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FREEP THIS POLL - Should The Washington Redskins Change Their Nickname?
Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 6/20/14 | MplsSteve

Posted on 06/20/2014 6:49:54 AM PDT by MplsSteve

Poll: Should the Washington Redskins change their nickname?

Results # of votes % of votes Yes 1219 51% No 1191 49%

Total Votes 2410

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: freep; nfl; politicalcorrectness; polls; profootabll; redskins
Folks, this poll could definitely use a little Freeping!

Scroll down a bit and you'll find the poll on the right side of ther page.

Thank you.

1 posted on 06/20/2014 6:49:54 AM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: MplsSteve

Yes-no 50-50. Needs work.


2 posted on 06/20/2014 6:51:32 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Genoa

Are the Chicago Blackhawks next on the chopping block?


3 posted on 06/20/2014 6:56:24 AM PDT by fulltlt
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To: MplsSteve

I say they change the name to the “7th Calvary”.


4 posted on 06/20/2014 6:57:46 AM PDT by Miles the Slasher
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To: MplsSteve

If they are forced to change their name, because the name “OFFENDED” someone, then any one can force any company to change their name because something in that company offended somebody. I can see it now. There will be lawsuits for “PLAYBOY” to change their name, because their articles “OFFENDED” 30% of the women in this country. We can go on all day and find every company has offended somebody and they must change their names to make it “POLICALLY CORRECT”.


5 posted on 06/20/2014 6:57:47 AM PDT by gingerbread
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To: MplsSteve

Yes 1234 49% 49%
No 1283 51% 51%


6 posted on 06/20/2014 6:58:10 AM PDT by MNnice
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To: fulltlt

[sarc] I think they should all just change their names to flower names ... that way the Redskins, Blackhawks, Vikings, Cowboys, etc. won’t be offending anyone. We’d have beautiful, happy names like the pansies, petunias, daisies, marigolds, lilies, roses, etc. They would have to stay away from names like black-eyed Susans. Just think of what color combos the uniform designers would be able to come up with! The football teams might even attract more women fans (and others who like color & fashion - wink wink) if they went in this direction ... just think of the flower-themed shirts, pocketbooks, etc. they could sell. Dump the manly, macho & go for more middle of the road .... might even convert Obama from basketball to football .... flowered mom jeans would fit right in. [/sarc]


7 posted on 06/20/2014 7:05:02 AM PDT by Qiviut ( One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides. (W.E. Johns)
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To: MplsSteve
Yes 1249 48%
No 1369 52%

Total Votes 2618

8 posted on 06/20/2014 7:07:45 AM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: MplsSteve

Amerika’s pussification continues apace . . .


9 posted on 06/20/2014 7:11:11 AM PDT by tomkat
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They should change to the Washington PC’s - careful with the enunciation lest you be misunderstood.


10 posted on 06/20/2014 7:11:12 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Historians will refer to this administration as "The Half-Black Plague.")
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To: MplsSteve

If I were the owner, I would consider changing the first name...


11 posted on 06/20/2014 7:13:12 AM PDT by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: Miles the Slasher
(prepare yourself for incoming etymological hectoring   d;^)
12 posted on 06/20/2014 7:14:13 AM PDT by tomkat
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Yup. Why nor roll over and rename the team the Washington Indigenous Residents, in true PC style?


13 posted on 06/20/2014 7:14:29 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: VideoDoctor

Looks like they closed the poll and deleted it when they noticed it was not going the way they wanted it to......


14 posted on 06/20/2014 7:15:14 AM PDT by nuke rocketeer (File CONGRESS.SYS corrupted: Re-boot Washington D.C (Y/N)?)
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To: MplsSteve

American Indians are offensive to those born and living in India.

Change their name, or your all nothing but a bunch of bigots.


15 posted on 06/20/2014 7:16:17 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: nuke rocketeer

I just voted a few minutes ago. Then I saw your post and checked it out. Sure enough, it’s gone! They had gained quite a few ‘no’ votes, so you’re right, it must have been deleted when it wasn’t going the way they wanted!


