Dallas Cowboys Jerry Jones has ostensibly little in common with Washington Redskins owner Little Danny Snyder.
For one, Jerry is a good dude. Seriously. With skin thicker than whale blubber. And he has three Super Bowl rings to Danny's zero.
But they do share in common their desire to squeeze every dollar out of an NFL's consumers pocket.
Both have taken a proud NFL franchise and helped drive it into the ground.
And they neither one want the name "Redskins" take from the Washington NFL franchise, which is odd because in doing so they are missing out on millions of potential dollars.
Support is beginning to grow, and increase in volume, for Snyder to finally change the franchise's nickname to something other than this racial slur at Native Americans. It's the same argument - a team would never be called the Pittsburgh Racial Slurs (sorry, I'm not touching this, even with an example).
In an open letter to fans, Snyder has dug in and stated he is not changing the name of this franchise. It's actually a well-stated case, and he is not budging. In it he writes, "That tradition -- the song, the cheer -- it mattered so much to me as a child, and I know it matters to every other Redskins fan in the D.C. area and across the nation."
Jerry Jones agrees, or is trying to say something without saying much of anything. He told 105.3 KRLD The Fan on Wednesday morning: "I don’t think anyone has ever named their team to be uncomplimentary to the entity or person or group or namesake."
He's right. But how must a lion feel his first name is Detroit?
"All team names have always been a positive attempt at the namesake. The intent is very positive," Jones said. "I’m very sensitive and we should always listen to those that feel that you’re being insensitive. That’s real and that’s valid."
This is the odd part - changing uniforms or nicknames is nothing more than an additional revenue source, which both of these men adore. New unis, color schemes and nicknames means new stuff to sell.
This should tell you just how much money Dan Snyder has - he doesn't want this revenue stream.
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