Washington, D.C. is in the throes of change.
No, not by the White House. That appears to be business as usual, if not more so. This change is coming from a branch of the Native American lobby, specifically, that tribe known as the Washington Redskins.
This Turkey, sometimes called Machakw, the Native American name by which he is known in the Fakawi Nation, has learned that the Redskins have offered a $3 million payoff, not to a federal official, but instead, to a state university in one of the frontier states of the rapidly expanding Ohio River Valley, namely Indiana University.
What the hell does this have to do with Penn State football, you ask?
Vell, I’ll tellya (spoken in the accent of the Fakawis, otherwise known as the Lost Tribe) — the payoff was on the condition that Indiana University’s home football game with Penn State be played on the Redskins’ home turf. Now, $3 million is an offer that no self-respecting university is going to ever turn down, no matter what kind of strings are attached. The only string attached was that IU had to sell at least 7,000 tickets to this “home” game. That should be no problem, given the drawing power of their opponent, the mighty Nittany Lions. Therefore, it is with complete certainty that Machakw tell readers that the November 20, 2010 game will be played at FedEx field in Landover, Maryland.
This has the effect of transforming the contest into a home game for PSU fans, due to the proximity of the new venue, as well as the tacit party appeal of the D.C. metro area. The stadium, which holds about 90,000, will be awash in blue and white.
Machakw know you want to know why his Fakawi tribe also known as Lost Tribe. That’s because when you encounter our tribe, the first thing we say is, “We’re da Fakawi.”