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Thom Loverro: The disputed history of 'Lone Star' Dietz, the inspiration for the Redskins' name

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Been wondering why there's been so much attention about the name of the Washington Redskins franchise? Well, it's the 80th anniversary of the name. Yes, 80 years ago, owner George Preston Marshall, after one year in Boston as the Braves -- named for the Boston Braves baseball team -- changed the name of the team to Redskins. Marshall was moving the team out of Braves Field, where his team...

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