Bummer: Slate Will No Longer Refer To Washington Redskins As Redskins

You know, because everyone looking for Redskins football coverage automatically goes to Slate first (and because having solved every world problem, Slate can now deal with this)

This is the last Slate article that will refer to the Washington NFL team as the Redskins.

I wasn’t aware of the first Slate article, because I’d generally go to CBS Sports, ESPN, or dozens of other sites regarding sports. Not that I’d look up Redskins news in the first place.  So, I’m generally not bummed, because I refer to them as the Deadskins. BTW, this article is by David Plotz, the editor of Slate.

I’m a lifelong fan of the team, and Snyder and his players should be justly proud of the way their team bridges black and white Washington

Well, if you find the name so racist/bigoted, you’d move on to a different team. Also, it’s funny how Plotz Blames Snyder, when the name goes back to 1937, and Snyder wasn’t born till 1964.

So while the name Redskins is only a bit offensive, it’s extremely tacky and dated—like an old aunt who still talks about “colored people” or limps her wrist to suggest someone’s gay.

Wait, I’m confused: I thought it was mega-huge offensive and people should be offended just to see the logo, and so bad that Slate will no longer use the name?

And what should replace Redskins? A D.C. city councilmember cleverly proposed “Redtails,” the nickname of the Tuskegee Airmen. It nods at the city’s African-American heritage, and would allow Snyder to keep a feather in the logo. If he doesn’t like that, he could call them the Snyders, a name that would sate even his ego. But here’s my choice: If the team’s star quarterback works out as well as Snyder hopes, there’s a perfect name that would allow the team to keep the feathers and the ferocity: the Washington Griffins.

I still prefer Deadskins. Or, how about “It’s OK, little buckaroos, there’s always next year?” But, I think that might be taken by the Cowgirls, er, boys.

Interestingly, Slate has no problem when Democrats, including (NMP) Obama, slur Conservatives.

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5 Responses to “Bummer: Slate Will No Longer Refer To Washington Redskins As Redskins”

  1. john says:

    And we can soon expect Red State to begin calling another team the New England Liberals

  2. Except, Red State doesn’t really do sports, either.

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  4. Earl Lee Walker says:

    Call them the Washington FORESKINS. The “O” could be the Obama logo.

  5. Ecstacy_of_Idiocy says:

    I really dont see how RedTails isn’t racially offensive either? isn’t that demeaning?

    I’m a lifelong fan of the team, and Snyder and his players should be justly proud of the way their team bridges black and white Washington

    WTH?!?! To me they were a football team out to entertain fans and make money. WTH is this bridging the racial divide crap?
    Only racists think this way. Only racists continually see through a race-colored scope. They don’t bridge crap. They are a major sports team that is there because it makes money.

    And why is it white people who are the only ones really complaining about indian names or monikers? Note its new england libs too. White man’s guilt??

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