Subject: Fwd: Fw: NFL TEAM NAME CHANGE
Date: Fri, Jul 18, 2014 at 9:07 AM
Subject: Fw: NFL TEAM NAME CHANGE
Here is an e mail sent to Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune after
an article he published concerning a name change for the Washington
Dear Mr. Page...
I always love your articles. and I generally agree with them. I would
suggest, as in an email I received, they change the name to the
"Foreskins" to better represent their community, paying tribute to the
dick heads in Congress.
Here are some other politically correctness to consider: I agree with
our Native American population. I am highly insulted by the racially
charged name of the Washington Redskins. One might argue that to name
a professional football team after Native Americans would exalt them
as fine warriors, but nay, nay. We must be careful not to offend, and
in the spirit of political correctness and courtesy, we must move
forward. Let's ditch the Kansas City Chiefs, the Atlanta Braves and
the Cleveland Indians. If your shorts are in a wad because of the
reference the name Redskins makes to skin color, then we need to get
rid of the Cleveland Browns.
The Carolina Panthers obviously were named to keep the memory of
militant Blacks from the 60's alive. Gone. It's offensive to us
The New York Yankees offend the Southern population. Do you see a team
named for the Confederacy? No! There is no room for any reference to
that tragic war that cost this country so many young men's lives.
I am also offended by the blatant references to the Catholic religion
among our sports team names. Totally inappropriate to have the New
Orleans Saints, the Los Angeles Angels or the San Diego Padres.
Then there are the team names that glorify criminals who raped and
pillaged. We are talking about the horrible Oakland Raiders, the
Minnesota Vikings, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Pittsburgh
Now, let us address those teams that clearly send the wrong message to
our children. The San Diego Chargers promote irresponsible fighting or
even spending habits. Wrong message to our children.
The New York Giants and the San Francisco Giants promote obesity, a
growing childhood epidemic. Wrong message to our children.
The Cincinnati Reds promote downers/barbiturates . Wrong message to
The Milwaukee Brewers---well that goes without saying . . . Wrong
message to our children.
So, there you go. We need to support any legislation that comes out
to rectify this travesty, because the government will likely become
involved with this issue, as they should. Just the kind of thing the
do- nothing congress loves . . .
As a die hard Oregon State fan, my wife and I, with all of this in
mind, it might also make some sense to change the name of the Oregon
State women's athletic teams to something other than "the Beavers."