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Jeopardy television game show host Alex Trebek speaks on stage during the 40th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Beverly Hills, California June 16, 2013. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok  Jeopardy television game show host Alex Trebek speaks on stage during the 40th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Beverly Hills, California June 16, 2013. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok   

Famously Smart Man Alex Trebek Is Cool With The Redskins Name

Alex Trebek, the iconic host of Jeopardy, has come out as a supporter of keeping the Washington Redskins’ much-maligned name.

Trebek recently told The New Republic that, like most people, he relaxes by watching TV, especially watching his two favorite sports teams: the Lakers and the Redskins. On the name change debate, he said, “They weren’t called the Redskins because we thought Redskins were terrible; it’s because we admire their strength, their abilities.”

So the eighth most-trusted person in the United States, as voted a few years ago in a Reader’s Digest Poll, thinks that the name represents a proud tradition of a culture, not a racial slur. Just a thought.

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