Redskins Name Change Won’t Come Anytime Soon

By: Amanda Crum - May 3, 2013

The Washington Redskins are at battle again over whether the team name should be changed, but it doesn’t look like a resolution will come anytime soon.

Washington Councilman David Grosso says the time has come to make a decision regarding the team’s name, owing to its “racist and derogatory” meaning.

“We have to change it, and I’m calling on [owner] Dan Snyder and the NFL to step up and do the right thing,” Grosso said.

Grosso has even come up with a replacement idea: the Washington Redtails, after the Tuskegee Airmen.

“You can still sing the song and everything,” Grosso said. “Hail … to the … Redtails.”

Grosso has drafted a resolution, which he plans to unveil soon and states that “Washington’s name has been dishonored by association with the word ‘Redskins’. Because it is well known in America and in nations afar that American Indians have experienced utmost suffering and disrespect over the years.”

The Redskins’ name has actually been under review by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board since 2006, when a group of Native Americans filed a case claiming the term “redskin” was disparaging to American Indians. Before that, the team went through a 17-year long case brought before the Supreme Court over the name that they ultimately won, so even if Grosso manages to convince the right people that things have to change, it could take years to be put into effect.

Coincidentally, a Pennsylvania school board was implored recently by a woman with Native American ancestry to change the name of their school team from the Redskins, as well. Donna Boyle says the board has shunted her case to the side before, but the time has come for change.

“I don’t understand the promotion of a racial slur,” she charged. “It may not seem important to you but it is to those across the country who have Native-American blood in their veins. The school district will survive a mascot change.”

Substitute teacher Donald Gallagher agrees with Boyle and spoke to the board on her behalf regarding the change.

“You not only harm youngsters the public trusts in your care–reason enough to end the old mascot policies–but this dispute also damages the reputation of your community,” he said.

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  • http://yahoo.com J C

    The Washington Redskins is a privately owned oranization and has the right to call the team whatever it wants. The government has no right or business forcing it to rename.

  • Paxton

    Come on…lets all get over this PC crap. We can keep digging up hate as far back as man’s beginning. Oh!!!! did I say “man”s” and not ” man’s and women’s…..you bet your ass I did.

  • BJ

    I think a name change is due for the Redskins. I mean really, they play in DC so maybe the Washington Liars or Washington Greedy, Deceitful baby kissers!

    • Belle

      Technically They dont play in DC they play in Landover MD. They should Change Name and Location name for this team.

  • Kevin

    They should change it to the Washingtom Foreskins in honor of all the pricks in Congress.

    • George

      Amen!

  • kevin

    i think they should keep their name and change their logo to a redskin peanut!

  • John

    The name is one of admiration, not something derogatory. People don’t name sports teams after something that’s looked down upon. They use names they admire. The name “Redtails” could easily degrade into something such as “Redass” which is what I get when I hear of morons who complain about these things.

  • Andrew Molina

    Yes as a Native American, they should their name … to the Maryland Redskins … be cause they played in Maryland , not DC. The Maryland Redskins and you can leave the tomahawk chop in Florida and Georgia.

  • Tori

    I am Cherokee and am not offended by the name. Everyone needs to stop being so PC and so sensitive about everything.

    • katie

      Just because you supposedly have Cherokee, You may even have a card, doesnt mean anything. Every real Native knows Cherokee enrollmwnt is a joke. Way to let 1/516th into your tribe. That’s not being Native and most definitely gives no clout to speak for the Native community not being offended by Redskins name.

  • http://yahoo Alan

    The Redskins name will change the day after Notre Dame dumps the Fighting Irish…which will be…NEVER!

  • George

    Grosso should move from DC and leave us alone. He should go to Dallas and petition for a name change to the Dallas Cowgirls or Dallas Cowpeople.

  • http://n/a Michael G

    So it’s okay to have a racist mascot in Washington but let someone disagree with the gay agenda and they are called racists? Hmmm??? Sounds like a double standard to me.

    • Gaysha

      I agree with you on that one……
      Our society has become a bunch of hyprocrites…..

  • Paul

    This is crap… The Eagles are offended since Philly is mainly city and they cant fly there

  • Jamie

    Wow..People are way too sensitive..Who freaking cares?

  • chet

    Change it to the Washington Whiteskins.

  • kimdi01

    Mr. Grasso, if you ant the team to change it’s name because you, for some strange reason, are offended by the prestnt name, then buy the team and change it. If not, shut up and leave well enough alone. I don’t really think you are offended by the name. Are you a Native American or are you just a politician trying to get his name in the media? I go with the latter.

