Posts Tagged ‘REDSKINS’

Shame Spiral: Half the U.S. Senate

The Pigskins Shame Spiral is an occasional feature tracking developments related to the name of D.C.'s beloved football team.
Who: Fifty members of the U.S. Senate.
Change the name? Yes. Fifty senators wrote a letter Wednesday to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell saying that "racism and bigotry have no place in professional sports."

The Needle: Gray Slays

The People Speak? Although 76 percent of Democrats say in a Washington Post poll that they don't want Mayor Vince Gray to be elected for a second term, he's beating his competition—by a lot. -3
Scholarly Athletes: At least two Pigskins players are pursuing master's degrees in the off-season through the NFL's tuition-reimbursement program. +2

Pigskins Shame Spiral: The Boston Globe

The Pigskins Shame Spiral is an occasional feature tracking developments related to the name of D.C.'s beloved football team.
Who: The Boston Globe editorial board.

District Line Daily: District of Freezing

A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com.

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If you haven't noticed, it's painfully cold outside this morning, with temperatures in the area already [...]

District Line Daily: Tokyo Drift

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On the cover of the latest issue of Washington City Paper: The D.C. punk band E.D. Sedgwick [...]

Sean Taylor Shooter Found Guilty of Second Degree Murder

A Miami jury has found the man accused of pulling the trigger and killing former Pigskins player Sean Taylor guilty of second degree murder.
Eric Rivera, 23, had originally been charged with first degree murder, but after 16 hours of deliberation, the 12-person jury found him guilty of the lesser charge this afternoon, the Miami Herald reports.
Taylor [...]

Poll: Most D.C. Residents Think Washington Football Team’s Name is an Offensive Word

The Oneida Indian Nation–one of the main groups leading the fight against the Washington football team's offensive name–released new polling data today which found that 59 percent of D.C. adults think the term "redskin" would offend Native Americans.
But only 18 percent of respondents said that a name change would make them more of a fan [...]

District Line Daily: Fate of Gray

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The government shutdown has put Mayor Vince Gray in the national spotlight, making a possible reelection [...]

Man Accused of Shooting Pigskins’ Sean Taylor Finally Headed to Trial

The young man accused of killing former Washington Pigskins free safety Sean Taylor six years ago in a botched armed robbery in Miami is finally headed to trial.
Eric Rivera, the now 23-year-old who is accused of actually pulling the trigger of the gun that killed the football star, is the first of the five defendants involved [...]

The Needle: That’s Not What He Said

Family Feud: ESPN's Rick Reilly has said that his father-in-law, a Blackfeet elder, isn't offended by Washington's football team's racist name and therefore he is in support of keeping the name. But his father-in-law came out today and said that Reilly misquoted him and he finds the name offensive. -5
Happy Days: A government shutdown might [...]

New Post Redskins Reporter Couldn’t Write “Redskins” at Last Job

New Washington Post football writer Kent Babb, whose hire was announced in an internal memo today, will find himself covering unfamiliar territory in the Redskins. But unlike any other newly-arrived sports reporter, there's one more thing about the team Babb won't be used to—writing the team's name.
That's because Babb was working as a columnist for [...]

Kansas Star’s Blanket Redskins Ban Not So Blanket After All

There was a stir recently after the Kansas City Star made public its refusal to print the Washington Redskins' full name, on account of it being a vile slur. The paper's decision to just call the team "Washington" inspired Washington City Paper's own search for a new nickname. But the Star doesn't always follow its [...]

The Needle: Post-Panda

Bear Bits: The National Zoo has released a video of the new panda being born, which is pretty messed up if you ask me.-1
Student Gets Sneaky?: Foggy Bottom ANC Commissioner David Lehrman says George Washington University student Patrick Kennedy befriended him as part of a scheme to eventually run for his seat. To make things [...]

The Needle: Paying to Use Rush Plus

Take My Yellow Line, Please!: Passengers on Metro's Blue Line are so reluctant to switch over to the post-Rush Plus Yellow Line, Metro's resorted to offering free farecards to entice them over. -4

The Needle: Griffining?

Cyber-Mayor: Adrian Fenty has started advising a venture capital fund. Our cryptic advice to the fit ex-mayor: You know what's cooler than a million triathlons? A billion triathlons. +1
Win for the 'Skins: New Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III justified a bit of his hype Sunday with a solid 40-32 win over the New Orleans Saints. [...]

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