06:48 AM   #56
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How about the Washington Go****Yourselves?

this bull**** about a name change on a team that has been around something like 75 years is stupid. these politically correct people need to shut the **** up and complain about something else. And ****tard Obama can go **** himself too. I am sure there are a lot more pressing needs that need his attention but he is flapping his mouth about the Redskins.
Lots of anger. What does it matter to you?

And Obama was asked the question, retard. "DURR AH DON'T KNOW HURR DURR" would have been an acceptable answer from our last President, but when you're asked you're expected to answer.

As for the name, it doesn't make a lick of difference to me, though it IS a racist slur. It has ALWAYS been a racist slur. And there's no way to use the word that isn't a racist slur. I have friends who are NA who want the name changed, and I have friends who don't care. Personally, I think it would be the right thing to do to change the name (I like Redtails or Warriors best), but if they don't I'm certainly not going to get all argle bargle like you just did.
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:00 AM   #58
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:01 AM   #59
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Lots of anger. What does it matter to you?

And Obama was asked the question, retard. "DURR AH DON'T KNOW HURR DURR" would have been an acceptable answer from our last President, but when you're asked you're expected to answer.

As for the name, it doesn't make a lick of difference to me, though it IS a racist slur. It has ALWAYS been a racist slur. And there's no way to use the word that isn't a racist slur. I have friends who are NA who want the name changed, and I have friends who don't care. Personally, I think it would be the right thing to do to change the name (I like Redtails or Warriors best), but if they don't I'm certainly not going to get all argle bargle like you just did.
Yep. Redtails would be a good name. They could have a hawk on their helmets.
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Lots of anger. What does it matter to you?

And Obama was asked the question, retard. "DURR AH DON'T KNOW HURR DURR" would have been an acceptable answer from our last President, but when you're asked you're expected to answer.

As for the name, it doesn't make a lick of difference to me, though it IS a racist slur. It has ALWAYS been a racist slur. And there's no way to use the word that isn't a racist slur. I have friends who are NA who want the name changed, and I have friends who don't care. Personally, I think it would be the right thing to do to change the name (I like Redtails or Warriors best), but if they don't I'm certainly not going to get all argle bargle like you just did.
No, it has not always been a racist slur. Much like the word negro, it was just a distinguisher for a group of people. Redskin or negro was a descriptor. It took on racial overtones later, and became slurs.

Redtails in a way is like Redskin. It was a name given to a specific group of people based on race. In this instance, Warriors is probably the best one presented it is not race specific and is not exactly offensive...at least I hope it isnt.

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I doubt they'll change, but if they do it will probably be the Hogs.
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No, it has not always been a racist slur. Much like the word negro, it was just a distinguisher for a group of people. Redskin or negro was a descriptor. It took on racial overtones later, and became slurs.

Redtails in a way is like Redskin. It was a name given to a specific group of people based on race. In this instance, Warriors is probably the best one presented it is not race specific and is not exactly offensive...at least I hope it isnt.

Or the U of Hawaii is in trouble.
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Or the U of Hawaii is in trouble.

When I was growing up I went to Middle School at Quantico, Virginia. The middle school and high school were in the same building. The school mascot was the Devil Dogs. I go back to Va after graduating HS in PA and they changed the mascot to the Warriors.

So lame.

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When I was growing up I went to Middle School at Quantico, Virginia. The middle school and high school were in the same building. The school mascot was the Devil Dogs. I go back to Va after graduating HS in PA and they changed the mascot to the Warriors.

So lame.

My high school team was the Mighty Mohicans. Now, it's the Panthers.
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:39 AM   #65
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Why don't the just call themselves The Hogs and be done w/it??
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there's no way to use the word that isn't a racist slur.
What about Redskin Potatoes
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Why don't the just call themselves The Hogs and be done w/it??

In a city known for bloated spending bills, it could fit. But it might offend the sensibilities of our esteemed members of the political class. Or as they like to call themselves, our betters.


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There are connotations and denotations associated with all words. To act as if the term "Redskin" wasn't used in a pejorative sense to demean natives is bogus.
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Potato =/= person. It's a person on the logo.
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Potato =/= person. It's a person on the logo.
Just saying...it is a way the word can be used that isn't a slur. Honestly it's easy to not be a slur.....despite origins, words do change over time. Yankee was originally an insult, and now it only is in Boston.

Now I understand being a hetero white male I am the devil and the actions of my ancestors (which includes vikings) has nullified my opinion on civil rights and social correctness, but I've had many friends of the non-evil races as well, and honestly I think most people really don't give a crap. The Silent majority of minorities.
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How about Washington Native Americans?

Can anyone mock up a logo? I think it has a catchy ring to it!
I got one. BTW, 90% of Indians don't want the name changed. Who in the **** uses the name/slur "Redskins" to describe an Indian?"
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No, it has not always been a racist slur. Much like the word negro, it was just a distinguisher for a group of people. Redskin or negro was a descriptor. It took on racial overtones later, and became slurs.

Redtails in a way is like Redskin. It was a name given to a specific group of people based on race. In this instance, Warriors is probably the best one presented it is not race specific and is not exactly offensive...at least I hope it isnt.

There is no equal to redtail and redskin. Yes, redtails were an all black unit, but, to my knowledge, their decision to paint their tails red had nothing to do with their race specifically. Plus, the redtails are a group that should be celebrated! They are war heroes.

I don't get why there's such ANGER by some toward changing the name. We're still a deeply racist society, and if we're making movements towards some kind of post-racial existence, then these types of things should happen. Not every tradition is good.

And if you bring up the "some native american high schools have the name" argument, its because they've taken ownership of it and decided to do that themselves. Its not like predominantly white highschools are keeping a redskin name. Its just not the same.
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