Bob Costas, Peter King, Bill Simmons, and ProFootballTalk are waging a remarkably stupid crusade to ban the name of the Washington Redskins because they believe that mentioning Native Americans is offensive. Apparently they would prefer that the Native Americans were not only stowed away on reservations, but every last reference to them was scrubbed from the public discourse as well.
Ironically, they would have been advised to wage their campaign against the Oklahoma Sooners and the Oklahoma State Cowboys. As per Wikipedia:
Oklahoma: oʊkləˈhoʊmə (Pawnee: Uukuhuúwa, Cayuga: Gahnawiyoˀgeh) is a state located in Southern United States. Oklahoma is the 20th most extensive and the 28th most populous of the 50 United States. The state’s name is derived from the Choctaw words okla and humma, meaning “RED PEOPLE“.
How dreadfully offensive! This campaign is simply the product of left-liberal nannies who spent absolutely no time looking into the subject before they start wagging their fingers and declaring what absolutely must be done.