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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4920 on: July 07, 2020, 11:51:45 AM »
Cleveland Indians are also looking into their name.

They've gradually phased out the racist caricature, Chief Wahoo but still try to justify the 'Indians' name by saying that it's a tribute to a former player of Native American origin.

OK, if that's the case, call yourselves the 'Cleveland Native Americans' and see how that goes down.

Back on topic.........here's the great Keith Olbermann on the Washington name back in 2013

https://www.sbnation.com/lookit/2013/9/13/4726498/keith-olbemann-redskins-video-dan-snyder

The NFL did............nothing

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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4921 on: July 07, 2020, 11:56:23 AM »
Only a matter of time before there's similar pressure on Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Washington Wizards.

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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4922 on: July 07, 2020, 11:58:23 AM »
Only a matter of time before there's similar pressure on Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Washington Wizards.


I assume that you mention the last two as a joke.

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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4923 on: July 07, 2020, 01:24:55 PM »
I would have thought it made sense for Washington (who have always been the team Id follow in NFL) to have changed the name & done a full rebrand linked with actually getting a better team on the field

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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4924 on: July 13, 2020, 06:09:46 PM »
Washington are changing their name, haven't said what to, yet.

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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4925 on: July 13, 2020, 06:14:02 PM »
Washington are changing their name, haven't said what to, yet.

Washington Klansmen

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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4926 on: July 13, 2020, 06:34:02 PM »
Washington are changing their name, haven't said what to, yet.

I thought you preferred to redact this "pro-slavery/genocidal" name or have you had a change of heart wrt the first President of the USA. ;)

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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4927 on: July 13, 2020, 06:42:55 PM »
Washington are changing their name, haven't said what to, yet.

Washington Klansmen

Too similar to the Washington Wizards.

https://www.nba.com/wizards/wizards-unveil-new-primary-logo

Aside from the name note the 3 stars one by one (311) with the centre one in Confederate grey, and Klansman hood shape in the middle of the logo.

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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4928 on: July 13, 2020, 06:54:02 PM »
Washington are changing their name, haven't said what to, yet.

I thought you preferred to redact this "pro-slavery/genocidal" name or have you had a change of heart wrt the first President of the USA. ;)

It was nearly dinner time, I wasn't concentrating. ☹

Washington obviously has to go. Owned slaves, had a stupid wig. Columbus was a twat, so DC anything is out. Queen Mary probably had slaves, so forget Maryland. Potomac is a Europeanised spelling of a Native American word so that's cultural appropriation and therefore no good.

They need something that will engage their fanbase and get everyone else onside, too.

Fuck The Cowboys Football Club.

Job done.

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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4929 on: July 13, 2020, 07:09:15 PM »
Virginia's out as well as it was named after Queen Elizabeth I.

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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4930 on: July 13, 2020, 07:19:46 PM »
Plus I'm not sure Virgins is the most intimidating nickname.

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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4931 on: July 23, 2020, 10:59:33 PM »
They've chosen their new name.

Ladies and gentleman introducing, The Washington Football Team


*I know it's temporary but it is impressively shit.

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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4932 on: July 23, 2020, 11:39:05 PM »
I'm sure myself and UKRS, among others, have been calling them that for years. We should jointly sue for copyright.

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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4933 on: July 24, 2020, 06:22:49 AM »
It's very bland. I suppose it is hard to offend anyone with that name though.

Is Tottingham's ground still called Tottenham Hotspur Stadium?

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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4934 on: July 24, 2020, 09:06:14 AM »
Apparently so, they're still trying to flog the naming rights.

 


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