Found January 09, 2013 on Goon's World:
Redskins primary logo 1972-1981, 1983-present (Photo credit: Wikipedia) While it's not a hockey story. I thought it was a significant sports story, that is in the Washington Post. This story has also gotten some discussion around the talk radio show circuit today and I was wondering what others thought about it"? Courtland Milloy, Washington Post --- So, Washington football fans, how’s that offensive team name and demeaning sports mascot working out? Whooping and hollering as RGIII goes on a “Redskins” warpath only to leave a trail of tears when his wounded knee gets buried at FedEx Field. In this obscene home team sports fantasy, the gifted Robert Griffin III was reduced to a “noble savage.” Let the “Redskin” play hurt. He can take it. Hail to the young brave-hearted quarterback as he limps into battle on that injured knee. Three cheers as he fights on his one good leg for Old D.C. ----------(snip)---------- Bad karma, I tell you, that team name. Now don’t go trying to prove otherwise by digging up some ancient Washington victory from back in, say, Joe Gibbs’s early days. This is a new era. Attitudes are changing; progressive thinking is emerging on everything from guns, gays and gas guzzling to debt, deficits and doctor bills. Besides, Washington’s professional football team has raked up one disappointing season after another since 1992 — the year D.C. resident Suzan Harjo became the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit seeking to change the team’s disparaging name.
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  • Change the name to Warrior. That way they could keep that logo. But that offensive name must be changed. It is equal to "The N-word" to African Americas. The "F-word" to Gay males. The "K-word" to Jews. The "J-word" to Japenese. The "R-word" to persons from the mountain states of TN, WV, TX, etc. So the times have changed from those days when people did not think deeper about these names. These are not the "Dark Ages"! Mr. Synder should understand the offensiveness of his football team's name since he is part Jewish.
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