Posts Tagged ‘Washington Redskins’

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.

The Needle: The King Rules

The King Rules: Sports Illustrated's Peter King will no longer use the offensive real name of the Washington Pigskins in his offshoot blog, MMQB. +5
Buzz It Out: The word "buzzard" in Buzzard Point brings back bad memories, and some people are trying to change the name for rebranding purposes. -1

District Line Daily: We Got It For Cheap

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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Wearing a blue button-down shirt? You could be a serial killer. In this week's cover [...]

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 [...]

Kansas Star’s Blanket Redskins Ban Not So Blanket After All

There was a stir recently after the Kansas City Star made public its refusal to print the Washington Redskins' full name, on account of it being a vile slur. The paper's decision to just call the team "Washington" inspired Washington City Paper's own search for a new nickname. But the Star doesn't always follow its [...]

Hail to the _________!

 

For years, the Kansas City Star has had an editorial policy against using the nickname for the NFL team that plays its games in Landover, Md. This weekend, the paper's public editor took on some reader complaints about it. "I remain unconvinced by every argument I've ever heard that the name is not a racial epithet, [...]

The Needle: The Redskins Still The Redskins

Racial Slur Not Controversial: Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen says the team's name isn't going anywhere. “Although it might be controversial to some, to the Redskins and our fans it’s not controversial," said the man who appears to think that "controversial" and "comically racist" are synonymous. As always, this song says all anyone needs to [...]

Alleged “Pimpette” Locked in Legal Battle With Redskins Tight End

Redskins tight end Fred Davis was suspended last season after failing drug tests, but now he's facing another challenge: a legal fight with a woman named Makini R. Chaka that has involved restraining orders and nightclub blacklists, Washingtonian reports.
Depending on who you believe, Chaka is a "pimpette" who provides women to celebrities or a [...]

How Much Chuck

What if you went to a go-go funeral and a political meeting broke out?
That was the vibe last week when D.C. officialdom helped say farewell to Chuck Brown. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton touted her efforts to establish a national Chuck Brown Day on Aug. 22. Mayor Vince Gray proposed renaming a city park after the [...]

The Needle: Bus Blaze Edition

Gray Gored?: Maybe all that time listening to Sulaimon Brown babble in front of the D.C. Council wasn't wasted, after all. Federal prosecutors say the former chief money man for Vince Gray's victorious 2010 mayoral campaign, Thomas Gore, gave money orders for $535 to Brown's campaign using fake names and cash from Gray's own campaign [...]

The Needle: OMG Kim Kardashian Edition

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner: Most of the D.C.-based national media, as well as some D.C.-based national political operatives, elected officials, and other folks who are in charge of the country, will spend the weekend gussying up for the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner at the Washington Hilton. Having attended this event a few [...]

The Needle: Caps Win! Edition

The Ice Of Boston Is For Losers: Not many hockey pundits picked the Washington Capitals to beat the Boston Bruins in the first round of this year's Stanley Cup playoffs. The Bruins won the whole thing last year, after all, and besides, the Caps are from D.C., where all things sport-related for most of the [...]

Hail to Robert Griffin III

No doubt in the minds of the Washington Redskins operation who the team will select with the second pick in tonight's NFL draft, apparently—this newsletter just went out from Redskins.com, with the subject line "Get Ready For Griffin!":

Griffin, of course, is the player soon to be known all around town as RG3, Baylor quarterback Robert [...]

The Needle: Vote Edition

Get Out The Vote: If an election is held in D.C. and nobody notices, does it make a sound? Early indications were that today's primary for D.C. Council (and GOP presidential nominee) was drawing light turnout. Polls are open until 8 p.m., so you still have time to go cast a ballot; chances are you [...]

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