Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Washington 4-Skins

Last week I wrote that I was sick and tired of the constant bad news about the Shutdown and suggested that the media shut up about it until the Feds shut down the Shutdown. A reader wrote back suggesting I tackle the subject of the Washington Redskins moniker.

You want me to open a can of worms?” I asked.
He responded, “YES!!! Take a stand, you coward.”

So today comes this email from dear good friend, Larry Crevin:

BSports Bulletin:

Because the media has requested that the NFL disassociate itself from native American names, the Washington Redskins have announced that they will change their name to the Washington Foreskins in honor of all the dickheads in Washington, DC.

Hmmm.  The sponsorship (Trojan Stadium) and merchandising and promotional possibilities are endless.  Plus, all the current Redskins chatter already contains a lot of penis-related invective.  

“It’s time for a change,” I wrote. “How many times have you seen a pro sports team solve a problem by changing its name or mascot? They don't. They fire the coach.”

Last week when I wrote this FLOG the Washington Whatevers were 1 and 3 on the season. Now they’re 1 and 4. So like raising the Debt Ceiling, for this season call them the Washington 1&4Skins and get on with it. We can deal with it next year. We have bigger name problems in the other Washington.

Remember former Speaker of the House of Reprehensibles, Tip O’Neill, when the House was still alive? Tip said, “ALL POLITICS IS LOCAL.”

On June 24, 2012, despite strong opposition from some local residents in Port Townsend, WA, about two hours by ferry and car from Seattle, the Board of PTHS voted unanimously to drop the High School’s mascot after nearly 90 years. Guess what the name was (is)? REDSKINS. The School Superintendent said the community will be part of the process in choosing a new name and mascot. I called and found out that the committee will chose a new name in time for next season.

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jun/25/wash-school-board-votes-drop-redskins-name-after-9/#ixzz2hFjyRPTd

But we have even bigger problems at Washington State University in Pullman, a 4 hour and 37 minute drive east from Seattle (named after Indian Chief Sealth). From 1910 to 1919 they were called Indians (same name Stanford had from 1930 to 1972, when political correctness dictated dropping it for The Stanford Cardinal).

In 1919, WSU adopted the name Cougars and still has it. Remember when a Cougar used to be a large wild cat? No more! Now, a Cougar is an older woman seeking a sexual relationship with a younger man. I wonder what the logo on the helmet would be.

While they’re at it, they should update the Cougar mascot’s name … Butch!!!

Enuf said!!!

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