(Eds: With AP Photos.) By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist The mood in Washington isn't one of compromise, despite the best efforts of President Barack Obama to give the issue a gentle nudge.
When it comes to changing the name of the city's football team it seems there is no middle ground.
Redskins it has been for some 80 years now. Redskins it will almost surely be for years to come, unless Washington owner Dan Snyder has a sudden change of heart.
Offensive to some, it's equally hallowed by others. The president suggested in a recent interview with The Associated Press that a name change might be good for the team, but Snyder has dug in his billionaire boots and shows no sign of succumbing to political correctness.
''We'll never change the name,'' Snyder told USA Today in May. ''It's that simple. NEVER --- you can use caps.''
But what if the name Redskins became such a hot button issue that Snyder had no choice? What if he was forced to go in search of a new name, much as bask...