    • http://Yahoo Bob

      AMEN preach it!!! And Mr. Grasso how about the blacks who would be offended by the name Redtails or is it not racist because it pertains to African-Americans or what ever you & PC crowd want to call that group of people today.

  • lee

    Oh give me a break…Everyone is so self righteous all of a sudden? If people are so up in arms over the teams name then GIVE THE DEED TO YOUR LAND BACK TO THEM! That’s right i didn’t think so..bunch of hypocrites Isn’t it more offensive that they were killed for and forced off their land then over a name of a sports team?

  • aaron

    How about the “Washington Foreskins”

  • Chris Blue

    Okay my last name is Blue and I am offend by any team that relates my last name to devils (Blue Devils) And although I am not an Indian (of any nationallity or tribe), are they also going to be changin g the name of the RED-Sox.
    And althought the ‘ Skins are my team, I like the comements by Kevin (foreskins), Alan (fighting Irish)

  • Chris Blue

    call them ‘skins and find another team to play called the shirts.

  • Ricky Sears

    Are any american natives complaining about the Redsikns team name? In Florida, Florida State University mascot is the Seminoles (a native american indian people) The Seminole People love the name and don’t ever want it changed.

    • katie

      Not arguing the logo. The name Redskins is offensive! To call someone or a Native Seminole is not offensive. Two entirely different things. Nice try though.

      • katie

        And I am Pawnee. I am offended.

  • James Forrest

    people who complain about this nonsense are anti-sport, anti-football, and anti-American, and certainly anti-capitalist. You people have too much time on your hands.

  • Greg

    I like the name just the way it is!

    • bill tatman

      come on people it’s only football no one disrespects the American Indian ( oh excuse me,) Native American. Get real leave it alone

  • stephen

    Now there giving RJ3 a hard time because he doesn’t agree with the name change . This pc crap has to stop and the politicians need to be flushed down the toilet head first.

  • Mark

    I think, since its DC, the name should be changed to the “Washington Libtards” and a jackass as their mascot.

    • http://Yahoo.com JJ

      i heard that

  • http://Yahoo.com JJ

    The name should stay and the politicians should focus on the economy or something else worth while………………

  • ProudNativeFromAZ

    Oh Brother…Not Again!
    Actually, we’re more brown skin then red…I think if you asked some Native Americans what they think…not many would have an opinion on this, because it doesn’t really bother us. Of course, seeing some dumb white guy running around in faux Native garb, is kinda stupid…Don’t do that…I get embarrassed for you. I used to be a Redskin’s fan when I was young, because of the Native American on their helmets, but yeah…I’ve moved on. I say ‘KEEP IT’…it could serve as a reminder to the politicians of Washington the way they lied and treated my ancestors, but how they are lying and treating ALL OF US now…my fellow Americans!!!

    • bill tatman

      I live in Arizona and I have many native American friends and none of them care about the redskins name. To me the name and logo on their helmets represent courageous men with honor and a duty to their community and country and represent the Native American in a great way. They participate in community programs they give lots of money to hospitals,charities of all sorts,feed the homeless, kids camps they volunteer their time to,I know the Arizona Cardinals donate lots of money to Native American programs and I could go on and on but what is the use grosso(gross) and people like this clown in politics will always find some reason to start some crap and they don’t give a damn what culture it is so they can get their ugly faces on TV after all without out all the bullshit they would be out of work we really don’t need people like this our Country is screwed up enough with the people running it.

  • katie

    Why doesn’t the article mention Suzan Harjo or the very recent Supreme Court hearing because the 2009 decision was thrown out on a technicality and crap.
    And to all those people who equate Redskins as being as derogatory as the Eagles name are immature and ignorant.
    And if RG3 didnt want to concern himself with race and a racial name, he should never have opened his mouth about race. Natives are still around and not a means to get benefits.

  • Tim

    Do you really believe that The Native Americans care all that much. I truly believe they have bigger problems to worry about than this.

  • Dave Marino

    It’s pretty obvious what this is about…some black guy using the race card again to benefit black people. So he wants to slight our American Indian brothers (all that I know thing the name is cool) in favor of a small group of blacks. The owner(s) of the Redskins should stand his ground or offer to move the Redskins somewhere where they are appreciated.

  • Captain Oh Wow

    Seriously – Grow up people. Stop trying to be so politically correct.

