It is now the openest of open seasons on the Redskins. Among those to weigh in Wednesday: Howard Stern.
“Well I’ve got to tell you: I don’t know who the owner of the Redskins is; I don’t follow it that closely,” Stern began, via Jimmy Traina. “But [expletive], this guy has dug his heels into the sand. The guy’s name is Dan Snyder? You know, it’s so foolish. It obviously is an offensive name.
“Why would he be so dead-set against change?” Stern went on. “I mean, the team is still going to be there. Even if it was like the Washington Reds, or something, I don’t know. I mean, what would it mean to him? It’s just like, give these American Indians a break. Their entire history has been obliterated. Their entire ancestry is gone. If it really bothers them that much that there’s a team, the Washington Redskins, [bleeping] change it. Have a heart.”
Also weighing in recently: Martina Navratilova.
Change the name already!!! http://t.co/y2G2bNKWZ7— Martina Navratilova (@Martina) June 16, 2014
And John Legend.
how is this redskins name even up for discussion after you read that article?— John Legend (@johnlegend) June 17, 2014
And Albert Brooks.
Redskins owner loses trademark protection but is still defiant. Says, ″you’ll have to Sioux me”— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) June 18, 2014
And Dennis Miller.
Or, keep the name ″Redskins” and merely change the logo to a photo of Boehner. #washingtonredskins— Dennis Miller Show (@DennisDMZ) June 18, 2014
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