– Obama Wants To Rename Washington Redskins (ZeroHedge, Oct 5, 2013):
Presented with little comment but to ask what next? The New York Mediums? The Oakland Privateers? The Cleveland Beiges? The Atlanta Cowards?
The President explains his reasoning at 19:50…
President Barack Obama says that if he owned the Washington Redskins, he would “think about changing” the team name, wading into the controversy over a football nickname that many people deem offensive to Native Americans.
Obama, in an interview with The Associated Press, said team names like the Redskins offend “a sizable group of people.” He said that while fans get attached to the nicknames, nostalgia may not be a good enough reason to keep them in place.