NBC sportscaster and noted midget Bob Costas condemned the Washington Redskins team name as a “slur” during halftime of Sunday night’s game between the Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys.
Redskins owner Dan Snyder and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell are currently facing a pressure campaign from the Oneida Indian Nation to change the mascot of Washington’s legendary football franchise.
Costas delivered a televised op-ed appearing to support the name change.
This time, Costas treated unsuspecting Sunday Night Football fans to an impromptu etymology lesson, noting that objections to the names of the Braves, Chiefs, or Warriors represent “political correctness run amok” because “these nicknames honor rather than demean.” On the other hand, the amateur linguist said, the Cleveland Indians and their mascot Chief Wahoo “have sometimes run into trouble.”
Costas elaborated that the Stanford Cardinal and Dartmouth Big Green were “both once the Indians,” while the St. John’s Red Men “have become the Red Storm.”
“And the Miami of Ohio Redskins, that’s right Redskins, are now the RedHawks,” Costas said.
Costas said that the name Redskins ”truly differs from all the others”
“It’s an insult, a slur, no matter how benign the present-day intent,” Costas said.
What Costas failed to mention is that “Cardinal” and “Big Green” are both completely idiotic names for sports teams, and “Red Storm” sounds like a goddamn WNBA team.
In the past Costas has hijacked America’s game for a political speech in favor of gun control. (Related: NBC uses NFL murder-suicide tragedy to make plea for gun ban [VIDEO])