[Ed. – So there’s a reason for the cosmic jinx on the NFL’s Stupid Division. Philly needs an exorcism, PDQ. And yes, as a lifelong Cowboy fan — as in, you-can’t-touch-this, don’t-get-me-started Cowboy fan — I get to say these things about the NFC East.]
The Philadelphia Eagles waded into the attack on the name “Redskins” with a decision to eliminate the rival team’s name from game schedules and media packets.
Members of sports media noticed something missing in the announcement of Sunday’s game in its weekly media guide. The team simply noted that the Eagles faced “Washington” this weekend omitting the team’s actual name, Redskins.
Matt Lombardo Tweeted the absence of the team name, calling the move “interesting.”
— Matt Lombardo (@MattLombardo975) September 30, 2015
Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com notes that the Eagles’ past media guides mark the other rival teams throughout the guides by team names. Only the Redskins are named solely by the city from which they hail.