Joe Theismann appeared on Fox News' "Outnumbered" on Thursday to discuss the Washington Redskins' nickname controversy and somehow ended up bringing Caitlyn Jenner into the conversation.
Presented with the hypothetical scenario that the team's nickname is eventually changed because it offends some Native Americans, Theismann was asked what might happen to all the awards and honors he and the team have won under the Redskins name: "Would they go as far as to wipe it away from history?" co-host Harris Faulkner asked.
Theismann responded: "It brings up an interesting debate. Bruce Jenner vs. Caitlyn Jenner. Bruce Jenner, they want to maybe change the medals from Bruce Jenner to Caitlyn Jenner because that is who he is now, or she is now.
This is not an interesting debate, unless by "interesting" Theismann really means "ridiculous." As far as I know, the name Bruce does not offend anyone; the name Redskins does.
The original question was rather interesting and could have sparked several minutes of discussion. But Theismann never really answered it.
Instead, he tried to get deep ... and this is what he came up with: "So I think you will always be — I think there will be a time in history where whatever you were you are. Whatever you will be going forward, that is what you'll become."
It's no wonder co-host Andrea Tantaros immediately took the discussion in another direction.Copyright © 2017, Los Angeles Times