VIDEO: The history behind the Washington Redskins name.

I know this will be completely lost on the politically-correct Speech Police on the left, being allergic to facts and history the way they are, but for those that are interested in this controversy and really want to know the truth behind the Washington Redskins name, you should watch this video.  It’s a little long, but worth it for the info.

Here’s the short version if you don’t have time to watch the video:

  • Not only is the term ‘Redskins’ not a racist term, it was never a racist term.  It was originally a term that honors certain Native American tribes that identified themselves as ‘Redskin warriors’.
  • Many Native Americans today see the Washington Redskins as a positive representation of all 600 Native American tribes in the U.S., not just the actual Redskin tribes.
  • The actual term ‘redskins’ originally had nothing to do with ethnicity, but the dyes the Native American warriors would use on their skin before going into battle.

It would be nice if the left-wing media were aware of this, especially someone like Bob Costas, who fancies himself a sports historian.

 

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VIDEO: Dallas Cowboys fan destroys his house after Redskins loss.

The Dallas Cowboys have one of the best records in the NFL right now and the Washington Redskins have one of the worst.  The Redskins played the Cowboys last Monday night and beat them in Dallas. This Cowboys fan didn’t take the loss too well.

Warning: Strong language.  NSFW.

I’m starting to think that Cowgirl fans might be worse than 49’whiner fans.

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Navajo Nation president sits with Redskins owner to watch the Redskins play the Cardinals.

Dear Bob Costas and Maria Cantwell,

As is evidenced by the story below, no one cares about your pretentious, condescending, left-wing, politically-correct, race-baiting.  Not even Native Americans.

Leave the Redskins alone.

And leave the NFL alone.  Redskins fans are not on your side, NFL fans are not on your side, and most importantly, Native Americans couldn’t care less about your crusade to “save them” from “racially insensitive” football fans.   Your political-correctness is not welcome and hopefully never will be.

Long live the Washington REDSKINS!

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(Reuters) – The president of the largest Native American tribe in the United States raised eyebrows on the weekend when he sat with the owner of the Washington Redskins and wore a cap bearing the NFL team’s logo during a game in Arizona.

Team owner Daniel Snyder has come under pressure from Native American activists to change the name, seen by some as a slur, even as others defend it as a harmless part of sports tradition. Snyder has vowed not to change it.

Others in the more than 300,000-strong Navajo Nation say the debate is a distraction, and sports teams at St. Johns High School, in the heart of the reservation, have long been dubbed “the Redskins” by locals.

“We have issues with poverty, alcoholism, unemployment, poverty and abuse,” said Clayton Willie, a college student who lives on the reservation. “Worrying about a sports logo is not important to us.”

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/13/us-usa-redskins-navajo-idUSKCN0I225420141013

 

U.S. women’s national soccer goalie accused of domestic violence. Mainstream media silent.

Apparently, domestic violence from a pro athlete is only a national news story if the perpetrator is male.

The official account shows that Hope Solo extended her shutout record to 73 games as the U.S. women’s national team beat Mexico 4-0 in a friendly Thursday night in Rochester, N.Y. But as the NFL grapples with its domestic-violence crisis, Solo, who has been accused of the same crime,continues to play for her pro soccer team as well as the national team as she awaits trial in November. Solo has pleaded not guilty to two counts of misdemeanor domestic violence in an alleged assault of her half-sister and 17-year-old nephew last summer in Kirkland, Wash.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/early-lead/wp/2014/09/19/hope-solo-and-the-domestic-violence-case-no-one-is-talking-about/