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Simms, Dungy Won’t Say Redskins, Manziel Gives Finger

From the Daily Caller:

Johnny Football Gave the Redskins The Middle Finger

By Al Weaver | August 18, 2014

… A struggling Manziel took his frustration out on the Washington Redskins’ bench, flipping them the bird following a 2nd down incompletion with 2:28 left in the third quarter.

Manziel, the former Heisman winner at Texas A&M and ultimate bro, completed only 7 of 16 passes for just 65 yards and a touchdown. He was also sacked three times, and can (probably) expect his first fine as an NFLer this week…

Hopefully, this had nothing to do with Mr. Manziel’s poor performance on the field. And everything to do with his contempt for their refusal to abandon their racist team name.

Speaking of which, we have this news from a cheering Associated Press:

Two Major NFL Announcers Say They Won’t Use Term ‘Redskins’ on the Air

Aug. 18, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Two influential NFL voices — including CBS lead analyst Phil Simms, who will handle Washington’s Week 4 game — said Monday they likely won’t use the term “Redskins” when discussing the franchise.

“My very first thought is it will be Washington the whole game,” Simms told The Associated Press Monday.

Simms will work the Thursday night package the network acquired this season and will have Giants-Redskins on Sept. 25. He isn’t taking sides in the debate over whether Washington’s nickname is offensive or racist. But he says he is sensitive to the complaints about the name, and his instincts now are to not use Redskins in his announcing…

Funny, it sounds like he is taking sides to us.

NBC’s Tony Dungy, one of the most prominent voices in the league as a Super Bowl-winning coach and now as a studio commentator, plans to take the same route as Simms. “I will personally try not to use Redskins and refer to them as Washington,” Dungy said in an email. “Personal opinion for me, not the network.” …

Hopefully, this will help Mr. Dungy regain some of his moral standing in the news media, after his recent lapse and quick fall from grace.

CBS is allowing its announcers to decide on their own whether to call the team the Redskins. So is Fox, which handles the NFC and will televise most of Washington’s games…

NBC does not have any Redskins games scheduled — the late-season flex scheduling could change that — but the team certainly will be mentioned on its NFL telecasts this season. The network said “For all our sports properties, our on-air commentators have full discretion to reference participating teams by their city/region/state name, team nickname or both.”

ESPN said in a statement: “We use the marks and nicknames as utilized by the teams, leagues and conferences we cover.” …

Yep, despite all the problems facing the nation, people are still talking about the name of a football team.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

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