Redskins’ Daniel Snyder vows team will “never” change name

Redskins owner Snyder: 'We'll never change the name'

5/10/13 in NFL   |   Mia781   |   953 respect

FanIQ | Sports Rumors, Gossip, Blogs, News & Discussion ForumsThough the Washington Redskins have stood fast towards retaining their franchise name, each day they are being pressured more and more towards reconsidering that decision. The name is considered offensive by many Native American while others from different backgrounds are also beginning to acknowledge the name as a racial slur.
 
In the midst of this prolonged battle, the pressure has still not built up enough to force the team to part with a name that is considered part of franchise tradition. And the scenario doesn’t appear to be changing any time soon with the top of the team brass settling the case with a brief statement in support of the Washington-based team’s Redskins’ moniker.
 
“We will never change the name of the team,” said Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder on As a lifelong Redskins fan, and I think that the Redskins fans understand the great tradition and what it’s all about and what it means, so we feel pretty fortunate to be just working on next season.”
 
When Daniel Snyder was further pressed if any external forces –such as an ongoing federal trademark lawsuit could change the outcome of this debate, he resolved not to be swayed in any other direction.
 
 “We’ll never change the name,” said Daniel Snyder. “It’s that simple.  NEVER — you can use caps.”
 
For most sports fans like Daniel Snyder, the name Redskins doesn’t hold much relevance out of football and any potentially offensive association to the Native American becomes somewhat irrelevant and creates needless drama.
 
While the chances of evoking a name change with Daniel Snyder still in charge of the Washington Redskins are slim, you can argue that it is an inevitable end to the debate with the popularity of the name having decreased from 89 to 79 percent in the past generation.
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5/11/13   |   Debi_L   |   11781 respect

jaysinw wrote:
Agreed 100% look at the state of Oklahoma the word itself means RED PERSON and the state motto SOONERS =  People who entered the district illegally to lay claim to lands, before the designated entry time, were called "Sooners." The name came from a section in the Indian Appropriations Act of March 2, 1889, that said that nobody would be permitted to enter upon and occupy the land before the time designated in the President's opening proclamation and that those that did would be denied rights to the land. This section became known as the "sooner clause." Early legal settlers had a very low opinion of Sooners of course

Wow! I didn't know any of that!

5/10/13   |   jaysinw   |   4899 respect

Debi_L wrote:
ANY name could invoke claims of prejudice/profiling.  We could take offense to the "Seahawks" "Blackhawks" heck, even the "Cowboys" or "Saints" depending on how you look at it.  To me it's just a name.

Agreed 100% look at the state of Oklahoma the word itself means RED PERSON and the state motto SOONERS =  People who entered the district illegally to lay claim to lands, before the designated entry time, were called "Sooners." The name came from a section in the Indian Appropriations Act of March 2, 1889, that said that nobody would be permitted to enter upon and occupy the land before the time designated in the President's opening proclamation and that those that did would be denied rights to the land. This section became known as the "sooner clause." Early legal settlers had a very low opinion of Sooners of course

5/10/13   |   Debi_L   |   11781 respect

ANY name could invoke claims of prejudice/profiling.  We could take offense to the "Seahawks" "Blackhawks" heck, even the "Cowboys" or "Saints" depending on how you look at it.  To me it's just a name.