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#11 stirs

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:16 PM

Redskins owner has already trademarked 'Warriors'. He was going to use it for his arena football team, so it wouldn't be that hard for them to switch over. Not sure why people keep saying stuff like "well when I think of Redskins I think of tribal warriors bravely fighting for their people etc et". The original owner of the Redskins named them that because he was a racist and a white supremacist. He did not mean it as a compliment.


Do not know about the original owner or any of his story but why would anyone want to name their team after somone they found "lesser"?

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:00 PM

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:31 AM

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:31 AM

Do not know about the original owner or any of his story but why would anyone want to name their team after somone they found "lesser"?

The Redskins owner, George P. Marshall, was on the trailing edge of race relations even for his time. "The nickname had been the brainchild of George Preston Marshall, a laundry magnate and flamboyant showman who had bought the Boston Braves football team in 1932. As his second head coach, Marshall hired William “Lone Star” Dietz, a journeyman coach at the collegiate level whose mother was most likely a Sioux. It was in “honor” of Dietz, who coached the team for just two seasons and who at Marshall’s urging willingly put on war paint and Indian feathers before home games, that Marshall changed the team’s name to the Redskins. When Marshall, frustrated by Boston fans’ lack of support, moved the franchise to the nation’s capital in 1937, the coach was gone, but the team name stayed." Here is a link to the book review, it has some interesting history about race relations, the Redskins and the NFL: http://www.nybooks.c...agination=false 4 Reasons a name change should not bother you http://www.hogshaven...-not-bother-you

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:36 AM

Since the name Redskins is in honor of a man who coached the team for two seasons, why not carry on that tradition and name them after another iconic member of the team. How about the RG3s?

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:04 AM

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:37 AM

Do not know about the original owner or any of his story but why would anyone want to name their team after somone they found "lesser"?


Because natives while being clowned and stereotyped were and are seen in american history as valiant warriors. Hence so many native mascots. But the name and imagery is over the top. Itd be like JR telling one of his black coaches put on face paint, a bone thru their nose, a spear and naming the team the Pickaninnies in his "honor"

George Preston Marshall is the father of white supremacy in the NFL. He started the "only white males can lead as QBs, Centers, OCs, head coaches" mentality that still is alive today. He segregated the game for 13 years after it had already been integrated to preserve the white race, not the game. I bet a lot of people who hold and held the "only white guys are smart enough to play QB" ideology dont even know where that came from or who came up with it. The white supremacist owner of the Redskins. SMH

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:57 AM

Thanks for the info on the owner.

I guess I was just speaking in practical terms where if I bought a team, I would want it to represent something positive from my point of view. Never would I think to name a team something from my list of hated things. Would be kinda mocking in a way. Oh well, thanks for the info.

It would be like me spending millions and then naming my team the "liberals". joking

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:38 AM

Yep, offseason

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:46 AM

Because natives while being clowned and stereotyped were and are seen in american history as valiant warriors. Hence so many native mascots. But the name and imagery is over the top.


KT actually has a good point here... they should consult with native american tribes and come up with a name that honors them instead of mocks them.


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