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Whatís in a name? The Redskinsí bad karma
Washington Post ^ | 01/09/2013 | Courtland Milloy

Posted on 01/09/2013 9:34:47 AM PST by detective

So, Washington football fans, how’s that offensive team name and demeaning sports mascot working out? Whooping and hollering as RGIII goes on a “Redskins” warpath only to leave a trail of tears when his wounded knee gets buried at FedEx Field.

In this obscene home team sports fantasy, the gifted Robert Griffin III was reduced to a “noble savage.” Let the “Redskin” play hurt. He can take it. Hail to the young brave-hearted quarterback as he limps into battle on that injured knee. Three cheers as he fights on his one good leg for Old D.C.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: athletes; chat; redskins; rg3; slur; sports
What do you think the new name for the Redskins will be? Community Organizers, Government Employees, Occupiers. Politically correct D.C. will demand the Redskins change their name. What will they change it to?
1 posted on 01/09/2013 9:34:49 AM PST by detective
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To: detective
I refuse to give the Compost a click to read this tripe. Give the columnist the tomahawk chop.
2 posted on 01/09/2013 9:42:52 AM PST by Truth29
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To: detective

Hey how about the “Asia-Américas bridge crossing invaders”?....redface idiot legislators?


3 posted on 01/09/2013 9:45:30 AM PST by Getready (Wisdom is more valuable than gold and diamonds, and harder to find.)
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To: detective

Rush discussing now.


4 posted on 01/09/2013 9:48:15 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: detective
Politically correct D.C. will demand the Redskins change their name. What will they change it to?

Assh*les like this have been stomping their feet and holding their breath demanding a name change for 20 years. It ain't gonna happen!

5 posted on 01/09/2013 9:48:26 AM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: detective

Rush discussing now.


6 posted on 01/09/2013 9:48:26 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: detective

They made it to the playoffs in a year the coach openly declared a rebuilding year. Doesn’t smell like bad karma to me. Yeah the QB got hurt, but he was known to be fragile, which is why they drafted 2. And the backup can win, he has.


7 posted on 01/09/2013 9:50:25 AM PST by discostu (I recommend a fifth of Jack and a bottle of Prozac)
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To: detective
Rush is speaking about this right now, listening to him it was hard to believe the Post was actually this stupid to claim RGIII was hurt because of racism.

Now I am reading the excerpt (won't click on them and give them money), I find it simply incredible how weird libs have become.

Unhinged. Moronic. Foolish beyond words.

8 posted on 01/09/2013 9:50:53 AM PST by Lakeshark (!)
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To: detective

Washington Kennewick Man.

After all, white men were in North America first.

If Redskins gotta go so must, Florida St. Seminoles, Cleveland Indians ( Chief Wahoo),Atlanta Braves,K.C. Chiefs,Golden State Warriors,Chicago Blackhawks,Edmonton Eskimos,Brooklin Redmen,etc,etc,etc.


9 posted on 01/09/2013 9:56:43 AM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: detective

This nonsense has been going on for a long time - Stanford Indians changed to Cardinal (color, not bird) many years ago.
The Seattle University Maroons changed their name to Chieftains in 1938 to honor Chief Seattle - then about ten years ago, they became the Seattle Redhawks in a frenzy of political correctness.


10 posted on 01/09/2013 9:58:22 AM PST by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: Truth29

I am with you on clicking liberal hack links.

RG3 tried valiantly to save his team. His backup QB was pathetic and he knew it.

Let’s give the credit where credit is due, the Seahawks prevailed because they have a talented QB named Russell Wilson. After being down 0-14, they did not fold, whimper and play with desperation. They methodically demolished the Redskins to no further scores with a top rated defense, while executing the usual RW1 magic.


11 posted on 01/09/2013 10:00:21 AM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed when people figure out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: detective
Red Ass Baboons
12 posted on 01/09/2013 10:03:48 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: detective

Amusing considering the team was originally from boston, and the redskin referred to was the bean.

Should be interestin


13 posted on 01/09/2013 10:06:37 AM PST by petro45acp (More sheepdogs please...)
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To: entropy12
His backup QB was pathetic and he knew it.

What the hell are you talking about? Cousins has performed at a very high caliber every time he's had a real opprotunity...and last Sunday wasn't a real opportunity. Had he been braought in at the end of the 1st Qtr the Skins may ahve won that game.

14 posted on 01/09/2013 10:07:44 AM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: detective

Has nothing to do with “karma” but with cheapskate Dan Snyder’s refusal to fix FedEx disgraceful field, which is worse than an inner city kickball field, and has now shredded the knees of Adrian Peterson, (Seahawks DE) Chris Clemons and Robert Griffin III.


