Washington Redskins

The Dixie Skins


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You’re getting this bonus cartoon today just because I thought of this and wanted to have fun with it.

With the news today the Washington Redskins will finally change their racist name after 87 years and after owner Daniel Snyder vowing to “never” change the name, there’s been a lot of outrage from white people. It’s always white people who tell us something racist doesn’t offend minorities.

After protesters took to the streets demanding change after the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis by corrupt murdering cops, there’s been a lot of awakening in this nation. NASCAR banned the hate flag. Music groups are changing their names. And now, the Washington Redskins are removing their racist moniker.

Conservatives all received a talking point of calling this “cancel culture.” It pisses them off like political correctness. But here’s the thing, kids. Political correctness comes down to not being an asshole. Cancel culture comes down to not being racist. Trump supporters HATE being told they should stop being racist assholes.

On those notes, The Dixie Chicks will now just be “The Chicks.” They caught hell back in 2003 for criticizing George W. Bush after we invaded Iraq. The Chicks have a wide audience but a huge percentage of it is country. Country music lovers aren’t known for their wokeness. The Chicks angered their fan base and were personally pilloried publicly (say that three times fast). But, they never backed down like the Goya president will soon (I’m calling it, kids). Now, The Chicks have removed “Dixie.” I think they’re going to be OK.

Lady Antebellum took “Antebellum” out of their name and decided to go simply with “Lady A.” The name “Lady A” must stand for “Lady Assholes” because they’re now in a fight with a black female performer who has been going by “Lady A” for years. And her first name actually starts with an A. The Antebellum group got a copyright/trademark on the name, so they own it legally. But, it’s an asshole thing to do. They should give it to the black woman, the original Lady A (did they not research before announcing their new name?) who’s been marketing it for years. What the hell, Lady Antebellum? You need that name now (see what I did there?)? These are white people, dropping their name in the spirit of wokeness, then demanding reparations for it from a black person. Seriously.

As for the Skins, I joked on social media today they should go by the “Washington Honkeys” for the next 87 years. The post has received a lot of name suggestions and I have to say, my favorite so far is the “Capital Crackers.” I wanna see helmets with saltines on them.

I’m looking forward to being disappointed with the Washington football team’s new name. My personal fave, other than the “Crackers,” is “Redtails.” What do you think?

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Redskins Is Deadskins


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Here’s a prediction: The Washington Redskins will never play another game in the National Football League. I feel more confident about that than I do about there ever being another season for the National Football League.

Dan Snyder, the owner of Washington’s football team, and possibly the worst owner in the league, has resisted even considering changing the name. And let’s not quibble on this fact: The name “Redskins” is racist. If you don’t believe that, then walk up to a Native American and say, “How, Redskin.”

People generally hate change, especially in tradition. It’s not always racist when someone resists changing the name of their favorite football team. People feel like they own a part of their team. I’d hate it if my team, the New Orleans Saints, had to change its name…or the Chicago Cubs. It’s bad enough rooting for a team owned by a Trump supporter, but hey…everyone has the right to cheer for a team while hating the owner. Redskins and Cowboys fans are notorious for hating their teams’ owners. Hell, people still love their teams while hating coaches and players.

Owners and players come and go. Names and tradition typically stay… but not always. Usually, you ditch racist people. So let’s ditch this racist name. It won’t be the first time a major franchise in Washington has changed its name. The NBA’s Washington team did so a couple decades ago fearing “Bullets” was improper, in a city with a lot of gun violence. I always thought the most insensitive name in sports was the Miami Hurricanes. Who in Florida wants to root for a hurricane? So, the basketball team in Washington, fearing “Bullets” was improper chose the name “Wizards” for a team popular with black Americans in a black-majority city. And what the hell do wizards have to do with Washington other than all the racist Republicans in Congress and the White House?

But, the “Redskins” name will change. And I don’t say this out of confidence and faith in Dan Snyder’s social awareness while flags and monuments are changing. I say it out of Dan Snyder’s fear of losing corporate sponsorship. When the money is threatened, that’s when shit changes. Goodbye, Redskins. Hello…well let’s speculate on what we’ll be saying hello to.

One name being considered, and some mockups of the logo have even been designed, is “Washington Redtails.” The “Redtails” honors the Tuskegee Airmen, the first black American pilots in the US armed forces who fought in World War II. The tails of their planes were red which of course is where the nickname comes from. This name is a win-win in that it honors black Americans and the military. Don’t like it? What, are you a racist who doesn’t support our troops? See? That name could work.

Another name being suggested is “Washington Warriors” because the team can keep most of the logo with the feathers and arrows and totally miss the point of why they’re changing the name in the first place.

Another name being discussed is “Washington Monuments” which would probably put a phallic symbol on the helmets….and yeah no.

Another is “Washington Capitols” which is really stupid because we already have the “Washington Capitals.”

Some president’s names have also been suggested like Jefferson, Roosevelt, and Lincoln. Why don’t you just call the team the “Washington Washingtons?” What about the “Washington Fillmores?” How about the “Washington Nixons?” Oooh…I know. “The Washington Obamas.” That name would honor the city, the first black president, and troll Donald Trump and his cult so hard….I LIKE IT!!!

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Skins Peddle Skin


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This cartoon was published last Friday, May  4, in The Costa Rica Star.

The Washington Redskins are disgusting. First off, they have a racist name. They totally suck. They let their star quarterback sign with Minnesota in free agency. Now, they’re pimping their cheerleaders. You would think a scandal like this would have happened in the Lingerie League. Yes. There’s a league where women play football in their panties.

What the Redskins did in this particular escapade was take a bunch of their cheerleaders to Costa Rica for a photo shoot. Some women were required to pose nude with body paint on them. For a model, this may not be a problem except that the organization allowed spectators to watch the shoot. It’s very unprofessional to bring in gawkers and treat people like eye candy. But it gets worse.

After the shoot was over and the women thought the ordeal completed, and they could enjoy their evening, a few of them were told they were required to escort. Do what now? Escort? What does this mean?

It doesn’t mean they were prostituted. It means they were made to accompany men, VIP ticket holders, out for a night on the town. It made the VIP douches look and feel important and cool by having a cheerleader on their arm. Look at me. I smell terrific. The women said they felt they didn’t have a choice.

The Redskins organization issued a statement saying they respect women, have created a safe work environment, blah, blah, blah, but they’ve heard contradictory versions of the event. Yeah, sure. I guess it’s possible your employees went to Costa Rica and just created the story.  But then again, this is an organization that can’t see how a big red Native American adorned with feathers on their helmets with the name “Redskins” can be considered racist or offensive, so how can we expect them to know what a pimp looks like?

Creative notes: This is the first cartoon I’ve drawn for Costa Rica that I didn’t let them kill. They didn’t try to kill it, but I told them I was doing it. I knew it would be good for them to cover an issue that occurred in Costa Rica that would be of significant interest to a lot of U.S. readers. I even promised to send it to my clients and get it some reprints here, which it did.

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