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Redskin = Reverence?

Take a moment and think about the last time you heard, or used, the word “redskin” in a conversation outside of the world of NFL football. 341 more words

Time For a Name Change, Burgundy and Gold.

Though my focus has been split between crises, livestreams, and hashtags of several separate occurrences, one pushed so far to the forefront of my mind today that is has been virtually impossible to seethe in silence. 627 more words

Racism

Silverman: Off-Key Ditka Needs To Zip It On The Redskins' Name Debate

By Steve Silverman
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You can always count on Mike Ditka to put his foot squarely in his own mouth.

Ditka is supposed to be a football expert, and that’s why the four-letter network uses him every week on its football pregame show, and it’s part of the reason he is still something of an icon in the Windy City. 866 more words

Sports

Mike Ditka On Redskins' Nickname: 'What's All The Stink?'

(CBS) The legendary Mike Ditka has always been a bold and straightforward man willing to share how he really feels.

And in regards to the hot-button debate about the future of Washington’s “Redskins” nickname that’s increasingly drawn criticism for being racially insensitive, Ditka had no problems explaining his thoughts. 379 more words

Sports

Review: Alex Garcia's Depth Of Field: Tips on Photojournalism and Creativity

For a long time now, I’ve had a special place in my heart for the city of Chicago.

Back in 1991, between my junior and senior years in college, when I was stringing for a newspaper in Northeast Pennsylvania, a buddy (also a local reporter) and I called for, and got, press passes to old Comiskey Park, where the Chicago White Sox played. 753 more words

People

Mike Ditka on Redskins controversy: 'It’s all the political correct idiots in America'

Former Bears coach and ESPN analyst Mike Ditka has weighed in on the Washington Redskins nickname controversy, saying he finds it “so stupid it’s appalling.” 292 more words

NFL

5 Notable Bird Flips In NFL History

(CBS) Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel made headlines Monday night when he flipped the bird to the Redskins sideline following a third-quarter play. What Manziel called a “lapse of judgment” was certainly a poor look for a lightning rod of criticism who is trying to win a job, but it’s certainly not the first time in NFL history that someone has shared the middle finger in frustration. 341 more words

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