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  • warrior!

    I’m a Musculero Apache Indian,& I’m NOT complaining about the Redskins name,no way,as a matter of fact,I’m guessing this BOZO (Grosso)is’nt a Redskins Fan? I like the name exactly as it is,have Congress play the redskins in the middle of the field & who ever wins?? can keep the redskins name…HAIL TO THE REDSKINS!!!!

  • RICK

    If they could change the Basketball teams name from Bullets they can do this as as well….

  • Swampy Waterz

    You must be ignorant as hell if you think the name “Redskins” isn’t racist. In fact, the team’s founding owner, George Preston Marshall, was a known racist. He didn’t allow a single African-American football player on his team until the NFL forced him to in 1962. The rest of the NFL had intergrated back in 1946! And when he finally signed an African-American player, he made Bobby Mitchell sing “I Wish I Was In Dixie” in their 1st team meeting! Oh by the way, a band use to play a song called, “Fight For Old Dixie” at every Redskins home game. Get a clue, people!

    • john Wilson

      It’s “fight for old D.C” (District of Columbia) not for dixie.

  • Bonniigrace

    Politicians need to go back to important issues – I mean what’s next? If Washington changes thier name, then what about, ohhhhh maybe Atlanta Braves? Cleveland Indians? Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish? University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Ragin’ Cajuns? Central Michigan University Chippewas? Florida State Seminoles, Mississippi College Choctaws, and University of Utah Utes. The list goes on and on and on. I LOVE THEM REDSKINS!!! Dont put the fans opn the War Path

    • Richard

      The fact that you associate “Redskins” with “war path” demonstrates the problem precisely.

      • Mark

        I hope that was sarcasm because if it wasnt you are a total retard! If it wasn’t it was kind of funny.

        • Bonniigrace

          Richard – IT WAS SARCASM! It loses something when you type it and Mark, I could be offened by the use of the term retard. I sincerely hope that you meant it in a funny sarcastic (dumb@$$) kinda way.

          Seems there can be no end to what does or does not offend people.

  • Mark

    This comes from the same people that changed the name of the Washington Bullets to the dumbass name of Wizards because someone didnt like the relationship to guns… One would think they would make the coralation between bullets and fast but they were too damn dumb to figure that one out!

    You know what Washington you dont deserve a pro team for the dumb shit you libtards pull. I suggest they all move out. Since they dont play in DC anyway call them the Maryland Redskins, case closed.

  • David Sands

    Does it really matter anymore !! The NFL, needs to change their name to the PFL-Pink Football League. Here pretty soon they’ll be playing touch football anyways, cause the Commissioner is a total sissy.

  • Mark

    Whats next PETA contesting every team named after an Animal because it promotes animal abuse?

  • John F.

    Hey Grosso! Do you even know the history of the Redskins?! I’m an old BALTIMORE Colt season ticket holder (who now is a fan of the Ravens)and was born and raised in Baltimore for 63 years. Even I know the team used to be the Boston Redskins and their head coach in 1933 was Lone Star Dietz, a NATIVE AMERICAN!!!!! Having been to D.C. countless times, I suggest you concentrate your efforts on cleaning up your rat hole of a city, a city that without the fact it’s the nation’s capitol would be in deeper crime and disrepair than what it is.

    • Mark

      Bravo John

      • John F.

        Thanks Mark, I had to get it off my chest. These local pols who don’t have the gonads to fix what IS broken in their cities always tackle fluff that doesn’t mean s##t to a tree.

  • Ashby H. Mason

    I am of Native American Ancestry and I see no reason for them to change their name. There are a lot more important issues for these dim-witted politicians to concern themselves over that affects all of us, regardless of Creed, than this. People who let something this trivial upset them attach too much importance to themselves or just have too much free time on their hands. Find a cause that matters so you can use your time to greater avail!

  • Harold

    If I were the Redskins owner, I would tell the City Council, “Sure — I’ll be happy to change the name of the Washington Redskins. How does “the Los Angeles Redskins” sound?” Anyway, the problem isn’t with the name Redskins — heck, there are redskin potatoes, after all. To me, the problem is with the logo, which has an Indian on it. Make the logo a redskin potato and everyone is happy.

  • Leslie

    I believe we can compromise on a name that represents both the current logo and the demographic in the DC area.

    I propose, ‘The Uncle-Tomahawks’.

    Thank you very much.

