Opinion: Replace Redskins logo
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"The name of Washington's pro football team is a badge of honor for some, a slur to others, and never the twain shall meet.

Most recently, a Manhattan Beach man who played for the Redskins in the 1950s was told by the California Department of Motor Vehicles to turn in his "1REDSKN" license plate, which was deemed offensive after a Native American activist complained.

Here's how to resolve this once and for all: Let the team keep the name, but change its mascot. Replace the American Indian face with a red-skinned potato. At long last, a win-win solution for an 8-8 football team and mascot protesters who've yet to score against a pro sports franchise!"

Get the Story:
As If: How 'Bout Rooting for Those Potato Heads? (The Los Angeles Times 1/15)

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