I do wonder. What if the Washington Redskins kept the name, but changed the
mascot? Boston has the Red Sox. Cincinnati has the Reds, which was actually
begun as the Redlegs, meaning the color of sox they wore. Suppose the Redskins
got rid of the Indian (sorry!! native American) symbol and just called
themselves the Redskins, referring to the color of their shirt. No more native
American Chiefs with full headress on celebrating after a touchdown. Thus taking
away the skin color racial element. Would that work? If not, then maybe, since
the team is in D.C. they should just call themselves the Washington Spenders.
Change the team color to green, take the Indian Chief logo off of the helmets
and put a big dollar sign on it.
I'm Native American and I see no problem with the Redskin name. As far as
I know, no other group of people is represented as team mascots except for the
Fighting Irish. It sure is better than watching Indiams get shot down in John
Well, if Rob Ford supports keeping the name, then we must! We should heed the
opinion of a man of such high integrity and tact.
If they do change it, it should be something that is a slap to the face of the
PC crowd.They're dividing America more than they are uniting it.
JimEGood point and idea. Maybe the Washington Treehuggers. Or the
Non-Violent Ones. Or the Peaceful Players. Or the Sensitive Ones. Or the
Multiculturalists. Or the Inclusives.I know if I were the owner of the
team, I'd threaten to name it something like that just to get the goat of
about half of Washington D.C. And change the team colors to pastel green and
Let's see pick a new name ....the Washington Socialistsor the Washington Thugsor the
Washington Football teamor the Washington Personsorthe Washington Lawyersor ....I
don't know. Trying to pick a name that doesn't offend anyone and is
politically correct in every way is impossible. Maybe just let the
team fold and forget about it. Who cares about Washington DC anyway.
As a supporter of the Washington Redskins since a young age, I would disagree
with anyone who wants to step in and change the name. The President needs to
keep his comments to himself on something that is none of his business. but the
he is really good at sticking his nose where it doesn't belong. the only way I would get behind a name change is when EVERY American Indian
agrees that it is a racial slur to keep the name, but they can't do that
because a large portion of them do not see it as a slur. it did not start out to
be a slur, IIRC it was American Indians that picked the name. and American
Indians have been just as supportive as Non-Indians.Frankly I think
in this overly politically correct society that the liberal have built it is
good to have a hold out or two and good for Snyder to being one. Differing
opinions can co-exist and this is one area that perhaps should agree to disagree
and move on.