Washington Redskins' Name Fight gets nasty
The Onion, known for shock value headlines, posted a headline today and made me sick to my stomach:
"Redskins' Kike Owner refuses to change Team's Offensive Name"
Go ahead and read it, but heed my warning. It is laced with derrogatory names against Jews, as if calling Daniel Snyder names is going to somehow change his mind about the name of his team.
While looking around at other sites that give information about the ongoing name battle, I stumbled on one that listed twelve trademark applications that are deemed less offensive than the "Redskins".
I honestly don't know how this will end. I don't even know how I feel about it any more. I am a fan of the Washington Redskins, an NFL team. Will I still be a fan if the name is changed to one less controversial? Of course I will. But if the name is changed, who is next? Seahawks? Braves? Blackhawks?
Any new thoughts on this as the battle continues?