Dan Snyder Fights Back

Dan Snyder is done with your nonsense:

Our franchise has a great history, tradition and legacy representing our proud alumni and literally tens of millions of loyal fans worldwide. We have participated in some of the greatest games in NFL history, and have won five World Championships. We are proud of our team and the passion of our loyal fans. Our fans sing “Hail to the Redskins” in celebration at every Redskins game. They speak proudly of “Redskins Nation” in honor of a sports team they love. 

So when I consider the Washington Redskins name, I think of what it stands for. I think of the Washington Redskins traditions and pride I want to share with my three children, just as my father shared with me -- and just as you have shared with your family and friends. 

I respect the opinions of those who disagree. I want them to know that I do hear them, and I will continue to listen and learn. But we cannot ignore our 81 year history, or the strong feelings of most of our fans as well as Native Americans throughout the country. After 81 years, the team name “Redskins” continues to hold the memories and meaning of where we came from, who we are, and who we want to be in the years to come.
We are Redskins Nation and we owe it to our fans and coaches and players, past and present, to preserve that heritage.

With Respect and Appreciation,
Dan Snyder

Translation: Don't ruin my billion dollar franchise.

If you want them to change the name, pay Snyder his billion dollars and be done with it. The team means nothing to him as it relates to the community; it is a turnkey money-making operation. Everything has been monetized to the point where it would be impossible to wring further dollars out of the operation without charging for air to breathe while sitting in Fed-Ex field. As long as he gets his money, you can call them the Buttercups or the Banana Slugs or the Hoobity-Hoos an watch them lose.

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