Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer said recently that NFL's Washington Redskins should go ahead and change its now-controversial name, simply out of "common decency."
In his Friday column, Krauthammer gives his official alternative recommendation:
How about Skins, a contraction already applied to the Washington football team? And that carries a sports connotation, as in skins vs. shirts in pickup basketball.
Choose whatever name you like. But let’s go easy on the other side. ...
To reiterate, Krauthammer is offering up a term associated with amateur pickup sports games to replace the traditional name of a football team. "Skins" also calls to mind Buffalo Bill from "Silence of the Lambs" (1991).