So, Washington football fans, how’s that offensive team name and demeaning sports mascot working out? Whooping and hollering as RGIII goes on a “Redskins” warpath only to leave a trail of tears when his wounded knee gets buried at FedEx Field.
In this obscene home team sports fantasy, the gifted Robert Griffin III was reduced to a “noble savage.” Let the “Redskin” play hurt. He can take it. Hail to the young brave-hearted quarterback as he limps into battle on that injured knee. Three cheers as he fights on his one good leg for Old D.C.
And when he’s felled during Sunday’s playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks, bringing the postseason to an ugly and immensely unsatisfying end — torn ligaments no doubt shortening his own career as well — Washington gasps in horror.
Bad karma, I tell you, that team name.
- Report: What’s in a name? ‘The Redskins’ bad karma’ (wtkr.com)
- Mike Shanahan’s Exploitation of RGIII Is a Complete Disgrace (bleacherreport.com)
- The RGIII injury, Mike Shanahan, and the same old Redskins (sbnation.com)
- Washington Redskins: Who is Responsible for Robert Griffin III’s knee injury (thepigskinreport.com)