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.

60 responses to “King’s new website ponders not using “Redskins”

  1. “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.

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

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

  10. 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…

  11. 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?

  12. 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.

  13. 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!

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

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

  17. 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.

  18. 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.


  20. @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.

  21. 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?

  22. 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.

  23. 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?

  24. 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.

  25. @dman509:

    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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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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