go to MSN.com
Found May 09, 2013 on Blog So Hard Sports:

Via Blog So Hard Sports:

According to a report from USA Today, Redskins owner Dan Snyder — who doesn’t do a lot of media interviews — spoke to USA Today on Tuesday about the ongoing name-change issue. Again, this is a very polarizing issue in the community of Redskins fans, but Snyder’s stance is pretty clear.

“We will never change the name of the team,” he told USA Today.

The Redskins owner has said this before in the past, and appears to fully stand behind that statement. There is currently an ongoing trademark lawsuit in regards to the team name, and when asked about changing the name if they lose the battle in court, Snyder had the following to say:

“We’ll never change the name,” he said. “It’s that simple. NEVER — you can use caps.”

This certainly won’t be the last time we hear about this issue, but it appears, at least according to the owner, that the team is going to be named the Redskins for as long as he has a say.

10 Comments:
  • "Never" is a long time but I'm glad I'll be welcoming RGIII and the REDSKINS to MetLife Stadium in December.
  • Ir's absolutely rediculous that the team hasn't voluntarily changed the name long ago. My wife is part Cherokee and accordingly so are my 3 kids. It's an insulting and derogatory term, I don't see how you can argue otherwise. Native Americans have no voice to be heard, at least nbot in the D.C. area.FCan you imagine any other race or ethnicity being so insulted without a major uproar? Change the name, it will still be the same beloved team, the fans will get used to it quickly and we'll look back in wonder how it went on for so long, like 'colored' bathrooms and drinking fountains.
  • Good for you Dan Synder. I wish more people were like you in this regard. No reason to change the name. People are way to sensitive these days.
  • @mbutts41: Don't know what your nationality or relgion is but insert a derogatory name for that instead of 'Redskins' and tell me then about too sensitive.
  • yeah lambo, stop being such a sensitive puss!!!! you lil bitch
  • Suppose a billionaire buys a new franchise and wants the name Whiteskins, Brownskins, or Blackskins. Are these acceptable ?
  • lambo44-Get over this pc crap.I married a woman who is also part Indian.Her favorite team is the Redskins.Move on to something that really matters.
  • BRAVO Dan Snyder to standing up to the overblown political correctness of today. The Redskins have been the Redskins for a long time and now all of sudden we have to change the name. The name of football team is just that. Yes call it the Whiteskins doesn't bother me. Its the name of a dam football team and not someone calling me a whitebread or honky! Get over it. Not only can we not joke with each other but we can't name a football team without the race card being drawn.
  • Dan Foreskin is just the tip of whats wrong in the USA. Oh...thats right who was here first. Please take his hair.
  • I don't get it. Why would anyone object to being named after a type of potato??
THE BACKYARD
RELATED ARTICLES

Daniel Snyder: The Redskins will never change their name

Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder was asked if he would ever consider changing the name of his team. “We will never change the name of the team,” Snyder told USA TODAY Sports this week. “As a lifelong Redskins fan, and I think that the Redskins fans understand the great tradition and what it’s all about and what it means, so we feel pretty fortunate to be just working...

Top 10 reasons why Daniel Snyder will never change the Redskins' name

C'mon, Sue Us Already 10) Knows that if his team stops being the most infamous slur in professional sports, they'll just become known as a tremendously mismanaged football team9) Wants to corner the market for gear purchases from unrepentant racists8) Doesn't actually know any Native Americans, so the constant injury that he's doing to them can't actually exist7...

Dan Snyder Found The Hill He Wants To Die On

Dan Snyder has made no bones about the fact that he wants his team to keep being called the Redskins. It’s the name he grew up rooting for. He obviously has an emotional attachment to that tradition. That attitude has been reflected in the way the team has taken great pains to brush off the mounting pressure to change its name. The team’s official web site even recently made...

Wife of Redskins owner Daniel Snyder will receive the American Cancer Society Mother of the Year Award

Photo from Redskins.com According to USA Today Sports, Tanya Snyder, the wife of Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder will receive the American Cancer Society Mother of the Year Award. “I can say, being one of four girls, sorry to say, the most flat-chested of all four, so I was never supposed to be able to have cancer,” she said. “So that was kind of the joke. They always...

Dan Snyder Says The Redskins Will ‘NEVER’ Change Name

For years there has been a smoldering debate in regards to the Washington D.C. professional football team, and their nickname of the Redskins. The name which has always been known to demean American Indians and seen as racist, has been cause for great debate in the nation’s capital for years. It seems that for now, that debate can stop.  While having a conversation with USA Today...

Snyder: “We’ll never change the name” from Redskins

With more pressure then ever to change the name of his team, Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder has strengthened his stance. “We will never change the name of the team,” Snyder told USA TODAY Sports this week. “As a lifelong Redskins fan, and I think that the Redskins fans understand the great tradition and what it’s all about and what it means, so we feel pretty fortunate...

Report: Snyder says Redskins staying

Redskins owner Daniel Snyder reportedly says team will 'never' change name.

Dan Snyder’s Great Awful Quote

Read the story over at USA TODAY Sports (image via @katzm).

