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"If You Owned the Skins, How Would You Handle the Name Change????? "
Wed Aug-14-13 12:13 PM by WarriorPoet415

  

          

Just a light convo topic I was thinking of. (well maybe not so light)

Realistically how would you handle it?

I'm an unabashed life-long Redskins fan. It would hurt to see the name change, just cause I'm so used to it, but I think ultimately it would be the right thing to do. In 10-20-50 years, who would care? A lot of NFL teams were called something else at one point in history.

I think a lot of Snyder's resistance to the name change has to do with $$$$. It's a team worth 1.6 billion that's well marketed and established. You could take a hit by changing the name, but new merchandise sales would probably make that hit a bit softer.

All that being said, if I owned the team today, honestly, I wouldn't change the name right away. I'd phase out some stuff (imagery) over the next 5 years. As I understand it, you'd have to go to the NFL for approval for some stuff anyways, so an overnight change is impossible anyways.

5 years gives long-time fans a chance to say goodbye, maybe gives the franchise a chance to win another super bowl under the old name, and a lot of time to consider a really suitable name as a replacement.(not really a fan of the oft-touted Warriors) I'd keep the color scheme though.

Taking that long would probably piss some people off, but doing something like changing the name (or not changing it) of this particular franchise is gonna piss a lot of people off anyways, so it's whatever....

What say you?
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you couldn't just up one of the other 10 Redskins name posts? lol
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I'd start planning the change right now and get it accomplished as soon
Aug 14th 2013
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nah, it needs to change now and change quick
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change it a month after they win a Super Bowl
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a vintage script W would look too similiar to the Nats logo W
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Bigger question: do you change it to something similar or brand new?
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"the Burgundy & Gold", Browns style...
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Washington Warriors
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RE: Washington Warriors
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Change it to the Washington Fightin' Snyders
Aug 14th 2013
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The Washington Rednecks, allows them to keep the R and word red
Aug 14th 2013
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that would certainly represent a large portion of the fanbase
Aug 14th 2013
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      Someone already has the logo done.
Aug 15th 2013
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           then there's this http://whiteskins.org/
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promptly & with class n/m
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did i post this?
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i bought some for my friends in philly
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LOLOL
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Incredible. Buying it now.
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sneekis is the dope
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thats actually hot
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Washington Pigskins. Simple. Work on a logo to be ready for
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1. change the name 2. make tons of $$ off new jersey sales
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YOURE NOT A TRUE FAN SMUTS
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      I hear that every time I shit on Snyder
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Pigskins almost makes too much sense nm.
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+1
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Yeah this would make the most sense, they could keep their colors
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      http://cdn3.sbnation.com/uploads/blog/sbnu_logo/61/large_hogshaven.com.f...
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RE: If You Owned the Skins, How Would You Handle the Name Change?????
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the Washington Gentrifiers
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did anyone link this onion article yet? (swipe)
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ha!
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hilarious
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so good.
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the Washington Diplomats
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that's an old soccer team name from the 1970's
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"Times change. Get over it. Here's the new name:"
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1. "you couldn't just up one of the other 10 Redskins name posts? lol"
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2. "I'd start planning the change right now and get it accomplished as soon"
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as possible. 1-2 years seems like enough time.

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3. "nah, it needs to change now and change quick"
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taking that long would be incredibly insulting.

"We cherish the history of our franchise, but we can't talk about history without recognizing the mistakes of the past. Our legacy rests on our players, our accomplishments, and most importantly, our fans. That tradition deserves a better name, a name all of our fans can support with pride."

  

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4. "change it a month after they win a Super Bowl"
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change it to Warriors, go with the spear logo with an alternate script W that resembles the vintage script R

  

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7. "a vintage script W would look too similiar to the Nats logo W"
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So to me,that's a no go. and I still ain't that big a fan of Warriors.

and that shit's in my username, lol
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5. "Bigger question: do you change it to something similar or brand new? "
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Do you try and keep it starting with R or Red in hopes of keeping some continuity? Or just wash your hands of it right away?

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8. ""the Burgundy & Gold", Browns style..."
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this is what ive always wanted & ive said it on here a few times

everything the same but remove all native imagery & the name

B&G for short

keeps the tradition sufficiently intact for the right wing of the fanbase

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6. "Washington Warriors"
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keep the Native American theme but lose the offensiveness. go back to this old helmet they used in the 1960's as their logo (they actually had this before FSU started using it).

http://www.sportslogos.net/logos/view/1066/Washington_Redskins/1965/Helmet_Logo

they can keep the color scheme.

  

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31. "RE: Washington Warriors"
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I agree with this.....Smart....

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9. "Change it to the Washington Fightin' Snyders"
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Or the Washington Insiders and put some lobbyist on the helmet as their logo.

  

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10. "The Washington Rednecks, allows them to keep the R and word red"
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In their name, just take out the Native American head and insert some poor toothless white meth head on the side of the helmet, replace the feather with a mullet. I'm sure they could find someone from West Virginia to model the new logo after.

  

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12. "that would certainly represent a large portion of the fanbase"
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32. "Someone already has the logo done."
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http://misterirrelevant.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/rednecks-cap.jpg

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34. "then there's this http://whiteskins.org/"
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http://whiteskins.org/

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11. "promptly & with class n/m"
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13. "did i post this?"
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http://www.sneekis.com/collections/frontpage/products/football-team

im wearing mine right now actually

i got this one too:

http://www.sneekis.com/collections/frontpage/products/the-glory-years-on-white

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14. "i bought some for my friends in philly"
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http://bridgehallprimary.schools.uk.com/Images/Schools/219/WebUpload/uniform/Basic_Plain_White_T_Shirt.jpg

  

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15. "LOLOL"
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i hear Bomb got one but scrawled 1960 on it w/ a sharpie

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17. "Incredible. Buying it now."
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20. "sneekis is the dope"
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ive got an Al Mo t w/ his HR swing that i love

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22. "thats actually hot"
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16. "Washington Pigskins. Simple. Work on a logo to be ready for"
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next season.

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18. "1. change the name 2. make tons of $$ off new jersey sales"
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3. relax.

  

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21. "YOURE NOT A TRUE FAN SMUTS"
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ive literally heard this too btw smh

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23. "I hear that every time I shit on Snyder"
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19. "Pigskins almost makes too much sense nm."
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24. "+1"
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the new Pigskins could even keep the existing color scheme if they wanted to and makes sense as well.

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25. "Yeah this would make the most sense, they could keep their colors"
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All they would have to do is come up with some sort of new logo.

  

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26. "http://cdn3.sbnation.com/uploads/blog/sbnu_logo/61/large_hogshaven.com.f..."
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http://cdn3.sbnation.com/uploads/blog/sbnu_logo/61/large_hogshaven.com.full.35033.png


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27. "RE: If You Owned the Skins, How Would You Handle the Name Change????? "
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name the team after something D.C. is famous for... like

Washington Crackheads


Washington Coffee house chicks


Washington upity blacks


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29. "the Washington Gentrifiers"
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oh wait, thats already the baseball team's name

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28. "did anyone link this onion article yet? (swipe)"
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http://www.theonion.com/articles/report-redskins-name-only-offensive-if-you-think-a,33449/

Report: Redskins’ Name Only Offensive If You Think About What It Means

WASHINGTON— A new study published Monday by the University of New Mexico confirmed that the name of the Washington Redskins is only offensive if you take any amount of time whatsoever to think about its actual meaning. “When you hear or say ‘Redskins’ in the abstract, it’s completely harmless, but we’ve discovered that if you briefly pause to remember it’s a racial slur for an indigenous group wiped out by genocide over the course of a few centuries, then, yeah, it’s awful,” said lead researcher Lawrence Wagner, adding that only if you allow the NFL franchise’s name to register in your mind does it evoke the thought of human beings devastated by the forced removal from tribal lands, intentional exposure to smallpox, and countless massacres. “It has the potential to come across as a degrading relic of an ethnocentric mentality responsible for the destruction of an entire people and their culture, but that’s only if you take a couple seconds to recognize it as something beyond a string of letters.” Wagner recommended that the NFL franchise should change their name to something more appropriate and historically accurate, such as the Washington Racist Fucks.

  

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30. "ha!"
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thanks for that

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37. "hilarious"
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38. "so good."
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and fucking TRUE.

  

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33. "the Washington Diplomats"
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i would apology for any offense things that went down with the name

and also have a out reach program and educate the public.

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36. "that's an old soccer team name from the 1970's"
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from the old NASL days.

  

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35. ""Times change. Get over it. Here's the new name:""
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