Audio: And now a word from Mike Ditka about this Redskins “horsesh*t”

posted at 6:01 pm on August 20, 2014 by Allahpundit

I can’t say this counts as news-y — the guy’s a self-described “ultra-ultra-ultra-conservative” and Palin fan so go figure that he’s impatient with political correctness — but it sure is red-meat-y and palate cleanse-y. After listening to it, I’m almost inclined to forgive him for refusing to blow up Obama’s political career on the launchpad in 2004 by running for Senate in Illinois, an idea Ditka toyed with but ultimately declined to pursue. “Biggest mistake I’ve ever made,” he later said. And now here we are 10 years later, with the leader of the free world watching the world melt down from the 18th green. So, so weird. It’s like time-traveling into the future and finding out that Skynet and its army of Terminators could have been prevented if only Tony Siragusa had run for Congress.

Anyway, he’s fighting a losing battle here:

“The league respectfully honored my request not to officiate Washington,” [Mike] Carey said. “It happened sometime after I refereed their playoff game in 2006, I think.”

For almost all of the final eight seasons and 146 games of Carey’s career, the first African American referee to work a Super Bowl — the official named with Ed Hochuli as the best in the game in a 2008 ESPN poll of coaches — essentially told his employers his desire for a mutually respectful society was so jeopardized by Washington’s team name that he could not bring himself to officiate the games of owner Daniel Snyder’s team.

“It just became clear to me that to be in the middle of the field, where something disrespectful is happening, was probably not the best thing for me,” Carey said.

Carey was quietly, and now not so quietly, protesting the Redskins name for the past eight years unbeknownst to the wider public. He shares an employer now in CBS Sports with Phil Simms, who’s also considering dropping “Redskins” from his vocabulary when he covers one of the team’s games a few weeks ago. For all the sturm und drang in the media, especially lefty media, over the “Redskins” name the past 18 months or so, the NFL’s been highly effective at keeping a lid on it among league personnel and their adjuncts, the broadcast teams. Once that starts changing, though, the elephant will be fully inside the room and then the league, and Dan Snyder, will face more pressure to make it go away. We’ll see what Simms does. Quite frankly, after calling them the “Redskins” absentmindedly for decades, I doubt I could police myself well enough during a running commentary to refer to them exclusively as “Washington.”


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jake-the-goose on August 20, 2014 at 6:03 PM

PC will chop heads off, really.

Schadenfreude on August 20, 2014 at 6:06 PM

Hail to the Redskins!!!

Cindy Munford on August 20, 2014 at 6:07 PM

the only offensive part of their name to me is the location reference

DanMan on August 20, 2014 at 6:09 PM

Not a Chicago fan but this one time for Ditka….DA BEARS!!!

dddave on August 20, 2014 at 6:10 PM

We’ll see what Simms does. Quite frankly, after calling them the “Redskins” absentmindedly for decades, I doubt I could police myself well enough during a running commentary to refer to them exclusively as “Washington.”

You know somebody somewhere is going to be keep a running a total of everytime he slips.

Bitter Clinger on August 20, 2014 at 6:11 PM

You must censor your thoughts before they become words or you will engage in thoughtcrime.

SirGawain on August 20, 2014 at 6:12 PM

Oh geeze. Please don’t tell me you are going to start putting quotes around Redskins like you do with: defund.

cdog0613 on August 20, 2014 at 6:12 PM

There might be a way to defeat insidious political correctness (pc), to turn it upside down and make its use backfire or boomerang. Unfortunately I don’t know what that way is.

anotherJoe on August 20, 2014 at 6:13 PM

Senator Ditka.

Sounds good, doesn’t it?

I’m thinking the Senate’s traditional standards of civility between Senators would have taken a battering from Senator Ditka. And how long before he called out some fool with a thundering “Bullshit!”?

Bias warning: I’m a life-long Bears fan.

novaculus on August 20, 2014 at 6:13 PM

This is so stupid, it’s appalling!

