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D.C. Council may push Washington Redskins into ‘Washington Redtails’

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Old 05-05-2013, 10:19 AM   #11
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Re: D.C. Council may push Washington Redskins into ‘Washington Redtails’

I'm surprised Goodell didn't say the Saint's name is offensive.
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Re: D.C. Council may push Washington Redskins into ‘Washington Redtails’

Originally Posted by TheOak View Post
This is actually a giant onion with many layers. "If" you mandate that teams change their names because certain people find them offensive than you also have to go and start changing other names.

Seattle "Bombers" baseball team... See where it is going?

Then you will have the atheists wanting all cities named after Saints changed...

Once the snowball starts rolling... it will never stop because it sets precedent.
... that's where I'm at on the issue. You start issuing resolutions making a privately-owned organization change it's name, what else do you start mandating? I thought there was an indigenious tribe or two that was on record being Ok with that team being called "Redskins" anyway ... it's fricken' football, for crissake ... like they don't have anything better to vote on or be concerned with ... DC is a fricken' warzone, SE anyway, maybe dedicate a little time to helping out the local neighborhoods, city council?
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Re: D.C. Council may push Washington Redskins into ‘Washington Redtails’

Good God Make it stop ! What the Hell is next.
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So everybody would be fine and dandy with me starting a football team and calling it Mississippi ******s?
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:45 AM   #15
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Re: D.C. Council may push Washington Redskins into ‘Washington Redtails’

By me, the government names buildings & roads after tribes of the Algonquian, ie Chippewa, Ojibwe, Miami, Ottawa, Huron, Wyandot, Sauk and they teach Native American history in the schools ... don't see the big deal with an NFL team.
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Re: D.C. Council may push Washington Redskins into ‘Washington Redtails’

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By me, the government names buildings & roads after tribes of the Algonquian, ie Chippewa, Ojibwe, Miami, Ottawa, Huron, Wyandot, Sauk and they teach Native American history in the schools ... don't see the big deal with an NFL team.
The difference is that those you listed are actual names of tribes while Redskins is a derogatory term. I think its totaly fin to have the Florida State Seminoles, the tribe has given their blessing to the use of that name (and probably recieves a royalty?) but Redskins are a different thing.
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So everybody would be fine and dandy with me starting a football team and calling it Mississippi ******s?
not sure what the censored name is but if its Mississippi Rednecks
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The censored name is the N-word. As I understand Redskin and N-word is equally bad in they eyes of the people the word is used about.
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Hate the PC movement, but I do like the name Redtails. I like that a lot.
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Hate the PC movement, but I do like the name Redtails. I like that a lot.
If they would change it I think it would be a good choice. Similar to the old one and representing something to be proud of.
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