Skip to comments.DC Mayor Demands Football Team Change Name
Posted on 01/12/2013 10:05:10 AM PST by John Semmens
Washington, DC Mayor Vincent Gray is demanding that the City's NFL franchise currently know as the Redskins change its name.
The current name is demeaning to Native Americans, Gray said. Since the City has made major financial contributions in support of this franchise I am asserting our right to insist on a new monicker for the team.
Wags we quick to come out with a few risible possibilities.
I think 'Crackheads' would be a good name for the team, said long time resident Joe Blough. It would more accurately fit the culture of the city and could be seen as a tribute to former Mayor Marion Barry.
'Vampires' definitely, offered fan, Alan Ball. Aside from the fact that vampires are all the current rage among young people these days, it's a name that would symbolize the fearsome power of our city. Vampires suck people's blood. They're stronger than mere humans. They're virtually immortal. Aren't these all traits that that Washington has come to represent in America?
I like 'Red-Tapers,' said out-of-towner William Kidd. It would allow them to keep the same team colors and be in tune with how DC is seen by the rest of the country.
For his part, Gray expressed the hope that the team could be renamed the 'Dogs.' I think a lot of the fans already kind of use this nickname. So the transition to a new name would be smoother. We could also keep the same colors since the Irish Setter is a red dog and would make a good mascot.
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The “Crackheads” favorite play would be “Bitch set me up”.
I wonder if this bozo has any proof of that. They don't seem to be upset that the U.S. military kills people with Apaches, Iroquois, Kiowas and Blackhawks.
Should make a big announcement of name change: Henceforth it will be the DC Redskins.
Like the Washington Bullets (Guns) changed their name to the Washington Wizards (KKK).
They should change their name—to the Oklahoma City Redskins.
Gee, what a shock the Dems are pushing the PC card again to show their cultural sensitivity. How about calling them the Washington Disaster because every piece of legislation coming from there is a disaster for the entire country.
Those are actual Indian tribe names. “Redskin” is a racial epithet. Only custom and tradition can blind our eyes to that. Do you think a football team called the “Blackskins” could ever take a snap?
DC Mayor Vincent Gray?
The name Gray is racist!!! It’s neither black nor white....
I demand he change his name to Orange....
It seems to me the mayor of D.C. must have more important things to be concerned about, unless he isn’t.
A name change will totally mess up the rivalry between the Cowboys and Redskins. Is nothing sacred???
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