Yid With Lid "Washington DC council member David Grosso says the name Washington Redskins is “racist and derogatory,” and that “it’s time to make a change.” "
Grosso’s resolution suggests “Redtails” as a new nickname. He says it would honor the Tuskegee Airmen and allow the team to maintain its fight song and color scheme with a few minor changes.
...."If the DC City Council is so extremely PC that they want a name change maybe the team could pick one of these:
- Thank God We're Not The NY Jets: OK a little long but it's a chant that should be heard in every NFL stadium.
- An Animal Name? Many Pro-football teams have animal names, the Dolphins, Jaguars, Cougars, and Superbowl winner the Ravens. How about an animal associated with the nation's capital such as The Lame Ducks.
- Washington D.C. is the seat of the federal government, other teams have taken their names from federal institutions such as the former baseball team the Senators. Football is a sport with large menacing athletes, so perhaps they could adopt the name, The Bloated Bureaucracy.
Tampa Bay has the Buccaneers, Oakland has the Raiders, why can't Washington have The Taxers or even The Redistributors.
Hat tip to Jeffrey Dunetz