Al Michaels: Dan Snyder will have to die before the Redskins name changes


NBC Sports broadcaster Al Michaels made an appearance on Jim Rome on Showtime  and was asked if he believes Redskins owner Dan Snyder will be able to keep the name Redskins.

“It seems to me as if he is going to hold on,” Michaels said, via For the Win. “I mean, all of a sudden, I mean for 70-some odd years this was a zero issue. And then it became an issue? I understand that we live in this politically correct environment, it’s crazier than ever. Senators want to weigh in on this? Like there’s nothing else to do in Congress, this became an issue?

“And I do know, I’ve talked to Snyder about it — not recently, but when we were in Washington last year — and he basically said, ‘Over my dead body.’ ”