Amen, Iron Mike! And great, sound commentary from a man who’s a football legend.

Stoic Patriot on August 20, 2014 at 6:14 PM

He shares an employer now in CBS Sports with Phil Simms, who’s also considering dropping “Redskins” from his vocabulary when he covers one of the team’s games a few weeks ago.

Alright, hand over the keys to the time machine – you’re drunk.

Midas on August 20, 2014 at 6:15 PM

Senator Ditka.

Sounds good, doesn’t it?

I’m thinking the Senate’s traditional standards of civility between Senators would have taken a battering from Senator Ditka. And how long before he called out some fool with a thundering “Bullshit!”?

Bias warning: I’m a life-long Bears fan.

novaculus on August 20, 2014 at 6:13 PM

And with any luck, he’d have knocked a few of Harry Reid’s teeth out by now as well.

Midas on August 20, 2014 at 6:15 PM

novaculus on August 20, 2014 at 6:13 PM

We live to dream.

Cindy Munford on August 20, 2014 at 6:16 PM

I still want to know why high schools with majority Native American populations name their teams “Redskins”.

Maybe they just need some white liberal and black NFL referee to tell them they’re offending themselves because you know, liberals always know what’s best for other people.

darwin on August 20, 2014 at 6:16 PM

Redskins, Redskins, Redskins, Redskins, Redskins…

Sorry, fascists. Try focusing on something that matters.

Aizen on August 20, 2014 at 6:17 PM

I don’t care what happens to the Redskins anymore.

After that crap they pulled the other night, I’m done being a fan. Screw ‘em.

AZCoyote on August 20, 2014 at 6:17 PM

Hurricane Ditka (for those who remember).

“Anyway, he’s fighting a losing battle here”

Wanna bet?

formwiz on August 20, 2014 at 6:17 PM

How ’bout the “Washington Injuns”?

listens2glenn on August 20, 2014 at 6:18 PM

Iron Mike

Kensington on August 20, 2014 at 6:21 PM

Right on Mike! Enough of this bullshit.

rplat on August 20, 2014 at 6:22 PM

The local drive time sports talk windbag in Philly, Mike Mississippi, was making an ass of himself about this on the way home tonight.

He lambasted a guy who said that a recent poll showed 70% of Indians didn’t consider Redskins’ name offensive. The guy was wrong – it’s 90%.
~
Poll finds few Indians offended by Washington Redskins name

WASHINGTON (AP) — A poll of American Indians found that an overwhelming majority of them are not bothered by the name of the Washington Redskins.

Only 9% of those polled said the name of the NFL team is “offensive,” while 90% said it’s acceptable, according to the University of Pennsylvania’s National Annenberg Election Survey, released Friday.

Annenberg polled 768 Indians in every state except Hawaii and Alaska from Oct. 7, 2003, to Sept. 20, 2004.

The survey found little disparity between men and women or young and old. However, 13% of Indians with college degrees said the name is offensive, compared with 9% of those with some college and 6% of those with a high school education or less. Among self-identified liberals, 14% found the term disparaging, compared with 6% of conservatives.
~

When sportsblabbers get one inch away from sports they prove themselves to be vapid leftists by default. With no insight into any social issue, they usually just take what they perceive is the “Liberal” side and run with it come what may.

Mikey Miss, I got yer Redskins right heyah!

Akzed on August 20, 2014 at 6:23 PM

Hail to the Redskins!!!

Cindy Munford on August 20, 2014 at 6:07 PM

Not after hearing they ran onto the field with hands up “in honor of” the recently deceased “Gentle Giant” Mr. Brown of Ferguson.
Now it’s “Fluke the Redskins” for me.

dentarthurdent on August 20, 2014 at 6:23 PM

CBS just has three Redskins games this year — Sept. 14 against Jacksonville, Oct. 19 against Tennessee and the Sept. 25 Thursday night game against the Giants, which is likely the only one Simms is going to do. Makes it fairly easy not to mention the teams’ name all that much to satisfy your bosses in New York when you’re barely going to cover them all season.

jon1979 on August 20, 2014 at 6:24 PM

Go Ditka

So how long until ESPN suspends him?

gophergirl on August 20, 2014 at 6:26 PM

Rename the team the Washington Wilsons, it would be one hell of a spectacle when they play the Browns.

