Politician Demands Washington Redskins Change Name But Ignores Other Offensive NFL Teams

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Cowboy fan Cole: This is a sneaky racist symbol and, besides, they beat my pokes twice last year
Oklahoma Republican Congressman Tom Cole might be a mirror image of Orange County's blowhard Dana Rohrabacher: both are crafty, career politicians, who, depending on the day, flip-flop between conservatism and libertarianism to suit their own particular, political agendas.

Some days they despise government bureaucrats (and even more so: other politicians) lecturing private business owners about how to run their companies.

In his non-libertarian persona, Cole has been taking periodic leave of weighty economic, meteorological and national security concerns to try to force Daniel Snyder, private owner of the Washington Redskins, to change the team's name because he insists "Redskins" is equivalent to the "N" word.

If Cole, an admitted fan of Redskins' rival Dallas Cowboys, is sincere--and that's an open question, here's a list of other offensive NFL team names he can also campaign against:

Jet abuse
New York Jets:
Crime: Massive pollution causing machine
Offended party: Environmentalists and climate-change advocates

Kansas City Chiefs:
Crime: Elitism
Offended party: Workers, underachieving people and individuals who shun lofty titles

New York Giants:
Crime: Heightism
Offended party: Children, Danny DeVito, Ed Royce and other little people

Texan abuse
Houston Texans:
Crime: Crappy president production
Offended party: The world and future generations of humans

Tennessee Titans:
Crime: Unjust wealth accumulation
Offended party: The 99 percent

Jacksonville Jaguars:
Crime: Genetically polluted mix from lion and tiger
Offended party: Species purists like white supremacists

49er abuse
San Francisco 49ers:
Crime: Ruthlessly unjust gold rush system
Offended party: Chinese immigrants

Pittsburgh Steelers:
Crime: Overabundance of construction
Offended party: Rural proponents, wood product suppliers and plastic manufacturers

St. Louis Rams:
Crime: Measure their maleness by the size of their horns
Offended party: Undersized sheep

Fashion abuse
Cleveland Browns:
Crime: Fashion violation
Offended: Everyone who prefers black and Wayne Brady

Indianapolis Colts:
Crime: Snobbery
Offended party: Ponies and donkeys

Bill abuse
Buffalo Bills:
Crime: Serial killer of Bison
Offended party: Native Americans

Detroit Lions:
Crime: Animal kingdom homosexuality
Offended party: God, The 700 Club and Lou Sheldon's Traditional Values Coalition

Dallas Cowboys:
Crime: Sexism
Offended party: Girls, transgender individuals, Hermaphrodites and real men

Raider abuse
Oakland Raiders:
Crime: Murder, rape, thievery and centuries of mayhem on the seas
Offended party: Women, innocent sea merchants, sailors and anyone who isn't intoxicated

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vegandawg23 topcommenter

Should just give them lots of firewater and maybe they'll shut up and go  back to the rez and do meth and date rape their cousins.


But WTF does this story have to do with Orange County???

Also, this still isn't nearly as funny as Anthony Weiner (D-Sack) running for mayor of NYC.

JGlanton topcommenter

Nice use of a picture of a WATER vapor trail to imply that a jet is a "massive pollution causing machine". Not that it's not a polluter: just as Al Gore about it when he gets off of one to go to one of his $2000/plate dinners to tell the rest of us not to use jets.

Some people must take offense to the name "Coker".  That's either a west virginia coal miner who fills James Hansen's "death trains" with toxic material,  or someone who is constantly tweaked out on cocaine, or a queer kind of unicycle. 

MatthewTCoker topcommenter

Ironically, "redskins" does not offend the 1/32nd of me that is American Indian. However, it does offend the rest of me that cannot tan but can only burn and peel, burn and peel, etc., etc. Oh yeah, SILVER AND BLACK FOREVER, BABY!


I know you are trying to point out the hypocrisy of a politician but when he is actually correct (redskins is a racial slur that Native Americans are offended by) it doesn't work so well. You not only managed to ignore the racial slur that is redskins but also slammed a politician for finally doing something right. Journalism thy name is Moxley.

JGlanton topcommenter

@qdpsteve  If it's about race the race-obsessed race-baiters at OCWeakly will do the story.

OCWeakly, "Race Cards For Ratings"

rscottmoxley topcommenter

@JGlanton You're so right again! Jet engines actually cleanse the air while in flight. And besides, everyone knows that WATER can't be polluted, which is why you and the horse you rode in on probably drink from the pure, sweet-smelling Salton Sea.


@MatthewTCoker And, to top it all off, you're a RaiDUH fan?  Ironic... That's a team that has been burned and peeled so many times in the last ten years themselves...

GustavoArellano moderator editortopcommenter

@MatthewTCoker Wait, wait, wait...you're part Injun??? Why is this the first time I've heard of it?

GustavoArellano moderator editortopcommenter

@JGlanton @qdpsteve Nothing more pathetic than someone who supposedly hates a newspaper leaving reams of comments again and again. You and Mitchie should just get a room at the Tampico Inn and get with it.

rscottmoxley topcommenter

@JGlanton  Speaking of bitter and truly WEAK, did you get passed over for a job again by a more qualified minority? All is not lost, big boy. You might improve your sad plight if you learn to spell. 

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