Report: Snyder, Goodell to meet Tuesday regarding Redskins name

AP

On Wednesday, NFL executives will be meeting with representatives of the Oneida Indian Nation regarding the Redskins name.  The day before, team owner Daniel Snyder will meet with Commissioner Roger Goodell regarding the issue.

According to Chick Hernandez of CSNWashington.com, Snyder will meet with Goodell on Tuesday in New York.

It’s unknown at this point whether Goodell or Snyder will participate in Wednesday’s meeting.  We reported on Monday that two NFL executive Vice Presidents and other senior execs will attend the meeting with the Oneida Indian Nation.

Reach by email on Monday night, league spokesman Brian McCarthy had no comment regarding the specifics of the Wednesday meeting, or regarding the report that Goodell and Snyder will meet on Tuesday.

The group previously has invited Snyder to meet with Native Americans to explain his ongoing defense of the Redskins name.

It’s also unknown whether other owners will attend the meeting between Goodell and Snyder.  We’ve previously heard that if/when the league decides to push Snyder to change the name, it’ll happen by Goodell and a handful of influential owners attempting to prevail upon Snyder to relent.

83 responses to “Report: Snyder, Goodell to meet Tuesday regarding Redskins name

  1. Don’t change the name. If it were so offensive, then it would have been changed a long, long time ago.

  2. My advice is don’t try to go to war with Snyder. There is a tactful way to try and inspire him to make the change, but if you play hardball then the scene can be as bloody and destructive as he would like to crank it up to. That’s not the smart play. Think again guys and look for those other strateplays.

  3. Goodell: Dan, you know you got to do something with logicalvoicesays. He’s been giving the redskins a bad name.

    Dan: We’re working on it by tanking the season, so hopefully he can realize all the words he says are asinine.

  4. Goodell is going to need more science to prove that the name redskins does in fact cause discomfort.
    But will deny any link that football caused the discomfort.

  5. Always bow to the .000000001% of the population that thinks their name is offensive and knows nothing about football. Name them the Washington Criminals.

  6. If I want to call my privately owned business F.U. And my customers like it…and it doesn’t offend the people that some think it should offend…guess what I say to those people that are obsessed with P.C.? It would be the same as the hypothetical name.

  7. I heard Snyder was so fed up with all this he was dropping both Washington and Redskins, and going to call the team “Dumpy Hogwarts” personally, I think its great. Maybe even “Hoggy Dumpwarts”

  8. His ongoing defense of the Redskins name is that he doesn’t care who is offended, and really – he shouldn’t. Who are we to wake up in 2013 and go on a civic tirade about the name of a football team that’s been in place for many years? Especially since we still, after all this talk, have a state – Oklahoma – which translates to “Red People” in native tongue. Stay firm on this one Snyder, there is no need to care one bit who is offended by that name, until and unless it starts to affect your bottom line. Then you’ll have no choice.

  9. If Snyder renames the team “The Washington Redheads,” Roger will be flattered because he’ll think you named the team after him.

    On the other hand, if King Roger is not happy, he just might try to force the team to move to his next NFL expansion country – the Ukraine.

  10. Just change the name already. It’s no big deal. There are an infinite better alternatives. Featherheads. Apple Faces. Injuns. A million better alternatives. Seriously, though, change the name.

  11. It has been suggested that changing the name would be financially beneficial to Snyder. Let’s hope that he doesn’t think so. Otherwise, he might decide that changing his team’s nickname is an even more fun hobby than changing coaches!

  12. Washington Militants.

    Uniforms that pay homage to the military.

    Don’t change the name and keep the logo. Just get rid of all of it. I don’t even want it anymore.

    Then someday we will get back our release from this crap that sports used to provide us until a few reporters decided they were the race relations saviors we have been needing to re-adjust our moral compasses.

  13. What’s worse than the name Redskins are the way some of these players act a fool on the field and off the field.

    Sticks and stones.

  14. thereisalwaysnextyear says:
    Oct 28, 2013 10:07 PM
    If I want to call my privately owned business F.U. And my customers like it…and it doesn’t offend the people that some think it should offend…guess what I say to those people that are obsessed with P.C.? It would be the same as the hypothetical name.

    _____________________

    That is such an incredible, simplistic analogy. It could not have been said any better.

    Thank you – best way I’ve seen it put so far

  15. It’s a privately owned business, so Snyder can call his team whatever he wants. Furthermore, the Oneidas have zero leverage. Other than refusing a Redskins fan’s money in one of their casinos, nothing they can do financially.

  16. Between this and the Jenner-Kardashian divorce, the two most important events in Western Civilization are happening almost simultaneously.

    Amazing.

  17. Those cross-dressing fellers want to know if they can wear red panties still or is everything red off the table? Maybe the old LA Kings colors can come back & they can call the team the Washington Kings ? Every season-ticket holder gets a free crown for the car dash.

  18. howiefeltersnatch says: Oct 28, 2013 9:54 PM

    This isn’t hard to put together guys. Our government threatened to take away the NFL’s tax exempt status unless Goodell forced to Snyder to change the name.
    ————————————————–

    Like we all can easily see, inside every wacked out, mouth breathing, bottom feeding liberal is a totalitarian screaming to get out?

  19. This is so ridiculous. The Redskins have a great history and an AWESOME fanbase. There is ZERO logical reason to change the name. The people in favor of a name change will just turn their focus to the next big controversy and so on and so forth. Majority of native americans don’t care about the name. Leave it alone, NFL! Signed, Patriots fan

  20. It’s a privately owned business, so Snyder can call his team whatever he wants. Furthermore, the Oneidas have zero leverage. Other than refusing a Redskins fan’s money in one of their casinos, nothing they can do financially.

