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    Default BHO: Redskins should change their name

    Is there anything this POTUS wont stick his nose into...arent there the Kansas City Chiefs ? Are you offended by the Redskins name? IMO this is political correctness gone too far



    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says that if he owned the Washington Redskins, he would "think about changing" the team name, wading into the controversy over a football nickname that many people deem offensive to Native Americans.

    Obama, in an interview with The Associated Press, said team names like the Redskins offend "a sizable group of people." He said that while fans get attached to the nicknames, nostalgia may not be a good enough reason to keep them in place.

    "I don't know whether our attachment to a particular name should override the real legitimate concerns that people have about these things," he said in the interview, which was conducted Friday.
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    People should leave traditions alone. Even on a local level this stuff is out of control. A few years ago the basketball coach for the high school I went to led a crusade to ban anything to do with the confederate flag.
    We are and have been always been the New Fairfield Rebels. The first graduating class was 1976. In the early years there was little school stuff so everyone adopted the confederate flag. Front liscense plates etc.
    Mr this is so bad had such a plate on his car when in high school. I have pics. He had conferate flags flying on his car in the student parking lot. Ended up going to liberal Fairfield U.
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    King Obama.....wants it all!

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    Well...........I'm part Native American and I feel it's an honor to have a team named after my tribe. I fail to see the harm in this. People have lost all common sense. Some never had any I guess.
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    The Washington Redskins was moved to DC in 1937. They are the second most valuable franchise in the NFL. They are worth 1,467 Billion. When the guy in the White House can post numbers like this, he can change their name. Doesn't he have more important things to worry about than this.

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    What are they thinking of renaming them anyway?
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    Isnt there a school in North Dakota that calls themselves the Fighting Sioux,
    If you change the Redskins then you have to change the Atlanta Braves,the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Black Hawks too
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    Quote Originally Posted by BonMallari View Post
    Isnt there a school in North Dakota that calls themselves the Fighting Sioux,
    If you change the Redskins then you have to change the Atlanta Braves,the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Black Hawks too
    I think the Fighting Sioux have already succumbed to political correctness. UND will have no nickname at all till 2015.

    Maybe they should be the fighting Obama's
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    Quote Originally Posted by huntinman View Post
    I think the Fighting Sioux have already succumbed to political correctness. UND will have no nickname at all till 2015.

    Maybe they should be the fighting Obama's
    now that name would be VERY offensive
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    My high school in Colorado Springs, William J. Palmer High School, our team name was the Palmer Terrors (Based on a mythical Indian Tribe) we had a mascot Indian we called Eagle Beak...about 8 years ago the State Legislature in Colorado pressed our school to stop using this mascot, of course the school complied. But he kids still keep him going, and the name still is used....of course not officially.

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