The San Francisco Chronicle is the latest entity to decide it will no longer refer to the Washington NFL team’s nickname, which coincides brilliantly with Danny Snyder repeating to Roger Goodell, one of his employees, that he will not change the nickname.
The obvious solution remains unexplored then after all this time: Snyder changes his last name to Redskin and claims immunity under the divine right of kings clause in the Paul Brown Act of 1946. That way, he can do more than perpetuate the slur. He can be the slur.
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Happy Holidays, and buy this for that special someone.
And we are not connected with said person in any way. Just thought Grandma would like to wear it in front of the fire on a cold chilly evening.
[RELATED: Tarver apologizes for giving officials 'the finger']
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The Cleveland Browns new practice facility apparently has a bunch of misidentified, mangled and erroneously attributed inspirational quotations. Not good staff work there, I’d say. On the other hand, if Mike Lombardi was on his job as general manager, he would respond by saying, “We will correct them immediately, but in the meantime, we have no MRSA.”
That they know of.
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The NFL trade deadline came and went, and like most of them, it went almost unnoted. Not that ESPN’s trade deadline clock didn’t try, but it ended up being part of the greater joke, which is that football isn’t like the other sports. Players on the trade market are typically used up, crazy or too expensive, and most general managers wouldn’t know how to make a trade because they’ve never had to. It was just a waste of everybody’s time.
Which is what the NFL sells best of all.
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All the celebrity sports figures dressed up in costume with their photos splashed all over the Internet reminds us what Lewis Black taught us years ago – HALLOWEEN IS A HOLIDAY FOR CHILDREN! YOU CAN DRESS UP LIKE AN IDIOT EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR LONG IF YOU WANT, SO WHAT YOU’RE WEARING NOW IS DESIGNED SOLELY TO STEAL ATTENTION AWAY FROM KIDS, YOU SOULLESS BRUTES!
Now go get something sensible on.
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Adrian Wojnarowski’s latest post on Yahoo! about how Donald Sterling nearly ruined the J.J. Redick deal for the Los Angeles Clippers, the team Sterling owns, was painted as an outrage and as utterly unacceptable behavior. He meddled in work that was coach Doc Rivers’, and nearly spoiled the Clips’ chances before they started. Rivers later said he would have quit the job outright.
This is, of course, nonsense, for one very important reason: There is no other way for Rivers to fully comprehend Sterling except to watch him work as he has always worked. Until now, he could only surmise what a meddlesome whack-job his boss is. Now, he knows first hand. That knowledge cannot be anything other than helpful.
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Game 4 of the World Series beat the Sunday night NFL game, because the Minnesota Vikings played. This fact alone makes them the new worst team in the NFL. Jacksonville thanks you, and apologizes yet again to the United Kingdom for what was done, and what will continue to be done in their name.
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And finally, who’s already sick of talking about the Lakers . . . other than everyone, that is?