Yup.., I don’t recall the name causing the franchise too much trouble. It was always the smiling Indian with the very red colored skin that got the most negative comments.
But the KC Chiefs or the Atlanta Braves don’t appear to have problems with their names. And neither does the Florida State Seminoles, whose Indians have literally given their blessings in the past.
This is a loaded issue, because in the last 20-25 years the people who objected most WEREN’T Indians, it was Caucasian’s and others. Times change and maybe the issue has to change as well?
With 100-plus players, coaches and support staff in a locker room in July and August, I don’t see how the NFL survives the season. And I hope I’m wrong.
But I AGREE with you that the NBA and MLB are completely different. But since both have dramatically fewer players and coaches, etc, I think the NFL has a much more difficult hurdle to clear. I think the odds for football have to be much more difficult than those for MLB and the NBA.
Please let me be wrong. Nothing would make me happier.