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  • Eddie LeBaron, 85, starred at UOP and in NFL

    04/02/2015 11:51:04 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    The Sacremento Bee ^ | April 2, 2015 | Andy Furillo
    Eddie LeBaron, the College Football Hall of Fame quarterback at the University of the Pacific who went on to a lengthy pro career, died Wednesday in Stockton, the university announced. He was 85. University officials said Mr. LeBaron, who also worked as a lawyer in Sacramento for nine years before retiring in 1997, died of natural causes ... Drafted by the Washington Redskins, Mr. LeBaron played seven years in the nation’s capital and four with the Dallas Cowboys. He also played one season with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League ...
  • Associated Press examining its use of the Redskins name

    03/31/2015 5:07:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    Yardbarker ^ | March 31, 2015 | Matt Yoder
    The Redskins nickname has been the forgotten NFL controversy of the past several months. With concussions and domestic violence dominating the off-field headlines, the nickname debate circling around the Washington NFL franchise has moved to the backburner recently. However, some interesting developments from The Associated Press could move it back front and center. The organization is considering whether to make a ruling against the polarizing nickname when it comes to the influential AP Stylebook.
  • The Redskins and Marcus Mariota: Realistic, or gamesmanship?

    03/12/2015 7:44:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 11, 2015 | Mike Jones
    The scenario has been floated before, but when someone like ESPN’s John Clayton predicts that the Washington Redskins will select Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota with the fifth overall pick of next month’s NFL draft, ears perk up. And so, that’s what happened late Tuesday night and early Wednesday, after Clayton said just that during a radio interview on the first day of the league year, when the league was whipped into a frenzy by trades and big-money free agent signings.
  • ACLU sides with Redskins, says trademark should be permitted

    03/09/2015 8:18:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 9, 2015 8:26 PM EDT
    The American Civil Liberties Union is siding with the Washington Redskins in a court battle over the team’s name. The ACLU filed papers last week supporting the team’s position that canceling the Redskins trademark violates the team’s free-speech rights. […] On Monday, lawyers for the Native Americans who challenged the trademark said the ACLU should not be allowed to intervene in the case. …
  • The Redskins Have An Incredible New Ally In The Fight Over Their Trademark (ACLU)

    03/07/2015 4:10:34 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/07/2015 | Blake Neff
    The Washington Redskins’ have gained a new ally in their fight to defend their trademark against offended liberal activists: The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).Last year, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) ruled that the Redskins name is disparaging towards Native Americans, and as a result weakened the team’s trademark protections that allow it to keep individuals from selling unlicensed team gear. The Redskins have appealed the ruling, and in January also filed a new lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of such bans on disparaging trademarks. (RELATED: 12 Trademarks Less Offensive Than Redskins According To The PTO) The ACLU filed a...
  • Akron lacrosse team cancels game with “Redskins”

    03/06/2015 8:14:56 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 23 replies
    WIBV ^ | March 5, 2015 | Emily Lenihan, News 4
    AKRON, N.Y. (WIVB) – The raging debate over the use of the “Redskins” mascot has taken a dramatic turn Friday. As the Lancaster School District continues heated discussions about whether the Redskin name should be replaced, the Akron Varsity Lacrosse team has cancelled its game with Lancaster, which had been scheduled for March 31st. The Akron “Tigers” were Section 6, Class C champions last year. A majority of the team’s members are Native American. The Akron Central School District has decided to take a stand against the name “Redskins,” by cancelling its non-league game with Lancaster. Akron School Superintendent Kevin...
  • Redskins: Law leading to copyright cancellation is unconstitutional

    02/24/2015 10:49:12 AM PST · by BlueStateRightist · 32 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | February 24, 2015 | Associate DePressed
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- A federal government decision to cancel the Washington Redskins' trademark because it may be disparaging infringes on free-speech rights and unfairly singles the team out, lawyers argued in court papers filed Monday.
  • Civil rights group closely allied with the NFL calls for the Redskins to change its name

