Matthew McConaughey loves the Washington's NFL team because he loves hamburgers. This was one of the many amazing revelations from a GQ interview with the Oscar-winning actor.
More important, you were a Redskins fan growing up in Texas? What the hell was that about?
Two things. First: 4 years old, watching Westerns, I always rooted for the Indians. Second, my favorite food was hamburgers. The Redskins had a linebacker named Chris Hanburger.
You'll get no argument from us, McConaughey; hamburgers are amazing.
Names are important to the Dallas Buyers Club star. His children are called Livingston, Vida and Levi. That might be a little far out, but when it comes to team nicknames he's a traditionalist.
What do you think about the calls for the team to change its name?
Man, it's twofold. What interests me is how quickly it got pushed into the social consciousness. We were all fine with it since the 1930s, and all of a sudden we go, "No, gotta change it"? It seems like when the first levee breaks, everybody gets on board. I know a lot of Native Americans don't have a problem with it, but they're not going to say, "No, we really want the name." That's not how they're going to use their pulpit. It's like my feeling about gun control: "I get it. You have the right to have guns. But look, let's forget that right. Let's forget the pleasure you get safely on your range, because it's in the wrong hands in other places."
What will happen if the name changes?
It's not going to hurt me. It's just... I love the emblem. I dig it. It gives me a little fire and some oomph. But now that it's in the court of public opinion, it's going to change. I wish it wouldn't, but it will.
P.S. Matthew McConaughey smokes a copious amount of marijuana.
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FACT: We're not sure the team nickname is spelled "Redkskins."