Silly in Seattle…

According to the Washington Post, a newspaper in Seattle is limiting the use of the term “Redskins” when the NFL team from our nation’s capital comes to Seattle for their playoff game against the Seahawks.

The Post story includes this paragraph…

To avoid insulting native American heritage, the Seattle Times decided to limit severely the use of the term Redskins in the paper — even if a team with that name will dominate news coverage this week. The Times will not use the moniker in headlines or captions. Reporters can use it only once, as a first reference, in all stories. The Redskins will be referred to almost exclusively as Washington — which could get a little confusing for local readers who also live in that state.

Well, I just want to go on record and say that even though I am not a Redskins fan, I am a native American (born and bred in the good ol’ US of A…native American, right?) and their team name does not offend me in any way.

And by the way, it’s only three weeks or so until the Atlanta Braves’ pitchers and catchers report to spring training…time to fire up the Tomahawk Chop, just because…