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Washington Redskins: 1937–2020

Good morning! Greetings from Uni Watch HQ, where all three inhabitants continue to be safe and healthy. Hope the same is true for everyone at your home.

Now then: Multiple news outlets began reporting last night that the ’Skins will make it official this morning and announce that they are retiring their team nickname. . . . → Read More: Washington Redskins: 1937–2020

3 Days That Rocked the World of Native American Sports Imagery

Good morning! Greetings from Uni Watch HQ, where all three inhabitants continue to be healthy and safe. Hope the same is true at your home and that you all did your best to enjoy the weirdest Independence Day of our lifetimes.

I know many people kind of tuned out from following news developments during . . . → Read More: 3 Days That Rocked the World of Native American Sports Imagery

Oregon High School’s Teams Named After Political Party

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I got a note the other day from reader Taylor Workman, who had noticed this banner hanging in a park in Portland, Ore. He soon realized that it referred to Jefferson High School, a Portland school whose teams are called the Democrats.

I’ve never seen or . . . → Read More: Oregon High School’s Teams Named After Political Party

More Minnesota Musings

During the reporting for my follow-up piece on the origins of the Vikings’ uniforms, I interviewed the two surviving sons of Bert Rose, the Vikes’ original general manager (that’s him shown at right). One the sons, Scott Rose, told me a story about the team’s name that I hadn’t heard before. Here’s a transcript:

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