Bishop on August 20, 2014 at 6:28 PM

AP, does one have to be:

the guy’s a self-described “ultra-ultra-ultra-conservative” and Palin fan so go figure that he’s impatient with political correctness

to be “impatient” with PC? Can those who are just conservative not be impatient with PC?

they lie on August 20, 2014 at 6:31 PM

REDSKINS, not Red Coats

Willys on August 20, 2014 at 6:31 PM

Rename the team the Washington Wilsons, it would be one hell of a spectacle when they play the Browns.

Bishop on August 20, 2014 at 6:28 PM

Dying from laughter here.

Aizen on August 20, 2014 at 6:32 PM

Right on Mike! Enough of this bullshit.

rplat on August 20, 2014 at 6:22 PM

Wait just a medicine man minute: you can’t say that unless you are a ultra, ultra, ultra, Palin loving conservative.

they lie on August 20, 2014 at 6:35 PM

The National Penalty League has other looming issues that spell self-destruction. On the brink of a new season, please allow me to post Akzed’s Open Letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Improvements of the Game.

The most successful sports league in history is not good enough! We can attract those forty-two people out there who aren’t paying attention by just tweaking things a bit, and those who have been rabid fans all their lives will just have to like it or go play in traffic.

The league is swearing that they’re going to call games during the season just like they are now, meaning forty minutes of real-time stoppages for defensive penalties. I have an idea to accomplish the same thing without lengthening the games: put the d-backs in straight jackets! Why not literally do what the league obviously wants? It’s worth a try. There would be an explosion of offense. The fans are too stupid to appreciate defensive play anyhow. Why have any?

I don’t know if it was all games, but to ensure the integrity of the National Penalty League the Eagles had eight officials last game, two were women. First off, can’t the boys have anything?! “Mommy! The boys won’t let me play!” They have field hockey! Let them invent their own sport and officiate it. Secondly, why stop at eight officials? I’ll bet there were at least two penalties that weren’t called, and we should stop at nothing to ensure that the game is played by all 1,439 rules, and that all infractions against order and goodness are punished.

It only makes sense to punish the fans with penalties, not just the offending team, just like when Mrs. Johnson took away recess for the whole class that time Billy Belcher made fart noises. Only when fans care enough to pressure their teams to play by the rules will we have football in its purest form. So the fans are just as responsible for all the penalties, not the league; we get that. Punish us!

Speaking of razzberries, I can’t wait until we get the pink shoes and towels out again. Pink goes so well with dark green, black and gold, burgundy, etc. Come to think of it, there are twice as many bre@sts as there are prostates, yet prostate cancer occurs twice as often as bre@st cancer, so maybe we need two months of blue shoes so the guys will know the league cares about them too!

Also, everyone hates charades so let’s just ban kickoffs, coat the players in bubble wrap, and get it over with. A kickoff return TD is so boring anyhow.

Why not widen the field by twenty yards so running backs can’t be pushed out of bounds so easily? I smell more scoring…!

Maybe we should just have two players on each team, a QB and a WR, and have them run down the field catching forty-yard TD’s. That’s all anyone’s smart enough to appreciate anyhow, right? And of course, one of them has to be gay.

Oh, I almost forgot – now the Super Bowl halftime performer has to pay the league to perform, and must pay the league a portion of his next tour’s take?! Why think so small? I say the price should be one year of indentured servitude to Jerry Jones! The SB half-time artist should be standing behind ol’ Jerry in the owner’s booth in a different getup for each of the dozen or so times the camera lovingly French kisses Jerry during each game. He’d be like the court jester, maybe dressed like a butler for one shot, harlequin the next, maybe a parody of the opposing team’s mascot. There are lots of possibilities. Use your heads!

