A few months ago a guy reached out to me over Twitter with a common question, but for an unusual purpose. He asked if gamers can create or rename teams in Madden NFL. No, I replied, that hasn't been a feature for several years. His reason for asking is probably why: the guy wanted to create the Washington Whiteskins.
Brittain Peck established the satirical "Whiteskins" a few years ago as a protest against the Washington Redskins' nickname in particular, and sports' cultural appropriation of Native American names and symbology in general. Peck runs Whiteskins.org, and sells t-shirts for the fake team, giving the proceeds to Native American advocacy organizations. He figured some kind of a share-able video game mod could pump up interest in what he's doing.
I told Peck that Madden doesn't let you modify NFL teams (though, in this year's game, if you move a franchise in the career mode you may change its name and uniforms to one of three options the game gives you.) That said, NCAA Football's TeamBuilder, despite having very little added to it since it was introduced four years ago, remains deep enough to handle the job.
I took it on as a thought exercise, and also because my feelings—on the Redskins name especially—align with Peck's. He sent me some style sheets and I whipped up a solid set of home and road threads (with alternate pants), taking a sardonic pride in getting the app to recognize the Crayola Flesh color as a home jersey. (Ordinarily it won't let you select "light" colors as a home shirt, but I glitched it and got it to work.)