Posts Tagged ‘roger goodell’

Senate Bill Would Strip NFL of Tax-Exempt Status as Long as the Washington Football Team Has a Racist Name

Trying to hit the league in the pockets

The 12 Least Helpful Tweets for Dan Snyder’s Team’s Hashtag Game

The Washington football team sent out a tweet this afternoon enlisting fans to tell Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid what the team's name means to them, using the hashtag #[Pigskins]Pride. The campaign came in response to a letter from Reid and 49 other Senate Democrats to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell urging him to pressure team owner Dan Snyder to change the team's "usually offensive" name.
The [...]

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."

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.

The Needle: D.C’s Deep Pockets

District Dough: D.C. posted a $321 million surplus for the 2013 fiscal year, but it all seems to be going to reserves and debts and nothing exciting like a waterpark. +3
Bad Goodell: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the  Washington football team's name is presented in a way that honors Native Americans, but would not answer [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Sen. Sherrod Brown Brings NFL’s Blackouts Policy Back to Capitol Hill

Blackouts are the talk of the town!
Clearly, our nation's power brokers were moved by last week's Cheap Seats column on the history of the NFL's blackout rule: Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is now urging Commissioner Roger Goodell to suspend enforcement of his league's rule, which prevents (wink wink) games not sold out 72 hours before [...]

Redskins Fans’ Misery to be Prolonged in Future

January: As a Redskins fan, it's generally the month you get to return to your usual weekend activities, keeping half an eye on the heartbreaks of others while your own heart heals. If you have season tickets, it's the month that you get to experience reasonably priced beverages and you only have to sit next [...]