Hail To The Citizens: ‘Redskins Name Changer’ Makes Your Computer Less Racist
Rick Chandler 03:10 pm, November 30th, 2014
Indianapolis leads Washington as of this writing 34-17, and it would be more except for this:
Tell your friends! Only now, you don't have refer to the losing team as the Redskins, because they've invented this: the Redskins Name Changer.
Writer Eric Schlakman and a couple of his buddies have created a web extension dubbed "Redskins Web Skin." Once installed in any web browser of your choice, the application swaps out all "Redskins" mentions on the Internet, and in its place replaces them with words like "Citizens" or "Americans."
You know the story: Daniel Snyder seeks to be the last person on the planet to call his team by its old racist nickname. But now you can take the decision out of his hands -- and don't have to wait for individual media outlets to do it.
Schlackman and his cohorts have even come up with their own campaign hashtag, "#FailtotheRedskins," to promote the cause.
"We just wish they were losing their name as easily as they've been losing games," Schlakman told CNBC about the team, which currently has just three wins and sits at the bottom of the NFC East division. The ultimate goal is not to earn money off the campaign, but to force change for what the writer says is "the most egregious" team name in professional sports.
In case you thought we were picking on Coby Fleener: