FED EX, Nike, and any other company that wants the Redskins to change their name, because it’s “racist” is full of shit. Keep in mind, this is coming from an Eagles fan. I absolutely-
-to see our NFC East rivals, with their nuts in a vice. That said, a line has to be drawn. I have to stick up for the Redskins on this.
Don’t get me wrong.You half expect the team’s fight song to be ‘Mammy’ by Al Jolson.Their name is racist. We all know it’s racist, and rival fan bases have been giving the Redskins shit for it, for decades now. It’s low hanging fruit, and it’s the gift that keeps on giving. But that’s not the point.
The Redskins, were already named the Redskins, back before there was a Nike, or a Fed Ex. They started out as the Boston Braves (still Native Americans) in 1932, and changed the name to the Boston Redskins in 1933. Nike started as Blue Ribbon Sports in 1964, and FedEx didn’t start up until 1971. Only Pepsico (called Pepsi-Cola in 1902) is older than the Redskins. (I went upstairs and got a Pepsi, just to drink it while I wrote this part.)
So of course the Redskins were already the Redskins, when these companies came around, asking to tie themselves to an established brand, in order to increase their own visibility. They wanted to advertise to everyone who tuned into see the team with the racist name, and sell their products to that team’s fans.
These companies have been good with the Redskins being the Redskins for decades. Now due to some protests and statues being taken down, suddenly these companies have grown a conscience? Now they want to turn around and point their fingers at the Redskins for having a racist name?! That level of hypocrisy… The sheer BALLS to do such a thing… These people must get their pants specially made. They have to.
Let me ask a question: Hey Redskins fans, do you care what company makes your team apparel? Nike? Reebok? Probably not. One sweatshop employing underage children is the same as another. Right?
And FedEx! In 1998, those bitches bought the naming rights to the team’s home stadium, FedEx Field.
That 27 year, 205M$ deal runs through 2025. Let me nutshell that even further. For 22 years of a 27 year deal, FedEx has found everything to be copacetic with their name on the REDSKINS stadium. And NOW it’s racist?
Dan Snyder should tell FedEx, that if they wish, they can take their name off of his stadium, but that he gets to keep the outstanding balance of the contract (38M$ approximately). He should also say, that if they attempt to renege on the terms of the deal, that he’ll see them in court.
As an Eagles fan, I want to be able to torment Redskins fans about their racist name, for as long as I dare to cheer for people throwing around a hog-skin orb.
I don’t like that their name is racist, but I am tickled by watching them squirm as they acknowledge it, while feeling a need to uncomfortably defend it. And fuck anybody who tries to take that away from me.