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Shame Spiral: The Fans

Pigskins Shame Spiral: SMDH

 


The Pigskins Shame Spiral is an occasional feature tracking developments related to the name of D.C.'s beloved football team.

WhoThe fans who once purchased team merchandise.

Change the name? Yes, arguably?

Why? Despite a 3 percent rise in sales of NFL merchandise overall, sale of items for the Washington football team have dropped 35 percent in the most recent quarter, according to SportsSourceOne, which keeps track of licensed merchandise sales nationwide. An analyst at SportsSourceOne told CNNMoney that "people are having second thoughts about wearing a T-shirt with the logo or name that has now been called racist." A team rep, however, said the drop was due to the team's losing season.

Shame Spiral rating: SMDH. At this point, it's clear that Dan Snyder won't change the name on principle. If he is ever going to change the name, it's going to have to be because the name is hitting him deep in the pockets. Merchandise is a start. Next it could be big sponsors pulling out. FedEx, you ready?

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  • Typical DC BS

    Yes, once again liberal morons patting themselves on the back, thinking their whining has produced a "positive" result in lower team gear sales. More than likely, everyone has all the RGIII gear they want and the result of a 3-13 team with a barely improved defense.
    REDSKINS

  • John Smith

    Not a REDSKINS fan but i understand that the media and celebrities are infatuated with the REDSKINS name for some reason, HAIL TO THE REDSKINS for standing pat.

  • noodlez

    JUST LIKE NATIONAL AIRPORT WILL FOREVER BE NATIONAL AIRPORT THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS WILL FOREVER BE THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS NO MATTER WHAT A BUNCH OF FOLK WHO ARE NOT EVEN FROM WDC SAY.

    HAIL TO THE REDSKINS.
    FIGHT FOR OL' D.C.

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