Posts Tagged ‘washington football team’

The Needle: Not Zen

Bad yoga studio! Bad!

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

Sorry, crafty Pigskins fans.

District Line Daily: The Pigskins’ No Good, Very Bad Start

The 'Skins even tackled themselves.

Dan Snyder’s Football Team Is Designing a New Stadium, Which Will Be “Very Retro”

Maybe the uninspiring preseason results are just a sign of distraction: The local NFL franchise is shopping for a new home.
Team owner Dan Snyder said in an interview with Comcast SportsNet Wednesday that the team has "started the process" of designing a new  stadium. The stadium, he said, could be in Virginia, D.C., or Maryland, where it's played at [...]

Pigskins Shame Spiral: Washington Post Editorial Board

The Pigskins Shame Spiral is an occasional feature tracking developments related to the name of D.C.'s beloved football team.
Who: The Washington Post editorial board.
Change the name? Yes.

District Line Daily: Bloody Week

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Twenty-one people have been struck by gunfire in D.C. since Friday, including seven people last night [...]

Pigskins Shame Spiral: Martin O’Malley

The Pigskins Shame Spiral is an occasional feature tracking developments related to the name of D.C.'s beloved football team.
Who: Democratic Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley
Change the name? Yep.

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 [...]

The Needle: Weathering the Weekend Weather

Fantastic Friday: Beer gardens will be packed tonight. Capital Weather Gang says we can expect a truly "truly gorgeous" evening tonight in the District. But, unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. Heat and humidity will be on the rise tomorrow, with some storm potential starting Saturday evening. On Sunday, there will be [...]

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” [...]