Why does anyone watch a Cowboys game anyhow really, except to see ten or twelve shots of Jerry in his booth? Happy Jerry … sad Jerry… concerned Jerry… thoughtful Jerry… Jerry squeezing some barely legal b00bs… we love them all, and there are so many Jerry personas that each deserves a few seconds on our screens, and in our hearts.

Finally, we need teams not just in Europe, but in Australia, Asia, Micronesia, the Falkland Islands, and East Africa. There’s nothing like forty hours in an airplane with a football game up the middle.

So c’mon Roger, use your head for something besides a hatrack and give us what we want – endless tweaking of our favorite game! It’s not football, but your indelible imprint on it, that the fans crave.

Akzed on August 20, 2014 at 6:35 PM

I’ve always liked Ditka. He’s gain even more favor with me now.

sadatoni on August 20, 2014 at 6:35 PM

Leader on skin color

Schadenfreude on August 20, 2014 at 6:37 PM

Tellem Coach!!!!

Katfish on August 20, 2014 at 6:38 PM

Florida State war chant. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_vpfblTqng

MaiDee on August 20, 2014 at 6:39 PM

Ditka is the reason we have Obama today. If Ditka had ran for the senate when asked, Obama would have never become President.

lorien1973 on August 20, 2014 at 6:40 PM

I’m tired of worrying that I’m gonna show the bottom of my shoes, give the OK sign, eat with the wrong fork, or something else and someone is gonna get themselves all offended and putout.

Instead I have decided that if I say or do something that offends someone, but I did not intend to offend anyone, then I am not the offender… they are.

WestTexasBirdDog on August 20, 2014 at 6:41 PM

Awesome. Cruz/Ditka 2016!

sadsushi on August 20, 2014 at 6:43 PM

“How ’bout the “Washington Injuns?”

Now that”s funny, but I actually wish Snyder would do that, with great fanfare call a press conference and then to a hall of eager reporters sensing victory and the enforcement of pc, announces that from that moment on the “Redskins” would become the “Injins” (as a joke) and then watch as their heads explode like overripe watermelons.

ncjetsfan on August 20, 2014 at 6:43 PM

OT: St Louis PD already releases video capturing yesterday’s shooting..

“shoot me”, walks towards officers with knife in hand–his wishes are honored…

hillsoftx on August 20, 2014 at 6:43 PM

$100 says the libtards in ESPN management will suspend Ditka in 3….2….1….

Sugar Land on August 20, 2014 at 6:44 PM

Akzed on August 20, 2014 at 6:35 PM

+ a Billlllionnnnnn.

As for Ditka, + a Trilllllionnnnnn. Unfortunately, ESPN has become more PC than even PMSNBC and CNN combined, and will probably throw the flag on him.

TXUS on August 20, 2014 at 6:47 PM

As someone alluded to in an earlier post, when referring to the Washington Redskins, ‘Redskins’ is hardly the more offensive word of the two.

MikeinPRCA on August 20, 2014 at 6:48 PM

Da Coach.

Walter Sobchak on August 20, 2014 at 6:49 PM

Ditka is the reason we have Obama today. If Ditka had ran for the senate when asked, Obama would have never become President.

lorien1973 on August 20, 2014 at 6:40 PM

On the other hand, can you really blame a guy like Ditka not wanting to have anything to do with a governing body like the Senate, populated by about 90 lying wusses.

TXUS on August 20, 2014 at 6:50 PM

When Men were Men.

Oil Can on August 20, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Watching the REDSKINS last night, they might want to reconsider naming themselves the Washington Squaws.

TXUS on August 20, 2014 at 6:52 PM

“Oklahoma” is Choctaw for Red People.

Akzed on August 20, 2014 at 6:52 PM

“Oklahoma” is Choctaw for Red People.

