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Could Washington Redskins become Washington Bravehearts?
CBS Sports ^ | October 25, 2013 | Will Brinson

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.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: liberalism; politics; redskins; washington
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That name heap less offensive to people with high cheekbones!

1 posted on 10/25/2013 10:45:49 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

2 posted on 10/25/2013 10:47:31 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Zakeet

As my heritage is Scottish, I am offended. I guess I’ll call my congress-critter.


3 posted on 10/25/2013 10:47:46 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Zakeet

Having caved to the politically correct then I assume “Bravehearts” is meant sarcastically?


4 posted on 10/25/2013 10:48:48 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Zakeet

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.


5 posted on 10/25/2013 10:49:11 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: Zakeet

If I were Scottish, I’d be offended.


6 posted on 10/25/2013 10:49:17 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: DoodleDawg

Washington Dhimmis.


7 posted on 10/25/2013 10:49:22 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Zakeet

Time for collectors to buy up as much “Redskins” memorabilia as they can.


8 posted on 10/25/2013 10:49:51 AM PDT by Zeneta
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To: Zakeet

Hail to Mel Gibson...
Hail, Victory...
Kilts on the warpath...
Fight for old P.C.!

It even fits.


9 posted on 10/25/2013 10:50:08 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Zakeet

Let’s see how they like:

WASHINGTON TEA PARTY


10 posted on 10/25/2013 10:50:11 AM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: Zakeet

If they were too chicken to keep their original name, “Braveheart” seems a little much.

Maybe “Browbeaten” is more like it.


11 posted on 10/25/2013 10:50:49 AM PDT by marron
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12 posted on 10/25/2013 10:50:50 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: G Larry

Remember that for the original Boston Tea Party....they dressed up as Indians....


13 posted on 10/25/2013 10:50:58 AM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: Zakeet
To match their home town, how about changing the name to the Washington Ticks. Bloodsucking, nasty, parasitic ticks.
14 posted on 10/25/2013 10:51:38 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Everyone get online for Obamacare on 10/1. Overload the system and crash it hard!)
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To: Zakeet
Here's the real solution to the Washington Redskins problem:

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.

15 posted on 10/25/2013 10:52:02 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Zakeet

Washington Kemosabes.


16 posted on 10/25/2013 10:52:26 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Good news, Federal Funding for my Tagline has been restored. Crisis averted.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Potomac Redskins!


17 posted on 10/25/2013 10:54:01 AM PDT by mkboyce
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To: mkboyce

Redskin Redskins.


18 posted on 10/25/2013 10:55:21 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Good news, Federal Funding for my Tagline has been restored. Crisis averted.)
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To: DoodleDawg

***Having caved to the politically correct then I assume “Bravehearts” is meant sarcastically?***

More like the FAINTHEARTS.


19 posted on 10/25/2013 10:55:38 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: dead

I think you’ve got it!

Change the “Washington Redskins” to the “Washington Reagans!”

I like it.


20 posted on 10/25/2013 10:55:40 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Zakeet

I vote for the Conquistadors....in honor of our ever increasing Spanish population.

Or maybe the Washington Cavalry.....


22 posted on 10/25/2013 10:57:17 AM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: Zakeet

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.

(wikipedia)

Just another example of how dumbing-down the media results in the spread of disinformation.


23 posted on 10/25/2013 11:00:13 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Zakeet

Who exactly is complaining about the name? I fail to know anyone who cares.


24 posted on 10/25/2013 11:00:32 AM PDT by Phillyred
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To: Zakeet

I’m fond of the Washington Continuing Resolutions.


25 posted on 10/25/2013 11:01:52 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
I'm of Scottish descent so I'm all for it.

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.

Go Cowboys!!!!

26 posted on 10/25/2013 11:01:58 AM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: Zakeet
In recent weeks Redskins owner Dan Snyder has seemed to warm up to the idea of changing the Redskins name.

In recent weeks Redskins owner Dan Snyder has BEEN HARASSED/INTIMATED/FORCED seemed to warm up to the idea of changing the Redskins name.

27 posted on 10/25/2013 11:02:00 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
Exactly. No way they infringe on the Scottish tradition. The Washington Bureaucrats is safe for them to use.
28 posted on 10/25/2013 11:04:00 AM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: Zakeet

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.


29 posted on 10/25/2013 11:04:50 AM PDT by forgotten man
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To: Zakeet

How about the Washington Foreskins?


30 posted on 10/25/2013 11:07:30 AM PDT by animal172 (Calling Thomas Jefferson)
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To: TomGuy
If the Leftists get the name changed, they win. And that is all they care about.

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.

31 posted on 10/25/2013 11:07:45 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

well played sir!!!

“fight...for ole...PC....”

LOVE IT!!!


32 posted on 10/25/2013 11:10:18 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: animal172

The Apostle Paul is offended no doubt....not to mention Peter.....


33 posted on 10/25/2013 11:10:59 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

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!


34 posted on 10/25/2013 11:11:24 AM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: animal172
How about the Washington Foreskins?

I LOVE IT !!!

35 posted on 10/25/2013 11:17:42 AM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Thank you ... thank you very much.

Oh wait, that was Elvis. Wrong movie. :)


36 posted on 10/25/2013 11:18:46 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: animal172
How about the Washington Foreskins?

Nope, no good.

Would offend the circumcised crowd
37 posted on 10/25/2013 11:18:53 AM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: RedMonqey

I was thinking more along the lines of “Flower of Scotland”, but to each their own!


38 posted on 10/25/2013 11:19:09 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Zakeet

How about the All Blacks-like the Nz rugby team!


39 posted on 10/25/2013 11:19:27 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: animal172
Good idea, thanks for the tip!

CC

40 posted on 10/25/2013 11:23:54 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Zakeet
The Washington "Bitch-Set-Me-Ups"


41 posted on 10/25/2013 11:29:06 AM PDT by twister881
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To: Colonel_Flagg

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)


42 posted on 10/25/2013 11:30:17 AM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: marron
If they were too chicken to keep their original name, “Braveheart” seems a little much.

Maybe he could name them for himself and call them the Washington Yellow Bellies.

43 posted on 10/25/2013 11:36:24 AM PDT by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: RedMonqey

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!


44 posted on 10/25/2013 11:38:51 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Zakeet

How Brave would it be for them to cave to the pressure? Just sayin’


45 posted on 10/25/2013 11:59:46 AM PDT by kempster
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To: Hoffer Rand

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.


46 posted on 10/25/2013 12:13:06 PM PDT by p. henry
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To: Zakeet
Could Washington Redskins become Washington Bravehearts?

Only if they all wear KILTS!

47 posted on 10/25/2013 12:13:44 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Zakeet

They could play in kilts. Or maybe just tennis skirts.


48 posted on 10/25/2013 12:24:00 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ( The Republican Party has become the White Flag Party-shamefully surrendering daily to Socialism)
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To: Zakeet

What a stupid f-—ing name.


49 posted on 10/25/2013 12:32:54 PM PDT by WayneS (No problem is so great that it can't be made worse by having it attract Barack Obama's attention.)
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To: DoodleDawg

Yeah, if they are willing to cave, then Washington Chickenshits would be more appropriate.


50 posted on 10/25/2013 12:33:40 PM PDT by WayneS (No problem is so great that it can't be made worse by having it attract Barack Obama's attention.)
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