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Eaglesnest
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August 24th, 2014 at 1:43:19 AM permalink
This occurred to me the other day in a blinding flash of insight.

The Redskins can keep their team name. All they have to do is change their mascot to: a potato.

The Washington Redskin Potatoes. We will mash you!
onenickelmiracle
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August 24th, 2014 at 2:02:13 AM permalink
I've been thinking the same thing for weeks. Nothing wrong with potatoes but it could get messy. Next thing they know some potatoe company sues them maybe for damaging their tater business or something stupid.
FleaStiff
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August 24th, 2014 at 2:15:26 AM permalink
There is no name controversy.
The name is the Washington Redskins.
There are no doubts that that is what the name is.
There are only some nutcases who want to go around telling other people what there names should be. And what history books should read.
I really don't see how Redskins is offensive to Injuns.

I think there should be greater concern for the term "Washington" which could get linked with the other "Washington" and that would be offensive to all Americans.
Eaglesnest
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August 24th, 2014 at 2:33:05 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

There is no name controversy.
The name is the Washington Redskins.
There are no doubts that that is what the name is.
There are only some nutcases who want to go around telling other people what there names should be. And what history books should read.
I really don't see how Redskins is offensive to Injuns.

I think there should be greater concern for the term "Washington" which could get linked with the other "Washington" and that would be offensive to all Americans.



Relax, dude, this was tongue-in-cheek.

What "there" names should be??? Also...I didn't know history books could read...
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August 24th, 2014 at 8:28:58 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

I really don't see how Redskins is offensive to Injuns.


Well said, paleface.
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FleaStiff
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August 24th, 2014 at 11:43:54 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Well said, paleface.

LOL, you've no idea how pale! And living in Florida, that is really bad. Whereas you, with your New Amsterdam weather, at least have an excuse.

We use alot of terms but its very shallow. Even with all the violence, many White women had no desire to be "released" or to rejoin white society since they were treated better by Indians than by white men and white laws. Some Indian tribes required courtship for each of the four seasons before there could be a marriage. Many Indian tribes lived fairly peaceably such as by hunting and fishing. Most of the early settlers adopted Indian values and Indian ways. And I don't even know if Indians actually ever said Palefaces or not. So much comes to us via Hollywood and that is a detour that detracts from the truth.
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August 24th, 2014 at 12:20:50 PM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff



We use alot of terms but its very shallow. Even with all the violence, many White women had no desire to be "released" or to rejoin white society .

Or its kind of like abused women. She thought they would change.

or they might have all been fatties.
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August 24th, 2014 at 1:42:32 PM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

There is no name controversy.
The name is the Washington Redskins.
There are no doubts that that is what the name is.
There are only some nutcases who want to go around telling other people what there names should be. And what history books should read.
I really don't see how Redskins is offensive to Injuns.

I think there should be greater concern for the term "Washington" which could get linked with the other "Washington" and that would be offensive to all Americans.



So you think an expansion team could be named the Black Skins? How about if the league goes international? The Japan Slanty Eyes sound good to you?

Just because something has been a certain way for a period of time doesn't mean it right for current standards. Is slavery still ok?

I know, Cardinals might be offended by that name. Or Cowboys could be offended by the Dallas name. But if you live in reality, they aren't. History and tradition mean nothing. If the Washington franchise was offered enough money, the best stadium and a big enough tv deal to move to another location, they would. Tradition is only in affect when it's on the side of who using it.


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August 24th, 2014 at 2:35:48 PM permalink
They were 3-13 and managed to finish dead last in the entire NFC. If they changed their name to DrawingDead I'd be offended. If they adopted a potato theme with a hash brown mascot named Herb, I think the State of Idaho should sue them.
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August 24th, 2014 at 2:38:41 PM permalink
" A racially offensive epithet used towards Native Americans. " = Injun

I really don't see how Redskins is offensive to Injuns. = Two insults for the price of one !
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