15 posted on 01/09/2013 10:13:16 AM PST by montag813
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To: Truth29; detective

This is really stupid even for the Compost. I won’t read it either.


16 posted on 01/09/2013 10:22:35 AM PST by darkangel82
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To: pgkdan

I am going by the only time I saw QB Cousins...in that skins-hawks game. He was truly pathetic. Could’nt even get a 1st down. But you know him better, so I will accede to your opinion of him.


17 posted on 01/09/2013 10:24:57 AM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed when people figure out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: entropy12
His backup QB was pathetic and he knew it.

BS. Cousins is a quality back up QB ... he could start for many teams in the NFL. You are totally clueless.

18 posted on 01/09/2013 10:28:09 AM PST by BluH2o
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To: detective
The Fightin' Whities!!!!


19 posted on 01/09/2013 10:29:59 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: detective

Well, we have Obamacare, Obamanomics, Obamanation ... call them the Obamaskins .... and their uniforms can all be black. Actually chocolate might be more appropriate, but black looks “bigger & badder”, just like Obama. /s


20 posted on 01/09/2013 10:39:56 AM PST by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: Absolutely Nobama; Thunder90; 4everontheRight; ABG(anybody but Gore); Abbeville Conservative; ...

NFL PING

FReepmail perdogg to be added to, or to be taken off the NFL Ping list...
21 posted on 01/09/2013 10:41:38 AM PST by Perdogg (Mark Levin - It's called the Bill of Rights not Bill of Needs)
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To: BluH2o

Thank You!


22 posted on 01/09/2013 10:50:39 AM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Perdogg
Interesting development in Bronco land. As most NFL fans know the Broncos go up against the Ravens this Saturday in Denver. Tickets made available for the game at the Denver Bronco ticket office last week sold out in minutes. However, on the secondary market via Ticketmaster & StubHub
there are currently close to 10 thousand tickets up for sale. As the game approaches, with little buying activity up to this point, prices are dropping rapidly. The fact that the weather forecast for Saturday at game time predicts 20 degree temperatures isn't helping. Daytime highs in Denver for several days now have been in the 50’s. A cold front arrives Friday. The Broncos need a boisterous crowd Saturday ... a lot of ‘no shows’ won’t help.
23 posted on 01/09/2013 11:08:39 AM PST by BluH2o
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To: All

Hail to the Redskins
Hail victory
Liberals are such douchbags
Run them out of DC


24 posted on 01/09/2013 11:14:24 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Fiscal Conservatives are Neither)
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To: detective

I’ve wondered since the late 60’s how the Washington Racist Nicknames get away with that name. Why aren’t the Native Americans protesting daily in D. C.?

They protest the Italians and Columbus Day every year in Denver. The use of this name by the team from D. C. amazes me.

If you are going to use a racist nickname for a D. C. team, wouldn’t you-know-what be more fitting?


25 posted on 01/09/2013 11:20:06 AM PST by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn....)
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To: BluH2o

Cousins could start for:

Arizona

Miami

Jacksonville

Oakland

Buffalo

The NY Jets

Philadelphia


26 posted on 01/09/2013 11:31:19 AM PST by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00......tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.....)
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To: detective

Courtland Milloy really believes this stuff. He believes in “magic”.

I wonder if he can explain where the Redskins’ bad karma was when they won three Super Bowls. Or when they kicked the Seahawks’ ass.


27 posted on 01/09/2013 11:35:36 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: Perdogg

Where was this bad karma when the ‘Skins were dominant during the Joe Gibbs era ?

And, another thing— Not all Native Americans find names like “Redskins” offensive. I live about 2 miles away from the Seminole reservation here in Florida. In almost every convenience store, you can buy all kinds of FSU junk and most of the folks on the reservation are FSU fans for some weird reason.


28 posted on 01/09/2013 11:38:03 AM PST by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00......tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.....)
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To: dainbramaged
“This nonsense has been going on for a long time”

Around 2001 the State of Maryland spent millions of dollars in taxpayer money to force any high School with a Native American name to change it. The Poolesville Indians became the Poolesville Falcons for one example. It was ironic hat the Redskins who play in Maryland were not subject to this.

29 posted on 01/09/2013 11:40:03 AM PST by detective
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To: detective

Bad karma. Balderdash. The Bengals must have a load of it because they haven’t won a playoff game in 22 years, and they made fools themselves again against the Texans...again.


30 posted on 01/09/2013 11:42:45 AM PST by Pinkbell
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To: detective

“This is a new era. Attitudes are changing; progressive thinking is emerging on everything from guns, gays and gas guzzling to debt, deficits and doctor bills.”

Apparently, the 48 million of us who voted against this crap do not exist. Jew hater Obama didn’t even win 51% of the vote.