16 posted on 06/20/2014 7:20:09 AM PDT by sneakers
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Results

yes

# of votes 1254 47%

NO # of votes 1424 53%

Total Votes 2678

17 posted on 06/20/2014 7:20:40 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: bigbob

“Yup. Why nor roll over and rename the team the Washington Indigenous Residents, in true PC style?”

I’m kind of partial to “Noble Savages”. That would make a few heads explode.


18 posted on 06/20/2014 7:23:03 AM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: MplsSteve
"Editor's note: Instant polls are intended as entertainment. They are not considered to be true measurements of public opinion."

In other words if it goes the way they want they'll declare it as fact, debate over but if it doesn't then they'll just blow it off.

19 posted on 06/20/2014 7:29:09 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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I like “Washington Dictators”


20 posted on 06/20/2014 7:30:12 AM PDT by MCF (If my home can't be my Castle, then it will be my Alamo.)
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To: MplsSteve

Team 5


21 posted on 06/20/2014 7:30:19 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought
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Freeped.


22 posted on 06/20/2014 7:34:51 AM PDT by YourAdHere (I flip off all Obama bumper stickers.)
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HomePoll PollsQuestion

Poll: Should the Washington Redskins change their nickname?
Results# of votes % of votes
Yes 1281 45%
No 1565 55%
Total Votes 2846


23 posted on 06/20/2014 7:37:36 AM PDT by defconw (LUTFA!)
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There is a simple solution to this controversy and it is a win-win for both sides.

Keep the Washington Redskins name but change the LOGO.


24 posted on 06/20/2014 7:39:49 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas' Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: sneakers

It’s up now.

Results
# of votes % of votes
Yes 1291 44%
No 1657 56%
Total Votes 2948


25 posted on 06/20/2014 7:57:36 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Wagglebee, welcome home we missed you! ~ Þ)
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To: MCF

MCF wrote:
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I like “Washington Dictators”
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Not bad!

How about the Washington Statists?
Or the Washington Tyrants?


26 posted on 06/20/2014 8:00:23 AM PDT by DestroyLiberalism
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To: Iron Munro

I wonder if anyone would object if the Redskins were to simply change its logo to a headshot of a badly sunburned white guy???


27 posted on 06/20/2014 8:02:28 AM PDT by DestroyLiberalism
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To: Genoa
Needs work

Yes it does, but not bad for a place like Minnesota ... then again, there are many real football fans up there who don't like messing with tradition ... at least in sports!

BTTT

28 posted on 06/20/2014 8:03:04 AM PDT by glennaro
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Are the Chicago Blackhawks next on the chopping block?

No, the Packers are next. That name is "offensive" to the most politically protected group in existence right now.

29 posted on 06/20/2014 8:06:19 AM PDT by MCH
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all i can say is.... AL FRANKEN .... sums up the IQ of Minn. and the power of voter fraud...


30 posted on 06/20/2014 8:09:12 AM PDT by zzwhale
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all i can say is.... AL FRANKEN .... sums up the IQ of Minn. and the power of voter fraud...


31 posted on 06/20/2014 8:09:50 AM PDT by zzwhale
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To: tomkat
(prepare yourself for incoming etymological hectoring d;^)

Well said, I withdraw, and resubmit. They should rename them the "7th Cavalry" :-)

32 posted on 06/20/2014 8:27:58 AM PDT by Miles the Slasher
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They should change to the Washington PC’s - careful with the enunciation lest you be misunderstood.

That would be a good one.

The do need a name more in keeping with the character of the city they represent.

Something like "Capitol City Moochies".

Or the Washington Scumbag Politicians.


33 posted on 06/20/2014 8:33:33 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas' Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: nuke rocketeer

It’s listed with the other polls. Just have to look for it. Not easy to find but responses are still being accepted.


34 posted on 06/20/2014 9:05:41 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Miles the Slasher
I served with the 1st Battalion 7th Cavalry 1st Cavalry Division in Vietnam (1970-1971). I believe Custer would be offended!
35 posted on 06/20/2014 9:14:44 AM PDT by shooter223 (the government should fear the citizens......not the other way around)
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36 posted on 06/22/2014 11:52:52 AM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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