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Bryan Preston


June 18, 2014 - 9:46 am

Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder is not a particularly admirable man. He tends to treat the Redskins as if he’s playing fantasy football. They tend to lose more often than they win. He’s not exactly a fan favorite. But Snyder isn’t taking the U.S. Patent Office’s ruling against his team lying down.

The team has released a statement saying the ruling “will have no effect at all on the team’s ownership of and right to use the Redskins’ name/logo”. They’re correct, but it does allow others to use the name as they wish…the just can’t trademark it either.

Which, in the short term at least, means we’re likely to see a whole lot of pirated Redskins merch hit the streets. Dan Snyder just won’t make any money from it.

For its part, the NFL is trying to be Switzerland. It’s not going to say anything in support of or opposition to the Patent Office’s decision.

At some point, the Washington Redskins will be forced to change their name. It’s only a matter of time. The hostile occupying force that is now the Beltway cannot abide anything less than total capitulation from the rest of us. After that, maybe Washington will see fit to force Oklahoma (translation: “red people”) to officially call itself “Texas’ Pan-Shaped Hat.”

Snyder could have some fun with a Redskins renaming contest, though. Twitter has lit up with alternative names. Snyder could poll test them to see which ones capture Americans’ current attitudes.

What do you think the Redskins’ new name should be?

What should the Washington Redskins new name be?

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Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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The way immigration is going may the "Los Indios Pieles Rojas del Distrito de Colombia" would be appropriate.

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I've got it.

Change the name from the Washington Redskins to the North Dakota Oilers.
26 weeks ago
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The Republicans.

All the calls will go against them, they only tackle themselves and their three favorite plays are punt, timeout and take a knee.
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Three ideas come to mind:

The Washington Undocumented Immigrants

The Washington 7th Cavalry

The Washington Jews (We need fans)
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How about the Washington Ticks? Leeches? Hookworms? Something cold-blooded, blood-sucking and parasitical.
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The Washington Tyrants. Their motto can be: " Submission or Death!" expressed in Latin of course.
The logo can show a globe impaled on a gladius.
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Dan, get the hell out of Washington. Move to the Poconos. You'll still have a ten year season's ticket backup between Pa., N.J. and N.Y. populations. The Pocono Susquehanna Delaware Redskins, albeit a mouthful, will keep the politically correct Democrats busy just translating the entire attribution. Besides, its too far for Harry Reid to go on his Limo, or especially his HurryCane.
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Let's make a deal, if the Redskins change their name then change Wilma MANKILLER's name posthumously.
26 weeks ago
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Why just them? I think *all* teams should change their offensive names to names more showing the rich cultural traditions of their hometown:

Washington grifters
sf homos
Houston klansmen
New England commies
NY yids
Detroit ghetto boys
Arizona rednecks

Etc, etc.

Come to think of it, it would be great to all the team owners to meet and pronounce just such a general name change.

I can dream, can't I?
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Keep the name Redskins, for sure. At least, call it the team formerly known as redskins.... TFKAR.

An alternative might be Washington VOPC.. victims of political correctness. Better to defy the patent office, anyway. If they can't use the name, no one else will be able to, so they can keep calling themselves the Redskins anyway.. with the trademark dead. No one will steal the name..... which is why anyone registers it anyway.
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DC Geriatric Honky's
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I vote for Washington ThinSkins
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