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Letter from Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder to fans
Washington Post ^ | 10-9-2013 | Dan Snyder

Posted on 10/09/2013 11:58:31 AM PDT by markomalley

To Everyone in our Washington Redskins Nation:

As loyal fans, you deserve to know that everyone in the Washington Redskins organization -- our players, coaches and staff -- are truly privileged to represent this team and everything it stands for. We are relentlessly committed to our fans and to the sustained long-term success of this franchise.

That’s why I want to reach out to you --our fans -- about a topic I wish to address directly: the team name, “Washington Redskins.” While our focus is firmly on the playing field, it is important that you hear straight from me on this issue. As the owner of the Redskins and a lifelong fan of the team, here is what I believe and why I believe it.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: americanindians; mascot; nfl; redskins; snyder; washingtonredskins
He goes on to outline the history and the actual opinions of moist Indians regarding the name.

Of course, since the PC Gestapo are on the case, facts are irrelevant.

1 posted on 10/09/2013 11:58:31 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

I don’t remember the Kennedys ever going after the ‘Skins name issue way back when, Why now?

I guess the media mafia needs a new or rather old item to revisit to cover-up for their pitiful efforts on reporting current events nationwide.


2 posted on 10/09/2013 12:01:34 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: markomalley

It also just happens to be one of the most valuable brands in the world among sports franchises. No way is Snyder going to throw that away because of some PC nutjobs who for the most part aren’t even football fans.


3 posted on 10/09/2013 12:02:12 PM PDT by kevkrom (It's not "immigration reform", it's an "amnesty bill". Take back the language!)
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To: markomalley

As a Cowboys fan, the Redskins are per se evil. And I don’t generally care for Dan Snyder. However, in this case, I am 100% behind him and the Redskins.

Unfortunately, I had to go to the WaPo site to read the letter. Now I have to go take a shower.


4 posted on 10/09/2013 12:02:57 PM PDT by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: markomalley

In tribute to the whiners, they should change the name to The Washington Thinskins.


5 posted on 10/09/2013 12:07:25 PM PDT by Argus
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To: markomalley

Do the Redskins get gov’t welfare?


6 posted on 10/09/2013 12:07:59 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: kevkrom

“Brand” is right! It would be suicide to change. It would be like “McDonalds” changing their name to “Burger World”.

Dan writes a great letter pointing out the respect shown to Indians throughout their 8 decades.


7 posted on 10/09/2013 12:08:33 PM PDT by albie
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To: markomalley

I’m disappointed
Really hoping for “Beltway Baraqqis”


8 posted on 10/09/2013 12:09:46 PM PDT by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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To: nascarnation

May I suggest the tried and true name “Washington Bullets.” What could go wrong?


9 posted on 10/09/2013 12:11:54 PM PDT by Quick Shot
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To: NormsRevenge

I don’t remember the Kennedys ever going after the ‘Skins name issue way back when, Why now?”

Because, as leftists are so often heard saying, we’re a “more enlightened” country now. BTW, leftists in 2050 will view leftists in 2013 as odious. The standards keep changing with them.


10 posted on 10/09/2013 12:13:15 PM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: markomalley

What about dry Indians?


11 posted on 10/09/2013 12:15:33 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: markomalley

Moist Indians? What about the dry Indians?................


12 posted on 10/09/2013 12:16:19 PM PDT by Red Badger (TANSTAAFL always wins. Always...........................)
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To: markomalley

Yada yada yada SHOVE IT UP YOUR PC ASSES yada yada yada WE AIN’T CHANGING THE NAME.

Dan Snyder


13 posted on 10/09/2013 12:17:39 PM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: henkster

This nonsense must stop. Colleges and even local High Schools are being pressured by the PC Nazis to change the generations loved mascot nicknames. The Sioux, Apaches, Seminoles for just a couple of samples. Consider...
With the corrupted history poorly taught in the government schools, the ONLY thing keeping alive the names of many Native American tribes is their being adopted over the years by school teams.
These names, chosen to claim for the teams, the bravery, courage, tenacity and very existence of the people here before Columbus showed up, will vanish from the language without these reminders.
Oh, should my RED Sox change their color, too?
What about the U.S. Army naming a war fighting helicopter the APACHE? Must they rename it the HECKAWES?


14 posted on 10/09/2013 12:17:55 PM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf (NY TIMES: We print the news as it fits our views.)
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To: markomalley

Better to be a brave Redskin than to be a weasel thin-skin.