Akzed on August 20, 2014 at 6:52 PM

Then, let’s go with the Washington Oklahomans, although I imagine the people of Oklahoma might be moved to start the American Revolution 2.0 over that.

TXUS on August 20, 2014 at 7:01 PM

So let me get this straight, Carey, Simms and the other clowns have a problem with the name Redskins yet they still took money that was partially generated by the trademark of Redskins and the showing on TV of the Redskins? Yeah effing hypocrites guess your principles stop at your pocketbook eh? If it so heavily offended these fools why didn’t or don’t they quit and work for someone else who wouldn’t perpetuate the heinous use of the name?

bbinfl on August 20, 2014 at 7:06 PM

Carey was quietly, and now not so quietly, protesting the Redskins name for the past eight years unbeknownst to the wider public.

Can we call BS on this? Quietly? How quietly? Did anybody know?

Lolo on August 20, 2014 at 7:06 PM

Mr. Ditka, It’s nice and to see and hear, a fellow W. Pa. man with common sense! Go, ‘Quips!

LastRonin on August 20, 2014 at 7:07 PM

Can we call BS on this? Quietly? How quietly? Did anybody know? Lolo on August 20, 2014 at 7:06 PM

Well apparently he told the NFL which allowed him to skip Redskins games rather than fire him, which is what shoulda happened.

Akzed on August 20, 2014 at 7:11 PM

Dikta to perform the Senate Bowl Shuffle?

As a long-suffering Bears who enjoyed the play of Gale Sayers, Dick Butkus, and Walter Payton while enduring a parade of horrible teams quarterbacked by the likes of Virgil Carter, Jack Concannon, Bobby Douglas, Gary Huff, Bob Avellini, Mike Phipps, and Vince Evans, all before Jim McMahon and Dikta came to the Bears, I thank Dikta for that unsuccessful run in 1984 followed by that awesome 1985 team.

BuckeyeSam on August 20, 2014 at 7:11 PM

Ditka 2016! Get a real man in there!

Decoski on August 20, 2014 at 7:17 PM

Ditka is the only man who scares Chuck Norris

truerino on August 20, 2014 at 7:20 PM

Let’s update the name and make it stand for Washington: The Washington Stormtroopers.

There you go. What an insult to those stormtroopers!! Hah!

Axeman on August 20, 2014 at 7:20 PM

Go Pack!!!

Bmore on August 20, 2014 at 7:22 PM

Rename the team the Washington Wilsons, it would be one hell of a spectacle when they play the Browns.

Bishop on August 20, 2014 at 6:28 PM

“You’ll charge us, but we’ll murder you!!!”

Axeman on August 20, 2014 at 7:23 PM

To those naming tbe 2004 survey it should be noted that a 2013 survey showed the number of Indians who find it offensive at 65% and even the 2004 survey was deemed un reliable because they didnt ask for tribe affilation and also didnt include Alaska which has a large native population.

Either way if you cant see the writing on the wall. Youre blind. The name will be forced to change. Its a slow drip. First liberals, then academia, then Indian groups, then the casual fan, now major respected referees and sportscasters. Do you really think a big sponsor isnt next? And once one sponsor goes itll be a domino effect and the name will eventualy change.

Politricks on August 20, 2014 at 7:25 PM

I forgot to say..

With all that said. I grew up on the Redskins and had so much skins gear as a kid. I personally dont see anything wrong with the name but then again Im not Indian so I just take the stance of Switzerland.

Or in other words…

My names Bennett and Im not in it.

(I do see the walls closing in on them though)

Politricks on August 20, 2014 at 7:27 PM

Ditka once stated that “Limbaugh is too liberal for me”,got to love the guy though I would like to see him run for a House or Senate seat someday.Shades of “B-1″ Bob Dornan on steroids.

jeffinsjvca on August 20, 2014 at 7:27 PM

Hmm, I wonder if you went back and looked at his Redskin games prior to taking his brave, secret stance – and see if he officiated any differently.

