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    • Matthew Najmowicz

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    • June 15, 2013 in Columnists

    Jerk-off of the Week: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and his lack of spine

    This week, Roger Goodell received a letter from Congress urging him to prompt Washington Redskin’s owner Dan Snyder to change the team name.  The word “redskin” is a highly offensive word to Native Americans, similar to the N-bomb used as a racial slur against black people. 

    Goodell sent a letter back and said that the word “Redskin” is no longer a negative word used as a slur.  In fact, he stated that the term is now an optimistic word  used in a very positive light.  Roger Goodell is taking the word “redskin” back. I saw something similar to this in the movie “Clerks 2” where the character, Randal, was taking back the term “porch monkey.”  I’m pretty sure if I walked in Detroit and used that word that I’d be dead.

    What in the hell is wrong with Roger Goodell? He had a chance to get rid of something that has bothered Native Americans since the inception of the Redskins franchise.  It’s a blatantly offensive name.  If people understood where that term came from, they would be ashamed to chant it. 

    How can anyone defend this spineless coward?

    What else is there to say about Mr. Goodell and his gutless response to the racism of that team’s name?  That’s what I love about rich people – they are truly disconnected from any semblance of reality.   

    NFL fans are so programmed to worship football as some sort of deity that they simply care too little.  Instead we care more about Jim Harbaugh dogging the Seattle Seahawks with gossip.  Apparently a football player with brain trauma who kills himself (Junior Seau) and implicit racism is fine as long as revenue keeps rolling in to the NFL owners. 

    What a mess….

    Roger Goodell, you are an unconscionable ballbreaker.  You have the easiest job in the world and yet you show me a new level of cowardice I thought not possible. 

    Just change the goddamn name and get it over with.  The NBA changes team names yearly.  Find your testicles and get rid of the Redskins name.



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