01-22-2013, 05:10 PM #21
How about The Fighting Irish?
It's essentially referring to drunk Irish people lookin' for a donnybrook.Disclaimer: I'm an idiot.
01-22-2013, 05:15 PM #22
If the natives view calling them Indian as a slur, which it obviously is, how would they feel about redskin? Instead of mistaking them for another race, its just branding them by stereotypical cartoon skin tone. Probably as offensive as whiteskin, blackskin, or yellowskin would be. Any of those would cause a good conversation, maybe a fight.
On the flip side I can't imagine an NFL team changing their name now, without a relocation. The league is such a big deal, and its so ingrained in people. Since Houston joined as an expansion team the league hasn't seen much change if any, as far as teams, divisions, uniforms ect. and that continuity makes it all the more legitimate. Remember how corny the Houston Texans sounded the first time you heard it?
01-22-2013, 06:32 PM #23
01-22-2013, 06:37 PM #24
01-22-2013, 07:26 PM #25
The name is especially offensive when the condition of the Indigenous American population is considered. They're the poorest racial and/or ethnic(depending on how you define it) group in the US. Rendering one of the arguments for maintaining the name, brand preservation, totally absurd. "We can't change it or we might only make $325 million next year!" While the real "redskins" have practically nothing, unless they're lucky enough to have gotten into the casino gaming business.
As I said, changing the name does nothing and any satisfaction they get from it being changed will be short and not too sweet. They need to change themselves and change the way they are seen by the rest of society if they want perceptions and steroetypes gone.
And the other reason to keep the name? Tradition: They're only called the Redskins because they played in Fenway for a few years in the 1930s. They were the Boston Braves before that. I contend, that if it were any other group in the US, the name would have been changed a long time ago.
It seems like the most common reasoning for continuing to call them The Redskins is, well, not a reason at all. "People are too concerned with political correctness." Though it's not usually expressed that way. "PC Police" "Who cares" etc. It's all bullshit. There is no good reason to continue calling them by this name.
Again, I'm not personally offended by it, as I am not of Indigenous American heritage, but it's very clearly inappropriate in this day and age.
01-23-2013, 12:10 AM #27
Maybe they could call themselves the Foreskins for all the dicks in Washington DC. LOL
01-23-2013, 05:57 AM #28"While the real "redskins" have practically nothing, unless they're lucky enough to have gotten into the casino gaming business.
They're not poor because they are Indians. There are a lot of poor people in this country from every walk of life. If you don't work, you're going to be poor.
"If at first you don't succeed, parachuting is not for you"
01-24-2013, 09:55 PM #29
01-31-2013, 07:29 AM #30Rookie
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Mayor of D.C. wants Redskins nickname changed
Washington Lobbyists. They already own the country anyway.None