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Decoding Dan Snyder's message

Updated: November 27, 2013, 10:56 PM ET
By Tim Keown | ESPN.com

Monday night signaled a significant shift in the debate over the nickname for Washington's NFL team. As a group of World War II Navajo Code Talkers took the field during a break in the game against the San Francisco 49ers while wearing Redskins clothing, the argument ceased to be about something as simple as the name of a football team.

This was Daniel Snyder's dare, his grand goad on the national stage, the boldest act of defiance yet. There was nothing subtle about this; this ...

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