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More team names need to go

The NCAA's banning of American Indian nicknames should only be the beginning of major name changes across the country.

Updated: August 12, 2005, 11:59 AM ET
By Steve Woodward | Special to Page 2

We live in the land of the free and the home of … the perpetually offended.

Stop the insanity. Alter the disturbing names of countless collegiate and professional sports teams. Do it now. Even some event names should be re-examined. Do we even need nicknames? Do we dare even take on any name? Is this column an affront to everyone who is not named Steve Woodward? I bet I'll hear from all the Bob Woodwards deeply offended that I would tarnish such a proud surname by pairing it with ...

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