Posts Tagged ‘washington football team’

Pigskins Shame Spiral: A Federal Judge in Maryland

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

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 [...]

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.

TNR Briefly Reneges on Ban of Washington Football Team’s Name

The New Republic was among a handful of highbrow, liberal publications that banned the name of Washington's football team from their pages last year—a group that also includes Slate and Mother Jones. But sharp-eyed TNR readers may have noticed that last week's cover story—a profile of Alex Trebek, of all things—in fact featured the R-word:
Mostly, he unwinds by watching television. “Breaking Bad” [...]

The Needle: Snyder vs. Colbert

Colbert Kerfuffle: Stephen Colbert takes on Dan Snyder for starting a charity to benefit Native Americans rather than actually changing his team's racist name. As Colbert points out, the charity's official name, "the Washington [Pigskins] Original Americans Foundation," actually contains the word Snyder's critics say he should stop using. The segment and Colbert's now-deleted tweet [...]

The Needle: Food for Thought

The Commencement Entree: It seems that George Washington University students have purchased enough small plates to convince José Andrés to be their 2014 commencement speaker. -2
Insert Breaking Bad Reference Here: A substance that tested positive for ricin was found in a Georgetown residency. -3