Friday, June 20, 2014

The War On Redskins Rages On

FYI my birthday is in 3 months
I feel like I write about this all the time but I haven’t devoted a day to it in the last year or two so here we go again. OK, so by now we all have heard that the USPTO have stripped away the trademark rights of the name “Redskins”. Basically, the franchise no longer owns the name or the logo according to the US Patent and Trademark Office. Now this is the kind of shit that gets Darren Rovell a baby dick boner and I admit to not fully understanding the ramifications, but from what I gather, they have tried this before and failed. They are trying it again. Who “they” are is up for some debate as it might be a Native American group or it could be some asshole politician sticking his or her nose where it does not belong. Either way, someone is listening and the Redskins brand is significantly under-protected at the moment.

What does this mean? Fuck if I know. Some people think that this is the start to changing the name. Others say nothing will happen because the team will fight this and appeal until they can’t appeal any longer. Now I’ve been 100% transparent on the issue of the Redskins name change since forever. I don’t care. No, that’s not what I mean. I don’t care if a few people feel upset about the name. DEAL WITH IT. If you feel disparaged or discriminated against because of a football team’s nickname then that is a YOU problem, bro, and you need to evaluate what is important in your life. But that’s just me not caring about other people’s feelings. I never took offense to Dave Chappelle’s white guy voice while he was in white-face.

As I said the last time that I wrote about this, I’m just a really lazy guy. I like where my team wardrobe is at. I have absolutely no desire to throw all of it out and spend money on new threads. I don’t want to do that. While you are making a very small minority of people feel better about themselves by changing the name, you are presenting a much, MUCH larger sect of fans with a gigantic bill at NFL Shop. That is not cool, bruh.

Here’s the thing: It’s not going to change. It never will. It does not matter who puts pressure where. Dan Snyder (who, by the way, is without question the least racist owner in team history—go check out George Preston Marshall and Jack Kent Cooke’s resumes!) doesn’t give a FUCK about what people say about him. He does things his way. He sues fans who can’t afford season tickets anymore. He runs numerous Six Flags locations out of business. He refuses to change the FedEx turf away from natural grass. He doesn’t care. No six figure politician is going to tell this ten figure owner how to run his business. EVER.

I mean, really, who the hell is going to actually MAKE Snyder change the name anyway? Congress? Yeah right. If there is one group of people that are hated more than the Redskins front office it is politicians. Roger Goodell? He doesn’t even have the sack to punish Jim Irsay. The 31 other NFL owners? LOL! It’s the same reason why the NBA owners didn’t want to actually have to vote out Sterling. Because when you turn on one, the closets are going to open for everyone. Is the Redskins name hurting profits? Last I checked, this was still the third most valuable franchise in the NFL and would sell for AT LEAST 2 billion dollars if Snyder put it up for sale (he won’t).

I’ll say it again. I get it. It’s embarrassing when the organization releases a statement claiming how the Redskins moniker represents pride and history. Just shut up with that. Say nothing. Hell, maybe these Indian groups wouldn’t be so mad if the team was consistently worth a shit. Did we ever think about that? Everyone hates losers. I know for a FACT that when the Mississippi Sambos won five straight titles, they were beloved by all of America. Maybe if you are a perennial playoff contender, Indians would have the name less. IT’S WORTH A SHOT!
Gonna recommend playing this at my joint diaper party tomorrow.  Oh yeah, that's happening.
I don’t have an issue with Natives being mad because who the fuck am I to tell someone else how they are supposed to feel. I do have a problem with the other people demanding a name change from up on their high horse (Peter King, Simmons, most of Twitter). Like you all give a fuck about the Navajos. No, you only want to see this go down because of the reason “Dan Snyder is a douche bag”. This is what scares me the most. That if there comes a day when we become the Washington Warriors (keeping that ELITE logo and that is not negotiable), the liberal media is going to celebrate like they are winners in this PC War. But this is a battle that should have no winners and no celebrations. Changing a football team’s name isn’t any sort of reparation for what happened in the past and keeping the Washington Redskins still means that I root for a God awful shitty team. In the end, we are all still united under the banner of Losers and that is the way that it should be. If a grown man wants to own a business that has a racist name then shouldn’t that be his problem? Basically, the more that internet douchers dig their heels into this war, the more extreme I go on #RedskinsPride because no one likes a fucking whiny baby.

