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post #1 of 3 Old Oct 7th, 2014, 2:16 pm Thread Starter
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Washington Redskins and other NFL team names.

No matter which side you are on in this matter, this is funny. Here
is an e-mail sent to Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune after an
article he published concerning a name change for the Washington Redskins.

Dear Mr. Page:
I always love your articles and I generally agree with them.
I agree with our Native American population. I am highly insulted by
the racially charged name of the Washington Redskins. One might argue
that to name a professional football team after Native Americans would
exalt them as fine warriors, but nay, nay. We must be careful not to
offend, and in the spirit of political correctness and courtesy, we must
move forward.
Let's ditch the Kansas City Chiefs, the Atlanta Braves and the
Cleveland Indians. If your shorts are in a wad because of the reference
the name Redskins makes to skin color, then we need to get rid of the
Cleveland Browns.

The Carolina Panthers obviously were named to keep the memory of
militant Blacks from the 60's alive. Gone. It's offensive to us white folk.
The New York Yankees offend the Southern population. Do you see a
team named for the Confederacy? No! There is no room for any reference
to that tragic war that cost this country so many young men's lives.
I am also offended by the blatant references to the Catholic religion
among our sports team names. Totally inappropriate to have the New
Orleans Saints, the Los Angeles Angels or the San Diego Padres.
Then there are the team names that glorify criminals who raped and
pillaged. We are talking about the horrible Oakland Raiders, the
Minnesota Vikings, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Pittsburgh Pirates!
Now, let us address those teams that clearly send the wrong message
to our children. The San Diego Chargers promote irresponsible fighting
or even spending habits. Wrong message to our children.
The New York Giants and the San Francisco Giants promote obesity, a
growing childhood epidemic. Wrong message to our children.
The Cincinnati Reds promote downers/barbiturates. Wrong message to
our children.

The Milwaukee Brewers. Well that goes without saying. Wrong message
to our children. So, there you go. We need to support any legislation
that comes out to rectify this travesty, because the government will
likely become involved with this issue, as they should. Just the kind of
thing the do-nothing Congress loves.

As a die hard Oregon State fan, my wife and I, with all of this in
mind, suggest it might also make some sense to change the name of the
Oregon State women's athletic teams to something other than "the Beavers."

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Re: Washington Redskins and other NFL team names.

A friends response...

I would have to disagree with the proposed change to the San Diego Chargers' name, not only because I am a devoted Chargers fan, but because the team's name clearly promotes the electric vehicle industry so fondly sponsored by the ever-progressive Peoples' Republic of California.

Further, I must object to changing the team names at OSU. The prospect of admiring attractive, healthy, hot and sweaty Beavers - on the hoof, so to speak - undoubtedly attracts a significant amount of admissions revenues to help support athletic programs there. Every school needs athletic supporters.

We need to propose alternative names, as well, rather than just removing offensive current names without offering any improvements. I propose that instead of the Arizona Cardinals - an obvious reference to Catholicism - we change it to the Arizona Wetbacks. The Denver Broncos might be better named the Denver Butterflies, since they're all floating on a cloud of smoke now. The Kansas City Beefs would do well to remember that fine city's heritage, and since the original 49ers settled nearer Sacramento, the San Francisco team might better be called the Mixed Nuts.

The LA Crips would be in the running, too, especially if police sirens were handed out to the fans. Drizzles would aptly describe Washington, but I'm not certain that would prove to be an inspiring name for the players. Any other candidates?
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let just change the Logo. Take the Chief off the helmet and other gear.

Then add a Potato, it is still a REDSKIN!!!!!
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