Seriously? Two major NFL announcers vow not to use the word ‘Redskins’ this season

The September 25 showdown between the Washington Redskins and New York Giants might end up getting as much attention for what is happening in the broadcast booth as what is happening on the field.

On Monday, CBS football analyst Phil Simms announced he is not planning to use the term ‘Redskins’ on air this year. The only problem? He is set to call the Thursday night Redskins/Giants game in September.

“My very first thought is it will be ‘Washington’ the whole game,” Simms told The Associated Press. “I never really thought about it, and then it came up and it made me think about it… There are a lot of things that can come up in a broadcast, and I am sensitive to this.”

Simms offers color commentary for CBS and his play-by-play counterpart, Jim Nantz, does not intend to follow his lead. According to the AP, Nantz said it is “not my job to take a stance.”

Over on NBC, Super Bowl-winning coach Tony Dungy is following Simms’ lead. Unlike Simms, however, Dungy will most likely not call a Redskins game this season.

"I will personally try not to use Redskins and refer to them as Washington," Dungy told the AP in an email. "Personal opinion for me, not the network."

The topic of the Redskins has come up many times over the last couple of months. In June, the United States Patent Office ruled the Washington Redskins federal trademarks for its name must be canceled because the moniker is “disparaging of Native Americans.” In interview with Glenn after the ruling, Redskins trademark attorney Bob Raskopf maintained the team’s ownership has no plans to cave to pressure.

On radio this morning, Pat, Stu, and Jeffy discussed the ramifications of Simms and Dungy’s decision. If this trend catches on, what does the future hold for teams like the Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Chiefs, Atlanta Braves, Golden State Warriors, Florida Seminoles, etc.?

“This is getting absolutely absurd now,” Pat said.

Stu considered what the backlash would be if a reporter covering the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri got on the air and refused to refer to the Brown or the police by their names. Such action would not be tolerated, and yet CBS is seemingly looking the other way when it comes to the Redskins.

“If you had a reporter [covering] Michael Brown [who] said, ‘I'm not going to say the words Michael Brown. I'm just going to say the teen… [or] if you thought the police were wrong in this case and you said, ‘I'm not going to call them the police. I'm going to call them the oppressors,’” Stu said. “Wait a minute, that's taking a stance in the middle of coverage. That's not something you're supposed to do.”

While Simms is at CBS in an analyst role that requires him to offer his opinion, Stu still thinks it sets a bad precedent.

“To Simms’ defense, he is the color commentator… so I honestly… don't care. But it's silly,” Stu said. “It is not a racist term. It was not formed that way. It was the first usage of the term was by Native Americans. The team itself did it to honor Native Americans for its own coach.”

Last fall, Glenn had his team put together a video that chronicles the history of the term Redskins and sheds some light on where public opinion really stands on the issue:

“If [the Redskins] cave, don't think that's the end of it,” Pat concluded. “They will go after every other name that can even be remotely offensive. “

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Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean is perhaps even more disgusted with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) for his coronavirus response than BlazeTV's Stu Burguiere (read what Stu has to say on the subject here), and for a good reason.

She lost both of her in-laws to COVID-19 in New York's nursing homes after Gov. Cuomo's infamous nursing home mandate, which Cuomo has since had scrubbed from the state's website and blamed everyone from the New York Post to nursing care workers to (every leftist's favorite scapegoat) President Donald Trump.

Janice joined Glenn and Stu on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to ask why mainstream media is not holding Gov. Cuomo — who recently published a book about his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic — accountable?

"I'm vocal because I have not seen the mainstream media ask these questions or demand accountability of their leaders. [Cuomo] really has been ruling with an iron fist, and every time he does get asked a question, he blames everybody else except the person that signed that order," Janice said.

"In my mind, he's profiting off the over 30 thousand New Yorkers, including my in-laws, that died by publishing a book on 'leadership' of New York," she added. "His order has helped kill thousands of relatives of New York state. And this is not political, Glenn. This is not about Republican or Democrat. My in-laws were registered Democrats. This is not about politics. This is about accountability for something that went wrong, and it's because of your [Cuomo's] leadership that we're put into this situation."

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She joined the latest Glenn Beck Podcast to break down what's coming next after the election: Black Lives Matter is mainstream, leftists are making lists of Trump supporters, and the Hunter Biden scandal is on the back burner.

Megyn and Glenn reminisce about their cable news days (including her infamous run-in with then-presidential candidate Donald Trump) and to look into the chaotic and shady world of journalism and the growing entitlement it's bred. For example, many conservatives have been shocked by how Fox News handled the election.

Megyn defended Fox News, saying she believes Fox News' mission "is a good one," but also didn't hold back on hosts like Neil Cavuto, who cut off a White House briefing to fact check it — something she never would have done, even while covering President Obama.

Megyn also shared this insightful takeaway from her time at NBC: "Jane Fonda was an ass."

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