  • john cobb

    Racist huh? If you are racist you would never, ever use the name of the group of people you are racist against to proudly represent your team to fans you want to support you and buy tickets to go see your games. I guess the Philadelphia Eagles are against eagles then, too huh, so that is why they called themselves the Eagles. I guess the Dallas Cowboys hate and are racists towards cowboys and that is why they call themselves the Cowboys. Oh and damn those Miami Dolphins for hating Dolphins so badly that they used the name Dolphins in their name. Grow up people and find something useful to do with your time instead of playing these dumb children’s games.

  • John

    What is a “disgrace” to our nation is the way our once-great cities, including Washington, D.C., Detroit, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Atlanta, Birmingham, Cleveland, the list goes on and on, have degenerated under the control of black people. Councilman Grosso would be far better advised to inquire into that malady than to interfere with the intellectual property rights of a professional football team.

  • Dowtin King

    Hopefully the Redskins owner has some balls and tells this moron to eat sand. Then says if I offended anyone …..I am glad….go screw your self.

  • http://theolympiareort.com Jeff Rhodes

    The author tips his bias in the article’s lead. The controversy won’t be resolved soon? On the contrary, it’s resolved now.

    Just not with the outcome he’d prefer.

  • JayCee

    Councilman David Grosso appears to be the little boy crying wolf. Shouldn’t he be doing something productive in his community ? How does this little publicity stunt change anything ?
    Are there any American Indians that can’t sleep nights because of a hundred year old name to a baseball team ?
    This little boy in Councilmans clothing needs a life.

  • JimNasium

    Every time we succumb to political correctness, terrorism wins. This is JUST as ridiculous as the Devil Rays having to change their mascot because of a letter from a preacher. What lies in store for the hockey team from new Jersey?

    Look, don’t like The Redskins, root for another team. But in the meantime, STFU!

    • Stephan Volkle

      AMEN congress just can’t settle with fing up the country now they want to mess with the NFL. Washington Jefferson and the rest are rolling over in their graves the way this country is heading

  • http://econofix.com George Scott

    Suggest the “Washington Gollywogs”

  • Mo P

    Yes it is racist. Yes it is political correctness putting itself up there. To me it’s just a name, but I can understand if people are offended. I don’t see the “rednecks” as a team name… or a term referring to african americans, or of course caucasians… but i could be mistaken. “orientals”? “Euro’s”. To “group” humans with team names typically reserved for animals is rather dumb. These names originated when people were ignorant. Time to change it?

    • Rick

      Exactly, a lot of native americans like them because of the name

  • Ron

    Why doesn’t anybody write an article about how people, including Native Americans, want the Redskins name to stay?

  • Mo P

    To add, a lot of the NFL team names do refer to “types of people” Cowboys, Vikings, Raiders, Buccaneers, 49ers, Patriots…

    And animals…

    Lions, Bears, Colts, Ravens, Cardinals, etc…

  • Rick

    I know native americans that like the Redskins because of the name.

    • Steve h

      I am from SO DAK born and raised between the Rosebud and Pine Ridge. They would rather have The C. Indians Mascot changed….might as well have big toothed blackman from the thirties. Picture Buckwheat as the mascot add a feather and make him red.

      • Mo P

        Kudos. I think they are just names, but keep in mind when these names came about. At a time when racism was the norm…

        It’s not like the Indians & Redskins mascots and team names were created in 1994!

  • Terry Hanks

    They could change their name to something honoring congress, maybe Thieves would be better.

  • james lujack

    I think ‘honoring’ the redtails ‘ sounds so self-serving and racist. We need to not only cease ‘self-seving ‘ names promoting white culture as well as those promoting black,latino,oriental etc..Why not name the Washington football team AFTER THE CHERRY BLOSSUMS THAT BLOOM IN THE SPRING………WASHINGTON CHERRYBLOSSUMS…….You have to admit it has a ring to it……honoring the gay football players!

  • Ike Krogman

    Give it a rest.. Pretty soon we will want Notre Dame to change their name so we don’t offend the Irish… What about all the schools that go by the name of “The Scotts”. Are we offending the Scottish people? Enough is enough…

  • rationalizationfailure

    Can we change their name to the Washington Politicians? Then ever time somebody thinks about them, they just think they are all, a$$holes.

  • Rick

    I heard there’s a group of guy’s named Bill that want Buffalo to change their name.lol

    • Mo P

      Well, to be honest, the Bills are offensive to anyone named Bill.

