The Redskins have taken a lot of heat from the media recently about changing their team name. Every reporter from Washington DC to the Australian Bush weighed in on the “racist” nickname of the franchise. Many of them chiming in with everything from “It’s just a team name” to ” It’s just a sports team-you will get over it”.
Speaking in Richmond after the groundbreaking ceremony for the new home of Redskins training camp, Bruce Allen said the team has no plans to change its name. “We’re not a new franchise. We’re 81 years old… There’s nothing that we feel is offensive, and we’re proud of our history”. Allen also said, “It’s ludicrous to think that in any way we’re trying to upset anybody.”
What is only a name to some people is a proud tradition to others. I was born across the street from RFK Stadium in 1980, and have been a proud Redskins fan for 32 years and counting.I was raised a Redskins fan learning the history and tradition from family,friends, and an obsession for reading the daily sports section–before the internet. The Tradition that some people want to question is sewn into my dna the same way it’s sewn into the collar of the teams jersey.
Fact is Dan Snyder won’t be pushed into changing this teams history because some media members are voicing their opinion on whats right and wrong.
Now watch this awesome highlight video celebrating 80 years of Redskins football and cheers to 80 more.
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