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Tue Oct 8, 2013, 04:22 PM

 

What if the R*dsk*ns did change their name?

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/check-possible-designs-possibly-renamed-washington-redskins-154242468--nfl.html

As you may have heard, the Washington Redskins' name is under a bit of assault for its perceived racial insensitivity. Some people scream about how awful the name is, others scream that it's the greatest name in professional sports, and still others take action ... by firing up Photoshop and seeing what kinds of new logos they can design.

Via the must-read-for-'Skins-fans blog Mr. Irrelevant comes this collection of possible new logos, featuring hypothetical names: The Washington Warriors, The Washington Renegades and The Washington Griffins. (Washington Jacklegs has already been claimed by Congress. Ha ha ha.)

These logos are the result of a contest over at 99 Design, and there are hundreds more where these came from, so check 'em out. And please, feel free to leave your comments on the merits of these below.

You know what? After seeing these designs, we're totally on board with a franchise overhaul. Not for political reasons, no; it'd be so much fun seeing the fights that would happen as the team tried to decide on a new name and logo.




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KamaAina Oct 2013 OP
madinmaryland Oct 2013 #1
TZ Oct 2013 #4
madinmaryland Oct 2013 #6
TZ Oct 2013 #13
madinmaryland Oct 2013 #14
TZ Oct 2013 #16
madinmaryland Oct 2013 #17
Heather MC Oct 2013 #41
yesphan Oct 2013 #2
TZ Oct 2013 #3
KamaAina Oct 2013 #5
TZ Oct 2013 #12
madinmaryland Oct 2013 #15
nytemare Oct 2013 #20
Jack Rabbit Oct 2013 #7
El Supremo Oct 2013 #8
Jack Rabbit Oct 2013 #9
El Supremo Oct 2013 #10
AAO Oct 2013 #11
tclambert Oct 2013 #18
TZ Oct 2013 #28
jmowreader Oct 2013 #19
Rincewind Oct 2013 #21
Scuba Oct 2013 #22
KamaAina Oct 2013 #26
MyNameGoesHere Oct 2013 #27
hughee99 Oct 2013 #23
TZ Oct 2013 #29
madinmaryland Oct 2013 #34
TZ Oct 2013 #37
oldandhappy Oct 2013 #24
oldandhappy Oct 2013 #25
RockaFowler Oct 2013 #30
nikto Oct 2013 #31
nikto Oct 2013 #32
shenmue Oct 2013 #33
Flatpicker Oct 2013 #35
RedstDem Oct 2013 #36
KamaAina Oct 2013 #39
Gore1FL Oct 2013 #38
ReRe Oct 2013 #40
Heather MC Oct 2013 #42
VA_Jill Oct 2013 #43
blues lover Oct 2013 #44
MADem Oct 2013 #45

Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 04:47 PM

1. The Washington Republicans.

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 05:27 PM

4. May I remind you

There are way more Republicans in Texas. I bet Ted Cruz is a Cowboys fan...

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Response to TZ (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 05:29 PM

6. Welcome back! And to think cboy thought you and I were sockpuppets!!



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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 07:03 PM

13. Lol yeah.

Congrats on your Pirates success this year. You really are a loyal fan

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Response to TZ (Reply #13)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 07:08 PM

14. Yeah. It was pure joy to see them win four straight against the hated Reds.

Especially living just north of Cincinnati!! Yeah, I will irritate local fans wherever I go!!



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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #14)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 07:31 PM

16. You moved back to Ohio?

My dad lives just North of Cinci and I'm going to see him soon

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Response to TZ (Reply #16)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 07:38 PM

17. Yeah. A couple of months ago. Got a new job (not irritating other sports fans)!

I'm just south of Dayton.

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Response to TZ (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 11, 2013, 05:26 PM

41. Ted Cruz is Canadian What he calls Football we call Soccer

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 04:53 PM

2. The top one

reminds me of Soviet Era propaganda posters. The bottom reminds me of the Rawlings logo. In fact, I think it is the Rawlings logo.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 05:26 PM

3. I like the Warriors

There's an old Skins helmet with a spear on it that would probably work

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Response to TZ (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 05:28 PM

5. This one?

 



It still has the feather, though.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 07:02 PM

12. I like it.

They could take the feather off

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 07:12 PM

15. Now that's really fucking original...



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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #15)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 09:31 PM

20. The Redskins' helmet preceeded the Seminoles'

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 05:47 PM

7. Crooks, Lobbyists, Filibusters?

We have to think of something scary and Tea Party is really associated with Boston.

Of course, they could be called the Tea Party and then on the team's helmet could be a simple tag reading "In this style 10/6":

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On the other hand, the team could be renamed the Mad Hatters for Dan Snyder.

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 06:04 PM

8. Do we know you?

Where have you been?


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Response to El Supremo (Reply #8)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 06:21 PM

9. Where have I been?

Over hill, over dale,
Thorough bush, thorough brier,
Over park, over pale,
Thorough flood, thorough fire,
I do wander everywhere,
Swifter than the moon's sphere . . .

--A Midsummer Night's Dream, 2.1.2-7[/blockquote

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Reply #9)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 06:29 PM

10. Well,

I do desire we may be better strangers.
As You Like It (3.2.248)

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 06:51 PM

11. Washington Teabaggers or Washington Congresscritters

 

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 08:07 PM

18. Washington Prevaricators.

Ooh, here's a scary one: the Washington Lobbyists.

