Cartoonist Gets Absurdity of the Name 'Redskins,' Dan Synder Still Doesn't
We came across this little comic on GoComics.com, created by cartoonist Scott Hilburn. It depicts the logos of several defunct professional sport franchises, with the logo for what used to be the Montreal Expos expressing disbelief at the continued existence of one particular logo.
We'll let the cartoon do the talking for itself.
It should be noted that all of these logos were put out to pasture because the teams they represented ceased to exist. Going from left to right, you've got the Montreal Expos (with the dialogue bubble), the Seattle Supersonics, the Hartford Whalers, the Minnesota Northstars, the Houston Oilers, the Seattle Pilots, and the Quebec Nordiques. Yet, it should also be noted that another Washington D.C. professional sports franchise changed their name and logo from what was considered an especially incendiary and insensitive moniker—the Washington Bullets (now the Washington Wizards).
Yet the Redskins name somehow lives on. Clearly Scott Hilburn gets how crazy that is...unfortunately the person who should get it, and the person who could change it, simply doesn't, and won't.