First and foremost, let it be known that I am, no in way shape or form, supportive of getting rid of the name "Redskins" as our team's moniker. I feel like I've made that abundantly clear in my posts here.
However, let's face it, whenever you hear special interest groups cry "racist" (founded or otherwise), people in positions of authority (such as NFL Commissioners) get a little wobbly and will try to push for something more acceptable to quell any potential backlash.
Now, I know Daniel Snyder will hold out until the very end, and I commend him because a team name change would be a profits windfall for him...which definitely dispels a lot of the "Snyder is a greedy S.O.B." descriptions that still follow him to this day. That being said, I think we'll see the name change sooner or later, despite the objections of the fanbase. Accusations of racism carry a lot of weight in today's society, and eventually even our team's owner will buckle under the pressure because he will have no choice.
So let's help Mr. Snyder out...if the time comes to change this team's name, we need a name that the majority of Hogs Haven can agree upon (or at least a strong plurality). So I suggest that in the comments section, serious suggestions be placed along with any kind of reasoning behind the suggestion. Hogs Haven members can vote on the suggestions by click the "rec" link on each name they like. The most-rec'd suggestions will then be listed in a future post to be voted on.
I have not cleared this with Hogs Haven editors, but my intent was to do a bit of a grassroots push for an alternative that the group can get behind, should we need to get behind an alternative name for "Redskins". Hopefully, we can somehow present this name as representative as the large, rabid, and knowledgeable Redskins fanbase that exists at Hogs Haven to Daniel Snyder if he is forced to change the team's name.
So, let the suggestions begin!