    01/19/2015 4:16:56 AM PST · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 19, 2015 | John Woodrow Cox,Mark Maske
    After failing for months to persuade Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to meet with Native Americans opposed to the team’s name, a prominent civil rights organization that works closely with the National Football League is calling for the moniker to change.
  • Obama lawyers go to court to fight Redskins over team name

    01/09/2015 6:18:30 PM PST · by PROCON · 87 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Jan. 9, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The Obama administration joined a lawsuit opposing the Washington Redskins‘ team trademark on Friday, filing court papers to defend the federal law that gives the government the power to deny recognition to trademarks it believes to be disparaging. The Patent and Trademark Office’s appeals board had revoked the NFL team’s trademarks last year, finding that they were offensive and so they weren’t protected under federal law. The Justice Department said it agrees with them, and will fight a lawsuit by the team’s owners seeking to overturn the federal Lanham Act as a violation of free speech.
  • Cowboys Dominate Redskins 44-17 In Regular Season Finale

    12/28/2014 2:01:10 PM PST · by central_va · 62 replies
    http://dfw.cbslocal.com ^ | 12/28/14 | cbs dallas tx
    DeMarco Murray and Dez Bryant broke franchise records Sunday as the Dallas Cowboys prepped for the playoffs with a 44-17 win over the Washington Redskins.
  • Cultural Winner and Losers, 2014

    12/26/2014 4:09:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 26, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    Looking back at our popular culture in 2014, it appears that Hollywood's power is on the wane. Politically, the leftist celebrities and the "Rock the Vote" gang couldn't help dig the Democrats out of their rut. Even that paragon of permissiveness Sandra Fluke couldn't exploit her Limbaugh-victim aura to win a state Senate seat in libertine California. The year's biggest loser was Sony, which looked pathetically powerless in the wake of an alleged North Korea's hack attack. Worst yet were the people involved. A clearly frustrated George Clooney announced there was no one in that industry willing to sign a...
  • HOORAY! The Redskins just received amazing news (Awesome!)

    12/23/2014 4:59:13 AM PST · by Din Maker · 51 replies
    Huge news just broke which is a major defeat for the political correctness crowd. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rejected a petition which was seeking to stop the Washington Redskins from using their team name or face major fines. The 1st Amendment won! Sen. Harry Reid and 50 Senate Democrats have worked on a major campaign to stop the Redskins, even though their fans love the name and a vast majority of Native Americans (90%) don’t find the name to be offensive. This is awesome: The FCC on Thursday dismissed a petition filed by a professor claiming the Washington Redskins...
  • DC bar plans 'wake' for Washington Redskins

    12/19/2014 7:44:03 AM PST · by central_va · 23 replies
    Fox 46 ^ | 12/18/14 | unknown
    <p>A lot of people will be watching the Redskins take on the Eagles this weekend.</p> <p>But one local sports bar plans on hosting a very unique event to try and soothe the pain from all the past Redskin losses.</p> <p>Lou's City Bar in Columbia Heights says it plans on hosting a ‘Washington Wake’ this Saturday because of the team's terrible season.</p>
  • FCC says Redskins name not offensive

    12/19/2014 5:00:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 19, 2014 | (With AP)
    The Federal Communications Commission dismissed a petition Thursday to deny renewal of WWXX-FM’s broadcast license because it’s the flagship radio station of the NFL’s Washington Redskins, whose name has come under fire by some who see it as a derogatory term for Native Americans. The petition claimed repeated use of the word “Redskins” violates rules against indecent content. …
  • FCC Rejects Station Challenge Over Redskins Name

    12/18/2014 1:05:57 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 6 replies
    Broadcasting and Cable ^ | Broadcasting and Cable
    Story at link. FCC won't hold Daniel Snyder radio station liable for profanity for use of the name Redskins.
  • High school students walk out over 'Redskins' name change

