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In a word, no–it’s not going to happen. But a social media proposal of the much-maligned Redskins’ name change to the Washington Reagans is gaining some internet discussion, even if it’s only for fun.
The prevailing argument for the proposed name is simple: Why the fuck not? If there’s a figure who deserves this kind of recognition and esteem, it’s gotta be Reagan. President Reagan is among the most beloved of the former United States presidents. He was likable, a true patriot, a fine leader, a brilliant economist, and an all-around awesome man. As an added bonus, he has a football background.
From The Washington Times:
In his autobiography “An American Life” (1990), the former president discussed his days as captain of his high school football team. He played tackle and guard, and personally described it as “probably a marriage made in heaven.” In his view, it was “as fundamental as anything in life — a collision between two bodies, one determined to advance, the other determined to resist; one man against another man, blocking, tackling, breaking through the line.”
When Reagan attended Eureka College in Illinois, he played guard on the varsity football team — and lettered three times. He also starred in the 1940 biographical film “Knute Rockne: All American” as George Gipp. (If you’ve ever wondered about the origin of Reagan’s popular campaign slogan “Win one for the Gipper,” look no further.)
And finally, Redskins’ owner Dan Snyder is a well-known Republican. It’s just too good to be true.
[via The Washington Times]