The controversy over the Redskins’ name just won’t die out as it has in years past. The latest to weigh in was Bob Costas during halftime on Sunday Night Football. He summed up his feelings by saying “It’s an insult, a slur, no matter how benign the present day intent.” Team owner Dan Snyder is still defending keeping the name but he does seem to be paying more attention to dissenting opinions. And with one of those opinions coming from President Obama, who said if he owned the team, he would consider changing the name, Snyder would be wise to listen. The big deal with Costas last night was that although lots of people are sharing their thoughts, they’re not doing it during halftime on SNF. Should a sportscaster be discussing such a sensitive issue or should he just stick to talking about the game?
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