Re: Should the Redskins change their name?
Asians did not coin the phrase "Chinks" or use the word to describe each other. All of those lampoons are apples and oranges.
I am pretty sure however the Paleface team name and logo would be a huge hit with actual rednecks because they are in fact proud to be rednecks and would indeed be honored to have a team named after them, and a similar logo, only I did not see a bible in that logo so they would probably suggest that be added.
All of these extreme examples are nothing more than Daily Show theater that are not based in any kind of reality, because we know none of those team names would ever get passed the approval process. Even if by some miracle one did slip through, no fans would support, nor players play for them so it would be like throwing money in a fire. While these examples are mildly entertaining, they are far from helping. Just making a mockery of the discussion.
What solution do you guys have for the historical aspect of the Redskins team? Should all of their history be erased? No video footage should ever be played, nor articles be written that use the dreaded R word or the logo? I suppose in all fairness any wins the team has ever achieved or Super Bowls won should also be stripped?
Anyone caught wearing pre name change gear should not be allowed into the games, fined, jailed, or maybe scalped? What will the NFL do about throw back jerseys? Should fans ask for refunds for the Redskins gear they have purchased? How about trading cards that are valuable that contain the Redskins name and logo. Should card owners be forced to burn them, or perhaps better they should lose all of their value since no upstanding human being would ever own such a horrible item that denigrates Native Americans right?
If your answer is no to any of the above, and that the history remains intact, then the whole endeavor of changing the name is pointless. It's a good thing America does not have more pressing issues.
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