Rest easy, Slate: Twitter has your inoffensive #NewRedskinsNickname

Posted at 8:07 pm on August 08, 2013 by Brett T.

Now that Slate has drawn a line in the sand and forbidden itself from referring to the Washington Redskins by that “extremely tacky and dated” name, what’s the site to do if the team merits coverage in the future? In its headline announcing the decision, Slate simply referred to the Washington _____ and made a case for renaming the team the Redtails in a nod to the city’s African-American heritage.

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That doesn’t really capture the essence of today’s Washington, though, does it? There are so many other suggestions for the #NewRedskinsNickname that really capture the essence of D.C.

https://twitter.com/SJohnsonPDX/status/365600862678155264

https://twitter.com/ThomRog1621/status/365600932278439936

https://twitter.com/sschubart/status/365600940046286848

https://twitter.com/cj_larry/status/365601458504216579

https://twitter.com/SJohnsonPDX/status/365601706962190337

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https://twitter.com/CrankyGordon/status/365601807914897408

https://twitter.com/davidserratoni/status/365603108472107009

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We can’t decide. Who wants to break the tie?

https://twitter.com/djwolf76/status/365621059862540289

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