The Official ES Redskins Name Change Thread---All Things Related to Changing the Team's Name Go Here
Diss replied to Alaskins's topic in The TailgateIt's only a matter of time before the name is changed. The groundswell of voices grows every year, and eventually they will effect the change. Might be 5 years, might be 10, but it will happen. I don't find the name offensive at all, but I would yield to a majority of Native Americans coming forward and saying it's offensive to and hurts them. But we haven't seen that at all. Let that happen, and I would be more inclined to accept a name change. That said, I don't think there's anyone here who would say, "Hey, look at that Redskin over there" if they saw an American Indian. If nothing else, it's a very outdated term and it does not at all feel "right" to use in modern parlance. But man, I still love it when it comes to this football team, and as someone who became a Redskin fan BECAUSE OF my love of Native American culture when I was a boy, I don't feel guilty about that fact. As I say, the UnWise Mikes of the world can rant all they want. I want to hear the voice of the people the name supposedly offends so much and hear it loudly. Then I'll look at the issue more intently from their perspective.