Friday, September 20, 2013

'Skins

Rick Reilly of ESPN has an absolutely inane defense of the name "Redskins."

Dave Zirin of The Nation puts him in his place:
I almost feel sorry for team owner Dan Snyder that Rick Reilly is now his loudest media advocate. Almost. When you defend the indefensible, you get the bedfellows you deserve, and more often than not, you hate yourself in the morning. A simple test for Rick Reilly: answer the challenge of Ray Halbritter of the Oneida Nation. Go to his house, look at his grandchildren and say, “My goodness these are some cute little Redskins.” If it is really a name of honor, you will make the trip and say it to the Halbritters. If you won’t, then you are completely full of it. News flash: he won’t.
Call it "Curse of the 'Redskins,'" this fortuneteller says that the Washington Football franchise won't win another title until they change their name...

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