On the Washington Redskins debate: What’s in a name?
October 09, 2013 12:00 AM | 1171 views | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DEAR EDITOR:

The inane dispute over the name of the Washington NFL team drags on with President Obama’s statement (Tribune Oct. 6) that team names like “Redskins” offend a sizable number of people.

That seems pretty hypocritical in view of the fact that the president is a Chicago Bears fan, while at the same time millions of people in other NFL cities are offended by the name “Chicago.”

My offering for a resolution of the problem would be: Keep the name, but replace the feathered Native American logo with that revered salad potato, The Redskin.

Perhaps Tim might even change his name to Tuber Tebow and start his career anew.

Heaven forbid there are any vanquished and now offended Welsh druids out there lest the Minnesota Vikings go through a similar angst.

Bob Rugg

Canton
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October 10, 2013
It's getting ridiculous, people. The next step is PETA whining because of all the animal mascots! What's happened to this world? Marta changed the yellow line to the gold line because it offended someone... how dumb. Yellow is a color, not a racist remark. Good thing I drive a white car I guess!

This country has become a joke.
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