Never Say Never

“A new name must still be selected for one of the oldest and most storied teams in the National Football League, and it was unclear how soon that will happen. But for now, arguably the most polarizing name in North American professional sports is gone.” After a “thorough review” (and since it took several decades, one can hardly question its thoroughness) the Redskins will be renamed. Washington’s NFL team drops ‘Redskins’ name after 87 years. (Trump probably wants to rename the team, The Orangeskins.)

+ “The name has drawn significant public criticism for nearly 50 years, yet Snyder consistently said it would ‘NEVER’ change. (‘You can use caps,’ he told an interviewer.)” It turns out nothing can change an uppercase ‘NEVER’ to a lowercase ‘well, ok’ quite like money (or in this case, Skins graft.) WaPo: Corporate money, Black Lives Matter protests and elites’ opinion drove Redskins name change.

+ How old is this controversy? It’s been seven years since The Onion published the best joke on the matter: Washington Redskins Change Their Name To The D.C. Redskins.

+ Speaking of sports, yesterday, with much regret, I explained why this is no time for games.

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