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King’s new website ponders not using “Redskins”


Last month, sprouted, a football-specific internal destination run by Peter King.  Earlier tonight, Robert Klemko if The told CBS Sports Radio that the website won’t use the term “Redskins.”

“I know that our site, we’ve talked about it, and we’re not going to use Redskins in our writing,” Klemko said.  ‘We’re going to say ‘Washington football team.  And it’s not something we’re going to publicize or write about.  We’re just not going to do it.”

Klemko’s comments apparently were premature.  In a telephone interview with PFT, King explained that no final decision has been made.

Multiple media outlets have stopped using the Redskins name, even though team owner Daniel Snyder has vowed that he’ll never change it.

Earlier this month, Packers CEO Mark Murphy acknowledged that the term is “very derogatory to a lot of people,” and former Raiders CEO Amy Trask recently has spoken out against the continued use of the name.

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  1. stunzeed5 says: Aug 29, 2013 11:49 PM

    Go ahead idiots; cave to the .03% that find that name “somewhat” offensive. Sheep…..

  2. florioleadswitnesses says: Aug 29, 2013 11:51 PM

    Dear Snyder,

    Just change the name to the Washington Indians and be done with it.

    Cowboys vs Indians (think about it)

    Win Win

  3. jhorton83 says: Aug 30, 2013 12:00 AM

    “And it’s not something we’re going to publicize or write about.”

    Clearly. Because people who don’t want to publicize something usually go on a radio show and talk about it.

  4. thegreatgabbert says: Aug 30, 2013 12:03 AM

    Now if they would just follow that up with a vow not to speak the name of the poser lining up behind center for the team who’s name cannot be spoken……

  5. aaroncurryisbust says: Aug 30, 2013 12:04 AM

    As well they shouldn’t. Everyone should refer to to them as the Washington Racial Epithets until they cave and stop their racism.

  6. stlunatik says: Aug 30, 2013 12:10 AM

    Everybody. Not just the Indians, but the whole d**n world needs to just lighten up. I mean, c’mon mannn.

  7. floriousestherword says: Aug 30, 2013 12:16 AM

    I hope MMQB does decide to go that route. I also hope PFT follows them. Come on Mike, this is a chance to do more than just right articles about it.

  8. wilsonwillbreaku says: Aug 30, 2013 12:16 AM

    I’d go with the Washington Greendirt.

  9. eaglesfan036 says: Aug 30, 2013 12:34 AM

    I don’t care if a bunch of middle aged white people think the name Redskins is offensive. If a bunch of native americans come out and say they want the name changed, I will have no problem with changing it. Until then. there is no reason to.

  10. mrb1onde says: Aug 30, 2013 12:45 AM

    Meanwhile, numerous other high-profile NFL people whom you refuse to quote have stated that they do not think the name Redskins is offensive.

  11. eagles512 says: Aug 30, 2013 12:48 AM

    King is so annoying about this. Why won’t people give up?

  12. calicokiller49 says: Aug 30, 2013 12:49 AM

    So they’re not going to talk about it, they’re just going to do it, but they tell us they are doing it…..hmmmm. This is so ridiculous, I am personal friends with a dozen or so native Americans, and everyone of them has a redskins hat. And so does all their cousins, so it must not be that offensive. The only people offended by it are liberal guilt mongers.

  13. Brian says: Aug 30, 2013 1:10 AM

    I hope they stick to the decision. It’s an offensive name and Snyder won’t change it unless he has no other choice.

  14. ppletr says: Aug 30, 2013 1:21 AM

    We got rid of our “king” in 1776 so I object to your using the name “King”. The Redskins are the Redskins it was’t and isn’t used to demean anyone. Don’t like the name, don’t follow the team or turn off the TV. Don’t foist your views on someone else….Contrary to what this country is becoming everything someone does or says isn’t race based.

  15. truthb3t0ld says: Aug 30, 2013 1:26 AM

    Another day, another story about the Redskins “derogatory” name..

  16. bills399 says: Aug 30, 2013 1:31 AM

    is peter king a native american? Right. So who cares then?

  17. jimsjam33 says: Aug 30, 2013 2:03 AM

    Senseless !

  18. charlieb1951 says: Aug 30, 2013 2:04 AM

    More liberal BS!!!

  19. bmoreravens1012013 says: Aug 30, 2013 2:18 AM

    It makes me laugh everytime I read a story about the redskins possible name change, when it mentions that Danny boy vow to NEVER change it. The longer he stands pat, the more these type of stories will be written , so I, –as a Ravens fan–say,” keep keeping on” Danny boy!

