Monday, May 26, 2014

Time For A Change?

50 US Senators have reportedly signed a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell asking the league to change the name of its Washington DC Franchise. “The NFL can no longer ignore this and perpetuate the use of this name as anything but what it is: a racial slur,” according to the  letter endorsed by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid . ... “We urge you and the National Football League to send the same clear message as the N.B.A. did: that racism and bigotry have no place in professional sports.”
A national poll conducted in mid-April revealed that 79 percent of respondents favored keeping the controversial nickname.

What’s Your Take? Do you find the nickname offensive? Should the NFL force a name change in DC?



 




Comments

1. RobertBrown said...

Washington GM Bruce Allen responded that the team name continues to carry a deep and purposeful meaning.WTH?

2. Lawrence said...

Until fans stop showing up nothing will happen and they will not stop showing up.I wonder how many Native Americans were in that poll?

3. Why said...

If native Americans are not screaming out why should I?

4. Skin said...

Dan Snyder is no Donald Sterling

5. Big Mac said...

Much to do about nothing. I am a redskins fan and have no problem with it.simply a name nothing more.You people are always lookin for a cause

6. Billie said...

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.The name needs to change

7. Justin said...

The fifty senators all Democrats are using this as a political football. No Republicans and 50 of 55 Democrats.

8. Martin said...

NO & NO

9. Jesse said...

I am offended not only by the name but the people that try to justify it.

10. Julian said...

Dan Snyder will not budge. Too much money and too few Native Americans that give a damn.btw That was a great concert and great venue for adults. I thought you and Chip would be co hosting.

11. Derwin said...

Name should be changed but won't



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