By Eric Schmidt

Over the course of the last several years, there has been a movement to change the name of the Washington Redskins, as to not offend a sector of the nation of American Indians. Yes, I’ve used the politically incorrect term, American Indians. This afternoon, Mike Florio, who is now a shill for NBC Sports, penned a column about how the momentum is building for a name change of the Redskins. Really.

The Mayor of DC urged a name change as well last month. The Redskins/Daniel Snyder unfriendly paper, The Washington City Paper stopped referring to the Redskins  by their team name.

Florio sold out  his site, Profootballtalk.com to NBC Sports, just as the Weather Channel and Weather Underground sold out to NBC in order to further their Green Agenda, Climate Change crap.

Florio, a former attorney, and the owner of some of the most repulsive hair on television scribed this, “The NFL franchise assigned to Washington, D.C., has a name that is both racist and offensive.  Most Americans have become desensitized to that fact.  But it is a fact.” It’s a fact. Seriously?

The diminutive host of the website believes that Robert Griffin III should step in and demand that the Redskins make a name change. Sorry Mr. Florio, I guarantee that RG III’s agent is telling him to stay right out of this debate and not weigh into your desired politically correct debate. You can pen all the articles you want about “hoping” RGIII does the right thing, but in reality, and in the marketing realm, Mr. Griffin will never touch this issue, and I don’t blame him.

Sorry that you now all of a sudden have an issue with the Redskins name. I don’t remember you railing about this issue a decade ago on your website when the Redskins were still the Redskins, and you were struggling to get your site up and really rolling. Welcome to the NBC world. March along lockstep with what corporate tells you. Just keep cashing those checks while trying to tell us what we should believe.

I’m not shocked that an NBC based site, regardless of subject, would be wrapped up in total political correctness.

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  1. avatar Z

    I’m no Florio fan but he’s right. The name change is going to happen so the sooner the better at this point. Also very real is human-induced climate change. Skeptics at this point are limited to the folks that believe in a magic man in the sky who wants 10% of your money.

     
    • avatar Redskinsfan

      That is ridiculous! This political correctness is getting real old. Washington redskins equals tradition (since 1932)! Nobody is making fun of Indians. “Z” and Florio get a life. Pretty soon we as Americans won’t be able to celebrate anything here in the United States of America without offending somebody.

       
  2. avatar OnePriestess

    I am part Indian and I absolutely LOVE my Washington Redskins. Get over it already! I agree with Redskinsfan, its tradition. There is nothing degrading here. I am proud to be “Redskin”, both in my heritage and my football team.

     
  3. avatar KEITH

    OK REALLY. TALKS ABOUT A TEAM NAME!! IM A DIE HARD SKINS FAN, AND IM 45% INDIAN. SO W THAT SAID IT MAKES ME PROUD TO ROCK THE BURGANDY AND GOLD W A DAMN INDIAN LOGO ON IT. THAT NAME WILL NEVER CHANGE SO GET USED TO IT, AND FIND SOMETHING BETTER TO WRITE ABOUT CUZ DAN SNYDER WILL NEVER CHANGE THE NAME NEVER… ITS A WORLD WIDE ICON LIKE THE STAR W THE COWBOYS!!!!!!!

     

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