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    This is stupid.

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    Heh... wonder what the mascot will be.
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    I'm a lifelong 'Skins fan...but, I have to admit I don't hate the proposed new name.

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    Don't hate the new name. Just hate the reason for changing it.

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    Since this guy is not a Native American, where is the outcry from liberals for this guy using an ethnic issue to futher his own agenda?

    But if its ok to go outside my group to stand up for unfounded derogatory nicknames for teams, I want to stand up for Wiccans against the Magic and Wizards. Also, lets change the Partiots name because they were terrorist against the crown. Or change the oppressive nickname of the Royals. How about we get rid of all the animal nicknames too? Lets not forget about the Cowboys, or 49s.

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    The more I think about it the more I'm offended by "Redtails". The Redtails were very brave men who fought for a country that oppressed them. To compare football players to heroes is an outrage. If I was a black pilot I'd be bitching up a storm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandsjames View Post
    The more I think about it the more I'm offended by "Redtails". The Redtails were very brave men who fought for a country that oppressed them. To compare football players to heroes is an outrage. If I was a black pilot I'd be bitching up a storm.
    Not to mention how badly that movie sucked. Would any football player want to be on a team that bombed so bad at the theaters with such and awesome cast of actors?
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    I don't mind the name change - Redskins does sound pretty dated and kinda racist to me - but Redtails? Honestly, it just doesn't have a ring to it and doesn't fit in well with the attempt to honor the warriors of the Native Americans (which I'm guessing was the intent of the name Redskins). Maybe the Code Talkers? Or maybe we should ask the American Indian Warrior Association their opinion?

    I have to admit I wouldn't care for it if a team in Africa or China was called the Honkies or the Whiteskins, so I do see the point of Native groups on this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by technomage1 View Post
    I don't mind the name change - Redskins does sound pretty dated and kinda racist to me - but Redtails? Honestly, it just doesn't have a ring to it and doesn't fit in well with the attempt to honor the warriors of the Native Americans (which I'm guessing was the intent of the name Redskins). Maybe the Code Talkers? Or maybe we should ask the American Indian Warrior Association their opinion?

    I have to admit I wouldn't care for it if a team in Africa or China was called the Honkies or the Whiteskins, so I do see the point of Native groups on this one.
    I'd love it if there was an "Iowa Crackers" or "Kentucky Rednecks". They'd never have a team called the Whiteskins, though, because that would be offensive to minorities.

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