The Washington Redskins bowed to pressure from FedEx and others to change their team name (and have already decided on a new one to be announced), but can the mob be appeased or will it make them more unhappy?
Sports journalist Kevin Blackistone, a panelist on ESPN’s “Around the Horn,” said the team still hasn’t apologized after using the name for 88 years. “You’ve heard none of that. That’s what makes it so disingenuous to me,” he said.
Native Americans were polled in 2016 by the Washington Post and did not find the name offensive.
The Winchester Star in Virginia interviewed fans with mixed reactions. “I’m happy they’re keeping burgundy and gold, but the name change is certainly long overdue,” said Reed Prosser.
Clarke County resident René Locklear White, 55, a Lumbee Indian and retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. summed it up best:
“Why would a mountain lioness concern herself with quibbling’s of sheep?”
Disney has powerful controls over billions of eyeballs with ESPN, Pixar and Marvel under its domain, but it includes much more.
One has to wonder about the company that fires Roseanne Barr for insulting Valerie Jarrett, yet hires convicted pedophiles (PJ Media report) and threatens states who get tough on abortion (Daily Caller report).
Curt Schilling is in his 7th year of voting eligibility for the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. Will liberal media voters allow an outspoken proponent of common sense and less government power to be enshrined in 2019?
The NFL spent millions in a lawsuit over under-inflated footballs. Now the league ignores its own rule book about players standing for the anthem. (Grabien News Story)
“The National Anthem must be played prior to every NFL game, and all players must be on the sideline for the National Anthem.
During the National Anthem, players on the field and bench area should stand at attention, face the flag, hold helmets in their left hand, and refrain from talking. The home team should ensure that the American flag is in good condition. It should be pointed out to players and coaches that we continue to be judged by the public in this area of respect for the flag and our country. Failure to be on the field by the start of the National Anthem may result in discipline, such as fines, suspensions, and/or the forfeiture of draft choice(s) for violations of the above, including first offenses.”