This doesn't mean a name change is imminent. This would force the networks to take the Phil Simms approach.
I'm wondering why the Saints name isn't being petition for being offensive. It sure is offensive to some out there, namely atheists.
Fighting Irish and Yankees and Panthers, too. I don't understand why they pick out Redskins and not others.
Don't lump us atheists in with those dirty name changers.
But you do bring up a good point. It's clear that the people who want to change the Redskins name are a minority. Most, poll after poll, have no problem with our name. Yet this "issue" persists and the powers that be seem determined to impose the will of the minority onto the majority.
So as someone who hold minority positions on many issues, including being an atheist and a firm proponent of animal rights, I must ask the powers that be "what is the threshold for a minority to get something like a name change to happen?".
I mean I don't care about the name Saints or Angels but just for @@@@@ and giggles lets say I did. How many fellow atheists would I need to get to voice their disapproval of those names before we can try and force those teams to change? Where is the line? If 1 is offended is that enough? Or 100? 1000? 100,000? Where is the line? Or do the powers that be get to decide which offended group of people you care about and which you don't. Does someone being "offended" by Redskins have more right to be offended than I do with the term Angels? If we are both offended what is the difference?
I don't eat meat. I think the idea of eating the flesh of a murdered animal is grotesque in the highest degree. I am genuinley offended when I see commercials for meat products. There is no way to escape them. What is my recourse? Should I have one? What if I find 100,000 other people who feel the way I do, can we then impose our "feelings" on the majority and get rid of advertising for meat? Or how about just getting the Green Bay Packers to change their name?
I suspect the answer is no, as it should be. But why? Is my offense any less real or felt than those who claim to be offended by the word Redskins? What about the word Oklahoma? It means Red People. It was created at a time when the thinking was that Oklahoma was going to be the first predominantly Indian population state represented by an Indian no less to be admitted into the United States. Until we renigged on the idea and started opening it up for settlers (Sooners) and the Indians were moved aside (to put it kindly). Yet the name persisted. This isn't offensive to anyone but Redskins is?
Okay I'm done. Sorry for rant. Just had to express frustration over this completely non issue being championed by people who I likely agree with on other issues (far more important issues) but they are way out to lunch on this one.
BuryMeInBurgundyAndGold: still needs to be fired nack, you are going to lose like that more then you get lucky and win like we did tonight.
Oct 21, 2018 18:40:03 GMT -5
southskin: We're 4-2, bury. Can we give we give it a rest for a week? Some of y'all continue to predict doom, but we keep on winning.
Oct 21, 2018 18:42:42 GMT -5
southskin: How's meddle 1-5 thread is going? Ha! Meddle is a joke!
Oct 21, 2018 18:43:02 GMT -5
griff57: Game balls....AP and Bibbs on Offense..The whole defense!
Oct 21, 2018 18:43:30 GMT -5
southskin: Meddle might get blasted by me on the forum if he shows up with more of his BS
Oct 21, 2018 18:44:31 GMT -5
SkinsFan67: When we were sitting 2-2, I told every one that we had 4 very winnable games coming up. All i got was we've never beaten Cam or Dak. Well, cross those off the bucket list.
Oct 21, 2018 18:44:36 GMT -5
cooley47: Game ball to Tandler’s wife; good move Skins
Oct 21, 2018 18:44:46 GMT -5
SkinsFan67: That's cool.
Oct 21, 2018 18:45:07 GMT -5
SkinsFan67: Hope she buries him with that one.
Oct 21, 2018 18:45:21 GMT -5
griff57: Yes...we win for Tandler today!
Oct 21, 2018 18:45:48 GMT -5
dancingbear: the defense nearly out TD'd the offense in the redzone
Oct 21, 2018 18:47:14 GMT -5
southskin: I think this offenders may start to click doing the latter part of the season.
Oct 21, 2018 18:53:36 GMT -5
RUsknFan: I think few teams win both of these games with the guys we had out.
Oct 21, 2018 18:54:14 GMT -5
RUsknFan: It would be like KC beating Cinci and Baltimore back to back without Hill, Hunt, and Kelce.
Oct 21, 2018 18:54:35 GMT -5
southskin: Chris Spielhman said today.... It's tough for most teams to win with multiple starters out.
Oct 21, 2018 18:55:12 GMT -5
southskin: He said that during the Vikings/Jets game, as the Jets had several starters out today.
Oct 21, 2018 18:56:02 GMT -5
raypetty: We were fortunate tonight but I'll take the win. No penalty the game would have been tied. Way to go D you played your hearts out! Nice game by AP too. Doctson show more today than at any time during his tenure here.
Oct 21, 2018 19:02:27 GMT -5
skinsjunkie46: Well credit to whomever you want. Special teams also stepped up today
Oct 21, 2018 19:23:01 GMT -5