I hate the Washington Redskins, not because of the name, or any racial implications thereof. I was born & raised in a New York Giants household. That being said, I think the government's effort to force a name change is absurd. Time.com reports, fifty members of the U.S. Senate have sent an open letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, demanding the name of the Washington, D.C. franchise name be changed.

They contend the name Redskins is a "racial slur."  Seriously??!! We're paying theses people how much a year in salary, and benefits for this kind of foolishness? I remember the Marquette Warriors, St. John's Redmen, Syracuse Orangemen. They've all changed their names to comply with our politically correct social climate. Will they go after the Florida State Seminoles, Cleveland Indians, Chicago Blackhawks, Vancouver Canucks (Wait! they're in another country), or UL-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns?