Let’s talk about something completely unrelated to COVID, but no less of a crisis: the Washington Redskins.
Or at least that’s what they used to be called.
Full disclosure, I used to be a huge fan of that team 20 years ago. I stopped not because of their racist name, but because of their owner.
By the way, Dan Snyder, sell the team no matter what you call it. You’re an awful, awful owner.
The fact of the matter is he resisted for years changing this name, saying, “No way, no how. This is our team name.” Yeah, that was until the sponsors decided they were going to pull their support from that.
So, now he’s been forced to change the team name, and tell fans, sponsors and the Washington community how committed he is to it. Doing so will be tough. For years, Snyder said he wasn’t interested in changing his NFL franchise’s name. To convince us otherwise, he’s going to have to really show full faith commitment, not just eyewash.
I think it’s possible for Snyder to do so, but not without an awful lot of money, an awful lot of time, and a change of heart. In other words, Dan, don’t be you! Be somebody who actually people generally like.
As far as me, I’m still a Packer’s shareholder, and I will be for the rest of my life.
Go Green Bay!