NFL Shop gets very confused about location of Washington’s team

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Apparently, the reluctance of some (I’m looking at me) to use the nickname of the Washington NFL franchise has created some confusion for the fine folks at NFLShop.com.

Via Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post, a line of “State Pride” license plates offered by the league has the Washington team logo over the outline of the state of Washington.

Of course, Washington is in D.C., with the name technically being the team’s only connection to the area. Home games currently are played in Maryland, and training camp currently is held in Virginia.

The link to the item is now dead. Hopefully, someone managed to order the thing before the item was yanked.

And, even more hopefully, the man for whom both the state and the capital were named is currently making the same face he was making in the portrait accompanying this article regarding the blunder, somewhere.

30 responses to “NFL Shop gets very confused about location of Washington’s team

  1. Redskins Mike …. it’s just a word …

    REDSKINS!

    When the team changes it you can use their new name too …

  2. How about Jets’ and Giants’ logos over an outline of the State of New Jersey. At least that would be honest.

  3. Products of public school system.
    In the last 2 weeks I had several encounters with recent high school grads. I had to settle an argument over whether Hawaii was a State or a Country, a cashier who didnt know how much a quarter, 3 nickels and 3 pennies equaled and the of course when I mentioned where I was going on vacation, I heard about the Country of London. Why would you be surprised that they could not distinguish the difference between the Nations Capital and a State in the Upper left hand corner of the country ?

  4. It isn’t offensive unless you allow it to be.

    We aren’t in Kindergarten anymore.

    Only left leaning whites dislike the name. I have a ton of friends from the rez and they are more human than you think they are, they dont need mr. white savior to protect their fragility in order to stroke his own ego.

    And thats really what it comes down to. A white man coming again to save the day for a people who are too inferior to stand up for themselves. THAT, Mr. Florio, is truly and deeply embedded racism.

  5. Agree with lewblues…

    Maybe we should just get rid of nicknames for every team because someone in every city or group will be offended by any of the teams’ names. Even if it’s the smallest of numbers, God knows if any person in anyway is offended in today’s world, we have to change everything for them.

    As a Cleveland fan, I’m offended on behalf of the great Paul Brown that the franchise I watch every Sunday uses his name. Now there’s a group who should be upset!

  6. I’m starting to think that non-Native Americans that have a problem with the Redskins team name are the actual racists. Isn’t it quite patronizing to be against the name when NINETY percent of Native Americans do not want the name changed? Who the hell are you to tell them what to be offended by? Further, have you done anything concrete to help the Native American community or do you just blow smoke?

  7. A clumsy mental error for now, but possibly a rare collector’s item 20 years from down the line.

  8. Native Americans aren’t offended by the name. Look up the polls taken all over the country. So you’re basically saying they are too stupid to understand that they should be. That’s racist. HTTR.

  9. First, Redskins is their name, it’s not a nickname. A nickname would “Skins” or “Hogs”. Second, they are the Redskins. That’s something you’ll have to deal with.

  10. The Redskins have bigger problems than their name.
    If they lose Cousins they are going back to 5-11 for the next 6 years.

  11. Personally, I’d rather root for a team named for something a little sexier than contact dermatitis.
    But that’s just me…..

  12. vonvoghoul says:
    Jun 27, 2017 5:17 AM
    Native Americans aren’t offended by the name. Look up the polls taken all over the country.
    ———–
    The ones that would have been offended are all dead. Genocide is a hell of a thing.

  13. Also, Washington DC isn’t a state, and that’s a touchy subject for some of the people who live there. So, a “state pride” license plate is a big gaffe, but could actually end up being really popular.

  14. daysend564 says:
    Jun 27, 2017 11:00 AM
    Fork over a couple billion dollars and you can name it what you want.
    ——–
    That’s the new American way. Sell out. But being morally bankrupt isn’t something to brag about. You wouldn’t have to explain that to an intelligent informed society that was capable of complex thought.

  15. factschecker says:
    Jun 27, 2017 11:34 AM
    daysend564 says:
    Jun 27, 2017 11:00 AM
    Fork over a couple billion dollars and you can name it what you want.
    ——–
    That’s the new American way. Sell out. But being morally bankrupt isn’t something to brag about. You wouldn’t have to explain that to an intelligent informed society that was capable of complex thought.
    ________
    Like we’d have to explain it to you, you mean?

  16. I’m offended that every time I try to buy corn near Tampa Bay, I have to pay a Buccaneer.

  17. I’m a Redskins fan of Swedish decent. I’m offended by the Vikings. Not the word so much but the caricature of my people being killer warriors with racist, stereotypical big mustache and horned helmet. 🙂

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