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Redskins name change should be discussed, Vincent Gray says
Washington Post. ^ | 01/09/2013 | Mike Debonis

Posted on 01/09/2013 1:22:47 PM PST by detective

The Redskins’ resurgence has District politicos once again talking about what it would take to relocate the team back inside the city limits. But Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) today suggested there would have to be a controversial prerequisite to any stadium deal: a name change, or at least discussion of one.

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1 posted on 01/09/2013 1:22:54 PM PST by detective
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To: detective

Schaudenfraude.............


2 posted on 01/09/2013 1:24:54 PM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: detective

How about Grayskins then?


3 posted on 01/09/2013 1:25:16 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: detective

No, it shouldn’t be changed. Your name should, a-hole. FUVG.


4 posted on 01/09/2013 1:26:12 PM PST by carriage_hill ("I meant to say maggot, but I have a lisp.")
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To: detective

How I absolutely LOATHE THE LEFT.


5 posted on 01/09/2013 1:28:53 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: detective

Why now, if not in the PC decade of the 90s?


6 posted on 01/09/2013 1:28:56 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: detective
But Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) today suggested there would have to be a controversial prerequisite to any stadium deal: a name change, or at least discussion of one.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with the name "Redskins." I do not think that the DC government did any favors when they changed the name of their basketball team from the "Bullets" to the "Wizards." Why does the DC government want to honor the Ku Klux Klan with the name "Wizards." Beats me!

It makes us wonder what moronic names these people want to name the Redskins? Keep that popcorn coming!

7 posted on 01/09/2013 1:29:17 PM PST by olezip
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To: carriage_hill

Nah. Make it the Whiteskins who are now the oppressed minority. s/


8 posted on 01/09/2013 1:30:16 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: detective

Whether or not they change the team’s nickname, the playoff game of last week should forever be known as The Battle of Wounded Knee.


9 posted on 01/09/2013 1:31:28 PM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: detective

The NCAA made most of their member institutions change their nicknames away from Native American names. Well, the mid-size schools that didn’t have the cash to bribe their way out of the rule. It didn’t matter that the vast majority of “official spokesmen” for the Native Americans wanted the names kept as they honored, rather than denigrated, the native tribes.

As you can see, this one rule change, at one fell swoop, ended the widespread academic cheating, “hundred dollar handshakes,” bogus off-season jobs, favoritism to family members, and erased police blotters that had plagued collegiate athletics. It’s all better now.

On the other hand, I can see where “Redskins” doesn’t exactly honor the memory of Native American tribes. But the main point is that Native Americans are not the predominant ethnic group in the DC area now. Perhaps some other name might be in order.


10 posted on 01/09/2013 1:31:28 PM PST by henkster ("The people who count the votes decide everything." -Joseph Stalin)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Good one!


11 posted on 01/09/2013 1:36:22 PM 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

Name change? How about Los Angeles Redskins.


12 posted on 01/09/2013 1:37:32 PM PST by allendale
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'Perhaps some other name might be in order.'

Of course, I suggest the Washington Bloodsuckers or perhaps the Washington Parasites, the possibilities are endless.

13 posted on 01/09/2013 1:37:39 PM PST by Theoria
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To: detective

Name change? How about Los Angeles Redskins.


14 posted on 01/09/2013 1:37:54 PM PST by allendale
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To: Buckeye McFrog

How about PORKSKINS? or INJUNS? or INDIAN BRAVES? Surely, that’s okay. - All this infernal APOLOGIZING is making me weary; and name changing every time the fashion follies of the decade change. What ever they change it to, it’ll set someone’s nose on crooked sooner or later. - Oh, how about the KISS MY GRITS? or maybe the UNICORN FARTS? or the LIGHTNINGS & THUNDERS? (too violent?) SIGH.


15 posted on 01/09/2013 1:40:25 PM PST by Twinkie (The earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof; the world and they that dwell therein. Ps. 24:1)
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To: detective

I will always call them ‘The Redskins’ just like I call the basketball team ‘The Bullets’.


16 posted on 01/09/2013 1:40:36 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: carriage_hill
No, it shouldn’t be changed. Your name should, a-hole. FUVG.

In fact, "gray" is a racial slur that is applied to whites who try to "act black," kind of an inverse "Oreo cookie." And "Vincent" is from the Latin, vincere, which means "to conquer."

Therefore, "Vincent Gray" is a racial slur that advocates conquering white people. I find that very offensive. Whom can I sioux. I mean sue.

17 posted on 01/09/2013 1:41:56 PM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: Twinkie

The Fightin’ Whities!!!


18 posted on 01/09/2013 1:42:42 PM 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

How about the Washington Thinskins.


19 posted on 01/09/2013 1:43:16 PM PST by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: max americana

We don’t count.


20 posted on 01/09/2013 1:46:21 PM PST by carriage_hill ("I meant to say maggot, but I have a lisp.")
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