Okay, since everyone is talking about the Redskins name, I figured I would put my two cents in. I mean, why the hell not? I think the name needs to change.
That is all there is to it. I am sorry, but if the people who you claim you are honoring say “hey, umm, this really offends us, please change it.” You should probably change it. And no, making an argument that “well they used to call themselves that back in 1634” is not a good reason.
For the other people out there arguing about how much money people would have to spend to buy new jerseys, shirts, etc. The world did not end when the Bullets changed their name to the Wizards. Football fans rush out and buy a new jersey if the team adds a different patch or changes the design slightly.
And it is not like anyone is saying you could not still wear your Redskin stuff, you just might look a little weird doing so. Hell, maybe they could do a trade in like the Patriots. Not a full refund, but give them some kind of discount for trading in the shirts.
Okay, that is all I have on this one.