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Just now, JetsFanatic said:

You can't judge people from generations ago by today's standards. 

I can't judge the last NFL team to integrate its roster? 

No, I'm sorry. I think I can. 

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2 minutes ago, JetsFanatic said:

There has to be a last.  If you are telling me he held out many years after all other teams had black players then I agree. If it was just a season or so then he is no different.

I'm really shocked that anyone would defend such behavior, no matter the time frame. 

The owner was a racist, plain and simple. From the article I linked above... 

'As for integrating his team, Marshall said that many fans preferred watching white players and would reject the Redskins if they had a black player.

In contrast to other N.F.L. owners, Marshall “did not pretend there were no blacks good enough to make his team,” Andy Piascik wrote in “Gridiron Gauntlet: The Story of the Men Who Integrated Pro Football in Their Own Words.” “Unlike the others, he was honest enough to admit that he simply didn’t want them around.”'

Dude was a flat out racist who was specifically marketing his team to the south. Very little doubt that he gave himself a chuckle when he changed the team's name from Braves to Redskins. 

And oh, for the record, the rest of the NFL had integrated by 1955. The 'Skins held out until 1962. 

 

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This thread is getting into the danger zone. 

Keep the politics out of it. There's a little BLM club you can opt into if you can't help yourself. 

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36 minutes ago, Arsis said:

This site is so racist. The "little" blm club.

 

Yes massa.

Are you being serious with me right now? 

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2 minutes ago, Vader said:

Redskins is pretty bad, especially since they changed from "Braves".

But this will set a countdown to Cowboys being offensive....then Knicks, Celtics, Patriots, Saints, Vikings, etc.

Really don’t see the slope as quite that slippery. 

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You folks can't help yourselves. 

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