The question shouldn't be whether it's possible to appeal for the use of a racial slur (since Redskins owner Daniel Snyder is appealing the U.S. Patent and Trademark office ruling that canceled six of the team's trademarks we know that it's possible). The question should be whether it's advisable. And to many, the bigger question is what does Snyder's appeal say about the team owner's lack of morality and cultural understanding? At least that's what one late-night comic seemed to be questioning when he dubbed Snyder "chief runs without moral compass."
If you're not caught up on the football controversy, here's a brief update: After much protesting by Native American and non-Native American groups to get the name of the Washington Redskins football team changed, last week the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office acted by canceling six team trademarks. This means that the team no longer has exclusive rights to sell memorabilia. The hope is that the potential hit to their pocketbook will encourage Snyder to pick a new moniker for the football franchise. So far, no dice. Snyder has vowed never to change it. No worries, says another comedian, because he's got the perfect solution that will keep everyone happy. Take a look at today's Punchlines to see what that is.
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The late-night comics on Daniel Snyder and the racial slur that is a football team name. Take a look at our favorite jokes about the controversy, then vote for yours at opinion.usatoday.com.