Posts Tagged ‘washington pigskins’

Unobstructed View: When the Pigskins’ Gain Is Your Loss

Last weekend, I found myself in a quandary that’s become familiar to more and more football fans over the last decade, one that pitted a lifetime of fandom against a pile of holiday cash.
The local NFL team is putting together what at this point can only be described as a [CLICHE ALERT] “playoff push.” They’re [...]

Federal Court Rules Ban on ‘Disparaging’ Trademarks Unconstitutional

And that means a legal victory for the Washington Football Team.

Unobstructed View: Don’t Start Believin’ (Yet)

It was a good win for the Pigskins, but ...

Pigskins Shame Spiral: Football Team Throws Fit over Adidas Charity Program

The program will give students financial help if they rid their schools of "potentially harmful Native American imagery or symbolism."

Pigskins Shame Spiral: California Bans R-Word in Public Schools

A win for the West Coast

Local Sports Bar Plans Wake for Washington Football Team

There will be free "Im-peach Snyder" shots every time the Eagles score on Saturday.

The Needle: Watergate Part Two

Does too much security mean no water breaks?

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 [...]

District Line Daily: Kids Invade the Darndest Buildings

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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The White House is one of the most secure buildings on the planet (well, unless your [...]

The Needle: Push It Real Good

Keep On Pushing: A new app called Push for Pizza launched recently, possibly as part of a test of just how easily people's dopey ideas can get other people to give them money if they involve smartphones (the answer: very, very easily). Using the app here in the District requires just one extra step that isn't needed in the [...]

New Owner of the Landover Racists Speaks Out

Shane Morris isn't entirely sure he's not infringing on the Washington football team's trademark rights, but he thinks the new online store selling paraphernalia for his Landover Racists team will still work out for the best.
Morris, a Nashville, Tenn.-based sports writer, started a website today selling T-shirts and a mug with the logo of his satirical creation. But instead of [...]

District Line Daily: Get Your Docs Off

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AFI DOCS, the acclaimed documentary festival formerly known as Silverdocs, runs through Sunday in the [...]

The Needle: D.C. Etiquette

 
Dear Abby: How high does the temperature have to climb in order to turn the World War II Memorial's fountain? People are actually doing this. So, oof, let's just hope these are tourists and not us upstanding locals. -2

D.C. is So Hot Right Now: At noon today, when temperatures reached around 92 degrees, D.C. was literally the [...]

The Best New Washington Football Team Names (So Far)

Earlier today, the U.S. Patent and Trade Office canceled the trademark registrations for the name of the Washington football team, and since then Twitter has gone mad with proposed new names for the franchise (which, naturally, is appealing the ruling).
Here are some of our favorites:
For your consideration. pic.twitter.com/FAQMWBtKJ9
— Drunk Predator Drone (@drunkenpredator) June 18, 2014

If you want [...]

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 [...]

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