The Redskins name change is inevitable

Filed in National by on January 17, 2014

For the nation’s idiots, this is going to be a hill worth dying on, but it doesn’t really matter. The Washington area NFL team will be called something other than the “redskins” in our lifetime (probably within the next ten years.)

Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder has turned DeAngelo Hall into the voice of reason. The oft-fined cornerback conceded this week that the team “probably should” change its name.

“I think eventually they will change it,” Hall responded when asked about the team’s name during an appearance on FOX Sports’ “Keeping It Real With Mike Hill.”

Just imagine a team called the Heebs, or the Chinks, or the Whites and it is easy to see that the name is not going to make it. My suggestion is that they keep the logo and “traditions” of the team by going with the name of a tribe in the same way Florida’s Seminoles skirt the issue. The Powhatans doesn’t have much of a ring to it, but would probably be the most geographically accurate. Or they could follow William and Mary and simply go with the word “Tribe.” “Braves” is dicey and “Chiefs” is probably on its way out too eventually so why bother going there.

Greg Easterbrook has suggested that they keep the name, but change the mascot to a redskin potato. The way they’ve been playing that makes some sense, but it is too lawyerly a maneuver.

Anyway, it is a historical inevitability that it is going to change. The only real question is, how long they are going to let the nation’s idiots piss and moan about what disaster the change is going to be before it actually happens.

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  1. V says:

    http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Fightin-Whities-mascot-raises-a-little-awarness-1083127.php

    The Fightin’ Whities exist! I bought a friend a t shirt once. At the time all the money went to a Native American scholarship program.

  2. Jason330 says:

    I love the Fighting Whities slogan, “Everything is gonna be all white!!!”

  3. fightingbluehen says:

    Tottenham Hotspur FC, and it’s supporters affectionately call themselves the “Yids”. The PC crowd in England have been trying get people to change the name for years, but they won’t have it.

    As far as the Redskins and their supporters go, I think it will be poetic justice if they are forced to change their name.

  4. Geezer says:

    And while we’re at it, when is Notre Dame going to stop insulting people from the Emerald Isle?

  5. fightingbluehen says:

    Or they can keep the name Redskins, and just change the logo to some pasty white politician after a day on the beach in Rehoboth……problem solved.

  6. Liberal Elite says:

    If the Redskins lose their trademark (and they likely will), then the owner will change the name in a minute. To him, it’s just about money.

    Oh… and that team will stink until they get a new owner.

    I’ve stopped watching the NFL, and not going back…

  7. Geezer says:

    My solution is simple: Let the team use the nickname in exchange for a donation — say, $20 million per annum — to Native American charities.

    And why is it that football teams get all this grief, but nobody blinks an eye about the Jeep Cherokee or Dodge Dakota? They all ought to be paying naming rights, IMHO.

  8. Dana says:

    Then maybe Chrysler should be paying naming rights for the 300 to the Spartans? :)

  9. waterpirate says:

    Most pro teams try to reflect their home city in some way or geographic location. My suggestion would be the ” Washington incompetents “. A true reflection of big government, but not a name to strike fear in ones opponents.

  10. Geezer says:

    @Dana: Or the other way around?

  11. Geezer says:

    @waterpirate: How about the Washington Pork Barrels? That way the O-line could still be the Hogs.

  12. LeBay says:

    @ Jason-
    “Just imagine a team called the Heebs, or the Chinks, or the Whites…”

    Or maybe even the Cleveland Browns.

    Redskins is a shitty (read offensive to some people) name. That’s fine w/ me. They’ve been a shitty team since before Snyder bought the team & they’ve been especially shitty since he bought them.

    I don’t think it matters in the long run. The brain injury issue will have more impact on the NFL than the racist name of one team. Snyder’s meddling ways will continue to ensure that his team gets as little national TV coverage as possible due to their poor record.

  13. LeBay says:

    Geezer-

    I’m of Irish and German ancestry. Irish are like rednecks. They’re fecking PROUD of the fact that they get hammered on shitty Irish whiskey and get into drunken fistfights.

    The “fightin’ irish” is not an insult to Irish people or Americans of Irish descent, including those who don’t make a habit of drinking to excess and getting into fistfights.

  14. Dana says:

    Trouble is, if you change the name, we’ll all be left without gems like this commercial.

    Mr 330 should imbed it!

  15. waterpirate says:

    @ geezer
    ROFLMAO that was to easy and sooooo funny!

  16. Liberal Elite says:

    How about the “Beltway Bandits”?

    Is it possible to denigrate the sleazeballs that make up our military industrial complex?

  17. Geezer says:

    “Just imagine a team called the Heebs, or the Chinks, or the Whites…”

    Or imagine a video game called Super Hymie Brothers, or Super Sambo Brothers, or Super Mario Brothers, or….oh, wait.

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