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« Reply #125 on: September 30, 2014, 05:23:43 PM »

LOL @ the punk bitches in congress.... they WILL legislate on WASH football, but they DONT bother to vote on ISIS bombings in syria lol.
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« Reply #126 on: October 01, 2014, 06:22:32 AM »

FCC will consider punishing broadcasters for saying 'Redskins'
BY SI WIRE
Posted: Tue Sep. 30, 2014

The Federal Communications Commission will consider punishing broadcasters for using the Washington Redskins' nickname on air, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler said during a conference call with reporters, according to Reuters.

Legal activist John Banzhaf III, a law professor at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., petitioned the FCC to revoke a Washington radio station's broadcast license due to its repeated use of the nickname.

Wheeler said his organization will "be looking into that petition."

"There are a lot of names and descriptions that were used over time that are inappropriate today," Wheeler added, according to Reuters. "And I think the name that is attributed to the Washington football club is one of those."

• Native American chief urges boycott of FedEx over 'Redskins' name​

In June, the franchise had its trademark revoked on the grounds that it was "disparaging to Native Americans."

An SI poll earlier this month found that only 25 percent of fans thought the name should be changed.

CBS broadcaster Phil Simms told SI.com earlier this month he would try not to use the name while broadcasting Washington's game against the Giants in Week 4.

• South Park takes on the Washington Redskins' nickname controversy​

A senator from Washington state also announced she would introduce legislation to strip the NFL of its tax-exempt status as a response to the league's support of the nickname.

Washington owner Dan Snyder infamously told USA Today in 2013, "We'll never change the name. It's that simple. NEVER — you can use caps."

http://www.si.com/nfl/2014/09/30/washington-redskins-name-change-fcc-punishment


Simms called them the Redskins, during the Bucs-Falcons debacle, as they were previewing the matchup for the following week.
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« Reply #127 on: October 13, 2014, 01:37:55 PM »

Nice.   Smiley


AWESOME PICTURE: Washington Redskins Owner Watches Football Game with President of the Navajo Nation
October 13, 2014
By Greg Campbell



Far more than the supposed infraction itself, the thing that has galled the political correctness police the most is how Washington Redskins owner, Dan Snyder, has refused to back-down from the political correctness bullying.
 
In fact, nothing enrages a bully like a potential victim scoffing and saying, “You don’t scare me.”
 
 
More than any supposed offense aimed at American Indians, the real crime committed, so far the humorless left is concerned, is that Snyder has refused to bow-down and kiss the ring of guilty white liberalism.
 
That’s why this picture is so awesome; while Snyder has been called every name in the book and countless media hacks have come to refuse to refer to the Redskins as their rightful name, Snyder has taken the bullying in stride and on Sunday, as he watched his team play football, he enjoyed the company of Ben Shelly, the president of the Navajo Nation.
 
Hopefully, liberals will find another cause calling their name and move on to another crusade to make them feel important.



http://www.tpnn.com/2014/10/13/awesome-picture-washington-redskins-owner-watches-football-game-with-president-of-the-navajo-nation/
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« Reply #128 on: October 31, 2014, 06:00:35 PM »

Protest of Redskins name planned before game at Vikings on Sunday
BY SI WIRE
Posted: Fri Oct. 31, 2014

Organizers of a protest of the Redskins name before their road game against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday expect "thousands" of people to participate, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

The peaceful protest is being put on by the National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media, in cooperation with the University of Minnesota and Minneapolis police. The plan calls for protestors to gather at Northrop Plaza on the campus of the University of Minnesota before marching to TCF Bank Stadium, where the game is being played, for a rally.

Expected speakers at the rally include include Indian reservation leaders, Minneapolis mayor Betsy Hodges, comedian and social activist Dick Gregory and former Vikings star Joey Browner.

“I think this demonstration is going to show the best of Minnesota,” U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum, one of the rally speakers and one of the most outspoken opponents of the nickname on Capitol Hill, just a few miles from the team’s stadium in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., said to the Star-Tribune.

“Never in my history in dealing with issues like this have we had [this level] of solidarity of civil rights and human rights organizations and all the tribal people,” said Clyde Bellecourt, a longtime leader and co-founder of the American Indian Movement.

The protest will be the fourth of its size in the area against the use of Indian imagery since the Minnesota Twins-Atlanta Braves World Series in 1991, according to the report.

McCollum had requested in August that the University of Minnesota bar the use of the Redskins name from the stadium and promotional materials for the Nov. 2 game, and university president Eric Kaler said in response that the school would make "every effort" to do so. It was then reported that the university requested the Redskins to wear throwback jerseys with no team name or logo for the game.

The Vikings, who have leased the use of TCF Bank Stadium from the university while their new stadium is being constructed, said they were obligated by the NFL to treat the game like any other home game and thus wouldn't bar the use of the Redskins name. But the team said it was "sensitive to the issue."

Opposition to "Redskins" has grown over the past year, with critics labeling it an offensive and racist nickname. Redskins owner Daniel Snyder and other team officials have remained adamant that they won't change the name, citing history and support for the name among Native Americans.

The Vikings and Redskins meet at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday.

http://www.si.com/nfl/2014/10/31/washington-redskins-name-protest-minnesota-vikings
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