WASHINGTON (CBSDC) - An ongoing battle over the Redskins’ team name has garnered significant attention on both a local and national level, during an offseason that’s also seen a Tebow-like rise to prominence for quarterback Robert Griffin III.
Slam these two together and you get the media equivalent of a natural disaster.
Whichever side of the fissure you fall on, the loud voices shouting from behind are unavoidable and echo for miles.
Arguing over the name of a football team has become about as political as Obama-Romney, with undecided voters trapped in the middle of a divisive game of tug-of-war.
Washington Post columnist Mike Wise makes no bones about his disdain for the franchise name in question, and will climb to the highest mountaintop, with the loudest microphone to ensure his voice is heard.
You have to admire his obsession dedication to his cause, if nothing else, which is how we lucked into this perfect storm.
Perhaps those watching from outside the confines of the nation’s capital didn’t understand what they were seeing.
Maybe they were just in awe of RGIII.
But every single person – EVERYONE – who’s ever listened to a radio or purchased a newspaper in this town knew exactly what they were looking at, and for once, it wasn’t the savior of their franchise.
It was Mike Wise … beating the drum in silent protest, so to speak … giving one, long overdue “Good Morning Washington” to a national television audience.
Lucky for viewers, he got what seemed like an entire minute, ducking in and out of the shot, before TV execs became self-aware, allowing just enough time for the words “What part of ‘No’ don’t you understand?” to flash clearly across the screen, several times, underscored by this haunting image of a Native American.
His intentions remain unclear, besides confusing enough viewers perhaps to the point of Googling “MIB Alien Guy With Weird Shirt Behind RGIII.”
Not a lot of many people ‘get’ Wise. He’s quirky.
But for everyone who’s been suffocated by this story for months now, his message was clear:
Mike Wise is the new King of Wacky Bits.
But hey, I could be wrong.
Mike Wise (@MikeWiseguy) May 30, 2013
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