This is a line from Camus’s The Stranger, but I’m giving it to you, free of charge, in a sports blog. You can use it at will.
Fox analyst Terry Bradshaw recently appeared on “Larry King Now,” a daily show available online Monday through Friday on Ora.tv and Hulu. You know what happened next.
“Do you think the Redskins should change their name?” King asked.
Bradshaw took a deep breath.
“I’ve never been asked this question,” Bradshaw began. “It’s sensitive. But we have to be sensitive, to everything. And I would say my answer to that would be yes. My answer would be yes.
“I’m a friend of Dan Snyder’s,” King said. “I like him. He chairs our charity. If it offends enough of a group of people, what’s the big deal? It’s just a name.”
“Exactly,” Bradshaw agreed. “Right, exactly. I’m so careful with certain topics because social media, they take things and it just gets spun wrong. But since this Redskins thing has come out in the last year — and finally I’ve given it some thought — and I’m going you know what, yeah, if it’s offending, if it’s really offending folks, absolutely. Did you see the article in the paper where the defensive back said it’s like the N-word?”
“Yeah, wow, I didn’t see it,” King said.
“So Redskins, if it’s offensive? Everybody loves the Washington Redskins, but they can be the Washington something-elses. It’s not gonna change a thing.”
Snyder’s official Redskins.com biography notes that he “is active in the Larry King Heart Foundation.” Snyder has chaired the King Foundation’s annual gala, and first disclosed his wife’s battle with breast cancer at a Larry King Cardiac Foundation event.
The entire Bradshaw interview will be here at 5 p.m.
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