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    NO! The Washington Redskins should forever remain the Washington Redskins. Who cares whose feathers get ruffled because they are too overly sensitive. The PC crowd needs to go away now. It's time to stop the effemination of America.
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    @Jackie312gm - Very good question. Some people look for controversy in everything. This is a very non controversial issue that should be offensive to no one.
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    @Neo_NtheMatrix there are more inportant topics we could explore here on politix than the name of a freaking football team.
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    Well, wouldn't this team represent Native Americans....not Americans that came from someplace else like the rest of us? Which would make it the most politically correct progressive liberal team in existence? Using President Hussein Obama's logic here....{by the way still follow coach Joe Gibbs on the NASCAR side of things....} And Ravens won....
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    @Rocker my ancestors was Cherokee and I'm proud of it. I'm a redneck too, well I've been called a redneck, lol. I'm proud of that too. Kinda glad there's a football team named after me.
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    @kyrebel - I'm afraid I wont ever have a team representing me as the "Fightin' Old Pharts", the "Geritol Geronimos", or the "Rest Home Rejects".
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    I honestly don't see the issue here, as someone who is half Native American this just seems silly. I just don't find the term redskin insulting. It's not even still in use today except for this team. I have clever seen it used otherwise and never in a way that was insulting to Native American culture.
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    I could almost agree with your statement (I also have Native American blood), if they where called the Indians maybe instead of Redskin, but it's insulting to me that Washington would even chose an association for a sports team with a people they brought to near virtual extinction during their land grab and genocide...I just don't like the two words together period, sort of would be comparable to the Tel Aviv Palestinians, but in a way, it's a non issue, as you say "silly", there are surely more important issues facing us all...
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    @hankf68 if this were a 150 years ago I would agree but the term redskin never became the derogatory term of oppression that other sensitive words have and is no longer a word in use in our common language the others still are and still used to hurt. I'm not trying to be insensitive just stating my personal belief. What happend to the native american population in this country is disgraceful. That part of my family ended up in Oklahoma as a result. Had that not happend however my mother would not have met my father who was working a oil job there. If the Native American community truly finds it hurtful then lose it. For me it's just not an issue.
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    I never go the impression it was meant to cause harm OR show disrespect. If anything, quite the opposite. I wish someone named a team after me. Maybe the native indians dont like football, but they certainly profit by it in their gambling organization.
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    Welp, the PC crowd strikes again. Is there anything that they won't find "offensive" to one person or another. Jeez, how about the Cleveland Indians and the Atlanta Braves.
    One day, everything will just be called beige!
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    No. I am a Cowboys fan and the rivalary just wouldn't be there . But then again Snyder probably will . Damn it somebody stand up for something.
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    The college I graduated from was forced to change their name from the Arkansas State Indians. They changed to Red Wolves. I don't think that should have been forced on them. I definitely don't think a professional team should in any way change theirs!
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    Every time this comes up it gets shot down just as quickly. But here are a couple of alternatives. The Washington Thuggas. The Washington CONS. The Washington Schmucks. The Washington Rock smokers....
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    They've been the Washington Redskins since 1932 and someone is only complaining now? Get real. I'm so sick and tired of all the PC crap.
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    Absolutely not! The United States of the Offended strikes again. You people need to get over yourselves. Can Indians (that's right I said Indians) find nothing better to bitch about than this? It's no damn wonder this country is going to "hell in a handbasket". I suppose I should mention I found out a few years ago that there was an indian (Choctaw) in the woodpile, so I'm not 100% white, thankfully I can pass. I worry every day now that I'll be found out and have to start refering to myself as an Anglo-Scandinavian-German-Nati ve American-American.
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    While we're at it, there are other teams that should change their names. Some suggestions: the Tennessee Inbred. The Denver Stoners. The San Diego Narcissists. The Arizona Bigots. The Cleveland Next Years. The Pittsburgh Asskickers. The Chicago Bullet Catchers.
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