      (talking about the team)

      • chris

        perhaps they’re making reference to duck bills.

  • hail to the REDSKINS

    this is flat out rediculous. white ppl sure didnt mind takin a whole country from native americans. now there is a select few who dont think its “politically correct” maybe those in congress need to worry about things to that will actually make us a better country!! GO SKINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • nathan

    i am glad politicians have NOTHING better to do than to worry about than to change the name of a football team that they have nothing to do with. and the one trying to change it looks like a pansy ass punk who would never get accepted to play football. get a life and worry about your damn self. that’s what is wrong with the world, everybody is in everyone elses business but their own. damn, give it a rest.

    • Mo P

      exactly. First address real problems. Like why are you printing money to pay for your bills. And why don’t you lower your own inflated salaries to help pay the debt. After all you are in public service.

  • ron

    They don’t have to change their name, they can just change their mascot to a sunburned white guy.

    • rob hudgins

      Just leave the name as it is and put a graphic of a potato inside the logo instead of the Indian Brave

      • diana

        like

  • Eric Tabor

    Why in the HELL would you name a Native American Football team after a bunch of black fighter pilots. These politicians are pushing the black issue on everyone and everything. Blacks did not precede the Native Americans in this country and for him to make that kind of recommendation is disgraceful. I have a Native American heritage and this councilman in my opinion is a disgrace to his office. If he wants to be called a Red Tail then he can drop his pants and go get SPANKED like he should be right now. If they want a name change then give them one that fits what they truly are Warriors. So rename them to the Washington Red Warriors. Give them a name that expresses PRIDE and not being placed on the coat tails of individuals that were not indigenous to this country, but rather shipped here. I am not being RACIST I am merely stating facts unlike Councilman Grosso who degraded Native Americans by wanting them to fall under the black population. Blacks have more rights than Native Americans and they still complain about discrimination. Native Americans have more PRIDE than to go around wanting something free. This country belonged to the Native Americans and everything has been stripped away from them. So they need to be given the RESPECT and HONOR they deserve.

    • diana

      just goes to show you, how mistreated natives have been for over centeries…anyone can dress up as an Indian for halloween, but heaven forbid they dress up as a black person or nazi -that would be national news….

  • C Dizzle

    Why don’t they change the name to Rednecks instead?

    I lived most of my life in Virginia and the people that root for the Redskins are the biggest rednecks I have ever seen!

    • People Always Looking For A Cause

      Please! Won’t you say some, don’t group all fans into one catagory!

  • pete

    Lets see? Cleveland Indians also have to change their name. The Cleveland Rocket Balls. Seven homers in one game, you know!

    • Mike J.

      Pete: You may know that the Indians were (supposedly) named that because of the mulatto guy on the team many years ago they listed as an Indian when blacks weren’t allowed.

  • Jeb Morgan

    Caucasians, can’t leave with ’em…can’t ship ’em back to Europe. Or can we…?

    • C Dizzle

      Jeb = Redneck I spoke about…haha

  • Linda Tarver

    I suggested years ago that they change their name to “foreskins” but I just got jerked around.

    • Jim

      Linda,

      I like the way you think…you can text me anytime. :)
      Ive got a foreskin for you to jerk around baby!

      • Linda Tarver

        I think you’re doing fine on your own.

      • Steve h

        lol to the joke. Linda…you have a foreskin?

  • Johnny

    Should change their mascot to a bowl movement as they suck. Hail to the Brown Turds!

  • chris

    I suggest they leave the name the same, but simply change the logo to a big potato on the side of their helmet. it would be a redskin potato, which shouldn’t be offensive to anyone. but then maybe the people of Idaho would take exception.

  • stormking

    If Mr.Grosso wants to change the name, buy the team and do it. Step up with your wallet and tell another man how to run his business.

    • kinte allah

      You can offend a group of people because i have the money.

      • shhhhh

        Kinte, no one has the power to offend you, thats a decision you make on your own. The name is an homage to fierce warriors fighting for their lives. To take it as a disparagement is childish at best.

    • NYSkeptic

      I think Mr Grosso should change his name. It means large ans a person of the large persuasion, I take offense that his name mocks my weight.

  • Don A

    I think we should get rid of everything that has any resemblence of the native americans and let’s just forget them, unless you go to a casino not in Las Vegas.

    • Mike J.

      Don A.–Interesting idea. That’s the famous “Love me or Hate me, but Please Don’t Ignore Me” philosophy. The WORST thing you can ever do to someone is not to acknowledge they exist, because eventually, they won’t.

