Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/4/14
Peter King is on a mission to civilize, and he’s taking a pretty entertaining approach to do so. Sports Illustrated‘s lead NFL scribe has decided that his popular new NFL microsite, The MMQB, won’t be using the term “Redskins” when talking about the Washington Redskins. The first hard evidence of the site’s decision cropped up this week, when King wrote 2,746 words about the Redskins without once mentioning the team’s name. Instead of using the nickname, King used “Washington” when describing anything about the team or mentioning any relevant player or team personnel. The action seems to be a political move from King and his MMQB pals, using their massive audience and outreach on the new site to make a statement against the oft-debated nickname. The term Redskin is a derogatory racial descriptor for Native Americans, which has caused a widespread debate over the team continuing to use the nickname. The franchise has been known as the Redskins since 1933, when they were still based out of Boston, and loyal fans seem enamored with keeping the name, even as Native American tribes continue to move for change. Team owner Dan Snyder has said in the past that he has no intention of changing the team’s name and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has even defended the name as recently as this summer. Maybe King’s Redskins refusal will influence some other publications to ban using the name as well, and eventually force change within the league. Whether it works or not, it was worth a shot. Kudos to you for the effort, fine sir. Photo of the Day Look at all those fans! Video of the Day One pitch away! Really? One pitch? That’s cold. Your browser does not support iframes. Filed under: Daily Blend, Luke Hughes, NFL, Top Stories
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Kobe Bryant likely to retire following next season

Don Shula named in painkiller lawsuit from former NFL players

Kyrie Irving questionable for Game 2 versus Atlanta

Michael Sam signs with CFL’s Montreal Alouettes

Ex-A&M quarterback Kenny Hill transferring to TCU

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Michael Bennett compares Pete Carroll to Willy Wonka

Jim Kelly: There is no doubt Tom Brady cheated

Warriors hang on, edge Rockets in Game 2 thriller

Farrell 'not ruling anything out' as Red Sox's struggles persist

Gretzky: Connor McDavid could be the next Gretzky

Bucs' Clint McDonald: Jameis Winston already leading team

Re-evaluating all 30 MLB teams at the quarter mark, ranked

Is virtual reality training the next leap forward for football?

Warriors a very shaky 2-0 against the Rockets

NFL icon Bud Grant zings Pats with Deflategate joke on Twitter

RG3 announces birth daughter's birth on social media

Don't listen to Nick Saban, the bowl system is just fine

MLB scores partial victory in minor league wage lawsuits

Ranking the NBA Playoffs' most significant injuries

WATCH: Will Smith ejected for foreign substance on arm

Guy behind NFL's social media trolling of Pats is a Jets fan?

In defense of 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie

Madison Bumgarner homered off of Clayton Kershaw

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Jim Kelly: No doubt Tom Brady cheated

Post-combine NBA Draft big board: Top 30

Ex-players sue NFL for conspiring to push painkillers

Astros surprising, but can get better with Correa

Here come the Giants

Aaron Hernandez got new tattoo in prison

TUF weekly recap by NOS® Energy Drink

Ten players who could benefit due to PAT rule change

Five QBs set for breakout campaigns

Report: Lakers will pursue Thibodeau

MLS leaders struggling with attendance

LBS: I was a contestant on Sports Jeopardy!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.