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  • Redskins to retire team name Monday; new name to be revealed later

    07/12/2020 9:27:49 PM PDT · by massmike · 150 replies ^ | 07/13/2020 | Les Carpenter
    The Washington Redskins plan to announce Monday morning that they will change their team name, three people with knowledge of the situation confirmed Sunday night. The team is not expected to reveal a new name until a later date. Two people with knowledge of the team’s plans said Sunday that the preferred replacement name is tied up in a trademark fight, which is why the team can’t announce the new name Monday.
  • Report: Redskins expected to make a name change in the next 24 hours

    07/12/2020 7:52:02 PM PDT · by Meatspace · 136 replies
    WJLA ^ | 7/12/20
    WASHINGTON (ABC7) — The Washington Redskins could have a new name in the next 24 hours. Senior NFL reporter for Yahoo Charles Robinson reportedly told ESPN Radio’s Dallas-Fort Worth station that "Washington is about to have a new name in the next 24 to 48 hours" on Saturday.
  • Report: Redskins Name Change Coming ‘As Soon As Possible’

    07/10/2020 8:27:12 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 109 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Jul 2020 | DYLAN GWINN
    Rumors flew after the Redskins announced they were conducting a “thorough review” of their name, that the team could perhaps come up with a new name before the start of the 2020 season. Now, a new report suggests that the name change could come very soon indeed. According to Ben Fischer of Sports Business Daily, sources within the organization say that the team “intends to select a new nickname as soon as possible.” As Fischer writes, a person bidding for a minority share of the team has received personal assurances that the name will be changed. Fischer also cites a...
  • Amazon Just Screwed Some Of Its Third-Party Sellers [Vanity]

    07/08/2020 8:12:44 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 14 replies
    7/8/2020 | Self
    What is being lost in the weeds is the effect of Amazon's ban of Redskins merchandise on its Mom and Pop third-party sellers. How many of these sellers are just small-time operators barely getting by? How many placed orders with manufacturers and paid for merchandise in advance of the anticipated season? And, this before the name Redskins became a pariah? I think there there is a high probability given that the Redskins are [were] a top-selling brand. I agree that Amazon has the right to ban the merchandise, as any private entity can. However, I believe that the Mom and...
  • Amazon pulls Washington Redskins merchandise from its site amid calls for the team to change its name

    07/08/2020 1:51:57 PM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 8, 2020 | Annie Palmer
    Amazon is removing Washington Redskins merchandise from its site, after the NFL called on the team to change its name, widely considered a racial slur against Native Americans. In a note to sellers on Wednesday, Amazon said that it would pull a variety of products featuring the Washington team, including jerseys, t-shirts and jewelry. Sellers were given 48 hours to review and remove any products flagged by Amazon, the notice states.
  • Washington Redskins Name Opponents Ashamed of Own Heritage

    07/07/2020 1:38:44 PM PDT · by kathsua · 23 replies
    Janitor's view ^ | July 7, 2020 | Reasonmclucus
    Washington Celtics could replace Washington Redskins because the Irish are proud of their heritage and many North Americans are simply ashamed of their heritage. The word "redskins" is a physically descriptive term that doesn't have inherently negative characteristics. The word is one of the English translations of the Ottawa term "Oklahoma". If we consider the characteristics of the people the term "redskins" was first applied to, it's a positive term. I'm attempting to understand why some of the descendants of the people Christopher Columbus called "Indians" say they are ashamed to be called "redskins". The only explanation I can think...
  • Navajo Code Talker says Redskins name not derogatory

    07/07/2020 4:23:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    nbc ^ | Nov. 27, 2013 | Felicia Fonseca and Matthew Brown
    A leader of the Navajo Code Talkers who appeared at a Washington Redskins home football game said Wednesday the team name is a symbol of loyalty and courage — not a slur as asserted by critics who want it changed. Roy Hawthorne, 87, of Lupton, Ariz., was one of four Code Talkers honored for their service in World War II during the Monday night game against the San Francisco 49ers. Hawthorne, vice president of the Navajo Code Talkers Association, said the group's trip was paid for by the Redskins. The four men met briefly with team owner Dan Snyder but...
  • On the Redskins' name, it's corporate America and the liberal media against Native Americans

