HOT BLAST: When is an NFL team's nickname offensive?
Sep 09, 2013 | 1810 views |  0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The beginning of the NFL season has given those who believe the Washington Redskins should change their name the perfect venue -- Monday Night Football.

Tonight, Washington and the Philadelphia Eagles will play in MNF's prime-time slot on ESPN. Undoubtedly, viewers across the nation will hear analysts take on this ever-simmering debate about football tradition, racism and political correctness.

Already, several prominent members of the media who cover the NFL have decided to stop using the Redskins name in their coverage. (The Associated Press and the New York Times continue to use the word in their coverage.) Also, a Native American tribe has launched a series of radio ads that deplore the use of the name, which the team has used since the 1930s.

Meanwhile, National Public Radio has uploaded an insightful audio piece that explains the situation well for those not up to date on the NFL rumor mill.

-- Phillip Tutor
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