    12/14/2014 8:11:06 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 78 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed December 10, 2014 | Katia Hetter and Eliott C. McLaughlin
    (CNN) -- The debate over the "Redskins" name in sports isn't just at the professional level. Students at an Oklahoma City high school were refusing to go into Capitol Hill High School on Wednesday morning because their mascot no longer has the controversial name, according to CNN affiliate KOCO. Dozens of students stood on the lawn outside the building rather than heading into class. The city's public school board voted Monday to change the name in response to Native American students' feelings that the mascot name was offensive. The vote to change the mascot, which has been in place since...
  • Jeff Fisher Taunts 'Skins With RG3 Trade Haul Before Game

    12/07/2014 4:39:49 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 29 replies
    Deadspin ^ | 12/7/14 | Samer Kalaf
    The Rams shut out the 'Skins 24-0 today, but St. Louis head coach Jeff Fisher punked Washington before the game even started. Remember when Washington traded up in the 2012 draft to get Robert Griffin III? Oh, Fisher remembers.
  • For Jay Gruden, the best place for Robert Griffin III is elsewhere

    12/04/2014 10:38:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 4, 2014 | Jason Reid
    Jay Gruden wanted Robert Griffin III to succeed, but he felt he had no choice last week other than to bench the Washington Redskins’ once-apparent franchise savior despite the wide-ranging consequences. And while it’s unclear whether owner Dan Snyder and President and General Manager Bruce Allen are in lockstep with their coach, it’s helpful to examine what convinced Gruden that the franchise must part ways with the 2012 offensive rookie of the year. By making the bold move, Gruden has set the tone about Griffin’s future as the offseason draws near, and the power of Gruden’s assessment will be crucial...
  • NFL execs: Redskins unlikely to get more than a 3rd-round pick for RG3

    12/01/2014 7:38:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | November 30, 2014 | James La Canfora
    Multiple sources within Washington's organization believe it is a forgone conclusion former starting quarterback Robert Griffin III will not back be back with the team in 2015, with the disconnect between him and the team's decision-makers growing so great, and the desire to retain him so scant, that an offseason divorce is inevitable. The division between Griffin and the team -- the weekly stories of his leadership and the endless gossip -- and his being benched for the final month of the season for the second straight year, by two different head coaches, have left the situation beyond repair, the...
  • Redskins to part with Griffin after season: Report

    11/30/2014 5:45:46 PM PST · by Perdogg · 45 replies
    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will not return to the team next season, according to CBS Sports. After losing his starting job to Colt McCoy, several in the organization believe that the team will part with Griffin after the season. There has reportedly been a growing rift between Griffin and the team that is beyond repair.
  • The end is near for RG III, Redskins

    11/26/2014 1:55:33 PM PST · by re_nortex · 68 replies
    ESPN ^ | NOV 26 2014 | John Keim
    The Redskins will say they're not giving up on Robert Griffin III, that he can be developed, that he can still become the quarterback they hoped he would be -- and expected him to be -- when they gave up four draft picks for him in 2012. It's hard to believe them. Everything else suggests this is the end for Griffin in Washington.
  • Jay Gruden must convince Dan Snyder, Bruce Allen to move on from Robert Griffin III

    11/25/2014 6:01:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 24, 2014 | Jason Reid
    After a long climb, Jay Gruden finally became a head coach. And now Gruden shouldn’t allow Robert Griffin III’s problems to derail his career, too. In his first season with the Washington Redskins, people within the organization say, Gruden has seen enough to determine that Griffin at best will be a long-term project as a pocket passer. If it were up to Gruden, the Redskins would spend this offseason finding a new starting quarterback. But owner Daniel Snyder and President and General Manager Bruce Allen will make that call.
  • Bill introduced to strip tax exemption from Redskins

    11/13/2014 7:14:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/13/2014 | BY SUSAN FERRECHIO
    Washington D.C.’s non-voting Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton introduced a bill Wednesday that would strip tax-exempt status from professional sports teams that associate with the Redskins team name, which she said “has officially been found offensive." Norton’s bill is a companion measure to one offered by Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wa. Norton, a Democrat, cited a recent decision by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to deny the renewal of the Redskins name, which is currently under appeal by team owner Daniel Snyder. “Continued use of the current team name and mascot is not only inconsistent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark...
  • Minneapolis Looks to Ban ‘Redskins’ Name from City