And if you don’t think that this is a big deal then you are wrong. Some of you should be damn thankful that Dan Snyder is as stubborn as he is. Because if there ever comes a time that he caves, the dreaded and hated PC Police is coming north to Lake Erie and they’re only going to start with Chief Wahoo. It will end with the Indians name going bye bye after that. You just watch. It’s a slippery slope indeed and the easy solution/answer might not always be the right one.  Hail to the fucking REDSKINS 4 LIFE, BRAH.

That will do it for me this week. Monday is going to be different around here. I start my new job and will probably not be commenting much if at all so I need to come up with a topic in which my valued opinion is not necessary. Hopefully a Fuckeye gets arrested over the weekend.

47 comments:

Grumpy said...

Once public opinion has turned and, on this issue, it has, it's over. May as we'll bite the bullet, change the name, sell lots of shit with the new name and move on.

And Chief Wahoo is the most racist caricature in sports. Look up the logo your alma mater used in the 60's. Embarrassing.

Anonymous said...

Where does it stop though? How is the fighting Irish not a racist caricature? Maybe we can name every team the same and that way everyone is cheering for teams equally.

Anonymous said...

A few months back Grumpy admitted on 8-bit Tuesday that he enjoyed Super Mario Bros. Isn't Mario a racist caricature? Grumpy is a racist and a hypocrite

GMoney said...

You shut your whore mouth about the new Cavs coach, anonymous!

Snyder will not cave and no one will make him. He is way too stubborn.

It's easy to just say "change it" but that could open up the floodgates in which just the worst of the worst people get to have their way all the time and I may vote with those people but, seriously, fuck those people.

Louis Riddick was on NFL Live or something last week and actually said something like "come on, does a football team name really have any effect on you"? Exactly. If a team nickname is demeaning to you than you are a sad person.

Anonymous said...

Yeah I'm pretty tired of this. Mainly because, like you said, of everyone coming out of the woodwork (politicians, other sports types) saying they should change the name. They just want their name tied to this so they can be known as a lover of humanity and so progressive in thier thinking.

As far as the Indians go, it's more the logo than the name Indians that get people chapped. And the Indians have been phasing out Chief Wahoo slowly over the years. They wear the boring block "C" more and more every year and Chief Wahoo has already been taken down from any signs at the stadium. He'll be completely gone soon.

Drew, I assume Brad Ausmus knows what it feels like now to be out of first place? 3rd place could be coming next. ELITE wife beating joke out of him though.

-Damman

Mr. Ace said...

If it's unanimously offensive then change it. Because I'm a WASP I can't be offended by a racial slur that isn't directed at white people? That's complete and total bullshit. It is offensive. There aren't teams out there called the Sambos, Chinks, or any other slur, so why should this one somehow get a pass.

And the reason it gets a lot of focus is because the team is repping the nation's capital. Nobody gives a fuck about chief wahoo because it's Cleveland.

Washington should save face and have some sort of agreement like Florida State and the Seminole tribe. Native Americans feel respected, Washington keeps their logo (still has to change name), and Dan Snyder and Goodell get applauded for not being fucks.

Cakes said...

Leave Chief Wahoo out of this! We're more than happy to watch this shitshow from the sidelines. Thank god that Dan Snyder is such a douchebag. He takes most of the heat off of the Tribe.

As Damman said, The Indians have slowly begun to phase out chief wahoo with the Block C but it will never go away completely. Mostly because of half my wardrobe. I'll never stop sporting chief wahoo.

People have too much time on their hands. Shut the fuck up about team names and logos. There are plenty of other REAL issues in this country that need attention.

If some inner-city franchise wants to name their new team the Crackers or White Devils, have at it. I couldn't care less.

Jeff said...

I don't give a shit, but the name will be changed. Consider your wardrobe retro. Could be worth some money in 50 years so be sure to get some moth balls.

So when we find out that Paul Brown's family was involved in slavery or the holocaust that name has to change too? Ravens sounds like a good next option.


Is Lebron a Jew? That would make sense considering the hire.

Mr. Ace said...

And the "Slippery Slope" argument is considered a fallacy for a reason, because it's illogical.

GMoney said...

The name has been around for 80 years. EIGHTY. You missed your chance to change it, Nancy Grace.

And yes, you should not be up in arms over this. You should be more offended about how terrible we are when placed in primetime games.

Just remember that these people don't feel bad for you when the dealer spikes a 21 against your 20 at one of their casinos! CHECKMATE!

The point about the Indians is that you don't call Native Americans "Indians" to their face anymore. Eventually, someone bored is going to figure that out and then pitchforks will come out.

The REDSKINS team name is the last stand we have in this pussified PC world. I'll make a deal with you. We'll change the name but Dan Snyder gets all of your casinos and you lose protected class status. Deal? How about DEAL WITH IT?

