TheComeback- The NFL recently launched a line of team designed license plates connecting the team to the state they play in. Called the “State Pride License Plate” series, you can pay $29.99 to get the license plate for your favorite team superimposed with the state they play in for that fan who loves both their team and their state.
Not every team is available but there is a selection of about nine teams including the Cowboys, Ravens and Falcons. But there was one license plate in particular that had a rather glaring mistake. The Washington Redskins, which refers to Washington D.C., had their license plate super imposed to the outline of Washington state, which is about 2,800 miles away.
Because of the mistake, the NFL took down the wrong Washington plates and probably won’t be selling any of these. But I don’t know why the NFL had to be so hasty in admitting they made a mistake. I have to imagine there are a few Redskins fans in Washington state who would love to have this. Mark them down to $10 and they might be able to sell some of them.
Only the Lord and his morally compromised rival, Roger Goodell, could tell you how a multi-billion dollar brand could mass manufacture a product for public consumption, and not realize the laughable geographical mishap that it blatantly depicts until it was actually on sale. That license plate - that was moronically and poetically a part of a "State Pride" promotion for a state that bordered an opposing coast - undoubtedly passed by several dozen sets of eyes that see nothing but dollar signs, and it still somehow made it to the online market place. If that doesn't convince you that the NFL is successful despite itself then you're probably the same type of person that doesn't think racial sensitivity should be prioritized ahead of franchise history.
In all honesty though, this would be a great way for the NFL to get rid of the 'Redskins' team name once and for all. They should just continue to sabotage their own licensed merchandise until in-state sales drop and they can adequately make the argument that their bottom-line is being negatively effected by a polarizing affiliation with an antiquated, mildly offensive term for Native Americans. Why stop at slapping the wrong state lines on a license plate? They should start spelling 'Washington' wrong or tinkering with the already lifeless colors. Really dig in on proving there is no money to be made with prejudice paraphernalia. Of course, they could also just make that decision on their own and tell the biased, butt-hurt fans of a terribly-run organization to pound sand, but that wouldn't fit their modus operandi of being financially motivated at literally all non-monetary costs.