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View Poll Results: Should the Washington Redskins change their name?
Yes 37 31.90%
No 72 62.07%
Undecided 7 6.03%
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Old Jul 1, 2014, 06:54 PM   #351
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Originally Posted by Tilpots View Post
You know the more you talk, the more the votes go against a name change on this forum. Not a coincidence.
If you are wanting to direct something personal at me, come out and say it.

I seriously hope you are not insinuating that I shouldn't be proud of my heritage? If so, perhaps the inner racist/bigot is speaking.

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Remember the Washington Bullets?
You mean the Washington Wizards?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washing...ng_the_Wizards

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In 1995, owner Abe Pollin announced he was changing the team's name because Bullets had acquired violent overtones that had made him increasingly uncomfortable over the years, particularly given the high homicide and crime rate in the early 1990s in Washington, D.C. It was widely believed to be related to the assassination of his longtime friend, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.,[2] but this myth has been debunked in many circles.[citation needed] A contest was held to choose a new name and the choices were narrowed to the Dragons, Express, Stallions, Sea Dogs, or Wizards.[3] On May 15, 1997, the Bullets officially became the Washington Wizards.
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