  • s hopkins

    Why not the Washington Walruses or Washington Seals. After all, the people who work there mostly just sit around and bark a lot but don’t do anything.

  • SC

    This is all a bunch of rubbish. No one is offended by team’s mascots and anyone who says they are is simply looking to gain attention for themselves. Woe is me. Woe is me. Thousands of fans get together to root on their favorite and to cheer for them in their competitive spirit. The mascots are actually paying tribute in my opinion. It would only be racist if they were called, “The Dirty Redskins,” or “Drunk Redskins,” or the like. I am proud to be an Irish American. Should I be offended by Notre Dame’s mascot? Nonsense. Everyone knows these are sporting mascots and not to be taken seriously.

  • crusin93

    I would think that there are MORE IMPORTANT matters that need attending to then what a football team is called.

  • NYSkeptic

    Redtails? I’m betting that they’ll spank the competition.

  • Tom

    I’m so sick of this “political correctness”! History is history and trying to right all the wrongs of our ancestors and making reparations to people living now who truly were not harmed is BS! Grosso find something worthwhile to attend to, if not, get another job!

  • J

    It would be a shame to do away with the many years of tradition with the Redskin name. Political correctness is a bunch of bull! I am Irish and I don’t get upset with Notre Dame and the leprechaun…….get real, go protest something worthwhile like forcing health insurance down our throats, high unemployment, or anything that is relevant!

  • Mike J.

    Instead of wasting time and tons of money debating all this, why not have ownership agree to donate say, $10,000 every time the Redskins win a game, maybe $25,000 in playoffs, to the Native American Indian Council. American Indians have gotten slight revenge via casinos, why not add a stipend for using their names? Everyone just shuts up, but the money flows!

  • Michael

    Redskins was never a term of endearment. Think of the many other derogatory terms that have been used and think how people would be upset if they were used as mascots. It is ridiculous that we continue to persecute native american by using this mascot.

  • Donovan

    I agree with a name change but I would not like it to be a theme change. Nothing says football like a classic “cowboys” vs “indians” battle. With keeping that in tact I suggest the name be changed to “D.C. Tomahawks”. It’s not offensive, it keeps the theme of honoring Native American roots, it’s used in colleges, and it’s associated with a the Algonquin or Algonquian tribes from the D.C., MD, & VA region that created the Tomahwk, according to history books. The NFL has easily changed many team names while keeping the team ; the “Oilers” come to mind, that name no longer exists but the team does under it’s name change and there are still fans that made the transition and continued support. I say we don’t focus on the whole “Politically correctness” of the topic and just sum it up to a modern time where change is overdue.

  • wolf

    Well, everybody seems to think it is being overly sensitive to find “redskin” offensive. If in this posting I typed in every possible racial and ethnic slur, would my membership be abruptly terminated? Damned right!! But redskin is quite acceptable.

    Well, how about I start a team called the Raleigh Rednecks. Perhaps the team logo could be someone with missing teeth, beer in hand, obviously drunk, moonshine still in the background.
    Nobody offended by that right?

  • Steve

    They should rename them the “Pompous Asses”. DC is full of them.

  • Lil

    Speaking as an Ojibwe strait off the reservation my opinion on this matter is simple. The name doesn’t bother me. It’s the racist behavior of fans that do … the war whoops, the mock face painting/head dresses all in ‘honor’ of their team. Also the behavior of fans of the opposing teams and sports casters who just HAVE to connect some stupid Hollywood pop culture reference during and after every game. How are you going to stop the racist behavior of fans without removing the mascot? My skin is thick enough. I just wish the people who are so against a name change would re-evaluate their behavior at games as I have a feeling they are the die hards who mock native culture and tell us we should be honored by it.

  • Haywood Jalickme

    No better way to honor our native American friends than to let the team keep its nickname…and logo.

    • That guy

      Your joking right? Calling a Native Americans(they are not called Native Americans they are called Apache, Blackfoot, Cherokee, Hopi, etc.) a redskin is equivalent to calling an Asian a chink. So by your logic we should have the New York Kikes, the East L.A. Wetbacks, the Queens Jig A Boos, and the San Antonio Redneck Crackers “to honor our Jewish, Latino, White and Blacks friends” Again, I hope you were being sarcastic.

  • People Always Looking For A Cause

    People are always looking for a cause! If POLITICANS did what was in their job description and mind their business, the USA would be a much better place!