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Current betting favorites are Presidents and Generals. 

 

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Good. I usually love Native American names and think that with cooperation with the tribes it can be a great way to celebrate their cultures (FSU is a good example), but this one always felt like naming the team an actual slur.

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Even if you're not a fan of them going after Native American mascots, and generally I'm not, you have to admit that this one is pretty offensive. I'm surprised it lasted this long.

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How about the Washington Marylanders?  I'm told by someone who used to play for them that the tax situation created not just by the NFL 8-away game bullshit, but by playing for a team franchised in D.C. but physically housed in Maryland was an absolute shitshow for tax purposes.  Maybe now they can change their license plates?  I dunno.  

The only people that benefit from this are ESPN because they have something new to talk about for the next three weeks.  

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Let me get this straight, you took all the money you made franchising your name and bet it against the Harlan Globetrotters?

I thought the Generals were due!

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Props to Fed Ex, Nike and others, without their willingness of pulling money, this would never happen.  So don't think for a second anyone in that organization woke to how offensive that name is to Native Americans,  in fact they could still careless. 

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23 minutes ago, Lobo said:

 I'm told by someone who used to play for them that the tax situation created not just by the NFL 8-away game bullshit, but by playing for a team franchised in D.C. but physically housed in Maryland was an absolute shitshow for tax purposes.  Maybe now they can change their license plates?  I dunno.  

 

Wouldn't this be a similar situation for the Jets and Giants if the players lived in NYC?  The Redskins have played in Landover, MD since 1997.

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1 minute ago, Iceman said:

Wouldn't this be a similar situation for the Jets and Giants if the players lived in NYC?  The Redskins have played in Landover, MD since 1997.

Yes, it would.  But as we all know...D.C. residents have an extraordinarily higher cost of living than even New York.  But because it's not really a state income tax, it was just a tax return headache on steroids.  They "resided" in Texas and Virginia, had their corporate HQ in D.C., and then paid Maryland state taxes because of the physical location of their work site.  He's off to New York now to deal with the very situation you posted.  I don't envy him for that reason.  But I'm sure he'll be okay money-wise.  

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I saw someone (not a Redskins fan) on Facebook that said that because of this they were boycotting Nike and the NFL. Imagine being so shitty that this is what causes you not to  support Nike. Child factories? Nah we're good, but being a tiny bit less racist? FUUUUUUCCCCKKK YOU!!!

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1 minute ago, tx 3 putt said:

sell the naming rights 

Homage to lobbyists.

I like it.

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A few years ago someone suggested the D.C. Comics as a name. Maybe I’m just a nerd but I thought that was pretty cool. 
 

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Just now, Helobious said:

A few years ago someone suggested the D.C. Comics as a name. Maybe I’m just a nerd but I thought that was pretty cool. 
 

You're not a nerd....you're just an idiot Yankees fan.

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I'm almost afraid to mention... this means they'll need to change their fight song, too

yes I know The Eyes of Texas is not the fight song, play along for once in your miserable life

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Props to Fed Ex, Nike and others, without their willingness of pulling money, this would never happen.  So don't think for a second anyone in that organization woke to how offensive that name is to Native Americans,  in fact they could still careless. 
I thought what did it was the DC government telling then they had to change it to acquire the RFK site?

They should do the Bullets since the Wizards are too goddamn stupid to fix that.

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1 minute ago, gmr548 said:

I thought what did it was the DC government telling then they had to change it to acquire the RFK site?

They should do the Bullets since the Wizards are too goddamn stupid to fix that.

Yes. Changing from the Bullets to the Wizards was extremely unfortunate. Makes for good throwback jerseys though. Bernard King holla!

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3 minutes ago, gmr548 said:

They should do the Bullets since the Wizards are too goddamn stupid to fix that.

 

The Washington Rubber Bullets is more appropriate.

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15 minutes ago, Surly Bevo said:

You're not a nerd....you're just an idiot Yankees fan.

I don’t even know what team you like, that’s how little I care about you or anything you have to say. I’m assuming Astros given how dumb you seem. But thanks for the input.

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11 minutes ago, UDontKnow said:

Yes. Changing from the Bullets to the Wizards was extremely unfortunate. Makes for good throwback jerseys though. Bernard King Kevin Greveyholla!

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Cue the white people "I'm part Indian and it doesn't offend me, why they care so much?"

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Washington 'Crats.

It can mean whatever you want it to mean. Aristocrats, bureaucrats, kleptocrats, plutocrats, technocrats.

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25 minutes ago, 'stache said:

Cue the white people "I'm part Indian and it doesn't offend me, why they care so much?"

Except for the real pondscum of Twitter, I think this should be pretty popular. Snyder was really trying to put back the tide with a shovel on this one.

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1 hour ago, gmr548 said:

I thought what did it was the DC government telling then they had to change it to acquire the RFK site?

They should do the Bullets since the Wizards are too goddamn stupid to fix that.

Too soon, you insensitive piece of shit

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24 minutes ago, gmr548 said:

Washington 'Crats.

It can mean whatever you want it to mean. Aristocrats, bureaucrats, kleptocrats, plutocrats, technocrats.

You forgot the obvious one. 

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1 minute ago, ImissWallyPryor said:

You forgot the obvious one. 

It's a tarp.

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21 minutes ago, ImissWallyPryor said:

I probably know more full-blooded Native Americans than even most Oklahomans, and I’ve never had one say they find it offensive. Several I know own Redskins and Fighting Sioux (UND) fan gear. But this, like so many other things, is more about white people being offended on behalf of POC. 

I represent Indian tribes, I teach Indian students in an Indian law class, and I have many friends in this area. Nearly all have been very vocal about changing the name. But if you're not offended, I guess that's the end of the story. It's just the whites who care, lol.

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48 minutes ago, 'stache said:

Cue the white people "I'm part Indian and it doesn't offend me, why they care so much?"

How the hell do you expect to get all that on a jersey/hat?

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