Aren’t refs part of a crew, though? So the whole crew joined in his protest unwittingly?

Of course, these super smarty-pants know that the term redskin originated because of red war paint, not skin color?

You can take so many words and phrases over the years that have been stolen by one group or another and used in an insulting manner, you can’t ban them all.

It’s all about context. I thought the left was supposed to be so nuanced. Context is everything and I will continue to say things such as “like white on rice” because I grew up hearing that phrase as a harmless metaphor and using it as such. If some degenerates want to come along 20-30 years later and use it for something else, that is their problem.

reaganaut on August 20, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Bbinfl.

You call them hypocrites but I bet youre typing on a computer or smartphone that is sold by a company with a liberal ceo or using the internet of a company with a liberal ceo. So youre paying to finance liberal politicians and ideals.

Does that make you a hypocrite if youre a republican/conservative?

Politricks on August 20, 2014 at 7:31 PM

Akzed.

Haha I agree all the way.

Politricks on August 20, 2014 at 7:34 PM

You go Bro!

ΣΧ

bernzright777 on August 20, 2014 at 7:47 PM

Of course the name Redskins doesn’t offend Native Americans. Redskins are just palefaces who got a sunburn.

Anybody ready for some FOOTBALL?

Steve Z on August 20, 2014 at 7:59 PM

Mr. Ditka, It’s nice and to see and hear, a fellow W. Pa. man with common sense! Go, ‘Quips!

LastRonin on August 20, 2014 at 7:07 PM

As Mike would say, ‘Tough Times don’t last, Tough People Do’. (And thankfully WPIAL football will be here shortly) ;-)

reddevil on August 20, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Audio: And now a word from Mike Ditka about this Redskins “horsesh*t”

Hail to Pitt Iron Mike!

reddevil on August 20, 2014 at 8:06 PM

It’s going to be a sad day when there are no more Ditka’s left in the country; when most everyone with the ability to vote has been thoroughly indoctrinated by the public school system, liberal college cabal and the no-longer-free press in political correctness and lockstep groupthink.

MaxBC on August 20, 2014 at 8:16 PM

This is the Man from Aliquippa, PA.
Listen up Dirt bags.

Mike is one of the finest MEN to ever come out of the
Keystone State.

ToddPA on August 20, 2014 at 8:17 PM

I strongly favor the name change to Washington Aboriginals.

A respectful, scholarly hat tip to our redskinned brethren…

Oops, wait, let me rephrase- a grammatically correct salute to the continent’s indigenous peoples…

no, wait again, the root of indigenous is indi genus, or people of India, which we know is wrong due to a stupid prejudice of Cristofer Columbus who thought he landed in a hemisphere further west.

Dang, this stuff is hard. I’m even offending myself.

Dolce Far Niente on August 20, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Simple solution: Change the team name to LOS ANGELES REDSKINS.

Doug Piranha on August 20, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Chicago Blackhawks unavailable for comment.

Galtian on August 20, 2014 at 9:04 PM

the only offensive part of their name to me is the location reference

DanMan on August 20, 2014 at 6:09 PM

Yep.

bettycooper on August 20, 2014 at 9:12 PM

As any Cowboys fan (and a few Iggles and G-Fans) can tell you, if you’re not saying “The Hated and Evil Redskins” then you’re not doing it right.

questionmark on August 20, 2014 at 9:20 PM

You must censor your thoughts before they become words or you will engage in thoughtcrime.

SirGawain on August 20, 2014 at 6:12 PM

You have enabled and encouraged my thoughtcrime, which is an offense.

Tard on August 20, 2014 at 9:29 PM

“We’re going to let the liberals of the world run this world.”

Did he say, “let the liberals of the world run this world,” or “let the liberals of the world ruin this world?”

I guess the result is the same, either way.

There Goes the Neighborhood on August 20, 2014 at 9:32 PM

Mike Ditka speaks for most of us.

