Yes, this is not a joke. Unbelieveable. But not a joke.
A couple of ex-FCC commissioners find the word "Redskins" when used referencing the DC FOOTBALL TEAM is offensive - equivalent to one using the "n-word" - and so they sent a note to DANIEL SNYDER, the owner of the Professional NFL franchise in suburban Maryland saying that he could be subjecting many broadcasters to millions in fines!
BUT REALLY? Even if that is true, they have made the decision to punish the team and force the name change by PUNISHING ANY TV BROADCASTERS WHO SAY THE WORD WITH A FINE!!
Because THAT is how you get a team to change their name, go through the broadcasters who are IRRELEVANT TO THEM!
WHAT is the Broadcast supposed to sound like now?"
"Today the Giants played the Maroon Native American Team from Washington DC because we can't say the real frickin name...."
Content provided by Jenny Haining, American University 2013