President Obama thinks Dan Snyder should consider changing the Redskins’ name

  • Michael Prosser

President Obama publicly stated in an interview that he suggests that Redskins owner Dan Snyder should think about changing the team’s name (courtesy of Peter Ferrara)

Just when you thought the debate over changing the name of the Washington Redskins was over, a new name with some pretty big ties decides to throw his two cents into the discussion. Yes, President Barack Obama has now publicly stated that he personally thinks that Dan Snyder should change the name of the Washington Redskins.

“If I were the owner of the team and I knew that the name of my team, even if they’ve had a storied history, that was offending a sizable group of people, I’d think about changing it.

President Barack Obama

Though he didn’t exactly say that it needed to be changed, the fact that the “Change it” side has the President backing them is a big thing. Mr. President that’s all well and good, and we here at DC Sports Kings do not, I repeat,  DO NOT align ourselves as a whole to any political party, but…….Mr President did you forget that our government is closed?

I understand that it was asked to him and he obliged to give the interviewer an answer, but you could have said something like “I’m not worried about the name change, what I’m most concerned with is that our government is closed and we need to work together to get it back open and working again” or something along those lines! This is a major problem facing our country sir and you’re worried about Dan Snyder changing a name of a team that you don’t even pull for?

Redskins owner Dan Snyder has publicly stated he will not change the name of the team (courtesy of Greg Easterbrook)


Really? Really? Really? Come on Mr. President! Dan Snyder isn’t going to change the name of this team! He’s publicly stated that he’ll never change this team! This team is and will always be the Washington REDSKINS! Just get used to it. Stop trying to bring your political ties to a sport of blue collar guys who may/may not care about the political aspect of the sport, but are more worried about playing the game that they love the most or getting that paycheck to pay for their million dollar houses. The fact of the matter is this Mr. President, there are bigger fish to fry right now then changing the Redskins’ name. I’m sure that Dan Snyder and the rest of the team appreciate your input, but they don’t tell you how to run the country (and if they do who really listens) please don’t tell them how to run their football team. I mean I don’t see you suggesting to Scotty Bowman and your beloved Chicago Blackhawks that they should change their name so why should Dan Snyder?

Again I’d like to reiterate that DC Sports Kings does not align itself with any sort of political party, but merely report sports news from the DC and Delmarva Peninsula area and it’s teams.  Be sure to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook for any developments on this and other stories.


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