Amjean on August 20, 2014 at 9:38 PM

A young Don Rickles would never make it in today’s politically correct crappy society. Damn how I loved it when he sat in on or appeared on The Tonight show. Good times, good times.

Buckshots on August 20, 2014 at 9:50 PM

I’m done being a fan. Screw ‘em.

AZCoyote on August 20, 2014 at 6:17 PM

.
Did the whole team, black and white, do it or just a few? I know that DeAngelo Hall was an organizer of that ignorant “Hands up, don’t shoot!” field entrance garbage.

ExpressoBold on August 20, 2014 at 11:16 PM

I’m done being a fan. Screw ‘em.
AZCoyote on August 20, 2014 at 6:17 PM

It was 6 guys in the secondary. Hall and Clark were, not surprisingly, the ring leaders. Let’s not hold or against the entire team.

fight like a girl on August 20, 2014 at 11:38 PM

Why is it that just the Redskins are getting so much grief? I sure if the political correctness police tried hard enough, they go after the following teams to FORCE them into changing their names:

1. The Pittsburgh Pirates and Tampa Bay Bucaneers – pirates and buccaneers were evil white men who stole, tortured, raped, and pillaged. Under no circumstances should they be glorified.
2. The Cincinnati Reds – even though the team name predates the rise of communism, it looks like it somehow relates to communism. The name has got to go.
3. The Boston Red Sox – see “Cincinnati Reds”
4. The Chicago White Sox – must be related to the Ku Klux Klan somehow….I don’t know how, but it must. The name must be nixed!!!
5. Any team with an animal name – How can people just casually stand by and allow the subjugation of animals via team names? Oh the humanity!
6. The San Francisco 49ers – what on earth were they thinking when they named a team after evil, greedy gold prospectors? They should immediately change their name to the Rainbows!
7. The New York Mets – they should change the name just because I hate the Mets
8. The New York Yankees –are you kidding me? A team named after evil northern repressionists? I’m having heart palpitations.

I could go on all day….

olesparkie on August 21, 2014 at 8:02 AM

You know, maybe they should change the name.

I’m thinking something akin to Redman. Redmen, maybe?

That way their getting a double: offending the liberals by referring to Indians* as the Redman AND by referencing the tobacco by the same name.

Become more offensive.

*Note: As one of ACTUAL Indian descent, I know that most modern Indians prefer to be called first by the name of their tribe (Sioux, Cherokee, Navajo, etc…) and secondarily, Indians. So, if you are actually concerned about their preferences, you should be calling them Indians, not Native Americans.

makattak on August 21, 2014 at 9:23 AM

*they’re… D’oh!

makattak on August 21, 2014 at 9:23 AM

What do PC cowards think about the names of the two most popular teams of any sport, specifically the “Shirts vs. Skins”.

Should the Shirts change their name to the “Button Down”, “Crew Neck”, “Tank Tops”, or “Underwear”. Also how do you describe the “Skins” in PC? Is it proper to label them by the color of their skin, “Hispanic”, “Black”, “Caucasian”, “Asian”, or a group of “Skins” of different ethnicity are called “Rainbow”.

Also, are the rules changed when these teams play flag football. The “Shirts” must wear ties as their flags; while the “Skins” must wear belts to attach their flags. I wonder who would win? Probably the “Skins” because members of the “Shirts” would be chocked to death when being tackled.

MSGTAS on August 21, 2014 at 9:51 AM

If it makes you feel better, Allahpundit, I’m sure the Obama phenomenaba would have still occurred, Ditka running in Illinois or no.

Obama went from Hawaii to California to Massachusetts to Illinois. It’s a no-brainer that he would have moved to a place where he could win if Ditka had defeated him. Think Hillary suddenly becoming a New Yorker.

FishingwFredo on August 21, 2014 at 11:28 AM

A problem might be, that an average University of Oklahoma or OSU football team could beat an average Washington Redskins football team.

Missilengr on August 21, 2014 at 12:32 PM