“This is so stupid it’s appalling,” Ditka told the website redskinshistorian.com, via SportingNews.com, “and I hope that owner keeps fighting for it and never changes it, because the Redskins are part of an American football history, and it should never be anything but the Washington Redskins. That’s the way it is.
“It’s been the name of the team since the beginning of football. It has nothing to do with something that happened lately, or something that somebody dreamed up. This was the name, period. Leave it alone. These people are silly — asinine, actually, in my opinion.”
Ditka is just another person who doesn’t get it.
The name Redskins is more than just a football team. But people like Ditka and owner Dan Snyder see things in a different more delusional way.