    10/15/2014 10:59:21 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 65 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 15, 2014 | Andrew Johnson
    Opponents of the Washington Redskins’ name in Minneapolis are pulling out all the stops to bar the team from using its controversial name during its November game against the Minnesota Vikings. Now, a city attorney will explore whether the Mill City has the legal authority to ban the name entirely. The decision to look into taking legal action was part of two resolutions recently passed by the Minneapolis city council. The first resolution, which passed unanimously last week, officially condemned “the racist, offensive name of the Washington, D.C. football franchise.” One councilmember said the name is an affront to “a...
  • No, the FCC may not ban the use of “Redskins” on radio and television

    10/01/2014 9:42:51 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 35 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | October 1, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    Prof. John Banzhaf has filed a petition asking the FCC to revoke the broadcast license of stations that use the word “Redskins.” Some “longtime participants in the FCC regulatory process” — including former FCC chair Reed Hundt — have likewise argued that, It is impermissible under law that the FCC would condone, or that broadcasters would use, obscene pornographic language on live television. This medium uses government owned airwaves in exchange for an understanding that it will promote the public interest. Similarly, it is inappropriate for broadcasters to use racial epithets as part of normal, everyday reporting. Current FCC chair...
  • FCC will consider punishing broadcasters for saying 'Redskins'

    10/01/2014 7:28:25 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 77 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 9/30/14 | SI Wire
    Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler said Tuesday that the FCC will consider punishing broadcasters for using "Redskins" on air. The Federal Communications Commission will consider punishing broadcasters for using the Washington Redskins' nickname on air, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler said during a conference call with reporters, according to Reuters. Legal activist John Banzhaf III, a law professor at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., petitioned the FCC to revoke a Washington radio station's broadcast license due to its repeated use of the nickname. Wheeler said his organization will "be looking into that petition." "There are a lot of names...
  • fcc wants to ban 'redskins'

    10/01/2014 6:36:15 AM PDT · by shortstop · 32 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 10/01/14 | Bob Lonsberry
    The Federal Communications Commission is going to outlaw a word. Or at least it is going to give serious consideration to doing so. Yesterday, the FCC agreed to consider a petition asking it to forbid the use of the word “redskins” on the public airwaves. “Public” airwaves, of course, is the insane claim of the federal government that it owns the air and all things which pass through it. A broadcasting company builds a transmitter and the equipment necessary to broadcast, it purchases the electricity which is the substance of a transmission, and it sends a signal to receivers purchased...
  • FCC Considering Move to Ban NFL Redskins Team Name

    09/30/2014 3:43:12 PM PDT · by foreverfree · 73 replies
    Reuters via Fox Business ^ | 9/30/14 | Alina Selyukh
    The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether to punish broadcasters for using the moniker of the Washington NFL team, the Redskins, a word many consider a slur to Native Americans, the agency's chairman indicated on Tuesday.
  • Redskins fans take aim at Phil Simms with FedEx Field signs

    09/25/2014 5:30:32 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/25/14 | Dan Steinberg
    Redskins fans are mad at Phil Simms for his stated desire to avoid using the team name on Thursday night. Some of them took out their anger by bringing anti-Simms signs to FedEx Field. Simms is part of the CBS broadcast team working Thursday’s Redskins-Giants game.
  • CBS' Phil Simms to avoid saying 'Redskins' in tonight's nationally televised NFL game in Washington

    09/25/2014 2:08:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 48 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 25 September 2014
    NEW YORK — CBS lead analyst Phil Simms plans to try to avoid saying “Redskins” during Washington’s nationally televised game against the New York Giants. ... Simms’ broadcast partner, play-by-play announcer Jim Nantz, said then that it’s “not my job to take a stance.”
  • Cancel the Unethical 'Daily Show'

