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Roger Goodell calls an audible on
the Washington Redskins name

Washington Post, by Editors

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Posted By:jackson, 9/13/2013 7:51:51 AM

NATIONAL FOOTBALL League Commissioner Roger Goodell defended the Washington Redskins’ name three months ago to members of Congress who had urged that it be changed. “The Washington Redskins name has thus from its origin represented a positive meaning distinct from any disparagement that could be viewed in some other context,” Mr. Goodell wrote June 5. “For the team’s millions of fans and customers, who represent one of America’s most ethnically and geographically diverse fan bases, the name is a unifying force that stands for strength, courage, pride and respect.” It therefore was a welcome development to hear this recent and more thoughtful

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It doesn´t get any better than this... liberal fans stuck in hypocrisy. I have a suggestion... name the team after Thomas Jefferson´s description of the indigenous peoples "merciless Indian savages." Great name for a football team and it is in our Declaration of Independence. (Look it up.)

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Immanuel Goldstein, 9/13/2013 8:19:37 AM     (No. 9519007)

So the liberal dogooders found some Indian tribe in upstate New York to complain about the Washington Redskins´ name. Well, if they don´t like the Redskins´ team name, colors, mascot, or team in general, then they can always root for the Cowboys.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Country Boy, 9/13/2013 8:27:10 AM     (No. 9519020)

I don´t care about "Redskins", but I am deeply offended by the word "Washington".

Please move that team now!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Wingra, 9/13/2013 8:31:30 AM     (No. 9519029)

One of the worst teams in the NFL shares my name. I´m offended! By the commissioners standard, I demand the Cleveland Browns change their name...immediately.
P Brown

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Reply 4 - Posted by: stablemoney, 9/13/2013 8:39:01 AM     (No. 9519041)

I think they should change the editors and the name of the WaPo. It is a disgracefully partisan rag.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mitzi, 9/13/2013 8:53:41 AM     (No. 9519061)

It must be more than 20 years now - but St. John´s University changed their basketball team name from Redmen to Red Storm.

Rename the Redskins to simply "Washington Reds" in honor of the political leanings of many in Washington.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: helibobber, 9/13/2013 9:18:29 AM     (No. 9519109)

I wonder how soon Goodell changes the game to touch football given his touchy-feely attitude.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 9/13/2013 9:21:14 AM     (No. 9519117)

I´m offended by Washington and the Washington Post editors.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: nosillod, 9/13/2013 9:24:30 AM     (No. 9519123)

I am sure I will get flamed by this, but I can understand some people having a problem with the name Redskins. I think it is a bit tasteless. I don´t have a problem with the Cleveland Indians, Atlanta Braves, Florida State Seminoles, Illinois Illini, etc. In fact, I see those as complimentary names. Redskins seems akin to calling a team Darkies or Crackers, etc. Although, I do think it would be funny (and I´d probably buy a team hat) for say, the Columbus Crackers Football team. But I am also not someone who is looking for a reason to be offended. Washington could change their name to the Comanche´s and still keep the same logo and colors.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Northern Redman, 9/13/2013 9:26:09 AM     (No. 9519127)

While we´re at it, how many people are offended by the New York "Yankees".

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Reply 10 - Posted by: mitzi, 9/13/2013 9:26:50 AM     (No. 9519130)

#8 - they could always claim they named their team after redskin potatoes.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 9/13/2013 9:26:57 AM     (No. 9519131)

I quote Putz Goodell: "...if we are offending one person, we need to be listening and making sure that we’re doing the right things to try to address that.” Do you wonder why this magnificent beast called America has been brought to its knees?

It used to be "the tail wagging the dog," but now we have ´evolved´ to one flea doing the same. I can only say...

HAIL TO THE REDSKINS!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 9/13/2013 9:33:04 AM     (No. 9519144)

Roger Goodell is using the same PC corpo-speak as most big company CEOs do nowadays. I think they all go to the same charm school for executives.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: smoolie, 9/13/2013 9:53:28 AM     (No. 9519192)

I never really got this, the name is to say the team are as tough warriors as the American Indian was. Doesn´t that honor the very people who are "offended"?

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