Purple Haize wrote: ↑July 14th, 2020, 10:37 pmI really don't know what the Redskins had to do with DC either. It comes from their roots with the Boston Braves so clearly is hasn't actually mattered.
I mean the movie was atrocious
Their exploits remarkable
The story not a bright spot in American Military
Great marketing options
0 to do with the greater DC area
Gotta be careful with that mascot as well
The Tuskegee Airmen were and are a very proud group of people. When I was about 1 year into my career, I had the honor of hearing a couple of them speak and had lunch with them and will always hold them in very high regard so clearly i have a soft spot.
It seems to be the most popular name possibility and there have been some great logo ideas floating around but it does come with mixed reviews from surviving Tuskegee Airmen but probably not for the reason one would think
“Absolutely,” says Brown, 95, from from his home in Port Clinton, Ohio. Brown is one of the nine surviving Tuskegee pilots who flew in combat. “Thinking about it sort of selfishly in terms of our own legacy, we are running out of pilots,” says Brown. “Waiting a few years, that would be the end of us. I don’t know of a better way to keep that name alive than to put it on a name right behind ‘Washington.'”Opposed Name:
the renaming doesn’t enjoy universal support. “I am not sure they are worthy of the Red Tail name,” Lt. Col. James Harvey, 97, writes in an email. “They don’t win that many games plus a lot of the players have a… Poor attitude. But, it is not my call. Just the way I feel at this point in time.”So basically the Redskins have been losers and he doesn't want to be associated with that. I love this guy even more.
Edit: Forgot to add the link where these quotes come from
https://time.com/5866636/washington-nfl ... red-tails/