    07/03/2020 12:36:47 PM PDT · by Renkluaf · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/3/20 | Timothy P. Carney
    Would you be surprised if multinational corporations and wealthy, powerful, mostly white commentators in New York and D.C. got their way over the will of Native Americans on an issue that is mostly about Native Americans? I wouldn’t be. In other words, I won’t be surprised if our wokeness-obsessed corporate titans combine with our ever-leftward-lurching media to strip the Washington Redskins of their name — despite the fact that the overwhelming majority of Native Americans are not offended by it. FedEx, the named sponsor of the stadium where the Redskins play, demanded that the team change its name. Nike won’t...
  • Letter to Clarence Page RE;Team Name Change piece

    All sports fans, and most everybody else, will get a kick out of this letter written to the Chicago Tribune. No matter which side you are on in the matter of renaming the Washington Redskins, this guy is hilarious. This is an e-mail sent to Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune after an article he published concerning a name change for the Washington Redskins. Dear Mr. Page: I agree with our Native American population. I am highly jilted by the racially charged name of the Washington Redskins. One might argue that to name a professional football team after Native Americans...
  • There's No Escaping the Mob This Time: Washington Redskins Name Change in the Works

    07/04/2020 7:33:55 AM PDT · by · 169 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7-4-2020 | RICK MORAN
    Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder announced yesterday that his team is conducting a “thorough review” into the team’s nickname that formalizes the discussions the team has been having with the National Football League about a name change. Snyder has resisted changing the name of the team, outlasting protests, lawsuits, and demonstrations. But there’s no escaping the mob this time. They want another scalp to hang on their lodgepole and can smell victory in the wind...
  • Washington owner Dan Snyder announces team will review nickname

    07/03/2020 7:47:49 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 74 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Jul 3rd 2020 | JACK BAER
    In a move that was long past due, Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder announced Friday the team will undergo a “thorough review of the team’s name.” The team said it has been discussing internally a name change with the league in recent weeks. Snyder said in a statement: “This process allows the team to take into account not only the proud tradition and history of the franchise but also input from our alumni, the organization, sponsors, the National Football League and the local community is proud to represent on and off the field.” Head coach Ron Rivera said in a...
  • Washington Redskins to 'conduct thorough review' of team name after major sponsor FedEx called for a change and Nike dropped their merchandise from its online stores

    07/03/2020 9:22:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 101 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 3, 2020 | Ales Raskin
    Amid growing pressure from Native American groups, sponsors, and even the city's mayor, the Washington Redskins have announced they will conduct a 'thorough review' of the team's name, which is considered by many to be offensive. 'In light of recent events around our country and feedback from our community, the Washington Redskins are announcing the team will undergo a thorough review of the team's name,' read the statement. 'This review formalizes the initial discussions the team has been having with the league in recent weeks.' Friday's statement came after the team received a formal name-change request from FedEx, which was...
  • Nike Removes Redskins Gear from Website

    07/03/2020 9:14:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 60 replies ^ | 7/3/2020 | Dyland Gwinn
    Nike, in an apparent bid to force the Washington Redskins to change their name, has removed all Redskins gear from its website. Moreover, the vertical drop-down menu on the left side of the screen, which displays the names of all 32 NFL teams, does not show the Washington Redskins. “Last year, Nike omitted the team name from its annual Salute to Service collection,” according to Pro Football Talk. “The more recent action sends a much stronger message.” Despite Nike’s apparent new-found problem in doing business with the Redskins. The athletic apparel giant does not appear to have any problem maintaining...
  • Nike pulls Washington Redskins apparel from its website amid team name controversy

