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  • I'm OK with this one...

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  • desertgeek: Closed_Minded_Bastage: Been a 'Skins fan since the days of coach Kuharich & Nixon (not that one) and my dad would tell me stories of Sammy Baugh. Allen (screw you Miami) & Gibbs, winners.

    NFLShop(dot)com still had 'Skins apparel for sale last night. Grabbed 2 caps, they take Paypal.

    /suck-it other Libs
    //Lib
    ///3

    Wow, this is the most fitting name I've ever seen.

    /clicks "ignore"
    //writes in Note "bigoted"


    Told you so.

    The damn caps are ALREADY made sitting in a warehouse waiting to be shipped (checks e-mail, yep tracking number). You want the NFL to ship off those hats to El Salvador, Haiti, Armenia or Africa like they do for the loosing NFL Superb Owl jerseys/hats?

    P.S. Really not a bigot
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  • Bonzo_1116: I chortled when I saw that.  That's cash out of Snyder's pocket...I wonder if he'll sue.


    I believe the NFL teams have a revenue sharing agreement regarding branded merch so this wouldn't hurt them at all.

    Anyone suggesting "Warriors" as an alternative might want to check with Marquette.
  • Naido: I think, at this point, most people don't even remember when the Washington Wizards were the Bullets.


    This is a team so forgettable that virtually every casual basketball fan has long forgotten that Michael Jordan played there. If they went from the Bullets to the Wizards to just not existing I don't think anyone would notice.
  • Gonz: Rannuci: And Nike has stopped selling Washington Redskins merchandise on the Nike website.

    That one feels like a serious shot fired. FedEx is big, but Nike's committed.


    I'd be more than happy to seem them change the name from Redskins to Asian Slave Laborers.
  • "Warriors" promotes violence

    /watch people say that
  • Kapernick field? Blm stadium?
  • Call them the warriors invite Curry and Thompson to have a minority ownership. Make basketball great in the East again.
  • puffy999: Naido: Whoops, also meant to say:

    I don't know of any other reason why he should be such a stalwart defender of that stupid name, and I think he only resists because he's a rich asshole who can't stand to look as if he made a decision because people told him to,

    Also, I think there's an example (locally even) that demonstrates how simple it is.  I think, at this point, most people don't even remember when the Washington Wizards were the Bullets.  And the people who know, don't care.  Sure, the team lacks support, but not because of their name change.  It's because they've been mismanaged for decades by a raging asshole.  Come to think of it, maybe Dan likes having the argument about the team name as a distraction from his other shortcomings

    OTOH: Wizards is a stupid name and everyone mocks your team for being even more late to the game than the stupid Magic name.


    I actually like the Bullets name (and stage logo, and some of the uniforms), but I don't have any emotional attachment.  Almost every sports teams's name is stupid, it's just that most of them have been around so long that we don't really think about it.
  • Riothamus: UNC_Samurai: Call them the Warriors, keep the spear helmet.

    The badass spear helmet is the most infuriating thing about this whole debacle. What kind of stupid asshole thinks this [Fark user image 474x474] looks better than this [Fark user image 850x850]?

    I have no love for Washington but I can admit the spear helmet is the best helmet in American football. Dan Snyder thinks the worst farking logo in the NFL is somehow better.


    That spear/arrow would look great worked into the FedEx logo
  • Naido: puffy999: Naido: Whoops, also meant to say:

    I don't know of any other reason why he should be such a stalwart defender of that stupid name, and I think he only resists because he's a rich asshole who can't stand to look as if he made a decision because people told him to,

    Also, I think there's an example (locally even) that demonstrates how simple it is.  I think, at this point, most people don't even remember when the Washington Wizards were the Bullets.  And the people who know, don't care.  Sure, the team lacks support, but not because of their name change.  It's because they've been mismanaged for decades by a raging asshole.  Come to think of it, maybe Dan likes having the argument about the team name as a distraction from his other shortcomings

    OTOH: Wizards is a stupid name and everyone mocks your team for being even more late to the game than the stupid Magic name.

    I actually like the Bullets name (and stage logo, and some of the uniforms), but I don't have any emotional attachment.  Almost every sports teams's name is stupid, it's just that most of them have been around so long that we don't really think about it.


    Plus the whole Gilbert Arenas thing would have been soooo much better if the team had still been the Bullets.
  • Let's see... We have the Wizards, Capitals, and Nationals. We could go along with the latter two and be the Washington Monuments or something. Or we could embrace the former and go with "Warriors." Then we just need to convice the Capitals and Nationals to change to Rogues and Druids and complete Nerd City.

    ...But I've actually always liked how some cities, like Pittsburgh, have a common color scheme for all their major teams. It's a unifying factor, y'know? Don't see why every DC team can't be something red-white-and-blue. Either Monuments or Warriors could work for that.

    So yeah. If we're considering non-Karen, non-potato options, there's my 2 cents. (If FedEx really wants to improve things, though, maybe they'd also like to invest money in improving the crappy-ass stadium named after them that nobody likes and everyone wants torn down.)
  • Naido:Almost every sports teams's name is stupid, it's just that most of them have been around so long that we don't really think about it.

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  • Aetre: Let's see... We have the Wizards, Capitals, and Nationals. We could go along with the latter two and be the Washington Monuments or something.


    Can't use Monuments. How would it look if "The New York Giants knocked down the Monuments on Monday Night." D.C. residents would be up in arms.
  • facisto: Why the selective editing?


    Because I didn't want to put up a wall of text. Same reason I cropped this quote. We all read it once, no reason to read the whole thing again. At the same time, I wanted people to know what I was talking about.
  • Cataholic: Gonz: Nike's committed.

    I'd be more than happy to seem them change the name from Redskins to Asian Slave Laborers.


    I'm good with that. Also, any NCAA athletics program that does business with Nike shall adopt the "Asian Slave Laborers" mascot. 

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    And I say this as person who lived in Haggin Hall and ate breakfast at K-Lair my freshman year.
  • Syphlitic White Missionaries!!!!!
  • mactheknife: Bonzo_1116: Rannuci: And Nike has stopped selling Washington Redskins merchandise on the Nike website.

    I chortled when I saw that.  That's cash out of Snyder's pocket...I wonder if he'll sue.

    /delicious

    Sadly, that's a double edged sword... it's not cash wholly out of Snyder's pocket.  All the merchandising revenue goes through NFL Business Ventures, which is owned equally by the 32 teams.  The impact on Snyder is near nothing financially, but it makes his 31 partners in NFLBV look bad... and they don't like being made to look bad.


    That is not entirely true.
    Jerry Jone was the first to sell merchandise and not share 100% with the league.
    I doubt Snyder has half the marketing skill of Jones, so it is possible that it does not impact him, but it should.
  • UNC_Samurai: Call them the Warriors, keep the spear helmet.


    Kellen Winslow Jr could be their mascot.
  • Aetre: Let's see... We have the Wizards, Capitals, and Nationals.


    How about the Grand Wizards?
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