The ESPYs would not be complete without the obligatory shot at the Washington Redskins. Just before the one hour mark of the show, comedian Hannibal Buress made a smoke machine/light show/theatrical entrance from the future, the year 2026.
But much to host John Cena’s surprise, Buress did not come to warn of future doom. It was, among other things, to give notice that the Redskins had changed tribes:
Cena: Okay, that's sensible. Whoa. What Jersey is that?
Buress: The Redskins finally changed their name. Now they're the Washington Jews.
Cena: Woah, man. They just can’t get that one right.
Buress: Yeah, they are a horribly-run organization.
Moderately to very funny. Of course, unlike last year’s Redskins jab at the ESPYs, this one was a lot shorter and less intense due to the fact that Native Americans finally and forcefully delivered the killer blow to ESPN’s dreams of forcing the Redskins to change their name. Basically telling the world that educating their kids, and keeping their water supply clean, is a lot more important to them than the name of Dan Snyder’s football team.
Who knew? Oh yeah, everyone except ESPN.