Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Hail to the Rednecks

 

That’s right. The Washington Rednecks – A perfect change up. I’m a life-long, long-suffering fan, so I figure I’m allowed to weigh.

Just a few of the benefits:

  1. The team would instantly become America’s team and the favorite of every working man south of the Mason Dixon.
  2. It sticks a finger in the eye of the cancel culture legion.
  3. It shows that even a derogatory moniker can under some circumstances be endearing.

Not to mention the marketing bonanza. Touchdown Rednecks!

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  1. Percival Thatcher
    Percival Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    You can’t name them Washington anything. Washington has been cancelled. He owned slaves.

    You can’t name them D.C anything. “C” stands for Columbia. “Columbia” is derived from Columbus. Columbus has been cancelled, because … hell, I can’t remember.

    You can’t name the town Washington D.C. We need a new name. I propose Gooberville. Instead of sending your congressthing to Washington, you’ll be sending them to Gooberville.

    Or you could move the Redskins to OKC. They’d take it as is. The woke would have to explain the need to rename the team to the Cherokees, and the Creeks, and the Commanche, and the Choctaws … and that’s just the Cs.

    • #1
    • July 9, 2020, at 6:34 PM PDT
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  2. tigerlily Member

    Why not? Except Washington DC is 90% black and the team fan base is probably 65% left-wing. You’ll have to move it somewhere.

    • #2
    • July 9, 2020, at 6:53 PM PDT
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  3. DonG (skeptic) Coolidge

    B. W. Wooster: working man south of the Mason Dixon. 

    There are rednecks in every state.

    • #3
    • July 9, 2020, at 7:21 PM PDT
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  4. lowtech redneck Coolidge

    Its got my seal of approval.

    • #4
    • July 9, 2020, at 8:00 PM PDT
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  5. Percival Thatcher
    Percival Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    “Send Dick Durbin Back to Washington” will probably end up winning his next election, but it could be close.

    “Send Dick Durbin Back to Gooberville” ought to get 95% of the vote, easy.

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    • July 9, 2020, at 8:19 PM PDT
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  6. Matt Balzer, Imperialist Claw Member

    Percival (View Comment):
    I propose Gooberville. Instead of sending your congressthing to Washington, you’ll be sending them to Gooberville.

    Isn’t that where most of them come from anyway?

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    • July 9, 2020, at 11:28 PM PDT
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  7. Joshua Bissey Coolidge

    I thought it was going to be “Skins of Color.”

    • #7
    • July 10, 2020, at 4:18 AM PDT
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  8. Stad Thatcher

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):

    B. W. Wooster: working man south of the Mason Dixon.

    There are rednecks in every state.

    I didn’t believe it until I got stationed in Connecticut. Up there, I ran into a lot of rednecks. The only difference between up there and down here was the accent . . .

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    • July 10, 2020, at 5:06 AM PDT
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  9. Douglas Pratt Coolidge
    Douglas Pratt Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    I was going with “Washington Jackboots,” but yours is better!

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    • July 10, 2020, at 5:44 AM PDT
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  10. Michael Brehm Member

    Stad (View Comment):

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):

    B. W. Wooster: working man south of the Mason Dixon.

    There are rednecks in every state.

    I didn’t believe it until I got stationed in Connecticut. Up there, I ran into a lot of rednecks. The only difference between up there and down here was the accent . . .

    The New England Redneck AKA the Swamp Yankee.

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    • July 10, 2020, at 5:48 AM PDT
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  11. Kozak Member
    Kozak Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    “K Street Cucks”

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    • July 10, 2020, at 6:15 AM PDT
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  12. Concretevol Thatcher

    I love love the idea of Gooberville.

    • #12
    • July 10, 2020, at 6:16 AM PDT
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  13. EB Thatcher
    EB

    This reminds me of a comment made by a radio personality, some time in the late 70’s – early 80’s when all kinds of ethnic jokes started being called out as offensive. He said, “I’ve found the one group that can be in a joke – white trash. Nobody is going to say, ‘Well, I’m white trash and I resent that joke.'”

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    • July 10, 2020, at 7:12 AM PDT
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  14. Dan Campbell Member

    A couple years ago, the last time this renaming thing came up, someone in the peanut gallery suggested that they continue to be called Redskins, but change the mascot to a red potato.

    PETA: Change Redskins Logo From Indian Head To Potato – CBS DC

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    • July 10, 2020, at 10:06 AM PDT
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  15. Umbra Fractus Coolidge
    Umbra Fractus Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    As an occasional (They’re #2 behind the Saints) Cowboys fan, I must object, as the Redskins are not allowed to do anything awesome.

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    • July 10, 2020, at 10:34 AM PDT
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  16. Douglas Pratt Coolidge
    Douglas Pratt Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    If the Redskins would go with the potato, I would expect some other team to rename themselves the Mashers.

    • #16
    • July 10, 2020, at 11:51 AM PDT
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  17. GlennAmurgis Coolidge

    How about Washington Red Tape or the DC Deficits 

    • #17
    • July 10, 2020, at 1:07 PM PDT
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  18. Basil Fawlty Member
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    The District Swampoodles gets my vote.

