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In recent days, soccer fans have been coming out of the woodwork, showing their allegiance to “the world’s game” as World Cup fever starts to reach a fever pitch. Jumping on the bandwagon of Team USA makes sense; national pride will get sports fans to tune into almost anything. But the conversations have also revealed that plenty of people in the United States have become fans of overseas teams as well. Real Madrid. Barcelona. Manchester United. Bayern Munich. Arsenal. Name a prominent European team and someone in America is suddenly on their bandwagon. It becomes an obvious question: Why do people with no built-in allegiance to a team wind up becoming a fan? Which leads to an interesting hypothetical. If roles were reversed and people from other countries were forming a bond with a National Football League team, which ones would they gravitate toward? It led the editorial staff at cover32 to rate each NFL franchise based on their likability. The idea is simple: If a fan was neutral...
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  • I find your comments about the REDSKINS OFFENSIVE. Having both Cree and Blackfoot blood running through my veins I an a far better judge on what's offensive to me than you "white boys" ever will be. Retract your comments and rephrase or I will see how much hair can be lifted in a court room. After all you are RACIST hating on my heritage like that.
    Thank you and have a nice day
  • So you are preaching about them saying stuff about the "Red Skins" but at the same time your calling them "White Boys"? Take a look in the mirror please. You cant take someone to court for saying racial slurs. (freedom of speech) and at the same time let them hate on the heritage. They have no idea what its all about, and why care about people who don't care about you?
  • I would like to see the logo changed to red skinned potatoes and leave the name the same. That would be Dan Snyder telling people to shove it.
  • Montanaman. I don't know if you are for or against the name being offensive. The YB doesn't make things plain. anyway, I agree with your remarks. I am a Whiteeyes. and I think it has been fine for many years, so Why Change the darn thing?
  • Frankly, The political correctness in this country has been a made up phrase by a few that want to raise a sink. Why is it now after so many years it becomes an issue? I don't see the Washington Redskins organization taking the term Redskin out of context in any shape or form much less the fans. I played for the Luxemburg Bluejays. I suppose we should condemn the Bluejay because of it's color. I think it is a very sorry issue and should be left along. I believe the Washington Redskins have shown a more favorable position in choosing it's name. There is a significance in some kind of way in most team names. Check out the history of the Green Bay Packers. Should we cut out the term Packers because someone may have worked in a factory making or Packing boxes, or the New England Patriots because someone in that part of the country may not have been a Patriot? I would hope not. Instead of being critical about the name Redskins, why don't we further define their legacy in this country instead of being so critical about everything. Frankly I am tired of it. We need to grow up.
  • I went to a high school in the south that used the moniker Rebels. I had an idea of how offensive it was to the black students but that was trumped by all the "tradition hype" that was floated, and I bought into it.
    Well, I read that if you think the same at 48 as you did at 18, you may have wasted 30 years.
    The name Redskins hung on an NFL team representing our nations capitol city in 2014 is offensive to a point of intenable .
    I believe that Dan Snyder can call his team whatever he wants because this is still America, but such parochial thought is somewhat sophomoric in his persistence.
  • This is getting foolish...yes these names were to promote tough...not insult...Wheres the line..I'm of Norwegian heritage...OMG..The VIKINGS...seriously...Its awesome.not an insult..at least I will take it as a compliment to my peoples past history and tough reputation as warriors ..my stand you make yours..
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