Posts Tagged ‘pigskins shame spiral’

Pigskins Shame Spiral: South Park

Yes, "South Park."

Pigskins Shame Spiral: Washington Post Editorial Board

The Pigskins Shame Spiral is an occasional feature tracking developments related to the name of D.C.'s beloved football team.
Who: The Washington Post editorial board.
Change the name? Yes.

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

Pigskins Shame Spiral: Sen. Maria Cantwell and Rep. Tom Cole

 
Who: Sen. Maria Cantwell, Democrat from Washington state and chairwoman of the Indian Affairs Committee, and Rep. Tom Cole, Republican from Oklahoma and member of the Native American Caucus.
Change the name? 100 percent.

Pigskins Shame Spiral: Pat Buchanan

The Pigskins Shame Spiral is an occasional feature tracking developments related to the name of D.C.'s beloved football team.
Who? Conservative political commentator and failed presidential candidate Pat Buchanan.
Change the name? Hell no!
Why? There's no crying in Indian country. "Hurt? Native Americans are 'hurt' by the [Pigskins]' name?" Buchanan writes. "Years ago, I recall hearing a line I thought a [...]

Pigskins Shame Spiral: Bob Costas

The Pigskins Shame Spiral is an occasional feature tracking developments related to the name of D.C.'s beloved football team.
Who: Bob Costas, sportscaster for NBC.
Change the name? Yes.
 

Pigskins Shame Spiral: President Barack Obama

The Pigskins Shame Spiral is an occasional feature tracking developments related to the name of D.C.'s beloved football team.
 Who: President Barack Obama
Change the name? "If I were the owner of the team and I knew that the name of my team—even if they've had a storied history—was offending a sizable group of people, I'd think about changing it," Obama [...]

Pigskins Shame Spiral: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

The Pigskins Shame Spiral is an occasional feature tracking developments related to the name of D.C.'s beloved football team.
Who: Roger Goodell, the commissioner of the NFL.
Change the name? Eh. Goodell took as wishy-washy a stance as possible in a radio interview Wednesday, stressing the importance of listening to any fans who may be offended by the [...]

Pigskins Shame Spiral: ESPN

The Pigskins Shame Spiral is an occasional feature tracking developments related to the name of D.C.'s beloved football team.
Who: ESPN, the sports media behemoth (and NFL partner), whose ombudsman reported today on an internal "campaign to have ESPN stop using the name."
Change the name? Maybe. Network execs have apparently resisted so far for one half-decent [...]

Pigskins Shame Spiral: Bill Simmons

 
The Pigskins Shame Spiral is an occasional feature tracking developments related to the name of D.C.'s beloved football team.
Who: Grantland  editor Bill
Change the name? Simmons didn't actually call for the team to change its name, but he did conspicuously omit the Pigskins' given name from a blog post ranking the NFC teams, in which the [...]

Pigskins Shame Spiral: The Bedside Readers of Liberal America

The Pigskins Shame Spiral is an occasional feature tracking developments related to the name of D.C.'s beloved football team.
Who: Slate, the New Republic, Mother Jones, and the Onion.
Change the name? Yes, yes, yes, and duh.
Why? Washington Pigskins owner Dan Snyder has faced lawsuits, the (admittedly tepid) threat of Congressional legislation, and public condemnation over his team’s name, which [...]

Pigskins Shame Spiral: Chris Freind

The Pigskins Shame Spiral is an occasional feature tracking developments related to the name of D.C.'s beloved football team.
Who: Delaware County Daily Times columnist Chris Freind.
Change the name? No. "Thankfully, [team owner Dan] Snyder has, to this point, resisted the pressure and pledged to keep the name intact."
Why? Ostensibly because political correctness has run amok, but the entire column feels like an [...]

Pigskins Shame Spiral: Art Monk and Darrell Green

The Pigskins Shame Spiral is an occasional feature tracking developments related to the name of D.C.'s beloved football team.
Who: Hall of Fame wide receiver Art Monk (No. 81 in your programs, No. 1 in receiving yards) and Hall of fame cornerback Darrell Green.
Change the name? It should be "seriously considered" (Monk) and "deserves and warrants [...]

Introducing the Pigskins Shame Spiral

Last year, after Deadspin highlighted the long-time policy of the Kansas City Star not to print the name of D.C.'s football team, Washington City Paper held a vote on how to change the in-house style here for referring to the team, whose actual name is defined in the dictionary as a "usually offensive" term for [...]

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