Found September 07, 2013 on NESN.com:
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 o...
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