15 posted on 10/09/2013 12:22:15 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: markomalley

The end game is to outlaw conservative free speech, if people accept the premise that offensive speech can be banned then the outcry will be that conservatives viewpoints are offensive and need to be banned as well.


16 posted on 10/09/2013 12:22:24 PM PDT by stockpirate (Build a gallows outside the US Capital and they will come..or we need to drag them to it..)
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To: CaptainAmiigaf

—Oh, should my RED Sox change their color, too?—

Ironically, at the height of the Cold War, the Cincinnati Reds changed or reverted their names to Redlegs because it sounded less commie.


17 posted on 10/09/2013 12:24:47 PM PDT by JoeTheGeorgian
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To: Red Badger

” Moist Indians? What about the dry Indians?................”

I hate this tablet’s automatic spell correction.......


18 posted on 10/09/2013 12:28:29 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: markomalley

It’s just liberals, being offended on behalf of people who aren’t offended. Yeah, some Oneidas are acting offended, but most aren’t and besides, I’ve sworn off buying any of their silverware, so there.

They’re fortunate we didn’t bring all of our old-world customs with us or they’d all have been wiped out a few centuries ago.

I was on a FB thread the other day where the folks in SD were still angry about Mt. Rushmore, but I told them, Hey, you’re getting your wish, the evil white man has been pushed out by the evil white/black man. I suggested they just get their friends in the Taliban to blow it up and they didn’t like that either. There’s just no pleasing some folks....


19 posted on 10/09/2013 12:32:01 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: markomalley
The First Mulatto doesn't like the name Redskins?
20 posted on 10/09/2013 12:32:27 PM PDT by Renegade
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To: markomalley

Better not use the word ‘Bigger’................


21 posted on 10/09/2013 12:33:10 PM PDT by Red Badger (TANSTAAFL always wins. Always...........................)
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To: WayneS
What about dry Indians?

No such thing.

22 posted on 10/09/2013 12:34:53 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: NormsRevenge

The strategy of the left is to create and pander to “victim” groups in order to expand their socialist army. Their actual ideas and goals are so odious that they don’t help attract people to their cause. So they keep their true intentions as quiet as they can. Instead they have to manufacture side issues like this in order to get donations and votes.


23 posted on 10/09/2013 12:36:51 PM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: NormsRevenge
I don’t remember the Kennedys ever going after the ‘Skins name issue way back when, Why now?

Probably came to them that "red" and "skin" could refer to potatoes, and potatoes remind them of an Irish Seven Course meal, and that plays to some forms of the addiction gene that most Kennedys apparently have.

24 posted on 10/09/2013 12:37:19 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: JoeTheGeorgian

25 posted on 10/09/2013 12:38:46 PM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: Calvin Locke

26 posted on 10/09/2013 12:39:20 PM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: CaptainAmiigaf

I agree—a good way for kids to learn the names of Indian tribes, or be familiar with the terms, is through the sports teams—I was reading “Little House on the Prairie” last night to my 8 and 11 yr old kids and was stunned to learn that they had never heard the names “Comanche” or “Apache”—a little homeschooling on my part on Indian tribes is in order. . .


27 posted on 10/09/2013 12:45:50 PM PDT by olivia3boys
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To: Calvin Locke

Good point. Ethnic societal, sometimes very subtle, differences do exist. Different folk have experienced calamity in many ways.. Including via food.. Especially the Irish.

Pass the wuudka.


28 posted on 10/09/2013 12:46:13 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: markomalley

Is the name Quisling taken?

Would Snyder please ask this question? How would changing the Redskins name improve the life of any Native Americans?


29 posted on 10/09/2013 12:47:24 PM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: markomalley

“Team Travon” would not only honor a brother, it would eulogize the thuggery that exists in professional sports.


30 posted on 10/09/2013 12:53:47 PM PDT by Random Access
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To: NormsRevenge
I don't remember the Kennedys ever going after the 'Skins name issue way back when, Why now?

You're talking 1960 to 1963. Civil rights for Indians were even a smoke signal on the horizon. The only Indians the public knew were Tonto, Geronimo, chief Crazy Horse, Hiawatha, Pocohontas, Squanto and maybe one or two others.

31 posted on 10/09/2013 12:54:17 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: henkster
This is for you

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32 posted on 10/09/2013 1:04:54 PM PDT by Zeneta
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To: Argus
In tribute to the whiners, they should change the name to The Washington Thinskins.

I'd like to suggest they be renamed "Foreskins" in honor of Sandra Fluck.