    07/02/2020 11:05:50 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 44 replies
    Fox Business ^ | July 02 2020 | Thomas Barrabi
    Nike appeared to have pulled Washington Redskins merchandise off its website Thursday night hours after team sponsor FedEx publicly called on the franchise to change its name. Searches on Nike’s website for the team's apparel yielded no results. The Washington Redskins name was also scrubbed from a menu listing all 31 other NFL teams on Nike’s online marketplace. Nike did not immediately return a request for comment Thursday.
  • FedEx requests Washington Redskins change team name

    07/02/2020 7:20:01 PM PDT · by Meatspace · 71 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7/2/20 | Doha Madani
    FedEx has asked the Washington Redskins to officially change its name, long condemned as an anti-Indigenous slur. The shipping company has communicated to the NFL team a request that it change its name, FedEx confirmed in a statement to NBC News on Thursday. FedEx owns the naming rights to the Maryland field where the NFL team plays and its chief executive, Fred Smith, owns a minority stake in the team.
  • Redskins plan to erase team's founding owner from franchise history and here's how they will do it

    06/24/2020 1:37:21 PM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | June 24, 2020 | ohn Breech
    The Washington Redskins have decided to remove all references of original owner George Preston Marshall, who founded the team in 1933 and owned it until his death in 1969. According to the Washington Post, the Redskins plan to erase Marshall's name from franchise history by removing his name from all official team material. This means Marshall will no longer be mentioned anywhere in their Ring of Fame, on their History Wall, or on the team's official website.
  • Nestlé to change 'out of step' Red Skins and Chicos brands

    06/23/2020 9:05:58 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | June 23, 2020 | Rob Picheta
    Nestlé is rebranding its Red Skins and Chicos sweets, saying that their controversial names — which feature offensive racial overtones — are "out of step" with the company's values. The products, which are sold in Australia, have prompted complaints for several years. Allen's, the Nestlé (NSRGF) brand which produces the sweets, said in a statement posted to Facebook on Tuesday that the decision to rename the products was made to avoid marginalizing its friends, neighbors and colleagues. Redskin is a slur used to describe Native Americans, while chico can be a stereotypical term for Latin Americans.
  • Redskins Remove Statue of Former Owner Due to Racist Ties

    06/19/2020 12:09:41 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 19 2020 | DYLAN GWINN
    The Washington Redskins haven’t changed their nickname yet, as the left wants them to do. Though, they have parted with one symbol due to its racist ties. The Redskins have decided to remove the statue of former Owner George Preston Marshall at RFK Stadium. Under Marshall’s leadership, the Redskins were one of the last teams to integrate black players onto their roster. There have also been quotes attributed to him that have upset many. Specifically, Marshall once reportedly said that he would “sign black players when the Harlem Globetrotters start playing white players.”
  • ‘Washington Post’ Renews Calls for Redskins to Change ‘Shameful’ Name

    06/16/2020 12:03:15 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 16 2020 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    On Tuesday, the Washington Post once again went after the Washington Redskins nickname, calling the moniker “shameful” and “offensive.” In his editorial, sports columnist Barry Svrluga demanded that NFL team Owner Daniel Snyder eliminate the name his team has had since 1933. “Now is the time. Sorry, long past the time,” Svrluga wrote to the NFL owner. “If the NFL season opens as planned with training camps this summer, Washington’s team should do so under another name. Under its new name. Whatever that might be. Put it on the ballot, and then mail it in!”

    12/05/2019 12:14:43 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 50 replies
    Powerline ^ | December 5,2019 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    The Washington Redskins were one of the teams that attended Colin Kaepernick’s workout in Georgia last month. Their attendance was hard to explain because signing Kaepernick made no sense for the team. But now, the Redskins have made a signing based (at least in part) on what they saw during the Kaepernick workout. The Skins signed to their practice squad one of the wide receivers to whom Kaepernick threw passes. He’s Jordan Veasy, who played his college ball at Berkeley. Veasy was not drafted, but has been a member of the practice squads of four NFL teams. The Redskins will...