Posts Tagged ‘Dan Snyder’

The Needle: Fact or Fiction?

Crisis Still Not Averted: It seems the Washington football team has a new plan to save its name: a website that lists "facts" explaining why the team name actually honors Native Americans. While the site is ostensibly the project of several former Pigskins players, don't take anything you read on it too seriously. Slate wrote today that Burson-Marsteller, a [...]

Pigskins Shame Spiral: Hillary Clinton

The Pigskins Shame Spiral is an occasional feature tracking developments related to the name of D.C.'s beloved football team.
Who: Hillary Clinton, 2016 presidential candidate?

The Needle: Ride Round and Round

YOLO: This Virginia man successfully (?) hit all 86 Metro stations on his day off, a mission that took him 19 hours and cost $70. +1
Pigskins Predictions: Sports Illustrated's Peter King believes the Washington football team will have a new name by 2016. +3

The Needle: 44 For 51

Let It Be Stated: President Barack Obama said today that he is in favor of D.C. statehood. (Though made no indication that he would actually do anything to help D.C. achieve said statehood.)+3
Neutral Territory: Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander will still not say that Dan Snyder needs to change the name of the Washington football team. "It is up to Dan Snyder. [...]

The Needle: Burgundy and Cold

Principles Over Money: A Native American advocacy group says representatives of Dan Snyder's Original Americans Foundation met with an Arizona tribe yesterday to offer them money to help build a skate park that it wants. The tribe refused the offer, calling it bribe money. +3 
Can You Handle "The Truth?" The Wizards announced they've officially signed forward Paul Pierce. +4

Blogger Hired By Washington Football Team To Defend Team Name Resigns


The liberal blogger hired by the Washington football team to defend its controversial team name didn't last a month on the job before he announced on Twitter last night that he would be resigning from the newly created post.
I don’t want to be a distraction to the team as the political attacks have shifted towards [...]

District Line Daily: Fort Reno Is Uncanceled

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The Fort Reno series is back on this summer after concert organizer Amanda MacKaye met with officials [...]

Hail to the Reagans?

After the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office decided last week to strip the Washington football team of its federal trademark, wags on Twitter suggested that the team just change its name to the Washington Reagans. Anti-tax crusader and President Ronald Reagan acolyte Grover Norquist jokingly endorsed the idea in an interview with BuzzFeed.
This week, Michael Taube, a contributing writer for the Washington Times, wrote a column—"Why Not the Washington [...]

Virginia Now Has a Legislative Caucus Against Changing the Name of the Washington Football Team

Three northern Virginia legislators have formed a bipartisan, bicameral "[Pigskins] Pride Caucus" to represent fans of Washington's football team.

The Needle: In Defense of D.C.

Here We Go Again: Vice had an article this week declaring all the reasons why "D.C. Is the Worst Place Ever"—which was useful only in that it collected every tired and hackneyed gripe about D.C. in one place. (D.C. is Hollywood for ugly people? Thanks, hadn't heard that one before!.) Brightest Young Things struck back today [...]

New Owner of the Landover Racists Speaks Out

Shane Morris isn't entirely sure he's not infringing on the Washington football team's trademark rights, but he thinks the new online store selling paraphernalia for his Landover Racists team will still work out for the best.
Morris, a Nashville, Tenn.-based sports writer, started a website today selling T-shirts and a mug with the logo of his satirical creation. But instead of [...]

District Line Daily: Get Your Docs Off

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AFI DOCS, the acclaimed documentary festival formerly known as Silverdocs, runs through Sunday in the [...]

The Needle: D.C. Etiquette

Dear Abby: How high does the temperature have to climb in order to turn the World War II Memorial's fountain? People are actually doing this. So, oof, let's just hope these are tourists and not us upstanding locals. -2

D.C. is So Hot Right Now: At noon today, when temperatures reached around 92 degrees, D.C. was literally the [...]

What Does This Trademark Decision Actually Mean for Washington’s Football Team?

The United States Patent and Trademark Office's Trademark Trial and Appeal Board canceled the Washington football team's trademark registration today in a 2-1 ruling, effectively saying that because the organization's name is disparaging to Native Americans, no one can legally hold a trademark with that name. 
Why is this trademark illegal?
The ruling argues that the trademark violates the [...]

The Best New Washington Football Team Names (So Far)

Earlier today, the U.S. Patent and Trade Office canceled the trademark registrations for the name of the Washington football team, and since then Twitter has gone mad with proposed new names for the franchise (which, naturally, is appealing the ruling).
Here are some of our favorites:
For your consideration.
— Drunk Predator Drone (@drunkenpredator) June 18, 2014

If you want [...]