Posts Tagged ‘washington pigskins’

Pigskins Shame Spiral: PETA

The Pigskins Shame Spiral is an occasional feature tracking developments related to the name of D.C.'s beloved football team.
Who: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
Change the name? No, simply change the meaning of the name.

Pigskins Shame Spiral: Bob Costas

The Pigskins Shame Spiral is an occasional feature tracking developments related to the name of D.C.'s beloved football team.
Who: Bob Costas, sportscaster for NBC.
Change the name? Yes.
 

Dan Snyder: Nope, Still Not Changing the Team’s Name

Washington Pigskins owner Dan Snyder has softened his tone since declaring he would "NEVER" change the football team's "usually offensive" name, but the dogged billionaire doesn't seem any closer to actually doing anything about it.
Snyder wrote a letter to fans today, which was posted on the team's website and emailed out, explaining why he believes the [...]

Oneida Indian Nation to Pigskins: Change the Name Already

The Oneida Indian Nation wanted to have a showdown with the National Football League on Monday, scheduling a gathering to oppose the real name of the Washington Pigskins at the Ritz-Carlton in D.C.—the same place as this week's NFL fall league meeting. The only problem: There are two Ritz-Carltons in D.C., and the Oneida Indian [...]

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 [...]

Pigskins Shame Spiral: ESPN

The Pigskins Shame Spiral is an occasional feature tracking developments related to the name of D.C.'s beloved football team.
Who: ESPN, the sports media behemoth (and NFL partner), whose ombudsman reported today on an internal "campaign to have ESPN stop using the name."
Change the name? Maybe. Network execs have apparently resisted so far for one half-decent [...]

The Needle: Baditude Edition

Plated: Still want to show your undying love for the Washington Nationals, even though they were just swept at home in somewhat embarrassing fashion by the Atlanta Braves, who now have a basically insurmountable lead in the division the Nats won last year? Try these official team license plates, available in the District now and [...]

Pigskins Shame Spiral: Art Monk and Darrell Green

The Pigskins Shame Spiral is an occasional feature tracking developments related to the name of D.C.'s beloved football team.
Who: Hall of Fame wide receiver Art Monk (No. 81 in your programs, No. 1 in receiving yards) and Hall of fame cornerback Darrell Green.
Change the name? It should be "seriously considered" (Monk) and "deserves and warrants [...]

Introducing the Pigskins Shame Spiral

Last year, after Deadspin highlighted the long-time policy of the Kansas City Star not to print the name of D.C.'s football team, Washington City Paper held a vote on how to change the in-house style here for referring to the team, whose actual name is defined in the dictionary as a "usually offensive" term for [...]

NFL Boss: Pigskins Name Isn’t Racist

The National Football League has spoken: It doesn't consider the racial slur used by our local football team as its name to be racist.
"The Washington [Pigskins] name has thus from its origin represented a positive meaning distinct from any disparagement that could be viewed in some other context," NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote to 10 [...]

If ‘Skins Win, D.C. Flag Could Fly Over Seattle

Mayor Vince Gray's bet with St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay over the Washington Nationals' play-off series with the Cardinals didn't turn out so well, but he's giving gambling another shot with Seattle mayor Mike McGinn this weekend.
Ahead of the Washington Pigskins playoff game Sunday against the Seahawks, Gray has challenged McGinn to fly D.C.'s flag [...]

Could Pigskins Make Money on a Name Change? One Kickstarter Wonders

One obstacle in getting the Washington Pigskins to change their other, more racist name has been the presumably grim financial implications of asking fans and sponsors to sign on with a whole new team. But writer Greg Singer thinks that the change might actually make money for the Pigskins and owner Dan Snyder—and he's [...]

The Pigskins Rule: Now Even Deader

I was catching some talk radio on Monday, and the host was talking about how the media was covering up "the Pigskins Rule" because, with the Pigskins losing on Sunday to the Panthers on Sunday, Barack Obama was in for a tough time at the polls.
Of course, a look at Google News will show that [...]

Hail to the Pigskins!

 

Meet your new football team, D.C.: the Washington Pigskins. That’s the name Washington City Paper will use from now on to refer to the folks in burgundy and gold who play at FedEx Field, instead of the name the team prefers, which is a pejorative term for Native Americans.
Over the last week, 1,125 of you [...]

Vote: Rename the Team!

Football is not exactly a democratic sport. The coaches tend to call the plays, the players merely execute them. And for fans, things are even worse; here in D.C., of course, we've long been familiar with the tendency of NFL owners to operate as if they have all the power.
But now you've got a chance [...]

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