Sunday, December 28, 2014

Sanitized for Your Protection

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?

Today is the season finale for my local professional football team. They host their arch-rival and, after defeating the Philadelphia Eagles last week, hope to extend their winning streak to two games.  

But as you know, the controversial names of some sports teams have gotten more press than the athletes representing the teams on the field or the games they play. In this age of enlightenment, we can do better! 

The term "Cowboy" is highly offensive. The diminutive "boy" should never be applied to an adult male. "Cattlemen" is better, but the preferred gender-neural term is "Cattle-persons." 

Please join me now in the PC cheer of the day: 

"Go, Washington Fighting-persons of Native American Descent! Score slightly more sports-points than the Dallas Texas Cattle-persons!"
(But don't hurt their feelings.)

My hometown Washington Redskins close out the season today with a 1 p.m. game at FedEx Field against the Dallas Cowboys. Some interesting game day notes and nuggets from the Washington Post are available HERE.

Enjoy the game!

The basics:
Kickoff: 1 p.m. at FedEx Field
TV: Fox (Ch. 5, 45 locally) | Radio: 980 AM; 92.7 and 94.3 FM.
Line: Cowboys by 5.5