Stan Crader

Author & Lecturer on Writing About Rural America

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Washington, Redskins, Costas, and Spoons

I recently came across an aphorism of which Bob Costas should be made aware —“Those who stir the crap should be made to lick the spoon.”

During the football game between the Cowboys and Redskins, Bob Costas used his halftime segment to espouse his opinion of the mascot chosen by the team that calls Washington home. Bob claims the use of Redskins as a mascot is a slur and insult.

Sports teams choose a mascot in an effort to create a competitive identity for the team. Chicago has the Bears, Oakland has the Raiders, Kansas City has the Chiefs. There… Continue reading

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