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Thread: Univ. Of Minnesota: Vikings Will Help Ban "Redskins" During Nov. 2 Game (UPDATE)

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    Univ. Of Minnesota: Vikings Will Help Ban "Redskins" During Nov. 2 Game (UPDATE)

    This oughta be good.

    http://deadspin.com/univ-of-minnesot...-du-1617426894

    The Vikings will play all of their home games at the University of Minnesota this season, while they wait for a new stadium to be built. In week nine, the Vikings will host Washington and the university's president said the school was "working with the Vikings to make every effort to eliminate the use of the Washington's team name" for the November 2nd game.

    In June, U.S. Representative Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) wrote to Vikings owner Zygi Wilf urging him to keep the name out of the stadium. She also carbon copied the University president, Erik Kaler. The president responded to McCollum August 1st and said the Vikings were working with the school to make it happen.

    The Vikings, not promising anything, have not commented on what extent they will help.

    Lester Bagley, the Vikings' executive vice president of public affairs, said Wednesday night that the team is still deciding how it will handle the college's request to eliminate the use of the Redskins' name for the Nov. 2 game. He said Vikings and school officials met once on the issue, in late July at the university, but plan on further talks between now and November.

    "We take the issue very seriously, but we're just getting ready for our season and we've been very focused on training camp and the preseason, and to be honest, we don't have a game plan for our Nov. 2 game versus Washington," Bagley said.
    Snyder and his merry band of doofuses, on the other hand, continue to trot out the same response they have been forever: Nah, it's cool. Some of my best friends are offensive caricatures.

    Redskins spokesman Tony Wyllie said Wednesday night that the team disagrees with the school's effort to bar the Redskins' name for the game at TCF Bank Stadium, the University of Minnesota stadium. "We have met many native Americans from Minnesota who agree with our position and feel we are using the term correctly and honorably, " he said.
    It doesn't matter how this plays out, either, someone is still going to look bad. Zygi Wilf can either decide against helping the University, aligning himself with Snyder, or he can not look like a jerk and let Snyder deal with this on his own.

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    OMFG!

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    LOL

    F*cking ridiculous

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    So sick of this story already. Either change the name or get the **** over it. Goddamn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10PennyToColes87 View Post
    So sick of this story already. Either change the name or get the **** over it. Goddamn.
    Seriously

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    I know it would never happen, but I would like to see Goodell tell the University that their players will never be drafted into the NFL if they do this.

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    It's inevitable that the name will change. the PC nature of today's world is too overwhelming for it not to.
    Snyder needs to focus on a smooth transition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JetsCrazey View Post
    It's inevitable that the name will change. the PC nature of today's world is too overwhelming for it not to.
    Snyder needs to focus on a smooth transition.
    It won't happen easily. Changing the name would result in a lot of lost money and Snyder will gladly drag this out in the courts for years. He's not going to cave in like so many others do because it's more convenient than fighting. He loves a fight.
    And someone suggested a regime change could quash the fake outrage not to mention a majority senate. That might be true.

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    Total joke, but the Indians can play in Minnesota

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    And the Minnesota franchise can willfully stereotype Vikings and no one seems to be bothered. Blasphemy!

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    They should refer to them as the "Deadskins". That's what we haters in Hampton Roads do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chesapeakejet View Post
    They should refer to them as the "Deadskins". That's what we haters in Hampton Roads do.
    How would you like to root for this team???

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    Redskins should petition NFL to have that game moved.

    I am sure the Vikings are going to be making that University some nice $$$ this year. They need to put those academics in their place.

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    Whats with the guy on the far right? Does he have ADD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAR I View Post


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    Whats with the guy on the far right? Does he have ADD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DUNCCFP View Post
    Whats with the guy on the far right? Does he have ADD?
    He's looking for someone that's actually Red..

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    Quote Originally Posted by DDNYjets View Post
    Redskins should petition NFL to have that game moved.

    I am sure the Vikings are going to be making that University some nice $$$ this year. They need to put those academics in their place.
    All the PC stuff aside the Redskins is a brand name changing it will cost Snyder millions when the Bullets changed their name to the Wizards they lost millions.. The NFL if they wanted the name changed should have made that part of the deal when Snyder bought the the team of course without the brand name he most likely would have backed out..

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    Quote Originally Posted by DUNCCFP View Post
    Whats with the guy on the far right? Does he have ADD?
    That's a depiction of Custer's Last Stand; we can see now why it didn't go well.

    SAR I

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10PennyToColes87 View Post
    So sick of this story already. Either change the name or get the **** over it. Goddamn.
    Exactly. I don't really care what other people think. I will always call them the Redskins.

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