How Best To Rename Sports Teams????

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I think all sports fans and most everybody else will get a kick out of this letter written to the Chicago Tribune. No matter which side you are on in the matter of renaming the Washington Redskins, this guy is hilarious...

This is an e-mail sent to Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune after an article he published concerning a name change for the Washington Redskins.

Dear Mr. Page: I agree with our Native American population. I am highly jilted by the racially charged name of the Washington Redskins. One might argue that to name a professional football team after Native Americans would exalt them as fine warriors, but nay, nay. We must be careful not to offend, and in the spirit of political correctness and courtesy, we must move forward.

Let's ditch the Kansas City Chiefs, the Atlanta Braves and the Cleveland Indians. If your shorts are in a wad because of the
reference the name Redskins makes to skin color, then we need to get rid of the Cleveland Browns.

The Carolina Panthers obviously were named to keep the memory of militant Blacks from the 60's alive. Gone. It's offensive to us white folk.

The New York Yankees offend the Southern population. Do you see a team named for the Confederacy? No! There is no room for any reference to that tragic war that cost this country so many young men's lives. I am also offended by the blatant references to the Catholic religion among our sports team names. Totally inappropriate to have the New Orleans Saints, the Los Angeles Angels or the San Diego Padres.

Then there are the team names that glorify criminals who raped and pillaged. We are talking about the horrible Oakland Raiders, the Minnesota Vikings, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Pittsburgh Pirates!

Now, let us address those teams that clearly send the wrong message to our children. The San Diego Chargers promote irresponsible fighting or even spending habits. Wrong message to our children.

The New York Giants and the San Francisco Giants promote obesity, a growing childhood epidemic. Wrong message to our children. The Cincinnati Reds promote downers/barbiturates. Wrong message to our children.

The Milwaukee Brewers. Well that goes without saying. Wrong message to our children.

So, there you go. We need to support any legislation that comes out to rectify this travesty, because the government will likely become involved with this issue, as they should. Just the kind of thing the do-nothing Congress loves.

As a die-hard Oregon State fan, my wife and I, with all of this in mind, suggest it might also make some sense to change the name of the Oregon State women's athletic teams to something other than "the Beavers (especially when they play Southern California. Do we really want the Trojans sticking it to the Beavers???

I always love your articles and I generally agree with them. As for the Redskins name I would suggest they change the name to the
"Foreskins" to better represent their community, paying tribute to the dick heads in Washington DC.
 

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I'm in the "Who gives a damn?" column. I quit following baseball a strike or two ago. Got mildly interested and the Indians dropped Chief Wahoo. NFL, have cared for a while. I quit watching before the knealing started. Just kept me from watching. NASCAR, when it went PC and Sprint replaced Winston they became pussies. Never got into basketball or hockey. Even less when Cleveland lost the Barron's. I suppose it coincided with growing up and getting underway for deployments without internet. Anyone remember getting message traffic with scores from the night before?
 

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Pick new names via internet polling then let 4chan start submitting names.
 

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Here’s my names
1. Pittsburgh kneelers
2. Washington cock gurglers
3. Dallas plowboys
4 San Francisco 69ers
5.chicago gangsters
6. New Orleans oyster suckers
7. St. Louis breathing Floyd’s
8. Tampa bay fuckeneers
9. New York elders don’t matter!
10. Houston protestors
11.minneapolis bolts
12.seattle firestarters
 

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I'm in the "Who gives a damn?" column. I quit following baseball a strike or two ago. Got mildly interested and the Indians dropped Chief Wahoo. NFL, have cared for a while. I quit watching before the knealing started. Just kept me from watching. NASCAR, when it went PC and Sprint replaced Winston they became pussies. Never got into basketball or hockey. Even less when Cleveland lost the Barron's. I suppose it coincided with growing up and getting underway for deployments without internet. Anyone remember getting message traffic with scores from the night before?
What he said. I gave up cable tv in....2009? And without espn telling me how important the next game, match, tournament,etc, is, I realized how unimportant all of it was.
 

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Of course I have no idea what Washington management was doing but I can’t help but think giving them a generic name was a big middle finger to the PC police. Remember, their goal is not to make the world offense free. It is to find offense in anything and everything in order to claim some imaginary moral high ground. When I read “the Washington football team” what I heard was “good luck being offended with this one. Screw you people”.
 

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Here’s my names
1. Pittsburgh kneelers
2. Washington cock gurglers
3. Dallas plowboys
4 San Francisco 69ers
5.chicago gangsters
6. New Orleans oyster suckers
7. St. Louis breathing Floyd’s
8. Tampa bay fuckeneers
9. New York elders don’t matter!
10. Houston protestors
11.minneapolis bolts
12.seattle firestarters
Im with you but a couple revisions...

4. The San Francisco Anals

11. Minneapolis Imans
 
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