FCC Says 'Redskins' Isn't Obscene; Team Then Scalps Eagles
Even the users get lucky sometimes.
Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder was basking in it last week, possibly grateful that his legal team doesn't have a salary cap.
They defended his radio station in Virginia, making the point that Redskins is not on the list of seven words you can't say on TV.
In other news, Snyder was witnessed seeing his own image in a mirror, which might mean seven more years of bad luck.
But not on Saturday.
And therein lies the issue. The pro football public -- regardless of race, creed, or color -- overwhelmingly cares much more about that score than the name of the team that came out on top.
There are pockets of society capable of elevating this issue to a cerebral level, but the NFL's higher level begins and ends with dollar signs, and as long as billions of them roll into the till each year, this game's being played in their world.
Indeed. Free speech has always been a double-edged sword. And it always will be.