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  1. #1 Obama open to name change for Washington Redskins 
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    This is just so fucking stupid...

    AP story so link only.
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    The Washington Community Organizers just doesn't have the same ring to it.
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    How about the oboys.
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    "noting that Indians "feel pretty strongly" about mascots and team names that depict negative stereotypes about their heritage"

    What percentage of Indians? Indians belonging to which political club? And what exactly is negative about these names? It seems to me that given the love of sports and sports teams that to name them in association with the Indians is a compliment. To date I have not seen a sports team named "Dirty Indians" or "Drunken Welfare Dependent Indians" or "Untrustworthy Double Dealing Indians."

    Six assholes with Phd after their names sitting around a Sociology department thinking up new ways of being offended is not consensus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    "noting that Indians "feel pretty strongly" about mascots and team names that depict negative stereotypes about their heritage"

    What percentage of Indians? Indians belonging to which political club? And what exactly is negative about these names? It seems to me that given the love of sports and sports teams that to name them in association with the Indians is a compliment. To date I have not seen a sports team named "Dirty Indians" or "Drunken Welfare Dependent Indians" or "Untrustworthy Double Dealing Indians."

    Six assholes with Phd after their names sitting around a Sociology department thinking up new ways of being offended is not consensus.
    To be fair, Redskins is probably the single Indian-themed name that is genuinely offensive (imagine the Detroit Blackskins playing the Chicago Crackas), but the activists would have more credibility if they hadn't inserted themselves into so many fake controversies with team names that the Indian tribes actually liked and suported.
    Still, they have a point, and the DC team should reflect the local culture, either as the nation's capitol, or the dysfunctional ghettoized hellhole that is the rest of the city. A few suggestions:

    The Graft
    The Kleptocrats
    The Gridlocks
    The Thugs (or maybe "THUGZ"; gotta keep it real, yo)
    The Poll-Watching Power Junkies
    The Ruling Class
    The Scandals



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    The government is in crisis, and Oblahblah has time for this??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    The government is in crisis, and Oblahblah has time for this??
    As long as it doesn't interfere with golf.

    BTW, a few more names came to mind:
    The Bureacrats
    The National Debtors (the fans could rename the wave "raising the debt ceiling")
    The Non-Essentials
    The Wastrels



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    Right after they rename the Blackhawks, Barry.

    What a dick this guy is. Grows more incompetent with each passing day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JB View Post
    Right after they rename the Blackhawks, Barry.

    What a dick this guy is. Grows more incompetent with each passing day.
    I just can't get over how he thinks anyone needs his opinion on the matter. I know he his doing this to stir racial hatred and to deflect from his abysmal performance but come on enough already
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    To date I have not seen a sports team named "Dirty Indians" or "Drunken Welfare Dependent Indians" or "Untrustworthy Double Dealing Indians."
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