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Edward Teach

Member Since 24 Nov 2008
Last Active Aug 16 2014 01:14 PM

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In Topic: KB Swag

18 June 2014 - 09:50 AM

Kelvin "What?!?!??" Benjamin...I like the attitude. 

In Topic: The Redskins Commercial the NFL does not want us to see

11 June 2014 - 10:40 AM

I haven't seen anyone mention that it is very "ironic" that Native Americans (Inuits) were treated poorly by "Washington" historically. They broke treaties with almost every tribe they made agreements with. So, now, they are "honored" by being "represented" by a football team located in the great capital city that is named a racial slur. Why wouldn't natives feel honored?

Look up Keith Olberman's treatise on the history behind the naming of the team. They were named not to honor Native Americans, but because they were once paired with the Boston Braves (baseball) and played in the same stadium. When they moved to Fenway Park, they wanted to change from Braves (Red Socks fans wouldn't support a team named after the cross town rivals), so they picked a name that sounded similar to Red Socks: the Redskins. There was no honorable naming of the team. The owner did it to make more money.