Our people aren’t just white and Southern.
- About the writer
JD Crowe is the statewide cartoonist for the Alabama Media Group. His work is published in the newspaper on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and online all the time at Al.com. He can be reached at [email protected].
If I were a Washington Redskins fan, I’d be offended by the name Washington. But the team is under pressure to change its other name — Redskins. ‘Disparaging’, they say. Pffft.
Here’s the thing. If you want a team name that disparages an entire group of people that doesn’t mind being disparaged, there’s only one group left to disparage: Rednecks.
Rednecks are the only people on the planet that still have a sense of humor, apparently. Proud to say these are my people. Our people. And our people aren’t just white and Southern. We have people everywhere and all different colors. ‘Redneck’ is a state of mind as much as anything.
While you’re at it, you may as well move the team down here to Alabama. We’d love to have an NFL team. Heck, it might even be the third best team in the state.
The NFL ‘Bama Rednecks. Has a nice ring to it. (If we decide to keep the W-word affiliation, we could build them a stadium in Washington County.)
Roll Rednecks Roll. War Damn Redneck.
FYI: Yesterday, I was sharpening my digital crayons and preparing to draw this highly offensive cartoon idea when I strolled through the AL.com comment boards and stumbled upon this comment:
BUBBAs vs. FRACKING!!
If Alabama ever gets another pro football team I sure do hope they call it the Alabammer Rednecks.
We deserve just as much credit as the ingines and cowboys fer building this great nation.
“@#%!” I thunk to myself. “If a regular ol’ commenter has this idea, it can’t be any good.” But it didn’t come from any regular ol’ commenter, it came from Bubba. I drew it anyhow.