Posts Tagged ‘Dan Snyder’

Shame Spiral: The Fans

Sales of 'Skins gear have dropped 35 percent.

District Line Daily: The Dives of Others

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D.C. is seeing a resurgence of no-frills, relatively cheap bars in D.C. Does this make them dive [...]

Dan Snyder’s Football Team Is Designing a New Stadium, Which Will Be “Very Retro”

Maybe the uninspiring preseason results are just a sign of distraction: The local NFL franchise is shopping for a new home.
Team owner Dan Snyder said in an interview with Comcast SportsNet Wednesday that the team has "started the process" of designing a new  stadium. The stadium, he said, could be in Virginia, D.C., or Maryland, where it's played at [...]

Washington Football Team Appeals Decision to Strip Team of Its Federal Trademark

The Washington football team, as expected, filed a lawsuit today to overturn the U.S. trademark board's June decision to strip the team of its federal trademark on the basis that the team's name is disparaging to Native Americans.
The team filed the suit in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia against the five Native Americans [...]

Pigskins Shame Spiral: Martin O’Malley

The Pigskins Shame Spiral is an occasional feature tracking developments related to the name of D.C.'s beloved football team.
Who: Democratic Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley
Change the name? Yep.

Pigskins Shame Spiral: Dan Snyder

The Pigskins Shame Spiral is an occasional feature tracking developments related to the name of D.C.'s beloved football team.
Who: Dan Snyder, the owner of the football team and the man who once said he would "NEVER" change its name.
Change the name? LOL

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.

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