E. Idaho School Slows Move to Drop Redskins Mascot

Today’s people include Phil Jackson, and Scott Fujita, and NPR’s Scott Simon, and USA Today’s Jarrett Bell, and Forbes’ Tom Van Riper, and Taiwanese animators. And yeah, I’m using a fairly broad definition of “today,” truth be told.   PHIL JACKSON Via Twitter: “For the past decade my alma mater has dithered about their mascot name: The Fighting Sioux. I gave a talk some 5 yr ago when honored with a PhD of Phil-osophy about “change.” How each generation has to embrace change…. The use of the name #Redskins is highly offensive. It is time to find a new name.

(John McDonnell/The Washington Post) The Washington Redskins announced that they have released fullback Dorson Boyce to bring their roster down to the league’s offseason limit of 90 players. The team had until 4 p.m. to make a move after signing wide receivers Donte Stallworth and Devery Henderson and kicker John Potter on Wednesday evening. Boyce signed with Washington last offseason, but suffered a season-ending shoulder injury during the preseason. He spent all of the 2012 campaign on the Redskins’ injured reserve list. He was competing with Eric Kettani this offseason for backup duties to starting fullback Darrel Young .

Jawan Jamison 78.9% Total votes: 700 He possesses great speed and is a very shifty guy; he has a knack for making guys miss or can even opt to just flat-out outrun them.  If Thompson proves that he can be the change-of-pace, complementary back to Morris, than he could find a pretty prominent place in the Redskins’ running game. Especially if he can show his dependability in the passing game, he has a great opportunity in front of him.   The Bad When it comes to Washington’s running back stable, there isn’t really too much bad. But, for argument’s sake, I’ll put Keiland Williams in this category.  Williams actually started his career with Washington before spending a couple of seasons with the Detroit Lions . Now that he’s back in the nation’s capital, he will have to prove his worth in order to solidify his chance at getting a roster spot.  Williams has never really proved himself worthy of an important offensive role and only has a 3.7 career yards-per-attempt. He’s also not the fastest guy; he’s more a power-runner than anything.  With Morris being the workhorse back and Jawan Jamison looking like Larry Johnson in ’06 (in terms of being a tough tackle), Williams could very easily find himself out of a job by the time the season rolls around.   The Ugly Again, there’s not a whole lot to hate about this group.

“Who wrote this sh*t?” he asked, jokingly. Obama Lets It Slip Obama has been praised for his clean mouth. But that doesn’t mean the president hasn’t let it slip on occasion. Obama called Kanye West a “jackass” — twice, once in an off-the-record comment that circulated via Twitter, and later in an interview with The Atlantic. During the 2012 election he also unabashedly called Gov. Mitt Romney a “bullsh*tter.” Rick Santorum Rips A Reporter Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum blew up at a reporter while signing autographs at a Wisconsin rally. New York Times reporter Jeff Zeleny clearly pushed Santorum’s buttons, provoking the clean-cut republican to curse him out.

Redskins hire consultant to conduct focus group on Thursday

Luntz

At least one critic created a Facebook page called “Save the Redskins” that had more than 1,230 members from around the country as of Friday. Foes also launched an online petition on Change.org to keep the Redskins mascot. “We demand Mr. Woolstenhulme cease and desist any destruction of school property involving the Redskins mascot … until a public school board meeting can be held to address this issue with full public input,” the petition states. Woolstenhulme vows to also seek the opinion of leaders of the Shoshone-Bannock Indian Tribes in Fort Hall, in the state’s southeastern corner. “Feedback from the Shoshone-Bannock will be key because they are the voice of the tribes closest to the Teton Valley,” he said. Earlier this week, Woolstenhulme said his decision to change the school name also came as part of a national discussion on the appropriate nature of tribal names for sports teams.

Redskins name can’t properly be assessed without considering man who coined it

Marshall

All this for you sensitive types. How do you, sensitive types, pick your nose at red lights? patriotsdefense says: Jun 14, 2013 3:53 PM I think it is time for a change, to help start that process people need to start considering new names. Washington Arrowheads Jun 14, 2013 4:05 PM thirdistheworrd says: Jun 14, 2013 3:08 PM My race shouldn’t matter in abstract discussions like this, but unfortunately the fact that I’m a black man seems to legitimize my points. For starters, yes, Marshall was a racist and a pretty horrible person, but you also have to consider that in many ways, his racism was as much commercial as it was bigotry. NFL teams originated along the East Coast, and as the southernmost team in the league, Washington was regarded as the “Team of the South”. Washington’s fan base ranged from (in those days) extremely rural Virginia and Tennessee down through Carolinas and Georgia, and all the way to heart of American racism along the Gulf Coast.

thefox61 says: Jun 13, 2013 9:30 AM Canyonero says: Jun 13, 2013 12:29 AM …The fact some high school teams are fleeing the name means nothing — those teams rely on public funds…. And the ‘skins don’t. Who do you think pays for the tickets, jerseys, t shirts, hats, food, merchandise and the cow pasture you call a stadium? Without “public funds” no NFL or any other pro sports team could survive. abninf says: Jun 13, 2013 9:43 AM nachohippo says: But that would be promoting violence. My, we can’t have that. larrydavid7000 says: Jun 13, 2013 9:44 AM @slim Charles. I think you need to shut the F-UP. Your comments are ignored and stupid.

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