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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    9 out of 10 people enjoy gang rape. Do you have a poll that says otherwise?
    Nope, I'm just going off anecdotal evidence of some people I know who have been gang raped.

    Do YOU have a poll that says what you're claiming? If so...then you're actually arguing from a point of hard evidence against my anecdotal evidence. If you don't, then your arguing from the same anecdotal stance as me, and are demonstrating a poor comparison.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    That's what I said.
    I know. I edited my post to add the "he's right".

    Nobody watches football that I'm aware of because they want to see manifestations of social issues. They love the game. The name is irrelevant. I also think a lot of people are tired of the government input into everything, even something as small as a sport's team name.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    It offends 10%. That's enough for me. Why do you think offense should be put to a vote?
    Why you do think being offended should matter in terms of law?

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    So then who exactly benefitted here, Calamity?

    The NAs weren't out in droves demanding the name change and cease of use of that image anywhere.
    The fans didn't seem to care.
    The NFL didn't seem to care.
    The name's been around for how many decades?
    The future benefited in that we are evolving away from one more stupid thing we thought acceptable in the past.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Wow, that means we can ****-can copywrites, as well!
    You, me and the entire Chinese industrial complex can now buy a silk screen machine, print Redskin Gear on everything under the sun until we run out of ink and sell it at a few bucks a shot without anyone demanding a cut.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    Where is the right to a patent in the Constitution?
    That seems a bit off topic. Patent law exists and since it is law they can't use it to restrict speech.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    Zyphlin suggests that people might boycott if they did change their name.
    I suggested there'd be a better chance of a protest occuring by fans if the name IS changed than there is to get the hane changed. I was not suggesting either was actually likely to occur. Nor did I suggest the protests would be specificlly due to the name, but rather the name change would help cause it. The protests would likely be due to anger with the team/nfl/congress (depending how it occured) for changing what has long been an integral part of the identity of the team.

    I'd think there'd be a better chance of a Protest occuring by fans if they decided to change the colors from Burgundy and Gold than there would be for a protest by fans against the name.

    A study was recently talked about on the radio around here where a University measured fan motivations for loyalty and the spending of money for various sports franchises. The top motivating factor for the Redskins, similar to the Packers and Steelers, was the notion of legacy/tradition. This is likely in large part due to the fan base experiencing their greatest joys almost 2 to 3 decades ago and have been rather poor since then, so there's a strong identity with the past. Changing parts of that tradition....of which the name, the colors, the fight song are integral parts...will likely have a significant impact within the fan base.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Thanks Zyphlin. Very interesting thoughts. I agree with all of them.

    BTW you mentioned Jon Huntsman's terrible campaign managers in a different post on this thread. You & I share the same frustration there. I worked on his primary campaign here in NH and you were spot on about those idiots!
    Would be fun to discuss in another thread...but yeah; most incompetent campaign strategy and management I've ever seen.

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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Nope, I'm just going off anecdotal evidence of some people I know who have been gang raped.

    Do YOU have a poll that says what you're claiming? If so...then you're actually arguing from a point of hard evidence against my anecdotal evidence. If you don't, then your arguing from the same anecdotal stance as me, and are demonstrating a poor comparison.
    I am illustrating the tyranny of the majority.
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    Re: Patent office cancels Redskins trademarks

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    The future benefited in that we are evolving away from one more stupid thing we thought acceptable in the past.
    No, only in terms of the Washington Redskins football team. By your own admission, nothing else is going to change. The image will prevail, as that image is really everywhere.

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