    • #18
    • July 10, 2020, at 2:08 PM PDT
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  19. Stad Thatcher

    Douglas Pratt (View Comment):

    I was going with “Washington Jackboots,” but yours is better!

    How about “The Goosesteppers”?

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    • July 10, 2020, at 2:38 PM PDT
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  20. Stad Thatcher

    Concretevol (View Comment):

    I love love the idea of Gooberville.

    The name just begs for a Jimmy Buffet song . . .

    • #20
    • July 10, 2020, at 2:39 PM PDT
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  21. Percival Thatcher
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    Stad (View Comment):

    Concretevol (View Comment):

    I love love the idea of Gooberville.

    The name just begs for a Jimmy Buffet song . . .

    Two more syllables and there would be one ready-made.

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    • July 10, 2020, at 2:44 PM PDT
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  22. Basil Fawlty Member
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    tigerlily (View Comment):
    Except Washington DC is 90% black

    It is?

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    • July 10, 2020, at 2:46 PM PDT
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  23. Dotorimuk Coolidge

    Stad (View Comment):

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):

    B. W. Wooster: working man south of the Mason Dixon.

    There are rednecks in every state.

    I didn’t believe it until I got stationed in Connecticut. Up there, I ran into a lot of rednecks. The only difference between up there and down here was the accent . . .

    Heck, there are rednecks in Korea, trucker caps and all.

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    • July 10, 2020, at 5:45 PM PDT
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  24. Percival Thatcher
    Percival Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Dotorimuk (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):

    B. W. Wooster: working man south of the Mason Dixon.

    There are rednecks in every state.

    I didn’t believe it until I got stationed in Connecticut. Up there, I ran into a lot of rednecks. The only difference between up there and down here was the accent . . .

    Heck, there are rednecks in Korea, trucker caps and all.

    There might even be one in the office.

    Can I get a “yeeHah?”

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    • July 10, 2020, at 6:02 PM PDT
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  25. Dotorimuk Coolidge

    Percival (View Comment):

    Dotorimuk (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):

    B. W. Wooster: working man south of the Mason Dixon.

    There are rednecks in every state.

    I didn’t believe it until I got stationed in Connecticut. Up there, I ran into a lot of rednecks. The only difference between up there and down here was the accent . . .

    Heck, there are rednecks in Korea, trucker caps and all.

    There might even be one in the office.

    Can I get a “yeeHah?”

    Yee haw y’all!

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    • July 10, 2020, at 7:11 PM PDT
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  26. Ansonia Member
    Ansonia Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Re: reason 1

    And support from men and women north of the Mason Dixon line too. I’m proudly a Connecticut Redneck.

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    • July 10, 2020, at 8:14 PM PDT
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  27. kedavis Member

    EB (View Comment):

    This reminds me of a comment made by a radio personality, some time in the late 70’s – early 80’s when all kinds of ethnic jokes started being called out as offensive. He said, “I’ve found the one group that can be in a joke – white trash. Nobody is going to say, ‘Well, I’m white trash and I resent that joke.’”

    Good story, except these days it seems like the people most upset about these “insulting team names” etc aren’t those people themselves. It’s mostly white liberals, in every case.

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    • July 12, 2020, at 1:59 AM PDT
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  28. lowtech redneck Coolidge

    kedavis (View Comment):

    EB (View Comment):

    This reminds me of a comment made by a radio personality, some time in the late 70’s – early 80’s when all kinds of ethnic jokes started being called out as offensive. He said, “I’ve found the one group that can be in a joke – white trash. Nobody is going to say, ‘Well, I’m white trash and I resent that joke.’”

    Good story, except these days it seems like the people most upset about these “insulting team names” etc aren’t those people themselves. It’s mostly white liberals, in every case.

    Just like the Indians regarding the Redskins…..or the Cleveland Indians, for that matter. Few of the Indians were offended at all.

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    • July 12, 2020, at 5:16 AM PDT
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  29. Umbra Fractus Coolidge
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    Percival (View Comment):

    Dotorimuk (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):

    B. W. Wooster: working man south of the Mason Dixon.

    There are rednecks in every state.

    I didn’t believe it until I got stationed in Connecticut. Up there, I ran into a lot of rednecks. The only difference between up there and down here was the accent . . .

    Heck, there are rednecks in Korea, trucker caps and all.

    There might even be one in the office.

    Can I get a “yeeHah?”

    이하!

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    • July 13, 2020, at 10:33 AM PDT
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  30. Miffed White Male Member
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    lowtech redneck (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    EB (View Comment):

    This reminds me of a comment made by a radio personality, some time in the late 70’s – early 80’s when all kinds of ethnic jokes started being called out as offensive. He said, “I’ve found the one group that can be in a joke – white trash. Nobody is going to say, ‘Well, I’m white trash and I resent that joke.’”

    Good story, except these days it seems like the people most upset about these “insulting team names” etc aren’t those people themselves. It’s mostly white liberals, in every case.

    Just like the Indians regarding the Redskins…..or the Cleveland Indians, for that matter. Few of the Indians were offended at all.

    To paraphrase the New York Times, “Sports team has ‘racist’ name, White liberal Women affected mosthardest hit”.

    Edit: corrected

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    • July 13, 2020, at 10:45 AM PDT
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