/Strong Taek!

GMoney said...

It is not illogical to correctly assume that America's pussies will turn their ire to the next target if Snyder ever relents.

What did Richard Sherman say? Something about a lion doesn't give a fuck about the opinion of sheep? Dan Snyder gives ZERO FUCKS about what liberal America thinks. And why would he? He's an asshole.

“We’ll never change the name. It’s simple. NEVER. You can use caps.”--Dan Snyder

Daniel said...

Gmoney - Are you able to get sweet discounts on car rentals? If so, I'll trade you a blumpkin for your code. Let me know if you are intersted in this offer

GMoney said...

Let's call a spade a spade here: Dan Snyder is being BULLIED. Since he is Jewish, this should be considered a H8 CRIME.

This is way worse than Incognito.

GMoney said...

Daniel, just scour a few company sites online. Everything is dirt cheap these days. I have no insider deal though.

Cakes said...

What's a "joint diaper party"? That sounds awful. How are you supposed to drink four million beers and give questionable looking hookers their meth money with a pregnant wife around?

GMoney said...

Cakes, it sounds worse than it is. OHNate is hosting a ton of fucking people at his house filled with beer and food and I guess the only rule for entry is a pack of diapers for me and my buddy, Z. Consider it a cover charge if you will. I plan on getting drunk.

When we were putting together the guest list, She$ asked if I wanted to invite any of you people and I said no. ELITE decision.

Cakes said...

So it's at someone's house? Too bad. I was hoping for a bar of some sorts in BG so I could crash it.

I've been to some ELITE diaper parties but never with women around. Well, women that didn't come from a troubled past and took of their clothes for money anyway.

GMoney said...

OHNate, did you read that? Diaper parties are supposed to have strippers with absolutely no self esteem. GET ON THIS ASAP.

Mr. Ace said...

G$, major props for "Woodhead Gritcoin".

GMoney said...

Really reminds you why you are there.

Tee time booked at Napoleon Municipal Golf Course tomorrow, BRAH!!!

T. Iceman said...

Is She$ one of those hippie bastards who want to save the world by using cloth diapers? I have a buddy who's wife insisted on cloth diapers. It lasted 2 weeks.

It just comes down to we are huge pussies now. Everyone is so damn hyper sensitive. Today everyone has a problem with something and there is no possible way to make everyone happy on anything. Shit, if there was a booth in every city that gave away free money I'm sure at least one fucking dildo would find an issue with it. There are Native American's that have come forth and said they have zero problems with the Redskins or Chief Wahoo. Do these Native American opinions not matter? The complaint is not universal and never will be. People need to stop being such an emotional cunt about everything. It's just a fucking football team.

Mr. Ace said...

Where have Native Americans came forward and said Chief Wahoo or the term Redskins isn't offensive? Are you talking about the people the Redskins paid to say that? The guy who was supposed to be a Native American chief, and turned out to be neither a chief nor a native american? Because that's the only one I remember. The Redskins have created this monster by being dumb fucks when it comes to PR.

Feels like ages since I have been on the Muni.

Cakes said...

I have been to multiple opening days at the Jake and there is always some pathetic group of 3-5 Native Americans holding a sad protest in the middle of thousands of drunks. If there is such an outcry against Chief Wahoo, I would expect a far bigger demonstration.

I don't know what the scene looks like in DC but in Cleveland, it barely registers on the radar.

Anonymous said...

Team Don't Give A Fuck About Indian Team Names.

LOLZ @ Damman thinking the Indians still have a chance at winning the AL Central. When will he ever learn?

As for Ausmus..that idiot ESPN baseball writer Keith Law called Ausmus a "psycho-path" for his wife beating joke...and he was serious. What a tard.

--Drew

GMoney said...

What makes Ausmus a psychopath is keeping Verlander in the rotation and not sending him to Toledo where he belongs. Great Taco Bells in T-town.

Drew is on Team Fuck You. I like it. #COTY

Prime99 said...

Seems like the real oppression is against the White Man in Obama's America, IMHO. Devaluing a historic franchise and brand should be left to the play on the field, not the government.

T. Iceman said...

Whenever this topic is discussed on any national sports radio program, Native Americans call all of the time. Some say it offends them, others don't give a shit. But Ace is such a "tin foil hat" guy he probably thinks it's white people calling and impersonating Native Americans.

Cakes said...

This debate will inevitably lose steam for a couple years only to resurface again in a couple seasons. It's like the steroids of racism.

The only thing worse than a joint diaper party is heading up to Put N Bay for a few hours to have dinner only to catch the last ferry home. Oh, and it's pouring rain. SWEET!

