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Re: RIP Redskins

#51 Post by silverscreenselect » Wed Feb 02, 2022 7:59 am

It's the Washington Commanders

Washington selects Commanders as new NFL team name after two-season process

Great headline for training camp:

Commanders Go Commando
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#52 Post by Vandal » Wed Feb 02, 2022 8:25 am

It's such a long name and there's no obvious nickname like "Pats", "Bucs" or "Giants are going to lose so why bother".

Commies?

Mandies?

When they play KC it'll be Commanders 'n' Chiefs.
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#53 Post by Bob Juch » Wed Feb 02, 2022 12:29 pm

Becoming the Commanders: How Washington’s NFL team found its new name

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2 ... ders-name/
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#54 Post by BackInTex » Wed Feb 02, 2022 1:16 pm

I still think they should have gone with the Inju... um Engines.

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#55 Post by Bob78164 » Wed Feb 02, 2022 2:23 pm

BackInTex wrote:
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I still think they should have gone with the Inju... um Engines.

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#56 Post by BackInTex » Wed Feb 02, 2022 5:17 pm

Bob78164 wrote:
Wed Feb 02, 2022 2:23 pm
BackInTex wrote:
Wed Feb 02, 2022 1:16 pm
I still think they should have gone with the Inju... um Engines.
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Of course not. And I don't really have an issue with them wanting or needing to change the name. It is derogatory. However, the Braves, Chiefs, Indians, Seminoles, Utes, and most other teams named for native Americans should not. The team names should be viewed as honoring.
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Re: RIP Redskins

#57 Post by Bob78164 » Wed Feb 02, 2022 5:52 pm

BackInTex wrote:
Wed Feb 02, 2022 5:17 pm
Bob78164 wrote:
Wed Feb 02, 2022 2:23 pm
BackInTex wrote:
Wed Feb 02, 2022 1:16 pm
I still think they should have gone with the Inju... um Engines.
Honest? --Bob
Of course not. And I don't really have an issue with them wanting or needing to change the name. It is derogatory. However, the Braves, Chiefs, Indians, Seminoles, Utes, and most other teams named for native Americans should not. The team names should be viewed as honoring.
My comment was tongue in cheek. You've never heard the phrase "honest engine"? --Bob
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#58 Post by Bob Juch » Wed Feb 02, 2022 8:14 pm

Few realize that the names we immigrants call the Native American tribes are often pejorative. As settlers moved west, they asked the tribes they knew, "What's the name of that tribe over there?" The answers sometimes were, "Those are the dog eaters" (Arapaho) or "Those are the enemies" (Sioux, Apache) in their language. Sometimes they were less offensive, such as, "They're the bean eaters" (Papago). They called themselves "The People," or similar in their language.
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Re: RIP Redskins

#59 Post by jarnon » Thu Feb 03, 2022 11:03 am

The Redskins announced they're changing their name just when accusations of sexual harassment became public. Now they reveal their new name as Congress is holding hearings on the harassment charges. These feeble attempts at distraction don't fool anybody.

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#60 Post by Vandal » Fri Feb 04, 2022 12:07 pm

Washington Post: Daniel Snyder could block release of probe details under deal with NFL, document shows

Under an agreement signed shortly after the NFL took over the investigation into its Washington team’s workplace, the league and team vowed that neither side would disclose information about the probe without the approval of the other, a document released by House Democrats on Friday shows.

The document, known as a “Common Interest Agreement,” spells out that the NFL and team ”share common legal interests" in the wake of dozens of women detailing to The Washington Post experiences of being sexually harassed, demeaned and degraded by team officials.
The existence of the document, which was obtained by a congressional committee investigating the NFL’s handling of the team’s toxic culture and released Friday morning, undermines claims that the NFL’s probe was impartial, the Democrats who released the documents said.

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#61 Post by Vandal » Tue Sep 13, 2022 12:38 pm

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