BURGUNDY AND GOLD: Redskins owner Dan Snyder says despite growing pressure to change the name of the team, “We’ll never change the name. It’s that simple. NEVER — you can use caps.”
Not sure it’ll be his call to make, with a trademark lawsuit pending. I honestly don’t care all that much about the name — hard for me to tell Native Americans how they ought to feel about it — but Snyder’s defiance is unbecoming. So much for the idea that Washington is sensitive to those who might be offended. Florida State’s warm relationship with the Seminole tribe is a much better example of how to handle matters such as this. Snyder, as usual, just comes off looking like a jerk.
MAIZE AND BLUE: Andy has more on the two-game home-and-home football series announced between Virginia Tech and Michigan in 2020-21.
NBA: A lot of speculation out there that Derrick Rose might try to return for Game 3 of the Bulls-Heat series in Chicago tonight. Either way, must-win for the Bulls, who are 7-point underdogs. Golden State is a 2.5-point home favorite over the Spurs in the late game.
NHL: Two series are in the books, as Chicago finishes off Minnesota in five and Ottawa eliminates Montreal in five. Penguins beat the Islanders to take a 3-2 lead in that series. Looking forward to Game 5 of Rangers-Caps tonight. D.C. should be rocking with the series tied 2-2. Also tonight: Toronto-Boston, Anaheim-Detroit and St. Louis-L.A.
FORE! Randy King explains why The Lower Cascades course at The Homestead has closed in what was supposed to be its 50th anniversary season.
NAME THAT TUNE
Well this place is old
It feels just like a beat-up truck
I turn the engine, but the engine doesn’t turn
Well it smells of cheap wine & cigarettes
This place is always such a mess
Sometimes I think I’d like to watch it burn
I’m so alone, and I feel just like somebody else
Man, I ain’t changed, but I know I ain’t the same
But somewhere here in between the city walls of dyin’ dreams
I think her death it must be killin’ me