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  1. Standard member RBHILL
    Acts 13:48
    18 Jun '14 17:12
    http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/06/19/sports/football/us-patent-office-cancels-redskins-trademark-registration.html?_r=0&referrer=
  2. 19 Jun '14 04:30
    Originally posted by RBHILL
    http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/06/19/sports/football/us-patent-office-cancels-redskins-trademark-registration.html?_r=0&referrer=
    That doesn't mean their name will change but this is horrible, American people fighting to censor other Americans. .. what happened to freedom of speech?
  3. Standard member vivify
    rain
    20 Jun '14 23:28
    Originally posted by iChopWoodForFree
    That doesn't mean their name will change but this is horrible, American people fighting to censor other Americans. .. what happened to freedom of speech?
    Their freedom of speech is not affected. They still have the right to make their team logo whatever they want.
  4. Standard member RBHILL
    Acts 13:48
    21 Jun '14 06:18
    Originally posted by vivify
    Their freedom of speech is not affected. They still have the right to make their team logo whatever they want.
    Washington Running beaks and still have the same face.
  5. 22 Jun '14 05:22
    Originally posted by vivify
    Their freedom of speech is not affected. They still have the right to make their team logo whatever they want.
    Really man? I just said that, but the issue is Americans trying to censor fellow Americans with no thought to the free expression our country was partly founded on.
  6. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    23 Jun '14 01:01
    Originally posted by RBHILL
    http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/06/19/sports/football/us-patent-office-cancels-redskins-trademark-registration.html?_r=0&referrer=
    The renaming of a football team is hardly a case for a national day of mourning.
  7. Standard member redbadger
    Suzzie says Badger
    24 Jun '14 14:22
    Originally posted by bill718
    The renaming of a football team is hardly a case for a national day of mourning.
    every day is a sad day for America
  8. Standard member RBHILL
    Acts 13:48
    24 Jun '14 14:37
    Originally posted by redbadger
    every day is a sad day for America
    Not everyday. When USA beat Ghana was a Phenomenal day!
  9. Standard member redbadger
    Suzzie says Badger
    24 Jun '14 14:59
    Originally posted by RBHILL
    Not everyday. When USA beat Ghana was a Phenomenal day!
    not for me
  10. Subscriber Suzianne
    Misfit Queen
    24 Jun '14 20:12
    Originally posted by redbadger
    every day is a sad day for America
    You know, maybe when you wusses get a real American football team, then we *might* listen to what you have to say about it.

    In the meantime, why don't you let Americans hash this out amongst ourselves, eh?
  11. 03 Jul '14 16:35
    The owner said he now recognizes the terrible stigma of being called the Washington Redskins, so he is changing the name to the Northern Virginia Redskins.
  12. Standard member RBHILL
    Acts 13:48
    11 Jul '14 16:07 / 1 edit
    How about instead of Washington Redskins we call them Washington Rednecks and they could have a cowboy face instead of an Indian face.

    https://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch&q=washington+rednecks+logo&revid=77380342&sa=X&ei=yg_AU7vwMNftoASxt4K4Bg&ved=0CBoQ1QIoAA&dpr=2&biw=320&bih=356
  13. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    12 Jul '14 17:22 / 1 edit
    What I don't get is why it's ONLY the Redskins. There are many other teams named after some sort of "Indian". Are we going to make owners rename all those, too?

    What about the Fighting Irish? Isn't that racist, too?
  14. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    12 Jul '14 17:23
    Originally posted by RBHILL
    How about instead of Washington Redskins we call them Washington Rednecks and they could have a cowboy face instead of an Indian face.

    https://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch&q=washington+rednecks+logo&revid=77380342&sa=X&ei=yg_AU7vwMNftoASxt4K4Bg&ved=0CBoQ1QIoAA&dpr=2&biw=320&bih=356
    I think Tennessee missed a great chance to be the Tennessee Rednecks. Fits so much better than "Titans".
  15. 13 Aug '14 15:07
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    What I don't get is why it's ONLY the Redskins. There are many other teams named after some sort of "Indian". Are we going to make owners rename all those, too?

    What about the Fighting Irish? Isn't that racist, too?
    Some colleges have changed from Indian names to something else. Stanford was the Indians, now the Cardinal. North Dakota St was the Fighting Sioux; not sure what they became.
    "Redskins" is a term, not a tribe name, and has a white-man derogatory history. In Washington DC today, that is a lightning rod. The current Administration likes to keep all past sins of the white man front and center, to score political points with the revenge-minded. That's why Fightin' Irish aren't included. Fightin' Kenyans, now, would be black-listed. (Oops.)