Skip to comments.Could Washington Redskins become Washington Bravehearts?
Posted on 10/25/2013 10:45:49 AM PDT by Zakeet
In recent weeks Redskins owner Dan Snyder has seemed to warm up to the idea of changing the Redskins name. So the report that a wealthy neighbor of his applied for a patent to lock down the name Washington Bravehearts is more than a little spicy.
According to TMZ, Aris Mardirossian, "a wealthy patent investor" who lives "a few doors down" from Dan Snyder, registered the name "WASHINGTON BRAVEHEARTS" on Oct. 17.
CBSSports.com has also learend Mardirossian registered the domain WashingtonBravehearts.com on October 18.
The patent license, per TMZ, is for "entertainment in the nature of football games."
TMZ also obtained the LLC filings (.PDF) for Washington Brave Hearts, LLC.
First impressions of this: What a potentially awesome move. Bravehearts is a sick name and -- unless I'm totally insensitive -- not offensive. It maintains much of the same sense of the name Redskins, but gets rid of the whole, pesky, we're-offending-an-entire-culture thing.
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That name heap less offensive to people with high cheekbones!
As my heritage is Scottish, I am offended. I guess I’ll call my congress-critter.
Having caved to the politically correct then I assume “Bravehearts” is meant sarcastically?
If the Leftists get the name changed, they win. And that is all they care about. They couldn’t care less what the football team is named, because they just want to make social change.
Then, they will go on to the next ‘name’ that ‘offends’ them so they can get it changed and rack up another win.
One small win at a time and PC moves the nation a little more leftward.
If I were Scottish, I’d be offended.
Time for collectors to buy up as much “Redskins” memorabilia as they can.
Hail to Mel Gibson...
Kilts on the warpath...
Fight for old P.C.!
It even fits.
Let’s see how they like:
WASHINGTON TEA PARTY
If they were too chicken to keep their original name, “Braveheart” seems a little much.
Maybe “Browbeaten” is more like it.
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Remember that for the original Boston Tea Party....they dressed up as Indians....
It's a universally appealing solution!
The conservative case:
Naming a professional sports franchise after somebody is an honor worthy of Ronald Reagan because of his great accomplishments, including, but not limited to:
The liberal case:
Naming a professional sports franchise after a person is a horrendous and dishonorable insult to their legacy, a fate Ronald Reagan deserves because of the horrible things he did, including, but not limited to:
A city named after a great president deserves a football team named after a great president.
***Having caved to the politically correct then I assume Bravehearts is meant sarcastically?***
More like the FAINTHEARTS.
I think you’ve got it!
Change the “Washington Redskins” to the “Washington Reagans!”
I like it.
I vote for the Conquistadors....in honor of our ever increasing Spanish population.
Or maybe the Washington Cavalry.....
A PATENT is a set of exclusive rights granted by a sovereign state to an inventor or their assignee for a limited period of time, in exchange for the public disclosure of the invention.
A TRADEMARK, trade mark, or trade-mark is a recognizable sign, design or expression which identifies products or services of a particular source from those of others.
Just another example of how dumbing-down the media results in the spread of disinformation.
Who exactly is complaining about the name? I fail to know anyone who cares.
I’m fond of the Washington Continuing Resolutions.
Love to see the Redskins “the Hogs’ fans(forgot what they call themselves) dressed in kilts and playing bagpipes.
Although it does put a wet blanket on the traditional Cowboys-Redskins rivalry. Cowboys vs. Highlanders doesn't quite get it.
In recent weeks Redskins owner Dan Snyder has BEEN HARASSED/INTIMATED/FORCED
seemed to warm up to the idea of changing the Redskins name.
If they become the Bravehearts the team could line up on the sideline and hang bare a**es at the opposing team, just like in the movie.
How about the Washington Foreskins?
Right you are. And it's interesting to note that "redskin" is not even a racial slur in the first place.
The word has nothing to do with skin color. It has everything to do with the fact that many Indian tribes painted themselves red.
Just one example, from Wikipedia:"Redskin referred not to the natural skin color of the Delaware, but to their use of vermilion face paint and body paint."
Of course, the truth must not get in the way of a good manufactured racial outrage.
well played sir!!!
The Apostle Paul is offended no doubt....not to mention Peter.....
Sorry but if you go full blown BraveHeart highlander Scots, then it has to be “Scots Wha Hae”
Not as catchy but stirs the blood of true Scotsmen everywhere!
Scots Wha Hae
Scots, wha hae wi’ Wallace bled,
Scots, wham Bruce has aften led;
Welcome to your gory bed,
Or to victory!
Now’s the day, and now’s the hour;
See the front o’ battle lour;
See approach proud Edward’s power
Chains and slavery!
Wha will be a traitor knave?
Wha can fill a coward’s grave!
Wha sae base as be a slave?
Let him turn and flee!
Wha for Scotland’s king and law
Freedom’s sword will strongly draw,
Freeman stand, or freeman fa’,
Let him follow me!
By oppression’s woes and pains!
By your sons in servile chains!
We will drain our dearest veins,
But they shall be free!
Lay the proud usurpers low!
Tyrants fall in every foe!
Liberty’s in every blow!
Let us do or die!
I LOVE IT !!!
Thank you ... thank you very much.
Oh wait, that was Elvis. Wrong movie. :)
I was thinking more along the lines of “Flower of Scotland”, but to each their own!
How about the All Blacks-like the Nz rugby team!
Had to look up Flower of Scotland, it being an “modern song” Nice song.
But neither are exactly a traditional rousing football “fight Song”, are they? (wink)(wink)
Maybe he could name them for himself and call them the Washington Yellow Bellies.
That depends on which football you’re referring to. If you mean American football, probably not. But if you refer to football as it’s known against the Auld Enemy, that’s a horse of a completely different color!
How Brave would it be for them to cave to the pressure? Just sayin’
In deference to his wonderful role in Blazing Saddles, I think the team should be named the Washington Mel Brooks’s. Their team song could be performed in Yiddish.
Only if they all wear KILTS!
They could play in kilts. Or maybe just tennis skirts.
What a stupid f-—ing name.
Yeah, if they are willing to cave, then Washington Chickenshits would be more appropriate.