Seems society is all about political correctness these days. Terms, jokes. ideas, team nick names in professional sports are suddenly being scrutinized to ensure we're being sensitive to the feelings of every special interest group that exists or might exist some day in this country. I understand now some high brow media types like Bob Costas are refusing to use the word Redskin in their coverage of the team. He'll still collect money for covering the Redskins, he just won't say the word, what a hypocrite
So should the owners of the Washington Redskins, Cleveland Indians, Chicago Blackhawks (only to name a few) be forced to change their team name or do people just need to get over themselves?
Before you ask, as an Italian American I'd be perfectly fine if a team had a nickname like NY Wops, Ginney's or Dago's for over 50 years and their owners didn't want to change it. I also wasn't offended that the Soprano's portrayed Italians as having association with organized crime.