31 posted on 01/09/2013 11:43:18 AM PST by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00......tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.....)
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To: Pinkbell

Let’s not forget those mighty Miami Dolphins and NY Jets! /sarc


32 posted on 01/09/2013 11:44:46 AM PST by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00......tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.....)
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To: Absolutely Nobama

I would add Kansas City and Tennessee to your list.


33 posted on 01/09/2013 11:45:07 AM PST by detective
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To: detective

Absolutely. Matt Cassel proved why he threw only 11 passes in college and Jake Locker appears to be fragile.


34 posted on 01/09/2013 11:49:23 AM PST by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00......tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.....)
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To: detective
They should rename themselves the Washington Monuments.

-PJ

35 posted on 01/09/2013 11:54:08 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: detective; Revolting cat!
What do you think the new name for the Redskins will be?

The SEIU Swishers.

36 posted on 01/09/2013 11:58:17 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: detective; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...

Hey, Courtland! Bite me!

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


37 posted on 01/09/2013 12:19:53 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Happy New Year!)
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To: detective

If we are going to remove all names related to “indigenous peoples”, then we will have to rename many of the state universities and their respective teams.

States With Indian Names

Alabama - Thicket Clearers
Alaska - Great Land
Arizona - Silver Slabs
Arkansas - Down Stream People
Connecticut - Upon The Long River
Dakota - Related People
Idaho - Sunrise, It Is Morning
Illinois - Men Or Great Men
Indiana - Land Of The Indians
Iowa - Drowsy People
Kansas - People Of The South Wind
Kentucky - Hunting Ground
Massachusetts - Great Hill
Michigan - Great Water
Minnesota - Sky Tinted Water
Mississippi - Father Of Water
Missouri - Long Canoe People
Nebraska - Flat Water
New Mexico - Aztec God Mexitili
Ohio - Beautiful Valley
Oklahoma - Land Of The Red Man
Oregon - Beautiful Water
Tennessee - From Chief Tannassie
Texas - Tejas Or Allies
Utah Those - Who Dwell High Up
Wisconsin - Where Waters Gather
Wyoming - Great Plain

http://www.firstpeople.us/glossary/States-With-Indian-Names.html

We have not begun to look at city names.

Chicago (Illinois): Algonquian for “garlic field.”
Miami is out.

Then we have to satisfy all those “separation of Church & State” loonies.

No more St. Louis, San Diego or New Orleans Saints.


38 posted on 01/09/2013 12:58:21 PM PST by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: detective; Perdogg

Yeah, like I’m expecting prescient NFL analysis from someone named “Courtland.”


39 posted on 01/09/2013 2:09:06 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: BluH2o

I watched him for the first time in the skins-hawks game last Sunday. He was indeed clueless in that game. Not a single 1st down, not even a single completed pass. He was pathetic in that short stint by any standard of measurement.

But you may be right since you know him better than I do.


40 posted on 01/09/2013 2:14:04 PM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed when people figure out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: detective

Oh geesh. Give it a rest, PC Tyrants.

(I find it funny that all these PC-laden fans support this team - you know, around DC we’re all liberal and about “diversity”, yet I don’t know 1 liberal Redskin fan that gripes about the name or logo. Hypocrites.)

I don’t know why this is so offensive. So you have red skin. So what?

Actually it is the worst version of the very long list of Indian (OMG! Did I use that term?) names on sport teams. Including “Indians” and every tribe under the sun. Those are legitimate names, not just a descriptor. But it’s not meant as an insult - why would one call oneself after something one despises?


41 posted on 01/09/2013 8:48:30 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: entropy12
“Not a single 1st down, not even a single completed pass”

In the short time Cousins played QB in the Seahawks game he had 3 completions 2 of which were for first downs.

He was in at a time when the Redskins had all but lost. The Seahawks knew he had to pass and they played the pass on every play. Despite some strong pass rushes Cousins avoided being sacked several times and avoided throwing an interception. On most plays he had little time to throw.

Cousins played very well against Baltimore. He drove the Redskins down the field late in the 4th quarter and completed some difficult passes to get the Redskins into a tie. He also rushed for a two point conversion after throwing a touchdown pass.

Cousins played well against Cleveland, a team that had beaten the NY Giants a few weeks earlier.

42 posted on 01/09/2013 9:04:17 PM PST by detective
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To: detective

If all you say is true about QB Cousins, and I have no reason to doubt you, the Redskins coach made a big blunder in not taking RG3 out much sooner. However IMO Seahawks would still win by a coupe points. I watched the game and all I remember is Redskins were flat offensively in 4th quarter. My bad in claiming Cousins had no completions.


43 posted on 01/09/2013 10:03:11 PM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed when people figure out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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