“So these change advocates [i.e. those who are urging Dan Snyder to change the offensive name of his D.C. NFL team] are nothing but a bunch of liberals who are, in truth, seeking to empower the federal government with more power over everybody [ed's note: sound familiar?] … Well, the fact of the matter is, our society is NOT that offended by it, and DOESN’T think that it’s that big a deal, as evidenced by Redskins sell-outs and high TV ratings. So the advocates, the people who don’t like the Redskins names are just a bunch of PC jerks."
Washington has faced mounting pressure to change their name from all directions lately. Rush's comments come on the heels of a Native American group, the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, labeling NFL commissioner Roger Goodell as a "coward" for supporting the Redskins name.
Limbaugh isn't a stranger to creating controversy in NFL circles. The right-wing commentator was added to ESPN's Monday Night Football announcer team but resigned after only a few weeks when he made several racists comments regarding former Washington Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb, who was playing for the Philadelphia Eagles at the time.Tags: Donovan McNabb, Football, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Roger Goodell, Rush Limbaugh, Washington, Washington Redskins