    09/24/2014 2:14:05 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 9-24-2014 | Brent Bozell
    The liberal legend of Jon Stewart began with his Oct. 15, 2004 appearance on CNN's "Crossfire," where he rhetorically sentenced the show to death. He proclaimed, "It's hurting America. Here is what I wanted to tell you guys: Stop. ... You have a responsibility to the public discourse, and you fail miserably." CNN announced it was canceling the show two months later, as network president Jon Klein told the New York Times "I agree wholeheartedly with Jon Stewart's overall premise." As is so typical of liberals who preach one thing while doing its opposite (Leonardo DiCaprio, call your office), Comedy...
  • Daily Show springs tense showdown with Native Americans on Redskins fans (Liberal Sucker Punch !!)

    09/20/2014 3:15:31 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/20/2014 | Ian Shapira
    The four die-hard Redskins fans thought the opportunity was as golden as the vintage helmets of their favorite football team: “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” wanted them to appear on the Comedy Central program to defend the team’s name, which has been under relentless attack. The Redskins Nation citizens eagerly signed up, most of them knowing that they might be mocked in their interview with correspondent Jason Jones. But several hours into the Sept. 13 taping of the yet-to-air episode, the fans, all from Virginia, said they were suddenly confronted by a larger group of Native American activists —...
  • Senator intends to end NFL's tax-exempt status due to Redskins name (Cantwell - WA - D)

    09/16/2014 12:59:51 PM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    SI Wire ^ | September 16, 2014 | Staff
    Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) will introduce legislation aimed at eliminating the NFL's tax-exempt status, she announced at a press conference on Tuesday. Cantwell's motivation for introducing the legislation is the league's continued inaction against the Washington Redskins name. “The NFL needs to join the rest of Americans in the 21st century,” she said, according to The Washington Post. “It is about right and wrong.” The press conference was called by the Native American coalition Change the Mascot, which has sent a letter to 31 NFL owners urging them to take action that could lead to the Redskins name being changed.
  • Sarah Palin Announces Endorsement of Former Washington Redskin Clint Didier for U.S. Congress

    09/14/2014 9:16:13 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 8 replies
    http://www.tpnn.com ^ | September 11, 2014 | Matthew Burke
    Former Washington Redskins tight end Clint Didier, who is seeking to replace the retiring Congressman Doc Hastings in Washington State’s 4th congressional district, received a powerful endorsement on Thursday. Didier, a principled constitutional conservative with enthusiastic support from the pro-freedom Tea Party movement, was endorsed by Sarah Palin, who said “Clint sees the dangers facing our next generation,” and will “fight for farmers, for lower taxes, and less government.” Didier, who won two Super Bowl rings playing for the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl’s XVII and XXII under coach Joe Gibbs, became a farmer after retiring from his NFL career...
  • Dems Try to Kill Funding for Schools with Native American Mascots

    09/12/2014 4:05:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Political correctness is apparently more important than educating children. At least that’s the message I take away from a Colorado Democrat’s plan to defund schools that have “unauthorized” mascots. Wielding the self-righteous tomahawk of political correctness, Democrat Joe Salazar has decided to leverage Colorado’s pawns kids as a bargaining chip in his effort to rid the world of “offensive” Native American mascots.Under the Thornton legislator’s plan, schools will be required to seek permission from Native American tribes for their western-themed mascots, or go without any state funding. (On the bright side, I can now honestly say I’ve seen a Democrat propose...
  • Charlotte Observer to stop using the term ‘Redskins’ [except in that headline, apparently]

    09/07/2014 8:58:30 AM PDT · by catnipman · 36 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 9/7/2014 | Web Staff
    Charlotte Observer has announced it will no longer be printing the name “Redskins” in local articles, citing controversy surrounding the name. The newspaper announced on Saturday that it will start the ban Sunday. The paper said it will still cover the team, but will not refer to them by that term. ...
  • Penalty: Sideline Infraction and the Left’s Redskins Debate

