The controversy over the name of his football team is giving owner Daniel Snyder fits.
Enter Joe Theisman.
Via FOXSports.com, Thiesmann recently told the Argus (S.D.) Leader that he has no problems with the Redskins name.
“I was very proud to play for the Washington Redskins, and I did it to honor Native people in that regard,” Theismann said. “I think sometimes people perceive words in their own particular way. What happens, what Mr. Snyder decides to do is totally up to him. I can just tell you that when I put that uniform on, and I put that helmet on with the Redskin logo on it, I felt like I was representing more than the Washington Redskins, I was representing the great Native American nations that exist in this country.”
While Theismann’s words came only one day after Frank Luntz’s first team-name focus group, maybe that’s the best strategy. Recruit great figures from the team’s past and have them publicly declare that, as they were playing or coaching professional football, they consciously and deliberately were honoring Native Americans.