Blue and Gold Illustrated

Oct. 28, 2013 Issue

Blue & Gold Illustrated: America's Foremost Authority on Notre Dame Football

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 5 of 125

in the trenches andrew owens O Lose The Leprechaun? ne of the more heated sports arguments of the day is whether the Washington Redskins franchise should keep its nickname or whether it is too offensive to use moving forward. Some publications have opted to refer to Washington's football team without the moniker, and public pressure continues to intensify for owner Daniel Snyder to make a change. Snyder, however, has made it clear that he has no plans of budging on the issue. "We'll never change the name," he told USA Today. "It's simple. NEVER. You can use caps." Even the franchise's attorney, Lenny Davis, said Snyder 's tone was too strong for a sensitive and The Notre Dame leprechaun has been the long-standing mascot for divisive issue. Fighting Irish athletics, but one Irish-American website suggests it With this controversy in might be time for change. photo by lon horwedel mind, the Irish-American publication Irish Central recently pubcolumnist Niall O'Dowd, who added lished a column suggesting it's time that he is a Notre Dame fan and atfor Notre Dame to consider dropping tends a couple home games per seathe Fighting Irish nickname and the son. "Let's face it, the Fighting Irish leprechaun mascot. leprechaun hardly reflects well on the "Notre Dame symbolizes Irish for Irish no more than the dreadful term millions worldwide, but the symbol is 'Redskins' reflects on American Indioutdated, disrespectful to Irish Ameri- ans." cans and, frankly, old fashioned," said During the past 10-15 years, Notre

Articles in this issue

Archives of this issue

view archives of Blue and Gold Illustrated - Oct. 28, 2013 Issue