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D.C. radio stations refuse to run Oneida Nation ads

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10:46 AM ET 10.19 | As the debate over the name of Washington's football team grows louder, one of the more vocal groups on the issue has found itself unexpectedly silenced. The Oneida Indian Nation learned Friday that the radio ad it had scheduled to run in Washington this weekend as part of its national "Change the Mascot" campaign, will not air. A representative of CBS Radio Washington cited increased discussion around the name as the reason for pulling the ad from two of its stations, WJFK and WPGC.

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October 19, 2013  10:52 AM ET

YAWN!

October 19, 2013  11:03 AM ET

And the debate continues.

October 19, 2013  11:03 AM ET

So, take some of the casino money, buy a radio station and that is that.

October 19, 2013  11:38 AM ET

Bitching and whining is an American past time.

October 19, 2013  12:28 PM ET

Washington Warriors!!!

October 19, 2013  12:33 PM ET

Does Washington have shutdown corners?

October 19, 2013  12:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Does Washington have shutdown corners?

Yes. Pelosi comes in as a nickel back on passing downs.

October 19, 2013  12:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Does Washington have shutdown corners?

They do have one that runs his mouth and does little...

October 19, 2013  12:44 PM ET

This another reason why my Grandfather is pissed off, imagine being named after a New Englander or an American or a White Person from The North, I'm going to sue The Stienbrenners and force them to change the name of the Team, this is disgraceful!!!

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The term "Yankee" and its contracted form "Yank" have several interrelated meanings, all referring to people from the United States. Its various senses depend on the scope of context. Most broadly:
Outside the US, "Yank" is used informally to refer to any American, including Southerners and minorities.
Within the US, among non-Southerners, it usually refers to people with New England cultural ties, such as descendants from colonial New England settlers, wherever they live.[1] The speech dialect of New England is called "Yankee" or "Yankee dialect."[2]
Within Southern American English, "Yankee" refers to Northerners and particularly to white Northerners. Its sense is more cultural than literally geographic.

October 19, 2013  12:45 PM ET
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Washington Warriors!!!

That's a good suggestion.
Like it or not, sooner or later they will change the name to preserve the value of the brand/franchise, avoid advertiser boycotts, picket lines etc.

October 19, 2013  01:00 PM ET

Just my opinion but gambling at Oneida casino causes way more real world problems than having a sports team named the Redskins ever will.

October 19, 2013  01:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

That's a good suggestion.Like it or not, sooner or later they will change the name to preserve the value of the brand/franchise, avoid advertiser boycotts, picket lines etc.

Don't see that never happening. The stampede of Skins fans who will pour out to protect the franchise will far exceed the fringe element. The media could care less, they just want to write something. Never was any nobility there. Redskins branded stuff will always sell especially in this kind of climate. And Snyder can always move the team if the president is offended. I'm sure there are a lot of cities who'd open their arms. The Los Angeles Redskins?

If this were a brand new franchise in such a politically correct world, I could see it being named something else, but this is an old franchise with history. Never gonna happen.

October 19, 2013  01:42 PM ET
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Don't see that never happening. The stampede of Skins fans who will pour out to protect the franchise will far exceed the fringe element. The media could care less, they just want to write something. Never was any nobility there. Redskins branded stuff will always sell especially in this kind of climate. And Snyder can always move the team if the president is offended. I'm sure there are a lot of cities who'd open their arms. The Los Angeles Redskins?If this were a brand new franchise in such a politically correct world, I could see it being named something else, but this is an old franchise with history. Never gonna happen.

Sooner or, more probably, later, the name will change. And a franchise's history and identity don't change because the name is different either. Washington will always be Washington and it's that in front of whatever mascot name that matters ultimately. Let's get real here. Some NFL names s uc k majorly. "Bengals"? (And they have cr ap py unis.) "Jaguars"? 'Titans"? (It's worse in some b-ball teams' cases.) It's really only the city name that matters, not really the mascot name, which have been shown to be in several cases easily changed.

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October 19, 2013  01:45 PM ET

Hey there are two "13"s! My lucky day!

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October 19, 2013  01:48 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

They could go from Redskins to "Warriors" without sacrificing too much.

It's really hard to understand why some people say that the change can't occur. They have an emotional investment in what exactly?

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October 19, 2013  01:52 PM ET
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Not giving in to change.

Why change it when the people who are supposed to be offended by it generally aren't? An overwhelming majority of Native Americans have said they aren't offended by the name.

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