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Phil Jackson Suggest Redskins Change Name To "Whigs"



    To paraphrase an inappropriate quote (for this blog, at least), opinions are like butts. Everybody has one and thinks that everybody else's stinks. It doesn't have the same ring to it, does it?

    Point being, everybody and their mother seemingly has an opinion on the Redskins' -- excuse me, the "Washington professional football team's" -- name. Add 11-time NBA championship-winning head coach Phil Jackson, who offers this suggestion:

    The "Washington Whigs." I'll give it points for alliteration, but it doesn't have the same oomph to it. The Whig Party only had two candidates elected President: William Henry Harrison and Zachary Taylor. The former died after 32 days in office, while the latter croaked after gulping down a large quantity of cherries and iced milk. Not necessarily the most intimidating mascot.

    Thank you, AP U.S. Government class.

    (Please, just end this now. Please.)

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