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07:13 AM ET 10.30 | Is it possible the name of Washington's NFL franchise may just disappear from the media? The Washington Redskins aren't ready to stop using their name, but a major newspaper in another city is. Per multiple industry sources, the San Francisco Chronicle has decided to no longer print the term "Redskins." No announcement has been made, and it's not known whether an announcement is coming. It's possible, we're told, that the change will be explained in a column. Regardless, the decision was communicated internally on Friday, October 25. The 49ers play at Washington on Monday, November 25. On Wednesday, representatives from the Oneida Indian Nation will meet with NFL executives regarding the opposition to the team's name.

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Robert Griffin III, Icon Sports Robert Griffin III, Icon Sports
October 30, 2013  07:16 AM ET

Too much media coverage on a crappy 2-5 team in a horrible division.

October 30, 2013  07:22 AM ET

Just because you don use a word doesn't mean it ceases to exist.

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October 30, 2013  07:38 AM ET
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the San Francisco Chronicle????

it's a quality paper to wrap fish at the local fish market on Fisherman's Wharf.

October 30, 2013  07:39 AM ET
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the San Francisco Chronicle????

So we KNOW what we're working with here...

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October 30, 2013  07:53 AM ET
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the San Francisco Chronicle????

I hear they're known for their puff pieces.

October 30, 2013  07:57 AM ET

If I owned a newspaper, I would drop the "Washington" part.

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October 30, 2013  08:06 AM ET
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If I owned a newspaper, I would drop the "Washington" part.

TADA!!!!

+1

October 30, 2013  08:07 AM ET

Snyder had a meeting with Goodell yesterday and reiterated... "It ain't happenin."

October 30, 2013  08:10 AM ET

People have too much time on their hands if their biggest concern is the name of a Football team

October 30, 2013  08:13 AM ET

I'd like to see the same stand taken with stadium names... Don't call it Sports Authority Field in print and television, call it the Denver Bronco's stadium or home field. I'm not a fan of renaming the Skins, but it isn't "my" issue. Either no media outlets are willing to give the natives a microphone or they're not really that passionate about the name issue because we aren't hearing much of an uproar outside some attention seeking journo's.

May Chicago's field always remain Soldier Field.

October 30, 2013  08:21 AM ET
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People have too much time on their hands if their biggest concern is the name of a Football team

Especially one that is 3000 miles east.

October 30, 2013  08:27 AM ET
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People have too much time on their hands if their biggest concern is the name of a Football team

Yeah. Congress, the White House and a bunch of web site developers are sitting on their hands and doing nothing these days.

October 30, 2013  08:41 AM ET

What about the Washington Brave Hearts? Oops, that was supposed to be a secret between Snyder and his neighbor. I have no love for the Oneida Indian Nation, they're pretty much scumbags so I don't really care who wins this "fight".

October 30, 2013  08:56 AM ET

But they will still report on The Team,if they choose to not report on them,that would be big news, but they still want to sell newspapers! What would happen if Football Fans didn't go to Reservation Casinos?

October 30, 2013  08:59 AM ET
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I'd like to see the same stand taken with stadium names... Don't call it Sports Authority Field in print and television, call it the Denver Bronco's stadium or home field. I'm not a fan of renaming the Skins, but it isn't "my" issue. Either no media outlets are willing to give the natives a microphone or they're not really that passionate about the name issue because we aren't hearing much of an uproar outside some attention seeking journo's.May Chicago's field always remain Soldier Field.

The problem is the owners sell the name rights for huge dollars .I.E. money in the owners pocket. And they don't have to buy medical insurance for it.

October 30, 2013  09:14 AM ET
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When peeps get too passionate about an issue it gets scary. ie religion, politics, political correctness................all ignorant.

This^^



Hail to the Redskins!!

 
October 30, 2013  09:23 AM ET

I thought newspapers reported the news, not become the news.

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