City Desk

Dan Snyder Will “NEVER” Change Pigskins’ Name

D.C. councilmembers, Washington Post columnists, pesky former litigation adversaries, and Native Americans can keep asking, but nothing will convince Pigskins owner Dan Snyder to change his team's name.

"We'll never change the name," Snyder told USA Today Tuesday. "It's that simple. NEVER — you can use caps."

But don't get frustrated with Snyder. After all, almost 80 percent of Americans agree with him. Besides, this guy has principles about his racial slurs:

Later Thursday, USA TODAY Sports will publish a story about Amanda Blackhorse, who is Navajo and the named plaintiff in the trademark suit. She said if she ever had the chance, she'd ask Snyder if he would dare to call her a [pigskin] to her face.

"I think the best way is to just not comment on that type of stuff," Snyder said. "I don't know her."

If he did know her, though...

Photo by Darrow Montgomery


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  • truth hurts

    Didn't Danny boy also say he'd NEVER drop his punk ass lawsuit against WCP?

  • Drez


  • IAmNotALiberalDemocrat

    D.C. Couniclmember David Grosso is another white liberal and he's probably the product of white Hippies. The correct name should be the Prince Georges County Redskins. The Washington Redskins doesn't play in Washington, D.C. I am sick of the PC bullshit. This country is going down the toilet fast.

  • http://thisone Joe

    Political correctiness "Pigskin"?! Please REDSKINS!!; and plenty of native americans have said it's an internal tribal term of endearment. The pussification of todays culture by all of the liberals that say don't say this don't do that. F you libs REDSKINS REDSKINS REDSKINS. Everyone gets a trophy, eberyones a winner, can't play kickball in school anymore because it's "bullying". What a bunch of crap. I HATE LIBERALISM!!!!!!!!!

  • The Java Master

    Racist muthafucka.....

  • Jes’ sayin

    And I'm sure if he bought the New Jersey Mafia, the Birmingham Darkies, the San Francisco Fags or the New York Kikes, he'd NEVER change their names either.

    He'd be too busy illegally cutting down trees on federal parkland, raising prices, and suing season ticket holders and City Paper to think about such things.

    Dude, it's racist. The people on the receiving end of the slur get to determine that. Not you. Get over it and grow up. That Pittsburgh broadcaster was right. You should go and stick your head in a can of paint.

  • IAmALiberalDemocrat

    F#ck $nyder.

    He WILL change the name. Maybe not soon, but he will. The only question is whether or not he'll do it while he can still pretend he wasn't forced the courts, public opinion (which will shift on this) or because of $$$ (the #1 reason he does anything).

  • Average Jamal

    Get over it full stop A recent poll showed most Americans are good with the name. I've met many Indians, the American kind, who are also good with the name and proud of Indian nick names in general. I'd be fine with changing the name to the Washington Blackskins, though.

  • Keith

    Oh Dan, you make it SOOOOOOO easy to dislike you. Everytime I cheer for RG3 I feel guilty because its like cheering for Snyder by association.

  • John L

    Snyder is just making a dickish comment to divert attention from the Lerners and their rain check bungle. Very gracious of him.

  • Ben

    People who talk about the "political correctness police" (who don't exist) or "pc bullshit" are usually fucking bigots (or at the very least, assholes). Whenever I meet someone who's proud of being "politically incorrect", like they're some kind of rebellious free-thinker, I run in the opposite direction.

    Change the name.

  • saywhat14

    #8, how about the Washinton White Skins, I think that's better a hole.

  • Typical DC BS

    Love all the DC libtards who think they get ANY say concerning the Redskins. Nice thing about a privately-owned enterprise - they don't have to listen to assholes like you whining and can tell you to piss off, and there's not a damn thing you can do about it.

  • Hairy Lime

    "Pigskins" can be offensive to Muslims. I think you should use a different name.