    09/06/2014 6:35:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 6, 2014 | Caleb Bonham
    NFL culture has finally pissed the American left off. No, feminist Democrats are not irate about superstars beating their girlfriends into unconsciousness and “equality” activists are not protesting the NFL’s lack of gender-neutral locker rooms. Their ire is directed at the team name of the Washington franchise, the Redskins, and the left has its jockstrap all bunched up because owner Daniel Snyder is refusing to cower to their fad activism. See, this whole feigned outrage is not about an offensive team name—it’s about control, it’s about liberal bullies not getting their way, and it is the epitome of fake courage....
  • ESPN poll: 71% support team keeping “Redskins” name — including 53% of liberals

    09/02/2014 6:58:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/02/2014 | AllahPundit
    The raw numbers look nice for those who favor keeping the name, but pay attention to the trendline. Way back in 1992, just eight percent supported changing it; last year, as the lefty messaging machine got rolling, it bumped up to 14 percent. Through eight months of this year, it’s up another nine points. Where will it be five years from now?Glass half-full or half-empty?Don’t read too much into the numbers among liberals. They’ll become strongly negative soon enough, as opposition to “Redskins” slowly joins the canon of What Good Progressives Believe. The number among the under-45 set is...
  • Don't Gimme An "N": "Redskins" is nothing like the "N-word"

    08/31/2014 6:34:31 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 30 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | August 31, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    Don’t Gimme An “N”: “Redskins” is nothing like the “N-word” by Daniel Clark If you’ve watched any media panel discussions about the Washington Redskins’ nickname, you’ve noticed that the typical, knee-jerk liberal response is, “Calling a team the Redskins is no different from calling it the N-word.” A more honest critic would stop to wonder why that’s never been done. It can’t be that people have been more sensitive about offending blacks than Indians. Back when many sports teams were given their nicknames, nobody would have guessed that a racial slur would one day be censored as “the N-word.” The...
  • Are Redskins Ashamed of Their Complexion?

    08/25/2014 11:05:02 PM PDT · by kathsua · 9 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | August 24, 2014 | Reasonmclucus
    I'm attempting to understand why some of the descendants of the people Christopher Columbus called "Indians" say they are ashamed to be called "redskins". The only explanation I can think of is they are ashamed that they are not white or perhaps they are simply ashamed of their heritage. In the 1950's many black Americans were ashamed of their color. They tried to bleach their skin and straighten their hair to look more like white people. In the early sixties someone discovered a statement abolitionist John Sweat Rock had made a century earlier. Rock said, "black is beautiful". Many black...
  • Keith Olbermann Calls on ESPN to Ban 'Redskins'

    08/24/2014 5:21:01 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 60 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | August 24, 2014 | Breitbart News
    On his Friday program, Keith Olbermann called on ESPN to "officially" ban the use of "Redskins." Citing Greg Gumbel, Tom Jackson, Peter King, Phil Simms, Mike Caray, Tony Dungy and others who have expressed concerns about using the team's name, Olbermann said that ESPN is the "conduit of sports" in the country while also being "loathe to be the news." Olbermann said that list of the words he and his colleagues cannot say on the air is "justifiably long" and "way less offensive than the name of the Washington team." He said he personally felt that "it is time for...
  • Washington Post editorials will no longer use ‘Redskins’ for the local NFL team

    08/22/2014 1:22:31 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 73 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 22, 2014 | Editorial Board
    THIS PAGE has for many years urged the local football team to change its name. The term “Redskins,” we wrote in 1992, “is really pretty offensive.” The team owner then, Jack Kent Cooke, disagreed, and the owner now, Daniel M. Snyder, disagrees, too. But the matter seems clearer to us now than ever, and while we wait for the National Football League to catch up with thoughtful opinion and common decency, we have decided that, except when it is essential for clarity or effect, we will no longer use the slur ourselves. That’s the standard we apply to all offensive...
  • 'Washington Post' editorial board stops using Redskins name