RG3 Sports the Double Headband With Fiancee

It’s the new look Juan… Check out Redskins Quarterback Robert Griffin III and his fiancee Rebbeca Liddicoat with Tanya Snyder, wife of Redskins owner Dan Snyder at a At a luncheon at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington — RG3 signed his pink cleats as an auction prize. No word on what’s up with Griff’s headbands. RG3 Looked Dapper At The Kentucky Derby Robert Griffin III Covers ESPN Mag

RG3's pink cleats, photos raise $33K for charity

Here's another measuring stick for the popularity of Robert Griffin III. It took him only a few minutes to raise $33,000 for the American Cancer Society. The Washington Redskins quarterback appeared Wednesday at a luncheon honoring Tanya Snyder, wife of Redskins owner Dan Snyder. Tanya Snyder is a breast cancer survivor, and she received the society's Mother of the Year...

Should the Washington Redskins change their name?

One person says no. Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder was interviewed by USA Today about the name controversy. He tells the paper that the team’s name will not change. I am in agreement with Snyder. To me the name has always been there and it seems that this is just being brought up to try and make all NFL mascot names politically correct. Earlier this week Snyder said,...

Washington Redskins owner: We will never change team nickname

The Washington Redskins are frequently criticized for their offensive nickname. There has been discussion over the years about the Redskins changing their name. Many teams have been pressured to change their offensive logos and/or nicknames, including another team from the DC — the Washington Bullets, which converted to the Washington Wizards in 1997. But team owner Daniel Snyder...

RG3's cleats, photos raise $33K

Robert Griffin III's knee is still feeling fine. His ability to turn a room upside down is better than ever. The Washington Redskins quarterback made an appearance - and quite an impact - Wednesday at a luncheon for the American Cancer Society. He raised $33,000 in a matter of minutes, more than half of the $60,000 tallied during the auction portion of the fundraiser. The crowning...
Redskins News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

RUMORS & GOSSIP

PGA Tour says Dustin Johnson is not suspended

The PGA Tour issued a statement Friday afternoon regarding Dustin Johnson and his reported suspension. Golf.com reported Friday that Johnson is serving a six-month suspension from the PGA Tour after testing positive for cocaine “With regard to media reports that Dustin Johnson has been been suspended by the PGA TOUR, this is to clarify that Mr. Johnson has taken a voluntary leave...
Via Sports-Glory
3 hours ago

Manziel admits learning playbook is a challenge

Johnny Manziel’s transition to the NFL has not been smooth leaving the first round pick to remind everyone that there is a learning curve. “It’s a process for me,” Manziel said in a Thursday media session. “It’s not something that I should just come in here naturally because I played well in college and just know how to run this offense. “It’s a complete 180 from...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago

Eagles CB calls Pats 'cheaters'

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Cary Williams doesn’t like practicing with other teams, especially not the New England Patriots. The Pats and Eagles will be holding joint practices at Gillette Stadium on Aug. 12 and 13 ahead of their Aug. 15 preseason game. But Williams already had a few things to say about it. “They are cheaters,” Williams said via CSN Philly. “They are...
Via NESN.com
7 hours ago

Manny Pacquiao likely to fight four more times, retire in 2016

Manny Pacquiao seems to have his exit strategy from the sport of boxing well planned. Pacquiao, who turns 36 in December, will likely fight four more times and retire in 2016 in time to run for senator in the Philippines. Pac-Man is currently a congressman in his home country and plans to run for higher […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 hours ago

Can Vince McMahon save TNA and the WWE together?

Vince McMahon did what was best and worst for business when he bought World Championship Wrestling in an effort to control the industry. And by doing that, the wrestling, sports entertainment and business tycoon has given the fans some of the best and worst matches in the history of the industry.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
13 hours ago

MLB players who still might be traded in August

The MLB non-waiver trade deadline was the busiest in recent history with David Price and Jon Lester, among others, calling new cities home for the stretch run. Is this an indication that there could very well be more activity around the trade market as teams start to really assess where they are?  Unlike the July 31st deadline, trades that are made in the month of August are based...
Via Sportsnaut
7 hours ago

Tony Parker signs multi-year extension with Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs announced Friday that guard Tony Parker has signed a multi-year contract extension. Terms of the contract were not announced.  Parker was due to make $12.5 million next season in the final year of his existing contract. San Antonio’s Tony Parker has agreed to a three-year extension that could be worth as much as $45M, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. ...
Via Sports-Glory
10 hours ago

Roger Goodell defends Ray Rice punishment

(Credit: tddaily.com) NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addressed reporters Friday at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and he talked for the first time about the national uproar over the “lenient” suspension given to Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice. Per PFT: “Our policy is clear,” Goodell said. “We have a very firm policy that domestic violence is not acceptable in the...
Via Sports-Kings
11 hours ago

Cowboys already mailing out NFC Championship tickets

The Cowboys became the first NFL team to pre-print their playoff tickets and send them out in August (Credit: ESPN) After back-to-back-to-back 8-8 seasons, it looks like Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys front office is overly confident in the team’s success for this season. According to ESPN, the Dallas Cowboys have already mailed out playoff and NFC Championship tickets to season...
Via Down and Distance
12 hours ago

Jose Bautista unhappy with Blue Jays' lack of trades at deadline

Not everyone is happy about Thursday’s Major League Baseball non-wavier trade deadline. Contending teams throughout the league made huge moves to improve, but one team stood pat and did nothing: the Toronto Blue Jays. Toronto, which sits 1 1/2 games back of the Baltimore Orioles in the American League East, did not make a move before the 4 p.m. deadline. Outfielder Jose Bautista...
Via NESN.com
13 hours ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.