  20. ganja4all says: Aug 30, 2013 2:35 AM

    All this posturing about silly political correctness is a venture that is devoid of validity. If you believe that it does have validity then please address the issue of being defined by the NFL, admission statements, disclosure forms, etc. about how “non hispanic white” is just as offensive as the “N” word. Now dont get your nickers in a twist, I did not say it carries the same meaning, message, content, etc. Come on Petee, show us how the validity will carry forward to the many applications of offensive derogatory, etc.

  21. FinFan68 says: Aug 30, 2013 3:43 AM

    Dumb. If you inform a reporter of something you are absolutely publicizing it.

  22. deddmunnie says: Aug 30, 2013 4:05 AM

    Wow it must be getting harder to find news items that align with your agenda. Nice reach.

  23. garrison1981 says: Aug 30, 2013 4:10 AM

    Stupid! What about Chiefs? Indians? Braves?

  24. orivar says: Aug 30, 2013 5:26 AM

    What’s up with the sudden care for Native Americans? The country hasn’t cared for a long time and for the longest while glorified killing them.

    There has to be something bigger behind this.

  25. bigjd says: Aug 30, 2013 5:46 AM

    I guess that’s one site I won’t bother visiting.

  26. griblets says: Aug 30, 2013 5:52 AM

    In related news, Klemko is also going to call Steelers’ running back Isaac “guy who runs the ball” because his last name is offensive.

  27. mrbiz8505 says: Aug 30, 2013 6:35 AM

    And it’s not something we’re going to publicize or write about. We’re just not going to do it.”

    -oh ya?…good start….

  28. cash804 says: Aug 30, 2013 6:46 AM


    Hail To The REDSKINS!!!

  29. kane337 says: Aug 30, 2013 6:59 AM

    Hail To The Warriors

  30. pabrownsfan says: Aug 30, 2013 7:08 AM

    well aint that just silly

  31. rg3isvictory says: Aug 30, 2013 7:26 AM

    And I won’t use their website!!!

  32. provguard says: Aug 30, 2013 7:46 AM

    King and Sports Illustrated, you both are cancelled… No more…

    SI is doing their own crusade to save what as already been done to the Native Americans. These redskins are football players now. Politically Correct has made us so cautious when speaking, we hesitate to even join a conversation…

  33. jnbnet says: Aug 30, 2013 8:06 AM

    garrison1981 says:
    Aug 30, 2013 4:10 AM
    Stupid! What about Chiefs? Indians? Braves?

    What about The Fighting Irish…the Canucks….where does it stop?

  34. fwippel says: Aug 30, 2013 8:14 AM

    If you can’t use the name of the team, then how can you report on the team?

    Peter King needs to decide if he wants to write about politics or football, but using his football column to discuss politics is the main reason why he will always be one cut below writers like Don Banks.

    Report the news, and leave the rest to the opinion pages.

  35. dman509 says: Aug 30, 2013 8:16 AM

    The State of Washington and their NFL team find calling this team from the District of Columbia that hasn’t been in a Superbowl in over twenty offensive!

  36. zragone says: Aug 30, 2013 8:23 AM

    Oh look, so Peter Kings website may Jump on the bandwagon of telling 90% of the Native American population that the white man knows better when it comes to what should/shouldn’t be derogatory towards native Americans.

  37. goodellisruiningtheleague says: Aug 30, 2013 8:44 AM

    Peter King’s writing is offensive.

  38. onlythebest36 says: Aug 30, 2013 8:52 AM

    Skunk Stripe strikes again.

  39. schmokes says: Aug 30, 2013 9:02 AM

    I thought the team already changed their name to the RGIII’s? After all, if you listen to their fans, he’s the greatest player in the league’s history.

  40. dutchkindelberger says: Aug 30, 2013 9:02 AM

    In related news, the Redskins have announced that they will not be using Peter King’s new website.

  41. godofwine330 says: Aug 30, 2013 9:03 AM

    This is just silly. Ehh

  42. bobzilla1001 says: Aug 30, 2013 9:03 AM

    I hate it when the media want to make the news rather than just report the news. If media members want to change the world, they should’ve picked a different profession. Their jobs are merely to report the news, not to be the news.

  43. latchbeam says: Aug 30, 2013 9:22 AM

    Oh good… another shameless plug for Peter King and his ridiculous political spin. Can’t wait to read more political sports gossip. Peter King writes nothing but garbage.

  44. nananatman says: Aug 30, 2013 9:48 AM

    Raiders CEOs especially those not valuable enough to be with the team I’m sure have really awesome hair.

  45. tlmoon2112 says: Aug 30, 2013 10:04 AM

    Absolutely dumb as hell

  46. jwalkerinboots says: Aug 30, 2013 10:24 AM

    I’m not sure what this has to do with Miley Cyrus and her twerking. THAT is the real evil.

