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  1. 15 Sep '09 14:13
    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4474771

    I hereby suggest the Washington Blackfaces.
  2. Standard member asromacalcio
    asromacalcio
    15 Sep '09 14:39
    Originally posted by darvlay
    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4474771

    I hereby suggest the Washington Blackfaces.
    At any given time in any given place, there is somebody taking offence at something.
  3. 15 Sep '09 16:37 / 2 edits
    Seems like it was all the rage 15 years ago or so to change teams' names that were deemed offensive.

    In general, most of the names aren't that big of a deal. Names like Braves or Indians or Chiefs aren't inherently demeaning. And no one is bothered much when teams are named after other ethnicities. There was never any fuss over whether Notre Dame's depiction of the Fighting Irish was offensive to Irish people. Or whether the Minnesota Vikings were unfairly portraying Scandinavians.

    But I've always been bothered by the Redskins name. It's a term that is clearly an epithet against Native Americans. And you'd think that Washington, which probably has more politically correct people per capita than anywhere else in the country, would be the last city to use such a term for one of their teams. Even the concept of the Washington Bullets was considered offensive enough to warrant a change to Wizards.
  4. Standard member PBE6
    Bananarama
    15 Sep '09 16:54
    Redskins squeeze out Browns. Must have been one hellluva quagmire.
  5. Standard member Fleabitten
    Love thy bobblehead
    15 Sep '09 17:05
    Washington Honkeys has a nice ring to it.
  6. 15 Sep '09 19:23 / 1 edit
    how about the Washington Obamas?

    and the name would change each time a new president is elected. The president's face would be featured on the helmets
  7. Subscriber shortcircuit
    The Energizer
    15 Sep '09 19:27
    Originally posted by Melanerpes
    how about the Washington Obamas?

    and the name would change each time a new president is elected. The president's face would be featured on the helmets
    Washington Nads. Then we could all cheer Go Nads!!
  8. 15 Sep '09 19:38
    Originally posted by shortcircuit
    Washington Nads. Then we could all cheer Go Nads!!
    you can already do that with the city's baseball team.
  9. Subscriber shortcircuit
    The Energizer
    15 Sep '09 19:47
    Originally posted by Melanerpes
    you can already do that with the city's baseball team.
    That is the Nats....you swat them away.
  10. Standard member uzless
    The So Fist
    16 Sep '09 04:42
    Originally posted by darvlay
    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4474771

    I hereby suggest the Washington Blackfaces.
    Washington Whities