New Name for Washington Franchise?

Red14

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Saw a cute meme the other day of an offshoot to the Washington Football Club, as they've announced. It's the monogram version on the helmet... "WTF" Ha!!
 

Cali_Eagle

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When Baltimore got a franchise in the CFL (Canadian Football League, not to be confused with the Continental Football League [CoFL] which I mentioned earlier in the thread) they originally called the club the CFL Colts complete with blue and white uniforms similar (but with no horseshoe on helmets) to what the old Colts wore (and still do.) The Indy Colts and NFL sued for trademark infringement and got an injunction against the name "CFL Colts."

In a move of pure brilliance, for awhile the team went with no nickname at all and the game announcer would introduce the club... "And now ladies and gentlemen, your Baltimore....." and just let the crowd scream "COLTS!" I'd love to see the Washington Redskins do this same thing, but I am betting now that the owner is going to cave to ridiculous leftist PC pressure they will probably call the team the Comrades or the Cadre or the Communists.... or some other "progressive" name designed to make the fans sick.

The Baltimore CFL team eventually put a Stallion head on the sides of the helmet and called themselves (surprise!) the Stallions. They live on today as the latest incarnation of the Montreal Alouettes, moving both when the CFL's mid 90's attempted USA expansion went up in smoke, and as the real Browns were arriving in town to become the NFL's Ravens.
 

eastside_purple

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When Baltimore got a franchise in the CFL (Canadian Football League, not to be confused with the Continental Football League [CoFL] which I mentioned earlier in the thread) they originally called the club the CFL Colts complete with blue and white uniforms similar (but with no horseshoe on helmets) to what the old Colts wore (and still do.) The Indy Colts and NFL sued for trademark infringement and got an injunction against the name "CFL Colts."

In a move of pure brilliance, for awhile the team went with no nickname at all and the game announcer would introduce the club... "And now ladies and gentlemen, your Baltimore....." and just let the crowd scream "COLTS!" I'd love to see the Washington Redskins do this same thing, but I am betting now that the owner is going to cave to ridiculous leftist PC pressure they will probably call the team the Comrades or the Cadre or the Communists.... or some other "progressive" name designed to make the fans sick.

The Baltimore CFL team eventually put a Stallion head on the sides of the helmet and called themselves (surprise!) the Stallions. They live on today as the latest incarnation of the Montreal Alouettes, moving both when the CFL's mid 90's attempted USA expansion went up in smoke, and as the real Browns were arriving in town to become the NFL's Ravens.
Good point. Because if you aren’t in support of a racist team nickname, you’re obviously a communist.
 

Cali_Eagle

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Good point. Because if you aren’t in support of a racist team nickname, you’re obviously a communist.
Depends on who you ask, I suppose. Lefties sure seem to like Socialist / Communist ideas as a platoon of Demo would be Presidents tried to sell their constituency from early 2019 up to today. And, I doubt very many conservatives are in the "change the name" charge re: the Redskins.

It's too bad there is very little outcry from any actual Indians about the name "Redskins". I constantly see polls and surveys that suggest most are indifferent to Indian based names, even including "Redskins". I wouldn't include "Redskins" among them, but I have seen a lot of sentiment to the effect that many Indians like some of the Indian themed names like "Warriors" or "Braves", "Chiefs" etc... ones that show a sign of strength and respect. It's mostly liberal leftist Whites that are bent about it, in my perception of this event.

You are, of course, Constitutionally entitled to disagree with me. It's a right most conservatives recognize, as most liberals do not.

I recognize that George Preston Marshall (Founder and longtime owner of the Redskins) wasn't exactly what you might term "progressive" when it came to race relations. His long standing refusal to hire black talent after all the other teams of the NFL (13 at that time 1962) is a point of fact.

However, GPM originally named his new franchise, which began in Boston, the Braves; because he was doing what many many NFL teams did in the 20's on into the 1940's and tried to tailcoat off the prestige of the MLB club in town; since his first lease was for Braves Field. He did what the Bears (Cubs), NFL Indians (defunct), NFL Reds (defunct), NFL Pirates (now Steelers), a couple of different editions of both Yankees and Dodgers and the NY Giants too all did. I may have missed a few.

When Fenway Park was renovated after a fire in 1933, Marshall was offered a superior lease to play there. To get as close to the name "Red Sox" as possible (and disassociate his team from the MLB Braves and Braves Field.) he named his team the "Redskins". To sound sort of like "Red Sox". Plus I believe the team's jersies had Indian heads on them and he may have had some stock of Indian themed team merchandise that he sold at his concession stands. So, Marshall was probably cheap too. I doubt Marshall thought much of anything at all about Indians as people, positive or negative. He hired "Lone Star" Dietz to coach the team at one point and he was purported to be and was identified publicly as being an Indian (although to be fair, there are some that say he was not of Indian background.) I believe had the Red Sox been named (say) the Pilgrims, GPM would have called his team the Puritans or some such and some different group would potentially be up in arms, either real or imagined like today's "crisis". IOW, GPM didn't call the team the Redskins as a racial slur. He did it to identify with the Red Sox as closely as he could.

Regardless, Snyder and his management team are going to cave and introduce something new. I bet he will sell his Redskins merchandise (probably long, even indefinitely; after the official change) and his new team merchandise too. It should be a bonanza for him and the NFL. Might even start a name change trend.

Anyway, I think the whole issue is making a mountain out of a molehill, personally. Your (any reader) mileage may vary and that's your right. I am always ready to agree to disagree. I basically am sick of lefties trying to tell others what they should think, what sports teams should be called, who they should honor or not honor with statues and monuments, who should be allowed to speak publicly on college campuses... etc.
 
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SMARTY22

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Should remain Football Club or Football Team whatever they are going with this yr. Then they should wait and see how long before someone is offended by Football Team and go from there🤦🏼‍♂️
 

wolves82

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I'm not a "lefty". Moderate that votes Republican 98% of the time. I think the name should be changed. Sorry if that skews someone's world view.
 
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