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  • Patent Office Cancels 'Redskins'

    annnndd here we go.

    http://money.cnn.com/2014/06/18/news...html?hpt=hp_t2

    I know it was posted in the Around the NFL thread but I think this one deserves its own thread.

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    Beginning of the end for the Redskins name, could take a while longer before it gets officially changed though

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    • #3
      They have no choice about changing the name now. Anyone can make and sell Redskins gear.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ludo21 View Post
        annnndd here we go.

        http://money.cnn.com/2014/06/18/news...html?hpt=hp_t2

        I know it was posted in the Around the NFL thread but I think this one deserves its own thread.
        I tried to find the older threads but couldn't.

        These fascists like Reid love racism. They need it and survive on the assumption of it to push their agendas. Any rational person can see the name means the war paint used when going into battle. You know, something the redksins do on Sundays. It's symbolic of the courage aloquins(spelling) had when facing battles. With "red" ****ing paint on their "skin". "Redskin". To a person who loves the idea racism can get votes, it means a scalped face.
        Last edited by The1percentKid; 06-18-2014, 09:45 AM.

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        • #5
          I think what bothers me most is the amount if conversation this is getting in Washington, just a waste of time better spent elswhere (immigration reform, VA, etc_)

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ludo21 View Post
            I think what bothers me most is the amount if conversation this is getting in Washington, just a waste of time better spent elswhere (immigration reform, VA, etc_)
            But those aren't problems to them! They want all that swept under a rug. It's election year. Gotta run on the assumptions of racism to get the weak minded voters!


            The ****ed up part of the Washington redskins name isn't redskins, it's Washington.
            Last edited by The1percentKid; 06-18-2014, 09:36 AM.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ludo21 View Post
              I think what bothers me most is the amount if conversation this is getting in Washington, just a waste of time better spent elswhere (immigration reform, VA, etc_)
              votes baby, votes

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Rabb View Post
                votes baby, votes

                Don't get ahead of yourselves people. This is not the first time this has happened. Washington had their trademark revoked back in 1999 only to have it reinstated in 2005.

                Even if they are unable to reinstate their trademark this time, the ruling in no way shape or form compels the Washington Redskins to change their logo, colors, or nickname. And while it does make it more difficult for them to prevent counterfeiters from imposing on the logo, it does not render them without recourse.

                Essentially, this is a moral victory and possibly a short-lived one. Personally, I think it is inevitable that at some point the Redskins will change their name. I wish they would do is sooner rather than later because the story bored the hell out of me 8 years ago, and the prospect of it dominating every off season news cycle for the next decade depresses me severely.

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                • #9
                  It's a tired argument, and I'm not sure what Washington/The NFL is holding on to. Obviously, it bothers people, a lot of people and regardless of whether or not it was intended, it can be seen as offensive. No one will miss it. If you change the name of the team, its not like people will stop watching. Who cares, just change it, sell a buttload of new merch.

                  I love the idea of calling them the Red Tails. You can honor ww2 african american pilots in a predominant african american league, its a cool namesake, a cool name, would make for a cool logo, and you keep the "red" in the name. Plus, calling them the tails is cool.

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                  • #10
                    Capital hill and politicians want so badly to have their finger in the nfl pie. This is their way of getting in. Desperate.

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                    • #11
                      Interesting. That should get Dan "douchebag" Synder's attention.

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                        • #13
                          They should make every team with an Indian nickname do the same.

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                          • #14
                            Sign of the fascist America that picks winners and losers based on whim and the strong arming of a vocal minority.

                            Teddy Roosevelt once said that while he didn't believe that the only good indian was a dead indian, he believed that this applied in 9 out of 10 cases. Why is he still on Mount Rushmore? Harry Reid still uses 'negro' in his vocabulary, why is he still a senator?

                            I'd be more pissed at the gov't 'help' that led to corruption, casinos, rampant alcoholism, poverty and unemployment that a team called the Redskins.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by DENVERDUI55 View Post
                              They should make every team with an Indian nickname do the same.

                              no, see, there's this thing called a Constitution in which the gov't cannot 'make' any team do anything but operate within the law. the slippery slope is a high one.

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