I’m an avid American Football fan. The Dallas Cowboys are my favorite team, so I have no love lost for the Washington Redskins. Having said that, the recent hoopla about the name “Redskins” has got me thinking, are they the only team in football with an offensive name? We wouldn’t want to single out one team without making sure all other offensive names were also removed.
For example, is it fair to our feathered friends to name violent football teams after birds? The Seattle Seahawks, Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, and Baltimore Ravens all have offensive names. Where is PETA when you need them?
Ravens, despite their scary-sounding name, are actually perching birds, not real predators, and cardinals, well they are just cute and cuddly; why do they deserve to be named in a violent sport?
Okay, those are animals not people. What about the names of teams that could be offensive to other people?