Our View: He’s kidding . . . isn’t he?
Posted: January 10, 2013
So Washington’s beloved Redskins lost Sunday — and their jaw-dropping rookie sensation Robert Griffin III buckled his knee — all as a result of . . . “bad karma.”
Such is the supposedly serious opinion tendered by ever-predictable columnist Courtland Milloy in Wednesday’s Washington Post. In Mr. Milloy’s fevered brain, so long as Washington’s NFL franchise bears such a demeaning nickname and logo, well, it is doomed. So much so that not even a healthy RGIII can save it. Puh-lease.
In Mr. Milloy’s mind, “bad karma” apparently is incremental or, at least, subject to the whimsy of the age. He asks readers not to bring up past Redskins’ victories — three Super Bowls, in fact — because they were achieved in less “progressive” times.
But conjure up those triumphs we must. For it seems to us, if the Redskins moniker were so blatantly offensive and, thereby, bad karma-inducing, Dame Fortune would not have smiled kindly on the team at any point in its history.
But, to the likes of that self-congratulating progressive Mr. Milloy, that would make too much sense. After all, when you have an ax — or even a tomahawk — to grind, you simply must do so.