Posts Tagged ‘Football’

New York Tribe Latest to Tell NFL That D.C. Team’s Racist Name Is Racist

A Native American tribe in upstate New York is the latest group to try to pressure the NFL to change the offensive name of the District's  football team.
Oneida Indian Nation launched its “Change the Mascot” advertisement campaign today and is running its first radio ad in the D.C.-area ahead of the Pigskins' home season opener [...]

Atlanta Mayor Bashes D.C. Sports Fans

Washington's sports teams have their ups and downs. But does Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed have to rub our faces in it? Reed took to Twitter on his lunch break today to dispense shut down some D.C. sports fans.
The trouble started, Ball Hogs Radio notes, when a Washington Twitter user called Atlanta residents the worst sports [...]

‘Skins Aim at Washington Post Paywall

With the Washington Post paywall set to launch this summer, you have to wonder whether our town's other top media outlet is going to start charging.
You know, [Pigskins].com.
"The answer is absolutely not!" writes an emphatic, unnamed writer on the team-owned site. "[Pigskins].com is and will remain free!"
The not-so-subtext: the Pigskins will keep offering sports news [...]

The Fred Davis Drink-Throwing Video, Revealed

Former Pigskins player Fred Davis' trial for allegedly throwing a drink on a woman at a nightclub is almost over. But now, his purported victim's law firm has released security footage of the incident.
Our dramatis personae are Davis and Makini R. Chaka at Josephine Nightclub in 2011. As Washingtonian has reported, Chaka claims Davis threw [...]

Defenses of Pigskins Name Get Even Worse

First, a confession. When the Washington Pigskins started defending their racist name by blaming it on high school kids, I thought for sure that that would be the worst defense of the name ever. In fact, though, that dubious distinction belongs to Fairfax resident and Washington Post letter writer Charles H. Cunningham, whose argument in [...]

Pigskins’ Pierre Garçon is a Pricey Bar Mitzvah Guest

Have you ever wanted to invite Pigskins wide receiver Pierre Garçon to your birthday party? Or have Washington Wizard-turned-SportsCenter analyst Tim Legler to lunch?
Well, probably not the latter. But now you could meet both men, thanks to Thuzio, a website that lets you pay thousands of dollars to create bizarre situations with professional athletes.
Unfortunately, the [...]

The Swell Season: The Pigskins’ Season, By the Numbers

Not many people, except maybe Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry—who predicted a Pigskins playoff return last summer—could have guessed this January would see some meaningful football in D.C. (Former 'Skins quarterback Joe Theismann was also a believer, but who's listening to him?).
Sunday's loss to the Seattle Seahawks ended the Pigskins' run, but it won't stop [...]

If ‘Skins Win, D.C. Flag Could Fly Over Seattle

Mayor Vince Gray's bet with St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay over the Washington Nationals' play-off series with the Cardinals didn't turn out so well, but he's giving gambling another shot with Seattle mayor Mike McGinn this weekend.
Ahead of the Washington Pigskins playoff game Sunday against the Seahawks, Gray has challenged McGinn to fly D.C.'s flag [...]

RGIII Will Turn The Country Against D.C.

Pigskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has energized the team's fan base, increased the team's playoff chances, and even made friends with Bryce Harper. But will Griffin and his BA in political science lead us to ruin?
So posits the Weekly Standard's Geoffrey Norman, who imagines the RGIII-led Pigskins facing off against quarterback Andrew Luck's Indianapolis Colts [...]

Hail to the Pigskins!


Meet your new football team, D.C.: the Washington Pigskins. That’s the name Washington City Paper will use from now on to refer to the folks in burgundy and gold who play at FedEx Field, instead of the name the team prefers, which is a pejorative term for Native Americans.
Over the last week, 1,125 of you [...]

Vote: Rename the Team!

Football is not exactly a democratic sport. The coaches tend to call the plays, the players merely execute them. And for fans, things are even worse; here in D.C., of course, we've long been familiar with the tendency of NFL owners to operate as if they have all the power.
But now you've got a chance [...]

Hail to the _________!


For years, the Kansas City Star has had an editorial policy against using the nickname for the NFL team that plays its games in Landover, Md. This weekend, the paper's public editor took on some reader complaints about it. "I remain unconvinced by every argument I've ever heard that the name is not a racial epithet, [...]

Football Prostitute Scandal Roils Catholic DeMatha

Some players on DeMatha Catholic High School's powerhouse football team  aren't letting not being starters slow them down. The Washington Post reports that five players who aren't on the team's starting lineup have been disciplined after allegedly sneaking prostitutes into their room after a game in North Carolina last Friday.
According to the Post, the students [...]

Photos: Turkey Bowl

Photo Gallery.  Dunbar 33 Coolidge 21.  Nov. 24th.  © 2011 Matt Dunn

Sidwell Friends Football Team No Longer a Slaughter Magnet

Sidwell Friends football got some attention after Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton showed up for the season-ending game with rival Maret last weekend.
Things didn't go so well for the Fighting Quakers under the spotlight, with Maret doling out a 42-0 beating.
That meant Sidwell finished up 4-5. While that mark shows the squad's not yet ready to [...]