Recently the Mayor of D.C.,Vincent Gray stated the Washington Redskins organization must consider a name change if it is serious about moving from FedEx Field in Landover, Md., to a stadium inside D.C. proper. Redskins fans, including many Native Americans, are strongly against the name change consideration. The name is not meant to be offensive but is a long standing tradition and history with the team. In 1933, George Preston Marshall, the owner of the team, which was then located in Boston, renamed it the Boston Redskins in honor of the head coach, William "Lone Star" Dietz, an American Indian. When the team moved to Washington in 1937 it was renamed the Washington Redskins. As Washington Redskins fans and supporters, we do not agree with the consideration of changing the name of the team.
Hail to the Redskins -- the team song -- says it all! The name "Redskins" in this case is meant to be a source of pride and it honors Native Americans. Also, remember the team name is "Washington Redskins" not just "Redskins". It's about football, clearly not some political statement that the liberal media would like you to believe. And the team name represents, and reminds us, of team spirit and strength and courage, and proud heritage -- and that is what this football team and our Native Americans have in common!
Do NOT change the name....
don't our senators(from my state) have anything else to do but to nose in where they don't belong,
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