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  • Is the "Redskins" name offensive?

    Do any of you guys find it offensive?..

    I know a few people of American Indian descent who could careless about it and don't find it offensive..

    Should they change their name?
    Stop Booing Tiki Barber.

  • #2
    No, and i'm tired of hearing about this crap

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    • #3
      Originally posted by B-Red22 View Post
      No, and i'm tired of hearing about this crap
      Just overheard someone discussing it on TV.. Its a popular topic these days.. Wanted everyone's opinion on here given they are our rivals.
      Stop Booing Tiki Barber.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by NYGisBallin View Post
        Just overheard someone discussing it on TV.. Its a popular topic these days.. Wanted everyone's opinion on here given they are our rivals.
        I thought it was ridiculous for Bob Costas to use his bull**** time during halftime of sunday night game to talk about this crap some more.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by B-Red22 View Post
          I thought it was ridiculous for Bob Costas to use his bull**** time during halftime of sunday night game to talk about this crap some more.
          Didn't catch it, Is he against the name?
          Stop Booing Tiki Barber.

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          • #6
            Bob Costas presented both views. He said the majority of the native american tribes have no issue with it and it shouldn't be a problem as long as the Redskins logo itself isn't altered in a derogatory manner. Of course, he also noted other sports teams names like the Braves, Indians, Blackhawks, Seminoles, etc...

            On other side of the coin, the term "redskin" was and is a derogatory term.

            My view is, if it wasn't such a majorly covered issue for all these years since the Washington Redskins started in 1937. Why now? The media has nothing else better to feed on? lol

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            • #7
              Originally posted by BigBlueAllDay View Post
              Bob Costas presented both views. He said the majority of the native american tribes have no issue with it and it shouldn't be a problem as long as the Redskins logo itself isn't altered in a derogatory manner. Of course, he also noted other sports teams names like the Braves, Indians, Blackhawks, Seminoles, etc...

              On other side of the coin, the term "redskin" was and is a derogatory term.

              My view is, if it wasn't such a majorly covered issue for all these years since the Washington Redskins started in 1937. Why now? The media has nothing else better to feed on? lol
              Exactly my point, what just changed that all the sudden its a problem, its a problem cause the media wnats to make it into a problem

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              • #8
                The only part of the Redskins that is offensive is Dan Snyder...

                I'm Commander Shepard, and this is my favorite team in the NFL.

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                • #9
                  It seems to me, the NFL kind of got the ball rolling with this. They have seemed to perpetuate this more than anyone else.. How many Native Americans really care about a team that's had this name since the 1930's.

                  I think they'll piss off more people if they change it.. From a fan's perspective, that's a lot of dough to spend on merchandise over the years only to have the team change their name for the sake of a few thousand people that care.
                  Stop Booing Tiki Barber.

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                  • #10
                    honestly the name/ moniker is offensive. It has its roots in a time in which the noble Native AMericans were referred to as "savages, redskins, heathens etc."

                    in fact there are over 600 recognized native American nations (tribes) and each is distinct in its personal culture and beliefs.

                    To be honest such monikers such as the Seminoles, Chiefs, Illini, Blackhawks, Braves, Chippewas, etc are not offensive as they refer to either specific Nations or some aspect to the culture at large. (Chief for example)

                    Actually we have Washington Wizards, Mystics, Nationals & Capitals...but no one seemed to suggest the name "Warriors."

                    Which can still be a reference to the Native American iconography and root and yet not be as offensive. the "R with the feather" could morph to a "W with a feather..."

                    My panties aren't up in a roar about the name redskins, but truth is truth, period.


                    NFL Championships : 1927 1934 1938 1956 Super Bowl Champions: XXI XXV XLII XLVI

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                    • #11
                      If they had to change the name, the Sentinels (from "The Replacements") would be my first choice... but I couldn't care less what they're called.

                      I'm Commander Shepard, and this is my favorite team in the NFL.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by giantyankee1976 View Post
                        honestly the name/ moniker is offensive. It has its roots in a time in which the noble Native AMericans were referred to as "savages, redskins, heathens etc."

                        in fact there are over 600 recognized native American nations (tribes) and each is distinct in its personal culture and beliefs.

                        To be honest such monikers such as the Seminoles, Chiefs, Illini, Blackhawks, Braves, Chippewas, etc are not offensive as they refer to either specific Nations or some aspect to the culture at large. (Chief for example)

                        Actually we have Washington Wizards, Mystics, Nationals & Capitals...but no one seemed to suggest the name "Warriors."

                        Which can still be a reference to the Native American iconography and root and yet not be as offensive. the "R with the feather" could morph to a "W with a feather..."

                        My panties aren't up in a roar about the name redskins, but truth is truth, period.
                        Nice presentation, GY.
                        Yes, Redskins is more derogatory than other directly representative names, as you said.
                        It has been Redskins for over 75 years and it wasn't any Indian tribes/nations that complained... it is the media making news for itself in a time when too many are prone to political correctness. This has been going on for years, but never gained much steam. Suddenly the media has resurrected it.
                        Much ado about nothing.
                        I'm only 1/16th Cherokee, but I'm proud of that, and don't care if they change the name or not.

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                        • #13
                          *tips hat*


                          NFL Championships : 1927 1934 1938 1956 Super Bowl Champions: XXI XXV XLII XLVI

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                          • #14
                            I'm offended by the eagles fans no matter what they call themselves.

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                            • #15
                              There are two things most people get wrong about offensive behavior/language.

                              The first is that you can't tell people what should or what shouldn't offend them. You can't try to rationalize with them by saying "Oh well, I didn't mean it that way so you shouldn't take any offense". It just doesn't work that way.

                              And the second; you don't have to be the target of an insult to be offended either. Offensive remarks and/or actions can have plenty of collateral damage.

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