Responding to the controversy over the name of the pro football team in the nation’s capitol, the Onion announced that the team has decided to change its name. From here on in, the Onion reported, the team will be known not as the Washington Redskins but as the D.C. Redskins. (Thanks to the Unwashed Advocate for alerting me to that.)
Now George has an even better idea: Leave the name the same but change the logo and mascot to a red potato. Although my brother-in-law may have been kidding, I think it is great idea. I like the whimsy. The fight song remains the same. And it would prove that the city does have a sense of humor after all.