  47. geodude11 says: Aug 30, 2013 10:48 AM


  48. ezwriter69 says: Aug 30, 2013 11:51 AM

    @stunzeed and all the others who feel qualified to judge what someone ELSE should be offended by:
    I know a couple of bars here, in central Minnesota just off the rez.
    Go in, walk up to any Indian in the place, stick out your hand, and say “Hey Redskin, what’s up?”
    See how that works out for you. And if you aren’t willing to do that, if you sensibly know what would happen, then you just proved yourself to be full of bleep.

  49. broncofanssuck says: Aug 30, 2013 12:12 PM

    jnbnet says:Aug 30, 2013 8:06 AM

    garrison1981 says:
    Aug 30, 2013 4:10 AM
    Stupid! What about Chiefs? Indians? Braves?

    What about The Fighting Irish…the Canucks….where does it stop?

    You nazis just loooove hanging on to your racist names don’t you?

  50. critter69 says: Aug 30, 2013 12:13 PM

    I moved to the DC area in 1973 (Montgomery County), and there were two main areas of discussion concerning the DC area NFL team:

    1. Should Sonny or Billy start; and
    2. Should the team change it’s name.

    1973 to today is 40 years. Daniel Snyder was about 8, going on 9, years old at the time.

    In other words, the ‘discussion’ about a namechange is NOT a recent phenomena.

    Besides, when the team was founded, in 1932, they were known as the Boston Braves. They moved to Washington, DC in 1937. So a name change is not totally foreign to the team.

  51. daubs17 says: Aug 30, 2013 1:05 PM

    just cancelled my SI subscription. thanks for the heads up Mike. Have fun with your new venture into politics Pete

  52. kitnamania13 says: Aug 30, 2013 1:45 PM

    I hope Starbucks takes King’s favourite coffee flavour and renames it Redskins Roast.

  53. steaderic says: Aug 30, 2013 2:00 PM

    Posted by Mike Florio on August 29, 2013, 11:41 PM EDT

    “Multiple media outlets have stopped using the Redskins name, even though team owner Daniel Snyder has vowed that he’ll never change it.”


    Multiple? How many are we talking here? More that 2?

  54. steaderic says: Aug 30, 2013 2:01 PM

    Of course I meant to say more than 2?

  55. sonnyboychris says: Aug 30, 2013 2:38 PM

    Oh so now white people care about native Americans?

  56. cmm10304 says: Aug 30, 2013 4:19 PM

    If Peter King and new group of writers wants to take this stand and insult the Washington Redskins and their fan base, fine stay the F out of our stadium! Don’t visit our training camp nor our facilities in Ashburn! Don’t cover us nor our games. Leave it at that, in Peter King’s mind the NFL consists of 31 teams. Why not call MMQB CHQB for Capitol Hill QB? We take pride in our name, our tradition, and our heritage. I find it funny he nor SI have a problem mentioning the Indians (not very pc, supposed to be referred to as Native Americans), the Braves, the Fighting Irish (stereotypical mascot or what?), etc. Is this really the fight you want to pick when there is so much serious stuff going on in this world? He will lose an avid fan if he pulls this trigger, I’ve read his column and every article he’s written for the last 8-9 years.

  57. dutchkindelberger says: Aug 30, 2013 5:41 PM


    The District of Columbia (founded 1790 as the Nation’s Capital)) and the Washington Redskins (winners of 5 NFL Championships) find it absolutely hilarious that the State of Washington (admitted 1889 as the 42nd out of 50 states) and their NFL team (winners of ZERO championships) have the cheek to even attempt to criticize them.

    Perhaps you should try to win a championship of your own, first. Then you can brag.

    A little.

    You’ll still trail the Redskins by 4 championships.

  58. johnnyoclock says: Aug 30, 2013 6:21 PM

    Using benign and harmless words in differentiating types of people from each other is not racism.

    White is now a racist term, simply because I just declared it. this is the logic of the left. So we all can play this. Any commentor using the word white willbe suspened.

    All this is about is the insatiable need for the white liberal to feed the white liberal ego and power trip in towering over other cultures, pat them on their head, insisting those cultures need the white liberal to be that and all cultures’ Superman.

    But, you can’t be Superman until you make a entire culture helpless Lois Lane. The white liberal isn’t able to process through the brain how this is actually what’s degrading to a culture.

  59. johnnyoclock says: Aug 30, 2013 6:22 PM

    I just suspended myself.

  60. hauts81 says: Aug 30, 2013 6:48 PM

    King has been writing about the NFL for decades and now that he’s got his own pet project website he’s going to “take a stand” and not run the term Redskins. Publicity. Stunt.

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