Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Pardon This Interruption...



but I had an idea of how to settle the tempest in a teapot super dome controversy over changing the Washington Redskins' name.

My suggestion is that Dan Snyder add just one word to the team's name that will end the brouhaha once and for all, with no cultural group feeling disrespected or ridiculed.


My suggestion:


Change the name of the football team to:


THE WASHINGTON REDSKIN POTATOES

(Dan Quayle, where are you?)




Perhaps someday we may then be able to look forward to a Redskin Potato Salad Supper Bowl?



Go Potatoes!  Go!



We now return you to your regularly scheduled internet brawling.

23 comments:

okjimm said...

Ha

Ha! break me up!!!! 'cept, personally, not real fond of Potato salad. I do like the idea, Football Food teams.... I would venture....the Washington Crab Dips.
ya, know, irregardless&STUFF...this could be a great thread. Gotta go check on my favorite team ...the Green Bay Guacamoles...see if they can cover the spread. hehehe









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Infidel753 said...

This has possibilities. Most teams seem to be named after animals, so a team named for a vegetable would really stand out.

Or they could change their name to the Washington Creepy-Ass Crackers. All a question of whose ox is being gored.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Ha! Green Bay Guacamoles is brilliant! Covering the spread? Knee-slapper!


The New England Clam Chowdahs! --football

The Boston Red Lobstahs!--baseball

The Boston Corned Beef and Cabbages. --basketball

And finally:

The Boston Brown Bread and Beans--hockey

skudrunner said...

15 out of 32 are named after animals. This debate comes up every year and the owner says he is not changing the name.

The way dallas is playing, they are an insult to cowboys and need to change their name.

As a cheese head I am fine with their name.

okjimm said...

ya know........ Boston did have a baseball team named the Beans.....in 1894. Word is...they were a gas.

Pittsburgh Pot Roast
Houston Ho-Hos
Cincinati Chili

Shaw Kenawe said...

okjimm said...
ya know........ Boston did have a baseball team named the Beans.....in 1894. Word is...they were a gas.

They gave themselves airs, but I heard they stunk.

Anonymous said...

I blame Obama!

FreeThinke said...

THE WASHINGTON REDS would seem the most appropriate name today.

Anonymous said...

Why? Do you think the football team are Commies?

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Jerry Critter said...

Washington Redskin Potatoes -- an appropriate name for cellar dwellers.

FreeThinke said...

How about THE WASHINGTON RHUBARBS?

That's a nice RED vegetable too, but it has a little more character than a potato.

Of course "rhubarb" has a pejorative connotation when applied to baseball.

Maybe it would be better to depart from anything to do with "red" altogether, and try names like The Washington Scalpers -- The Washington Ululators -- The Washington Injuns -- The Washington Invaders -- The Washington Usurpers -- The Washington Weasels -- The Washington Wackos -- The Washington Magpies -- The Wasington Cankickers -- The Washington Morons -- The Washington Blitherers -- The Washington Sellouts -- The Washington Traitors.

OOH! That's IT. The last is the best. -- and the most fitting. };-)>

Anonymous said...

San Franrancico Potheads

I Support Obama said...

"The Washington Invaders -- The Washington Usurpers -- The Washington Weasels -- The Washington Wackos -- The Washington Magpies -- The Wasington Cankickers -- The Washington Morons -- The Washington Blitherers -- The Washington Sellouts -- The Washington Traitors."

Those names have all been given to the Republicans.

George Whyte, August 2013 said...
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George Whyte, August 2013 said...

How's that stop-ey the A.C.A.-ey thing-ey working out for you TeaPubs?

Carlo Fortunato said...

Could THIS be why the Repukes are fighting so hard to delay Obamacare?


Oct 8 (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of uninsured people have begun to sign up for health coverage through online Obamacare private insurance marketplaces in California and New York, officials said on Tuesday, while problems still plagued the federal online system.

California and New York are two of the biggest markets for signing up millions of uninsured Americans under President Barack Obama's healthcare law. State officials said the data they provided on Tuesday was an early indicator of strong demand for new insurance plans that will take effect in 2014.

BB-Idaho said...

IMO, the mascot was probably complimentary rather than derogatory; Braves, Trojans, Spartans come to mind.
The team colors and similar fierce
mascot might be served by something
like Redhawks, Crimson Eagles, etc.

okjimm said...

BB said. //complimentary rather than derogatory; Braves, Trojans, Spartans //

c'mon...a team named after a brand of prophylactics ???? GOSH...what would Pat Robertson say? haven't birth control devices been defunded? one thing...the thread has revealed who has a sense of humor....and how acute that humor is. Listen.....good on you!!!!!

Duckys here said...

Late Breaking News on the Name Change

Shaw Kenawe said...

Ducky,

That's much more sensitive!

Flying Junior said...

Hey Shaw,

Jose, "Can you see?" Conservative and I support Obama are just trolls. You totally allow yourself to be played by dickheads.