It turns out Super Bowl glory for the Kansas City Chiefs is unlikely to live through the pandemic as the American political and cultural landscape rapidly evolves.
To wit . . .
REALITY CHECK: THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS WON'T BE ABLE TO KEEP THEIR NAME NOW THAT THE REDSKINS ARE KAPUT!!!
Moreover . . .
RECRUITING LOCAL SELLOUT TRIBES ONLY DELAYS THE INEVITABLE: THE "CHIEFS" NAME IS A RELIC OF THE PAST!!!
Personally, TKC will miss the team's tradition but progressives and their politically charged pressure now dominate the corporate landscape - Which, in turn, dictates terms to the NFL.
Breif aside . . .
At the end of th day, changing the name of a sports team doesn't really impact the lives of fans or locals one bit . . . But the culture war distraction entertains as the pandemic grows more serious, economic challenges lie ahead and VERY REAL political instablilty grips the nation as the election moves closer.
Most importantly . . .
The Chiefs can no longer justify the racist "Arrowhead Chop" and banging their silly faux native drum . . . The only way to remove those controversial traditions, given that fans can't show any restraint, is to change the team name.
Right now the Kansas City Chiefs front office is too scared to even try to defend their name and hope to ride out the storm hiding like cowards instead of stepping up like champs.
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Racist ‘Redskins’ Name Erased
11:01 PM ET John KeimESPN Staff Writer Close Covered the Redskins for the Washington Examiner and other media outlets since 1994 Authored or co-authored three books on the Redskins and one on the Cleveland Browns The Washington Redskins will officially announce Monday morning that they will be changing their nickname, though no new name will be revealed just yet, a source confirmed Sunday night.
Cowtown Fanboys Desperately Cling To Local Legacy Of Cultural Appropriation
With Dan Synder and Washington changing their team name, franchises around American sports are considering the same. The Washington football franchise's decision to finally cave to public pressure and likely change their team name has had reverberations around the sports world, with MLB's Cleveland Indians and even NHL's Chicago Blackhawks releasing statements revealing their choice to either take a second look, or stand put.
NFL Falls Under Corporate Rule
The NFL's Washington Redskins will announce Monday they are changing their name, US media reported, following pressure from sponsors over a moniker widely criticized as a racist slur against Native Americans. Team owner Dan Snyder had long resisted calls to change the name, but came under renewed
Sign Of The Times
The Washington Redskins will retire the team's nickname on Monday, according to a report by Ben Fischer of the Sports Business Journal. Washington won't announce its new name because trademark issues are still pending, but the "thorough review" of the name is officially over because the team wanted to "remove any doubts as to the future of the name," Fischer reported, citing sources.
Football Kneels To Pressure
Money talks. After years of ignoring requests from Native American tribes to change the name, the Washington Redskins are listening to their main sponsor and changing their name. Multiple outlets had source reporting Sunday night that the official announcement of the name change will be made Monday, though the reporting gets murky as to when we'll know what to call Washington's team moving forward.
Developing . . .