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Response to tclambert (Reply #18)

Wed Oct 9, 2013, 02:15 PM

28. Hey now

I have a relative who is a lobbyist. Trust me, she wouldn't scare anyone on the football field!!

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 08:20 PM

19. The Warrior on the helmet looks like the New Soviet Man to me

And that big-ass star behind his head ain't helping matters much.

Maybe the Washington Starlings - a bird that lives in DC?

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2013, 01:24 AM

21. They should change their name

to the "Steroids".

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2013, 06:34 AM

22. Rednecks?

 

Red-Ass Monkeys?

I personally would go with The Washington Fillibusters.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #22)

Wed Oct 9, 2013, 12:48 PM

26. Rednecks would actually work

 

in an ironic sort of way, as the R*dsk*ns were the last NFL team to integrate. It took them many more years to change "old Dixie" to "old D.C. in their fight song. Senior Cowpies correspondent madinohio informs me that many African Americans in D.C. continue to sport Cowpies apparel as an act of defiance.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #26)

Wed Oct 9, 2013, 01:11 PM

27. ? So you want to call us rednecks

because of the rich white master that owned the team?

Edwin B. Henderson, the black Washington public schools director of physical education, observed the crowd before a game in September 1940 and wrote a subsequent letter to The Washington Post.

That 32,000 mass of Americans standing tense, erect and fervidly at attention at Griffith Stadium Sunday, when our national anthem was being played, was tremendously impressive and solemn,” Henderson wrote. “In this setting, we have democracy at its best. Crowded and packed together, Jew and gentile, black and white, thrilled and slumped with the fortunes of Marshall’s Indians.”

Maybe you should consider who you are insulting before inserting foot in mouth.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2013, 11:01 AM

23. How about the Washington 1%ers...

Why the "1%ers"? Because they ALWAYS win.

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Response to hughee99 (Reply #23)

Wed Oct 9, 2013, 02:17 PM

29. given the track record of the football team lately

It should be the 99%'ers cause they rarely win..

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Response to TZ (Reply #29)

Wed Oct 9, 2013, 11:06 PM

34. Nice post, Snyder. I think they will be called the Washington Snyders!!



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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #34)

Thu Oct 10, 2013, 12:35 PM

37. Maybe Pittsburgh

Should change its Baseball team name to the Brazillions....

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2013, 11:56 AM

24. Lovin' all the name change suggestions!

Fun and creative suggestions for a name change. Keep 'em coming! I am somewhat depressed thjis morning re all the chaos do
The Destroyers is high on my list but Critters, Liars, Slugs will do also!! Thanks for the smiles.

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Response to oldandhappy (Reply #24)

Wed Oct 9, 2013, 11:57 AM

25. yikes, sorry for all the typos.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2013, 02:36 PM

30. Dan Snyder's Open Letter Is As Gross As You'd Think It Would Be

http://deadspin.com/dan-snyders-open-letter-is-as-gross-as-youd-think-it-1443048268

But here is Nice Dan Snyder begging the public to see his side (or should I say pride?) of things:


I still remember my first Redskins game... The ground beneath me seemed to move and shake, and I reached up to grab my father’s hand. The smile on his face as he sang that song ... he’s been gone for 10 years now, but that smile, and his pride, are still with me every day.

Please note that Snyder's supposedly rabid childhood fandom of this team is likely a complete load of shit. In that description of his first game, he never mentions any actual specifics of game play: the opponent, the score, etc. His supposed favorite player (and current lackey) Sonny Jurgensen was no longer the full-time starter for the team by time Snyder was six years old. I bet he didn't even go to that first game, electing to fire BBs at the help instead. But by all means, support the Redskins because MY FATHER DIED.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2013, 07:01 PM

31. More apropos...

 

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Response to nikto (Reply #31)

Wed Oct 9, 2013, 07:05 PM

32. Washington Rednecks is better than Jonah Goldberg's suggestion for a team name...

 

It beats Washington Communist-Nazis any day.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2013, 10:14 PM

33. I think Warriors or Renegades would be okay

It's better than RS.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2013, 11:07 PM

35. Maybe

The Washington Washups

The Washington Wastes

Or, Talk to Hasbro and see if they will license the Washington RepubliCons for use.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Thu Oct 10, 2013, 09:20 AM

36. I'm sure there could be a compromise

 

They keep the name, but change the picture on their logo to a potato.

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Response to RedstDem (Reply #36)

Thu Oct 10, 2013, 02:55 PM

39. Or a peanut

 

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Thu Oct 10, 2013, 02:54 PM

38. The Washington Gridlocks would be the best. n/t

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Thu Oct 10, 2013, 03:47 PM

40. How's about...

... The Washington Emperors?

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2013, 05:28 PM

42. We already call them the Dead Skins in our house

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Sat Oct 12, 2013, 02:11 PM

43. A Redskin is also

.....a potato!

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Sat Oct 12, 2013, 05:11 PM

44. Let's call them "The Foreskins"

They're all dickheads anyway...

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Sun Oct 13, 2013, 06:57 PM

45. Keep the name. Change the logo.

This will work just fine:

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