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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Filthy McNasty View Post
    I'm completely blanking on the state and college, but in a similar caving case the Indian mascot became more popular than before the banning. While the official mascot changed and they pulled down the statue outside the stadium, anywhere you go in that town you see the mascot. It is on everything and there are even several statues of him outside local restaurants and bars. My brother worked there for a few weeks and sent along pictures of the place, I just can't recall where right now. It actually created a cottage industry in the town, with shops selling shirts, mugs and touristy trinkets all with the banned mascot outselling the new approved mascot merchandise. If only I could recall where, but my brother is not answering so I'm doomed to wonder until it finally comes to me!
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Filthy McNasty View Post
    I'm completely blanking on the state and college, but in a similar caving case the Indian mascot became more popular than before the banning. While the official mascot changed and they pulled down the statue outside the stadium, anywhere you go in that town you see the mascot. It is on everything and there are even several statues of him outside local restaurants and bars. My brother worked there for a few weeks and sent along pictures of the place, I just can't recall where right now. It actually created a cottage industry in the town, with shops selling shirts, mugs and touristy trinkets all with the banned mascot outselling the new approved mascot merchandise. If only I could recall where, but my brother is not answering so I'm doomed to wonder until it finally comes to me!
    I got you, we lost Homer the Brave in that push much like you lost your mascot. I hope that made a bunch of people happy. It got our hackles up.
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    So when's the lawsuit against cracker barrel?
    since it does cater to the redneck crowd--
    though my wife loves it--she's from Iowa redneck farm country--
    and they play real country music, not that burned-out rocker crap--
    and have rocking chairs outside--
    and a fireplace in--
    we're just not that much different when we sit down and eat -
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I got you, we lost Homer the Brave in that push much like you lost your mascot.
    I hope that made a bunch of people happy. It got our hackles up.
    You also lost Gavin Floyd for the season tonite with a broken right arm .
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    since it does cater to the redneck crowd--
    though my wife loves it--she's from Iowa redneck farm country--
    and they play real country music, not that burned-out rocker crap--
    and have rocking chairs outside--
    and a fireplace in--
    we're just not that much different when we sit down and eat -
    Yeah I love the cracker barrel food myself. I don't like the whole having to wade through a trinket shop just to get to the restaurant thing though.
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I got you, we lost Homer the Brave in that push much like you lost your mascot. I hope that made a bunch of people happy. It got our hackles up.
    As you noted earlier, back when ESPN tried to call the Braves the Bravos but it did not stick? I just read that several newspapers are claiming they will no longer call the redskins by their names, in their publications. Which sounds like a guaranteed way to turn off lot of readers at a time when newspapers are having a hard time staying in business in the first place. Should be interesting to see what comes of the inevitable court case coming from Synder.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    I wonder if the Red Mesa Highschool Redskins are being 'racist' as well….

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    I wonder as well, if say the Navajo nation were to get a new football or baseball major league team, would it then be fine for them to use such names?
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    A Choctaw word for a people of a small region versus a pejorative saying all you Indians look alike... yeah. I'm the weird guy here. lol
    Actually, a characterization saying "all 'us'Indians are similar as opposed to all you white skins" that was then used by "us"

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I got you, we lost Homer the Brave in that push much like you lost your mascot.
    I hope that made a bunch of people happy. It got our hackles up.
    I might have told you about Dad being stationed in Richmond during the '50s--they still have the AAA Braves.
    And grew up with the Boston Braves in Maine--don't remember any problem with that name.

    Just add a great word like "PRIDE" after the Redskin logo and gear, as a new beginning.
    "INSPIRE" is another great word that does justice to all races and ethnics.
    I'll try to track down my 10 Indian commandmants poster .
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    If I don't find the word slut derogatory, is it no longer derogatory? Of course not because words have a history behind their usage, context, inference, origins, etc..
    You feel that naming a team The Washington Redskins, a name given as a compliment by the way, is the same as 'slut'? The team song is 'Hail To The Redskins' and the majority of Native Americans took the name as a positive..

    We call Blacks, 'Black' because that is the color of their skin with no offense intended or, I assume, taken. The same is true of Whites.

    To assume that calling a football team racist for something intended as a compliment smacks of paternalism rather genuine concern. Skin color should never be an issue unless it is being used in a disparaging way, which is certainly not the case here.

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