33 posted on 10/09/2013 1:17:26 PM PDT by dearolddad (/i>)
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34 posted on 10/09/2013 1:18:31 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Zeneta

That was back when they didn’t like each other. My favorite was 1979, when Staubach threw three TD passes late in the 4th quarter in a comeback win on the last day of the season. The Cowboys won the division, and the Redskins were eliminated. After the game, Harvey Martin threw a funeral wreath into a dejected Redskins’ locker room.

If you’re bored, watch the game here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQzA97RfLVM


35 posted on 10/09/2013 1:22:12 PM PDT by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: olivia3boys

Find, if you can, one of those old (pre-1975) National Geographic books on Indians. Try Amazon, e-Bay or garage sales. Back then, they still told the straight story.


36 posted on 10/09/2013 1:27:30 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: markomalley
These leftist busybodies need to get their "indigantion" propaganda straight. Are these team's names and mascots offensive or symbols of empowerment?

Which is it?

I know what it is not, it's not about the symbols being “racist”, it's all about power and money.

If Washington's team was named “The rebels” with a Southern soldier waving a Confederate Battle flag instead of an “Native American” symbol, these same agitators would be crying racism still, only the symbol wouldn't be ridiculing but one of empowering.

Just as they did at Ole Miss with their Rebels and their southern gentleman mascot.

I quit paying attention to these leftwingnuts agitating attention whores and I wish organizations would see them for what they are.

37 posted on 10/09/2013 1:28:03 PM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: markomalley

Great letter. Keep the name, some people just need to F’n GROW UP!


38 posted on 10/09/2013 1:29:49 PM PDT by Farnsworth ("The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no)
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To: henkster

I think I’ll pass on that video.

As for the point of the original post, I find the “Cowboys” to be very offensive.

BTW, was that the game that Drew Pearson made that “behind the back” catch ?


39 posted on 10/09/2013 1:33:22 PM PDT by Zeneta
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To: Zeneta

Don’t think it was that game. He made some good catches in his day. My favorite Cowboy, even if he was named after a communist columnist.


40 posted on 10/09/2013 1:35:30 PM PDT by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: JediJones

They could change their logo to a redskin potato and call themselves the “Spuds”!


41 posted on 10/09/2013 1:35:37 PM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: olivia3boys; CaptainAmiigaf
I agree—a good way for kids to learn the names of Indian tribes, or be familiar with the terms

If the KKK or some neo Nazi group were the ones pressuring the colleges and owners to rid themselves of these mascots as they were "empowering" a "fallen, degenerate race", these same groups would be agitating the owners to KEEP these same symbols.

It's all a matter of perspective....
42 posted on 10/09/2013 1:37:53 PM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: markomalley

Breaking: Obama agrees to compromise. He prefers Foreskins.


43 posted on 10/09/2013 1:46:52 PM PDT by Gator113 (Ted Cruz is settled law.)
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To: henkster

To be fair.

Dallas has owned the Redskins over the years.

Washington is probably viewed like a troublesome gnat that just won’t go away.

From my prospective as a lifelong Redskins fan, anytime the Cowboys are defeated, I’m happy.

I give the Cowboys a ton of credit for what they have been able to achieve over the years.

Football is not what it used to be.

Winning and the love of the game has been lost to the money and showboats.


44 posted on 10/09/2013 1:50:00 PM PDT by Zeneta
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To: markomalley

How about we all write Gov. O’Malley,D-MD and demand that the Black-Eyed Susan be removed as the State flower?


45 posted on 10/09/2013 2:34:18 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Cyber Liberty
I suggested they just get their friends in the Taliban to blow it up and they didn’t like that either. There’s just no pleasing some folks....

Tom Clancy RIP, but that kind of reminds me of the plot in Sum of all Fears ... the book by Clancy not the PC crap movie that was made where they were scared to piss off either the Indian or the Muslim thought police.

46 posted on 10/09/2013 10:22:30 PM PDT by Ditto
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FWIW a poster in the comments beneath Snyder's letter points out that the poll Dan points to was taken 9 years ago...

http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/downloads/political_communication/naes/2004_03_redskins_09-24_pr.pdf

ff

47 posted on 10/11/2013 6:50:31 PM PDT by foreverfree
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To: markomalley
Good evening.

I may have posted to this thread,...to lazy to look it up...

The Washington Redskins should rename the team to the Washington Foreskins because there are a bunch of Richard craniums in the district.

5.56mm

48 posted on 10/11/2013 6:56:40 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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