Sunday, May 18, 2014

'Jeopardy' host Alex Trebek doesn't believe Redskins should change name


By now, you have probably heard about the growing consensus that the Washington Redskins should change their nickname because of its negative connotations associated with Native Americans. Simply put, many more people seem to support a name change than those who wish to keep the Redskins name as it is.

Count "Jeopardy" host and longtime Redskins fan Alex Trebek among the contingent of people who don't believe the team should cave in and change its name. In a recent feature in the New Republic, Trebek had this to say about the issue.

Mostly, he unwinds by watching television. “Breaking Bad” and “Deadwood” are recent favorites; the Lakers a constant. During football season, he follows the Redskins, whom he doesn’t think should change their name.

“They weren’t called the Redskins because we thought Redskins were terrible; it’s because we admire their strength, their abilities,” he says.

It's a valid point made by Trebek and one that hasn't seemingly been brought up much. However, I don't think the majority of the population who weighs in on the matter is going to buy into it. With that said, it is an oddity that it has taken so long for the pressure to change the name to finally come to a head. Do you believe the franchise will eventually scrap its nickname in favor of another?

Via Washington Post

2 comments:

  1. Our name has always been "WASHINGTON REDSKINS" and will always be.For those who don't like it "GET OVER IT"

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  2. "GOD BLESS AMERICA WHAT A BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY I LOVE MY COUNTRY"

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