Always ready to meddle in other people’s business, the Washington Post in a recent editorial advised Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder to start 2014 by changing the name of the team. Though a new national poll shows that 71% of Americans oppose a name change for the team and only 18% want a change, the Post as usual sided with the offended minority and demanded that “Redskins” be sacked.
When I think of the Washington Post, the phrase “dumb as a post” often comes to mind, but that is neither here nor there. As a traditionalist and a conservative, I tend to resist change and honor the past, so Redskins is fine with me. The recent editorial, however, got me thinking about what name the team might adopt if Snyder decides that being politically correct would be a prudent (money-making) move to make. I took my inspiration from the team names currently in use in the National Football League, pondering either similar names or opposites.