GMoney said...

This debate will inevitably lose steam for a couple years only to resurface again in a couple seasons. It's like the steroids of racism.

Yep, that's how this always goes. It will flare up again during Super Bowl Week when Dan Snyder is the media darling of America discussing what it would mean to go 19-0. And then we will finish the job that Brady and Belichick could not and Native Americans will all say how proud they are of our great team and heritage.

I've seen it a million times.

Man, I'm liking Cakes Takes today. Wasn't expecting that when I got up this morning.

Mr. Ace said...

I'm not making this shit up.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/06/27/defense-of-redskins-name-includes-fake-chief/

So GIVE IT A REST!

Anonymous said...

G$.....If you were promised 50 diapers packages....let's say 6 packs. Would you wear a diaper to the G$FL draft next year and soil it throughout the draft?

--Drew

GMoney said...

I have no leakage in my life at the moment and I will not be tempting fate by joking about it.

PFT used PFTC as a source yesterday so let's not act like they are this wonderful band of journalists.

Fake chief? TIME TO CHANGE YOUR NAME, TOO, KANSAS CITY!!!

Anonymous said...

AP polling done within the last year says 80% of Americans say don't change the name. Public Policy Polling (a left leaning polling service) also took a poll within the last year that shows 71% of the public say there is no need for a name change. The most recent poll, which is out of date & needs to be taken again, shows that 90% of Native Americans themselves are not offended by the name Redskins. While this should be taken again I find it hard to believe that within the past decade that all these Native Americans polled are suddenly outraged by a football teams name.

Grumpy & Ace would have you believe that only crazy & racist folks would support this team name...Roughly 3/4 of Americans don't agree on basically ANYTHING, however that's the case with the Redskins team name.

Burke

GMoney said...

Exactly. Everyone loves the Redskins. If there is one great characteristic of America it is that the majority just doesn't care. I doubt that those percentages are directly in favor of the name, but they just don't care.

I still maintain that almost all of the haters are on the name change bandwagon because Snyder is such a turd as opposed to actually caring about the name.

Fuck those people.

Mr. Ace said...

Lolz at Burke. That PPP poll was a fucking NFL fan poll of less than 500 people. Of course NFL fans are going to be more in favor of the name. They have known it as that since they were born. Seriously, if that's your best argument for it then GTFO. For realz lolz.

Prime99 said...

I'm in favor of the Redskins name change only if it is changed to the Washington Gangstas and the change their logo to Sean Taylor.

Anonymous said...

Is the AP poll also garbage b/c you disagree with the results of 1004 polled adults? If you disagree w/ 80% of the public does that make you communist? No, just one of the perpetually aggrieved. You should be proud to be the Al Sharpton of this site. If the name Browns offends Mexicans should they change their name? Where does it end? Hail to the Redskins forever!

Burke

Mr. Ace said...

That poll also said that Tebow was more favorable than Rodgers, Cam, RG3, Brees and Brady.

Mr. Ace said...

You mean the poll that you said was outdated and needed to be done again? Ok.

You pointed out the PPP poll as if it were an actual representation of the American people. It isn't. It may be an accurate representation of people who identify themselves as NFL fans, but that's it.

T. Iceman said...

One day Ace is gonna live in a tent off the grid in Montana because his cell phone is trying to murder him.

Prime99 said...

One would think gingers would also be offended by "Redskins" but they are supporting the name in force today. Stay strong!

GMoney said...

I've got a pole for you, Ape, and it's right here.

/points at American flag being waved by Jim Duggan not the NATIVE American flag being waved by no one

I rest my case.

Anonymous said...

Ape- the outdated poll was the one taken 10 years ago that only interviewed native americans. That poll says 90% of them were not offended. I believe that needs to be taken again, but as I clearly stated earlier, I highly doubt that within the past decade that they all of a sudden take offense to a football teams name.

Burke

Mr. Ace said...

The fact that most people are ignorant to the fact that Redskins is a slur doesn't justify it staying.

And most polls are dumb because only douchers are taking the time to answer them, lesbihonest.

GMoney said...

You can't spell slurpee without slur and everyone loves a slurpee.

Again, how many times do I have to win this argument before you kill yourself???

Mr. Ace said...

Burke is the only one who brought any substance to this argument. You just made a dick joke and made up fake anecdotes that haven't happened yet but totes could or something.

Maybe pick a fight with Iceman to get your weekend started off with a win?

GMoney said...

I'm sorry, I couldn't hear you over the sound of me playing at Nap Muni tomorrow and you not. WIN.