Posts Tagged ‘washington pigskins’

Yes, Dan Snyder’s Latest Maneuver Is a Shameless PR Stunt. But Why Not Let Him Give Away Some Money?

Tomorrow, the Washington Pigskins will announce that they're forming a new organization called the Original Americans Foundation. In a letter to fans, team owner Dan Snyder says he's realized, in the course of his PR-driven visits to friendly Native American tribes around the nation, that things have not been going so well for most Native Americans, mostly [...]

Is Dan Snyder Just Trolling Everyone?

The Dan Snyder era of Washington football has not been the most glorious, nor has it seen the wisest personnel decisions in the history of our storied local franchise. But it turns out the team owner/destroyer-in-chief of fans' playoff fantasies doesn't appear to have significantly better taste in who he hires off the field, either.
ThinkProgress has [...]

The Needle: Now Fire the Owner Edition

Losing Team With Vexing Owner ISO New Coach: Mike Shanahan will be paid $7 million not to coach the Washington Pigskins next year, as the team fired him and most of the rest of its coaching staff, a day after ending this year's 3-13 season with a loss to the New York Giants. Shanahan won the [...]

Problem Solved: We Shall Be The Washington Rednecks

If the Washington football team's controversial name is, in fact, a tribute to Native Americans, as team owner Dan Snyder has suggested, then maybe the team could just as laudably be called the Washington Rednecks—a now-derogatory word that was once used as a more complimentary term for striking coal miners.
At least, that's the argument that [...]

The Legend of Dan Snyder and the Washington Bravehearts

There's something "suspicious" going on with the Washington Pigskins, according to TMZ.
And it looks like the gossip site could be onto something.
TMZ reports that Aris Mardirossian, a wealthy patent investor and neighbor of Pigskins owner Dan Snyder in Potomac, Md., registered the name WASHINGTON BRAVEHEARTS on Oct. 17, and said in his trademark application that [...]

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 [...]

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