When we use imagery that makes an entire community feel excluded and diminished, exactly what tradition are we celebrating?
In the worst public relations disaster since the U.S. Navy's Tailhook scandal or New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's Bridgegate, the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell have embarrassed the league in less than a week. They have become the face of domestic violence.
Whether I am at home on the couch, at my favorite sports bar or in the Superdome (where I will have a chance to see a couple of games), I like to wear team colors, but also look fashionable.
Native American youth see the offensive name "Red***" plastered on t-shirts, hats and national stadiums -- a word that was defined in the dictionary long ago as a racial slur. Don't we all wish to live in a community -- in a country -- where our identities are respected? So why are we failing to listen?
Jay Gruden finally got the opportunity to be a head coach in the NFL and in order to be successful, he very well may have to do what his predecessor could not -- name Kirk Cousins as the long-term solution at quarterback for the Redskins.
Readers of Mr. Rhoden's article or other accounts of the demonstration who happen to reside on the reservations that dot around the nation may perceive a possible double standard at worse, and a degree of obliviousness at best, when it comes to reportage on the "Hands Up" demonstrations.
With the locker room divided over Hoyer and Manziel, it's time to shake things up and give Connor Shaw a shot with the first team on Saturday.
Whenever we can, we take people to task for being vile. We. We, the consuming public. We have a voice.
Garçon's hope for fans, friends and supporters alike, is to demonstrate by example that it is always a good time lend a helping hand.
1) "Native American" is a universally acceptable and honorable name for the same people that the current name disrespects and dishonors. 2) Washing...
America in 2014 typically condemns racist behavior in the sports world -- just look at what happened to Donald Sterling. However, we've stood idly by for decades when the object of the racism is Native Americans.
This was a week that saw the return of former leaders with less than successful results. In the World Cup, Spain fell 2-0 to Chile, knocking the defending champions out even before the upcoming knockout rounds. In an even worse reappearance, former Vice President Dick Cheney appeared on Fox News to defend his assertion that President Obama has "been so wrong about so much." But host Megyn Kelly scored a surprise knockout herself when she said, "History has proven that you got it wrong as well in Iraq, sir." As they say: 'Goooooooal!' Meanwhile, on Wednesday, the Patent Office canceled several trademarks on the name "Washington Redskins." Though D.C.'s football team hasn't changed its mascot yet, if they do, I'm partial to renaming them the Washington Drones. Other suggestions that came my way on Twitter include the Watergators, the Lobbyists, the Super PACers, the Gerrymanders, the Filibusters and the Weasels. Tough to choose when they all seem so apt.
The news media showed without a shadow of a doubt that they have not learned from their coverage in the run-up to the Iraq war, as pretty much everyone who got Iraq fundamentally wrong before we invaded was invited to share their views.
Native Americans and other critics of the Redskins' brand have hailed the ruling as the latest sign team owner Dan Snyder will inevitably be forced to drop it.
My Facebook friends are once again on the warpath. What has their knickers in a wad this time? It's those goofy Native Americans complaining about spo...
Despite Wednesday's ruling by the U.S Patent and Trademark Office that canceled six federal trademark registrations for the name "Washington Redskins," the question still remains whether or not team owner Daniel Snyder will change the name.