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NFL Team Name Change

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posted on Jun, 13 2014 @ 10:16 AM
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From my buddy in Thailand


Here is an email 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 would suggest, as in an email I received, they change the name to the "Foreskins" to better represent their community, paying tribute to the dick heads in Congress.
Here are some other politically correctness to consider: 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, it might also make some sense to change the name of the Oregon State women's athletic teams to something other than "the Beavers."

Keep those cards and letters coming.


Happy Friday the 13th. I survived the day.




posted on Jun, 13 2014 @ 10:46 AM
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originally posted by: Snarl
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 like the satirical aspect of the thread however this is a common misconception for where the Yankees got their nickname.

Nicknames were often bestowed by fans or sports writers. The Yankees were, after moving from Baltimore (where they were the Orioles) to New York called the Highlanders since they played in Hilltop Park in Washington Heights. Some of the writers thought the name was too Old World and suggested 'Yankees' for the Colonial rebels and the transition took place. It really had nothing to do with the Civil War.



posted on Jun, 13 2014 @ 12:36 PM
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Who cares? All this name change crap is just that. Crap.



posted on Jun, 14 2014 @ 12:52 AM
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The Washington football team's name is a racial slur and offensive to all indigenous people in North America. It's just a matter of time before Daniel Snyder has to change the name of his Washington football team.



posted on Jun, 14 2014 @ 10:49 AM
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a reply to: RossWellOldMexico

REDSKINS
REDSKINS
REDSKINS



posted on Jun, 14 2014 @ 01:44 PM
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originally posted by: Restricted
a reply to: RossWellOldMexico

REDSKINS
REDSKINS
REDSKINS
RACIST RACIST RACIST



posted on Jun, 14 2014 @ 02:12 PM
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a reply to: RossWellOldMexico

Then I'm a racist. Big deal.



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