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    a few people have made comments like this and it is legally false. you cannot name your business whatever you want. there are limits to free speech.

  21. Owners should just fire Godell, but they just don’t have the courage to do it. I guess Godell has too many crony capitalists protecting him.

  22. Snyders last play may be having to swallow his pride and calling his daddy John Mara to get goodell off his back. First, he’ll have to beg Mr. Mara for forgiveness for trying to cheat in the uncapped year and if he is contrite enough, big John may let Snyder keep his little team name intact.

  23. First the NFL puts the stones to LiL Danny and his team by taking away 30+ mil of cap room from the Skins because Shanallenhan took “Un-capped” in un-capped year seriously, now Goodell is going to strong arm LiL Danny into changing the Skins name?

    I know its tough for you, but stand tall LiL Danny. Don’t let the Ginger Hammer push you around!

  24. I thought we named teams after indians or tribes because their warriors were fearsome … doesn’t seem like a slight to me….

  25. Snyder isn’t too well liked among Redskins fans to begin with and if caves into PC and changes the Redskins name he will never be able to walk out in public in this town again without getting eggs thrown at his fat head. If the Redskins named gets changed, I will never call the team by that name and will continue call them the Redskins forever.

  26. The Oneida tribe just wants an explanation as to
    how Synder can use the name of a brave and
    powerful people and perform like cowards and losers
    on the field.That’s the real disgrace here.

  27. I suspect what’s happening here is just like many similar cries of racism…..It’s going to turn into a shakedown, where Snyder & the NFL make some kind of “Contribution” to Onieda Nation charities, and in turn receive their blessing to keep the name. It’s Washington DC, after all, that’s how things are done…

  28. The issue here is that native American people do not want to be associated with such a dreadfully run and coached football team in our nation’s capital. Can’t blame em – they have a valid gripe.

  29. Comparing the name of an organized government (a State) in a tribal language and a private business (football team) in the English language is a weak argument. It’s embarrassing, actually. I’m all for good debate and sound arguments – this doesn’t fall in that category for all the differences pointed out above.

  30. I still haven’t figured out who exactly is part of this “growing opposition.” From what I can see, it’s the same small group of Native Americans and the same media talking heads. The only thing that has changed is how loudly and demeaning the talking heads are complaining. I would love to see all of my Redskins fans friends have to buy new gear but giving in to a small fraction of Native Americans and a few white guys telling them what should offend them seems to be wrong right to the very core.

  31. Let me help you out here Mr. Florio, courtesy of Merriam-Webster:

    Full Definition of NEVER

    1: not ever : at no time

    2: not in any degree : not under any condition

    Examples of NEVER:

    I will never shop at that store again.
    I have never seen that happen before.
    That man has never heard of you.
    We will never forget what we saw.
    Dan Snyder will NEVER change the name.

    DEAL WITH IT!

  32. Washington was orginally (still is?) a swamp and had marshland until the late 1800s. So, “Washington Swamprats” fits. Matches the ownership, too.

    Seriously, we all know what will eventually come out of this meeting is a press release intended to make Snyder look sympathetic.

  33. This is not going to end until there is a change of the name. But if you are a fan of the team, you have to know there are closed door meetings with the league and DC about building a state of the art DC stadium- getting out of that dump in Landover.
    It is the football team the fans follow, not the team name. But how do you keep the tradition of the past, well you have one home game a season with the throwback burgundy and gold uniforms with the arrows on the helmet. Hopefully the new team colors will tie all the DC sports teams together with a color scheme of red, white and blue. Pretty cool when a city’s sports teams do that.

  34. If they force him to change, he should simply reject any new name or logo. They would be Washington, plain and simple. No logo, no nickname. All redskins Nation would know they are still the Redskins, and any new fans who wonders why they have no logo or nickname would be told the story of how they were screwed out of their heritage.

  35. Amazing how many here don’t know the history of the Washington Redskins and who exactly founded this team.

    They should probably change the name back to the original nickname “Braves” and keep all the colors and logos in place.

  36. seahawkgoat says: Oct 28, 2013 10:34 PM

    thereisalwaysnextyear says:
    Oct 28, 2013 10:07 PM
    If I want to call my privately owned business F.U. And my customers like it…and it doesn’t offend the people that some think it should offend…guess what I say to those people that are obsessed with P.C.? It would be the same as the hypothetical name.

    _____________________

    That is such an incredible, simplistic analogy. It could not have been said any better.

    Thank you – best way I’ve seen it put so far
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    If that’s the best way you’ve seen it put so far, you both are missing the facts. Not long ago a company that named itself C.O. Jones was forced to change their name. You can’t name your private business whatever you want. Whoever told you that lied.

  37. Don’t do it Danny-boy!! Now is the time to grab yourself and show you got a pair. You flaked on taking the league to court for the unjust cap penalties. You can redeem yourself right here. Tell Goodell and the cronies with him to go suck themselves. Do it for Redskin nation! F-it, we ain’t winning on the field so at least we can win in the office! Don’t give in! All of Skins is behind you!!

  38. Washington should not consider any name change until the cap penalty is refunded. Also the chiefs must remove Native American imagery from their team.

  39. Again,

    Please search (google) A Linguist’s Alternative History of ‘Redskin’ on the Washington Post

    for some accurate, non-biased, history and etymology.

  40. Is it unreasonable to expect all reservation high schools from discontinuing the name first?

    Meaning to prove the name is offensive to Natives may be the Natives should discontinue its use.

    If that happened the activist leaders would prove that their concern is not motivated by political gain and that they were simply concerned with removing an offensive term from the NFL.

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