* The Redskins were pleased with the result. From an un-bylined piece on Redskins.com: “While much of the world has changed over the last three decades, the loyal support for the Washington Redskins remains unwavering. It is also suspected that at least 50 percent of those in dissent are Dallas Cowboys fans.”
* The Washington Times does not believe the name should change, and certainly not to Redtails, which is what David Grosso proposed. Via a staff editorial: “Mr. Grosso, a composer yet, says the team’s popular anthem can be easily modified — ‘Hail to the Redtails’ — and ‘you can still keep the feather.’ Hooray. But if ‘Redskins’ demeans Indians, why wouldn’t ‘Redtails’ demean fighter pilots?”
* Deadspin did not like that editorial, writing this: “The Washington Times decided to publish an editorial titled ‘Hail to the Redtails?’ in which some moron tries to argue that changing the name of the Washington Redskins is a bad idea. It contains two of the dumbest sentences in the history of written language.”
* Eleanor Holmes Norton has made it clear where she stands, telling NewsChannel 8 that she won’t use the word ‘Redskins.’ “I don’t see how I can spend all my life as a black woman and then use a derogatory term when it comes to another ethnic group. And I’d like to hear the argument for holding onto that name. I hope that our team lives up to the admiration in which they are held all over this region and all over the country by just ditching the name.”
* Players, on the other hand, don’t seem to be feeling Redtails.