NFL  > General NFL  > Roger Goodell defense of the Washington Redskins name is gutless
June 13, 2013, 12:26 AM
This is just arrogance by a sport that knows it's the biggest and most successful entertainment venue in the history of American professional sports.

They most have a feeling of entitlement, they most think they can do anything, say anything and get away with it.

Folks there is nothing cute about a cartoon of a Native American Indian slapped on a helmet, there is nothing cute about a t-shirt with the word Redskins printed front and center.

What would happen if we changed the Chicago Bears to the Chicago Blackskins, you know to honor black folks around Chicago or the Cleveland Browns to the Cleveland Brownskins team so we can honor the large Puerto Rican community in the Cleveland area, could Mr. Goodell justify that.

They would not get away with that because there is lots of powerful black and brown voices in the media that would not let that happen.

The American Indian community don't have that kind of exposure.

Shame on black and brown athletes in professional sports for keeping their mouths shut on this subject.

As a Latino I find racism sickening and the fact the Washington franchise was the last team in the league to allow African American to play football should of given Roger "the dodger" Goodell a clue, shame on him.

As always this is a fans opinion and from what I understand everybody has one and I thank God for that.

Enough said .
June 13, 2013  12:29 AM ET

So...

<glances at the elephant in the room>

What's up?

June 13, 2013  11:48 AM ET

How about the Chicago Blackhawks, Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians?

June 13, 2013  02:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

How about the Chicago Blackhawks, Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians?

They're probably next on the PC crowd's hit list..... :^(

June 13, 2013  02:08 PM ET

<Does tomahawlk chop>

June 13, 2013  02:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

How about the Chicago Blackhawks, Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians?

What about the Chicago Cubs, they have made losers out of innocent little bears?

June 13, 2013  04:02 PM ET
QUOTE:

. . . The American Indian community don't have that kind of exposure.

If you are referring to the indigenous peoples of America, the term should be "Native American," not "American Indian." "Indian" is just a misnomer placed upon these people by Columbus when he landed in the Antilles and assumed he had reached the Indian Ocean. Wrong, Chris (and asif), but hey you'll call them "Indians" anyway. But who knows, I understand some elder Native Americans prefer "American Indian" due to historical usage.

June 13, 2013  04:17 PM ET
QUOTE:

. . . Shame on black and brown athletes in professional sports for keeping their mouths shut on this subject. As a Latino I find racism sickening . . .

Why shame on black and brown athletes and not shame on white ones?

June 13, 2013  05:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Why shame on black and brown athletes and not shame on white ones?

Right on bro.

June 13, 2013  06:37 PM ET

Call me a hill billy, as I don't give a s/it.

June 13, 2013  07:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

If you are referring to the indigenous peoples of America, the term should be "Native American," not "American Indian." "Indian" is just a misnomer placed upon these people by Columbus when he landed in the Antilles and assumed he had reached the Indian Ocean. Wrong, Chris (and asif), but hey you'll call them "Indians" anyway. But who knows, I understand some elder Native Americans prefer "American Indian" due to historical usage.

You are right I stand corrected...thank you...

June 13, 2013  08:55 PM ET

"Wilbon: Goodell???s support for Redskins name is ???gutless???" Washington post article jun. 13 published 9:58 am est.

asif.." Roger Goodell defense of the Washington Redskins name is gutless" Fannation Jun. 13 12:26 am. est.

Curious...just saying...lol

I'm assuming their time is eastern...I may be wrong..lol

June 13, 2013  10:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

"Wilbon: Goodell???s support for Redskins name is ???gutless???" Washington post article jun. 13 published 9:58 am est. asif.." Roger Goodell defense of the Washington Redskins name is gutless" Fannation Jun. 13 12:26 am. est.Curious...just saying...lolI'm assuming their time is eastern...I may be wrong..lol

Well asif, the Post article published after yours, but referenced Wibon's quote from Wednesday's PTI segment... So...

June 13, 2013  11:50 PM ET

Censor test:

Redskins

June 13, 2013  11:51 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Censor test:Redskins

Nope, not censored.

FN says Redskins is not a bad word.

And I believe em.

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June 14, 2013  10:57 AM ET

now ifn ya say foreskin? that may be a problem..

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June 14, 2013  06:02 PM ET

Who's the lucky duck, that got it's post removed?!

That must have been a humdinger!

June 14, 2013  06:40 PM ET

"Washington Foreskins"

Might be acceptable! it doesn't sound racist ,and kinda grows on ya.

 
June 14, 2013  06:47 PM ET

" It's the Foreskin's ball on the 10 yard line, going for the kick,and wait!!

The Foreskins ,does a reach around and scores!!"

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