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Poll: 71 percent say keep Redskins

ESPN reported on a late August poll conducted by Langer Research for "Outside the Lines" that found 71 percent of Americans are in favor of the Washington Redskins keeping their name. This overwhelming majority of support is consistent with other survey results asking similar opinion questions on the team name. Owner Dan Snyder continues to stand by the team name, along with the majority of Americans.
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Redskins Alumni Affirm the Team Name

In this video Redskins alumni, Ray Schoenke, Mark Moseley, and Chris Cooley affirm the Redskins name, sharing their personal stories of pride in the team name and challenging the politically-motivated calls to change it.
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What’s in a name?

Ashville’s Citizen-Times asks Michell Hicks, principal chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, for his perspective on the Washington Redskins team name and logo. Hicks shares his support for the respectful manner in which the team uses the name and the pride he feels of the role models created by athletic competitors using Native American names: “When (sports teams) use words like Braves, Indians and Warriors, it represents the foundation of our country. We were the first Americans, and it brings pride to all nations.

If You’re Offended, Get Over It. Redskins Should Get to Decide Their Own Name

In this commentary from The Daily Signal, a lifelong Dallas Cowboys fan voices her support for the Redskins keeping their name. She notes that at its heart, this is a First Amendment debate—whether or not a privately owned business can be forced to change the name of its product because some people don’t like it. First Amendment rights are worth defending, even if you’re cheering for a different team on Sunday.
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Chris Cooley Defends Redskins Name on First Take

Former Redskins player Chris Cooley came out strong in support of the Redskins name on ESPN’s “First Take,” noting that the Redskins organization aims to help their Native American namesakes, not harm them. He goes on to say that after speaking to over 2,000 Native Americans, not one finds offense in the team name—in fact many tell him it’s a point of great pride.
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ESPN's Mike Ditka on the Redskins' Name Debate

Hall of Fame tight end, Super Bowl-winning coach and long-time ESPN NFL analyst, Mike Ditka, voices his opinion on the Redskins name debate, sharply criticizing those pressuring Dan Snyder to change the team's name and logo.
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Just The Facts: The Real History Of The Word Redskin

After exhaustive research, longtime Washington Redskins fan, Quinn Jordan, wrote this history of the team’s name for the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Jordan’s research finds that the current controversy around the Redskins’ name is ill-founded, and the name celebrates America’s Native American tradition. He concludes, “Sports are a release for the American sports fan, Native Americans included. Sports fans love and honor their teams and players. Sports, if done respectfully, can honor the great Native American long thought to be forgotten.”
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A Redskin is a football player. A Redskin is our fans

In his interview for ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” Redskins owner Dan Snyder reaffirmed his commitment to the Redskins name, logo, and storied franchise history. When asked what is a Redskin, Snyder gave an answer we all can be proud of: "A Redskin is a football player. A Redskin is our fans. The Washington Redskins fan base represents honor, represents respect, represents pride."
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Guy W. Farmer: Hail to the Redskins

The federal government is coming apart at the seams in Washington, D.C. and Congress is on vacation — excuse me, in recess — but our fearless leaders are focused like lasers on one of the most pressing issues on our national agenda: the name of the Washington Redskins.
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Moseley's Fine with Redskins

Redskins alum and former kicker Mark Moseley sets the record straight with Sports Illustrated on Native Americans’ opinion on the name. The 1982 MVP noted that in his experience the negative views of the name have come from non-Native Americans. He hasn’t spoken to any Native Americans who have a problem with the team name, and that’s the opinion that matters.
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