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I love the play of RG III, and Hail to the Redskins is a great NFL fight song, but this is where we have to part ways. There are a few big names in sports media dropping the name Washington Redskins. Bill Simmons, Peter King, Christine Brennan won’t publish the name Redskins ever again.
CBS Chicago blogger Tim Baffoe has joined the movement, and he’s convinced me to do the same via his excellent column attacking the train wreck (wait, what’s a train wreck amongst train wrecks?) that is Rick Reilly’s latest crapola.
For many years I’ve believed that dropping the name Washington Redskins or ‘Skins is the right thing to do. And since that will never happen any time soon, at least I can join the socially progressive voices within the sports media who are doing the right thing.
Hey thanks for coming Washington Redskins, it’s D.C. football team or Washington NFL team from here on out. As Baffoe put it:
Reilly’s is a column that has managed to crawl to the top of the massive pile of derpy...
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— John Keim (@john_keim) September 21, 2013
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Rick Reilly wrote about Redskins name change. (He’s against it.) [ESPN]
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