Posts Tagged ‘pigskins’

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.

The Needle: The Members of Congress Among Us

 
Above the Traffic: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton sent a letter to the Union Station Redevelopment Corporation (USRC) asking it to get a plan together to address traffic congestion in front of Union Station because her office has received complaints "from residents, Members of Congress, congressional staff and bus companies that they are missing trains or having to [...]

The Needle: Let Them Eat Cake!

Cupcake Apocalypse: Crumbs Bake Shop announced it will close all of its stores nationwide, including three in D.C., signaling a potential end to the cupcake craze. Which cupcake shop is next? +3
Big Whoops: Employees at the National Institute of Health stumbled across 16 vials of smallpox sitting in a laboratory room in Bethesda last week. There is no indication that anyone has [...]

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 [...]

District Line Daily: The “Yoga Tax” and a Divided D.C.

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The proposed "yoga tax" highlights a divide between the eastern and western sides of the [...]

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—fans who are presumably against attempts to compel team owner Dan Snyder to change the team's name. The announcement of the new group comes days after the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office voted to strip the team of its federal trademark protections because it's "disparaging [...]

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 Washington Football Team Loses Its Trademark

The United States Patent and Trademark Office canceled the Washington football team's trademark registration because it's "disparaging to Native Americans," delivering another blow to Dan Snyder's efforts to defend his team's name.
The case appeared before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and was filed in 2006 on behalf of five Native Americans. The 177-page opinion of the board was [...]

Pigskins Shame Spiral: Comedian John Oliver

The Pigskins Shame Spiral is an occasional feature tracking developments related to the name of D.C.'s beloved football team.
Who: John Oliver, host of HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

Meet the Cranky Pigskins Fan Behind @DanSnyderCares

Dan Snyder has a lot to be proud of, including his, ahem, environmental record, his, um, championing of the press, and the fact that he is "definitely not a racist," according to a mock advertisement from a Virginia football fan.
The ad, made by the creator of the anonymous Twitter account @dansnydercares and part of a satirical Change the Owner campaign, [...]

Pigskins Shame Spiral: Champ Bailey

The Pigskins Shame Spiral is an occasional feature tracking developments related to the name of D.C.'s beloved football team.
Who: Champ Bailey, a former star cornerback of the Washington football team.
Change the name? Yes.

Washington Football Team Hires Lobbyists To Defend Team Name

The Washington football team has hired McGuireWoods Consulting, a K Street NW lobbying firm, to defend the team's controversial name, according to a recently filed lobbying disclosure form. 
The new lobbyists were hired shortly after 50 Democratic senators sent a letter urging the National Football League to declare its support of a name change. (And the team's subsequent disastrous PR campaign responding to the letter.)
According [...]

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