President Donald Trump defended the Redskins and Indians team nicknames, saying that they should not be changed.
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People are counting their chickens before they hatch if they think Dan Snyder will change the Redskins name so easily
Dave Zirin, Host of the Edge of Sports Podcast, joined Sarah Spain and Courtney Cronin to discuss the push for the Redskins to change their name, what he thinks is happening behind the scenes, and why Ron Rivera missed a opportunity.
Several Native American leaders and organizations sent a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday calling for the league to force Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder to change the team name immediately.
JP Finlay is a beat reporter for the Washington Redskins; he joins the guys to discuss the expected name change and just how complicated the issue really is.
Alan is back from vacation, and addresses a comment made about the Knicks head coaching search last week on the show. Plus, what should Washington change its name to?
Alan addresses a comment made by Stephen A. Smith about the Knicks head coaching search. Plus, we come up with names for the Washington football team.
Jason asks if you would still cheer for your team if they changed their name, and he disagrees with Stephen A Smith when it comes to NBA players opting out of the bubble.
The guys discuss Gilbert Burns testing positive for the Coronavirus, leading to Jorge Masvidal taking his place. Plus, Former Redskins RB Brian Williams joins the show to talk about the franchise possibly changing its name and ESPN NBA Reporter Malika Andrews joins the show from the NBA Bubble.
ESPN MLB Reporter Marly Rivera joins the show to discuss the MLB restart and the injury that Masahiro Tanaka sustained this weekend. Plus, Dan Snyder and the Redskins are feeling pressure to finally change the name of the franchise.
MLB Superstar Mike Trout says he doesn't 'feel comfortable' playing this year & is playing the season "by ear." If he were to opt out how big of a deal would it be? Plus, Tanaka diagnosed with mild concussion after line drive to the head
The Redskins are internally reviewing whether or not to change the team name as many involved with the team want the name changed. Former Redskins Running Back Brian Mitchell joins the show to discuss. Plus, Gilbert Burns is out of UFC 251 after testing positive for the Coronavirus. Jorge Masvidal will take his place.
The Redskins' three minority owners have hired a search firm to sell their shares in the team amid discontent with owner Daniel Snyder, The Washington Post reported.
Washington coach Ron Rivera told The Washington Post "it would be awesome" if the team could change its nickname by the time the season starts.
This isn't the first time the Redskins' nickname has been debated. Owner Dan Snyder has been adamant about keeping it but might yet change his stance.
The Redskins on Friday said they were to "undergo a thorough review" of the team's nickname amid renewed pressure, especially from sponsors. A source told ESPN that a change is now considered likely.
Mina, Domonique and Pablo question if the NFL team in Washington will have a new name this season and if it makes sense for the NBA to do a loser bubble.
The kinship Native people have with Black people can be felt in this transformative moment
Jason talks about the sponsors leaving the Redskins unless the name is changed. He also feels the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating contest is the 4th of July tradition we all need.
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When we spoke two years ago, baseball exec Mike Veeck said he was pleased — and thought his father Bill, the late Cleveland Indians owner, would also be — that the team's controversial "Chief Wahoo" logo was going away. And Veeck said then of the NFL Washington franchise clinging to its nickname: "It's time for a change and I don't get the 'historic meaning' argument," adding, "What's wrong with correcting a bad idea?"
Gordon Damer fills in for Rick, Chris & Dave on Fourth of July weekend to talk about Washington changing their football team's name and whether the Yankees should expect to see fans in the stands this season.
Stephen A. & Domonique Foxworth talk to Alex Rodriguez about the MLB restart, break down the Pelicans in our Bubble or Nothinig segment, debate if there will be an NFL season this year, plus more on Daniel Snyder changing the name of the Redskins.
First Take 1st Hour: Former NBA player Kenny Smith joins, plus, is the title the Lakers to lose and will the Redskins name change
Stephen A. & Domonique Foxworth debate if the Lakers are even better favorites after the break, question if the Dan Snyder will change the Redskins name, and former NBA player and TNT analyst Kenny Smith joins to talk NBA.
Anita speculates if Cam Newton will start week 1 for the Patriots & evaluates the top QB’s in the AFC with Bill Barnwell, the NBA bubble scenario with Nancy Lieberman, and Bram Weinstein joins to offer his thoughts on the pressure being applied to the Redskins to change the franchises name.