According to Phil Jackson, it’s time for ‘Redskins’ to bounce

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Washington’s “Redskins” moniker has been a hot and controversial topic as of late. To many, the name is seen as politically incorrect and one that should cease to be used.

Several members of the United States government have even stepped in, putting pressure on Washington owner Dan Snyder to change it, even giving him suggestions on new names.

Most recently, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell penned a letter to Congress backing Snyder, stating that the name is “a unifying force that stands for strength, courage, pride and respect.”

It’s safe to say that the majority of the population does not agree with Goodell, and that includes the Zen Master himself, legendary NBA coach Phil Jackson.

So, Washington, if you’re listening, Jackson is providing you with free consulting during this time. It’d probably be wise to tap into that as it doesn’t seem like folks are going to let this go until the name is changed.

  • headman2

    “It’s safe to say that the majority of the population does not agree with Goodell”

    If you think it’s “safe to say” that while completely ignoring the fact that 91% of the American population does NOT want the name changed, then you, my friend, are one dangerously cavalier (see: “imprudent”) writer. The reason you think so many people want it changed is because you think “famous” people speak for the masses. I assure you (and polling confirms it) that they most certainly don’t.”