Dan Patrick: Owner Dan Snyder Will Change Redskins Name
On Monday, sports radio personality Dan Patrick said he thought Redskins owner Daniel Snyder will eventually change the team's name. He made his comments on his The Dan Patrick Show while he was interviewing Bob Costas.
Patrick interviewed Costas after Costas said the Redskins name was "a slur" and "an insult" on Sunday's Sunday Night Football broadcast on NBC. Patrick said:
"I think Daniel Snyder eventually changes the name. I don’t know when, I just feel like there’s an end game here, and I don’t know if you feel the same way or not. I feel like he became his own worst enemy here by making it about him instead of being understanding about what it means, and who it affects. I don’t want somebody to tell me how I’m supposed to think, and Daniel Snyder did that with Native Americans, and I think that’s where people started to go wait a minute here. Nobody wants to be told what to think or what to do.”
Patrick and Keith Olbermann famously hosted SportsCenter during what may have been the program's heyday on ESPN in the 1990s.