Blog written by: Captnjack24
Want to know something this country is beginning to get away from far too often? Tradition. Tradition is what separates us from being some Podunk, 3rd world piece of shit that nobody wants to be a part of. This is no more evident than in sports. Tradition is what separates the Boston Red Sox from the Miami Marlins, and tradition is the reason that the Washington Redskins should keep their nickname.
Now I understand the liberal argument about hurting feelings and all that whiny bullshit about how if a team was named the Pittsburgh Jews there would be an uproar wah wah wah. A BBC News Magazine online article by Tom Geoghegan (posted 9/13/2013) deals with the history of the term “redskins.” The term Redskins was actually a term the Native American’s used to distinguish themselves from the European settlers. So cry me a river about the term, you’re the ones who started it. The Washington Redskins are one of the most well established franchises in the NFL. This is a franchise that was established 82 years ago, has 3 Super Bowl Championships, 23 playoff appearances, and one of the largest followings in professional football. It’s ludicrous to suggest that a team change their nickname that they’ve held for over 8 decades (I know they started as the Boston Braves for a few years but same idea let’s not nitpick here). If you changed the team’s name you would be taking away from the tradition and history that has been established by this proud franchise. There’s a legacy and tradition behind that name, and that’s what this country needs to continue to stand its ground on.
PS: Comment below if you feel differently or just want to be a pain in my ass. You can also chirp me on twitter @Captnjack24. Also, if people want a mock draft or coverage of National Signing Day for College Football comment below and I’ll write those up. Thanks for the feedback.