|After winning the NFC East Title and RG III's O.R.O.Y campaign the Redskins and their name was put back in the mainstream media thus making them a target for this name change debate.|
Hail Redskins Nation!!!! It's been a LONG offseason , a LONG time since I've posted and a lot has happened since the end of the dreadful 2013 football season. There has been some good things and some not so good things happen this offseason. Let's get to the not so good first. The Shanahan Era came to a early close after a bad season on and off the field and once again this proud franchise looked like they had no idea how to run a successful operation. I don't feed into all the negative media spin put on the situation I'm just glad we have a new coach with a fresh perspective and looking like a team that is finally headed in the right direction. That leads us to the
|Redskins biggest offseason acquisition DeSean Jackson|
I understand that the name does cause some Native Americans a problem but it also gives some Native Americans a source of pride and we all know the saying " Can't please all the people all of the time" but how do you decide who is right or wrong. I would like to speak to some of these folks and ask them what is more offensive? The name Redskins or the Tomahawk Chop that is used as a rallying cry at the MLB's Atlanta Braves and the NCAA's Florida State Seminoles games? Is it more offensive because the Redskins make more revenue then both of those teams combined? What other teams need to change their names: Braves, Indians, Blackhawks, Seminoles ? One word has been said about these other teams changing their names. Has a poll been taken asking if some Native Americans find those depictions and names offensive? Doubt it. None of them are the 5th highest grossing sports franchise in the world but guess who is???
|Offensive or no??? |
I have a few options that I believe will either solve this great debate or it will show that truly these Anti-Redskins campaigns are just about one thing and one thing only .....the money. My first suggestion is to just shorten the name to the Skins keep the logo (that's my to hell with them all response). My second suggestion has already been done by the organization, which was to start a foundation to give back to the community that the team is representing and that could definitely use the help. The response was mixed. The politicians and Anti-Redskins folks said that Daniel Snyder and the Redskins were just trying to throw money at the issue which is what they were trying to do with their lawsuit. As for the actual Native Americans that live on the reservations and that are dealing with the issues such as: no running water, no internet access, vehicles to get people to and from the doctors, proper health and medical supplies,books and educational supplies for the under funded schools etc. etc. really loved that their issues and living conditions are finally being addressed. My final solution which I think is best for everyone involved is put a Native American Museum in FedEx Field and give most of proceeds to the Native Americans. The stadium has already been approved for over 20 million dollars in upgrades for the stadium so it makes sense to do it now. By doing this the Native Americans can educate and inform all types of people that come see our beloved team play. I'm not even gonna get into why Congress is involved but I believe that my last solution would be a win win for everyone.
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