Posts Tagged ‘pigskins’

Feds Intervene in Washington Football Team Trademark Dispute

The Department of Justice is not taking a position on the team's name, just a federal statute.

Gear Prudence: Do Bad NFL Teams Cause Road Rage?

Plus: Gift ideas for the bicyclist in your life

Del. Norton Introduces Bill to Strip NFL of Tax-Exempt Status Over Washington Football Team Name

A similar bill has already been introduced in the Senate.

Pigskins Shame Spiral: NPR

NPR shows some restraint.

Pigskins Shame Spiral: Team Fan Dressed in Redface

One exuberant fan shows the problems with defending the team's name.

The Pigskins Daily Show Segment You’ve Been Waiting For

But the good stuff was cut.

Legislation Would Ban D.C. Schools From Using Race-Based Team Names or Mascots

A number of District schools have Native American-related mascots.

Etsy Policy Change Means the End of Pigskins Thongs, Bedazzled Toms, and Wedding-Cake Toppers

Sorry, crafty Pigskins fans.

Shame Spiral: The Fans

Sales of 'Skins gear have dropped 35 percent.

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 [...]

The Needle: Richmond Goes Hollywood

Just Another Earthquake-Sex Joke: The Washington Post's live blog of the ongoing proceedings of the federal corruption case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife could be the best thing on the Internet this week. A highlight: In trying to show that the relationship between Maureen McDonnell and Jonnie Williams Sr., the CEO of Star Scientific, was more than pure [...]

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?

District Line Daily: Hooked By Police

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The D.C. Police Department is using high-risk sting operations in which undercover police officers lure [...]

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

Pigskins Shame Spiral: A Federal Judge in Maryland

Who: A federal judge in Maryland.
Change the name? Yep.