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The support might be building, but Daniel Snyder isn't listening.
The Redskins owner removed any doubt about a potential name change for his franchise, telling USA Today that it will "never" happen.
"We will never change the name of the team," Snyder said. "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 on next season."
Snyder makes this statement despite growing sentiment to change the name, which some consider a derogatory term for Native Americans. A DC councilman reportedly wants the name changed to Redtails .
But not eveyone is on board with the name change. This poll actually shows there's a lot more support than some might think.
Some diehard Redskins fans probably don't want to let go of the past . Where do you stand on the subject?
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With more and more pressure seemingly mounting for the Redskins to change the name of their team, their owner has come out more defiant as ever.
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...
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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 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...
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...
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...
Read the story over at USA TODAY Sports (image via @katzm).
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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...
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,...
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...
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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.