    08/22/2014 12:26:36 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | August 22, 2014 | Will Brinson
    More and more we're hearing about various members of the media ceasing to use the name "Redskins." In perhaps the biggest deal yet, the Washington Post announced Friday the editorial board would cease using the team's nickname. "While we wait for the NFL to catch up with public opinion and common decency we have decided not to use the slur ourselves except when it is essential for clarity or effect," said a statement on the paper's own site. Worth noting: this doesn't affect the actual paper. The news-gathering side of the business can -- and will as we understand it...
  • Mike Ditka can keep calling them ‘Redskins,’ but I won’t

    08/21/2014 10:19:01 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 104 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 21, 2014 10:50AM | RICK MORRISSEY rmorrissey@suntimes.com
    If you saw a Native American walking across the street, would you yell out, “Hey, Redskin, you dropped your hat’’? I don’t believe you would, no matter how strongly you feel that the Washington Redskins should be able to keep their nickname. And I don’t believe Mike Ditka would, either, even though he has come out strongly on the side of intolerance, whether he realizes it or not. The say-anything coach went off on those of us who want to see the Redskins nickname go the way of medical bloodletting. In an interview with RedskinsHistorian.com — you always save up...
  • NFL Redskins show Ferguson support ("Hands up, don't shoot")

    08/20/2014 10:30:16 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 43 replies
    ESPN ^ | Aug. 20, 2014
    LANDOVER, Md. -- The "Hands up, don't shoot" protest has made its way to the NFL. The Washington Redskins secondary emerged from the stadium tunnel during pregame introductions Monday night with hands raised and palms forward. It was a show of solidarity with the people in Ferguson, Missouri, who are protesting the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Eleven players took part as the team was preparing to face the Cleveland Browns. Safety Ryan Clark said Brown "could have been any one of us. That could have been any one of our brothers, our cousins. ... When you get an opportunity...
  • Ex-NFL referee refused to work Redskins games because of team name

    08/20/2014 10:37:17 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 20, 2014 | Chuck Schilken
    Earlier Wednesday Mike Ditka made the news with his brash comments in favor of the Washington Redskins keeping their controversial nickname.. Now it's time to meet his polar opposite, at least as far as this issue is concerned. Mike Carey, a recently hired rules analyst for CBS Sports, spent 19 seasons as an NFL referee but did not officiate a Redskins game for nearly all of the last eight years of his career. That was by request — because he disapproves of their name.
  • Two influential TV announcers say they won't use 'Redskins' name on NFL telecasts

    08/19/2014 4:03:14 PM PDT · by mykroar · 80 replies
    WJLA ^ | 8/19/2014 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Two influential NFL voices - including CBS lead analyst Phil Simms, who will handle Washington's Week 4 game - said Monday they likely won't use the term "Redskins" when discussing the franchise. "My very first thought is it will be Washington the whole game," Simms told The Associated Press on Monday. Simms will work the Thursday night package the network acquired this season and will have Giants-Redskins on Sept. 25. He isn't taking sides in the debate over whether Washington's nickname is offensive or racist. But he says he is sensitive to the complaints about the name,...
  • Johnny Manziel gives middle finger toward Redskins (No WAY!!!)

    08/19/2014 9:55:44 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 72 replies
    http://www.nfl.com/ ^ | 18 Aug 14 | Chris Wesseling
    Johnny Manziel gives middle finger toward Redskins By Chris WesselingAround the League Writer Johnny Manziel's most effective throw of the night was the middle finger in the direction of the Washington Redskins sideline. The Cleveland Browns' rookie quarterback took an earful from Redskins players when he was forced out of bounds in the third quarter. As Manziel jogged away, he responded by casually flipping the bird with his right hand.
  • California Assembly Votes To Change Washington Redskins' Name

    08/19/2014 9:40:50 AM PDT · by House Atreides · 50 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | August 19, 2014 | Joel B Pollak
    Though the Washington Redskins play for a city on the opposite coast, California lawmakers voted Monday to urge that the National Football League change its name because it is "believed by some to be a racial slur and to promote discrimination against Native Americans."
  • Redskins Run Onto Field Before Game with Hands Up for Michael Brown

    08/19/2014 7:06:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 149 replies
    washington.cbslocal.com ^ | 8/19/2014 | unknown
    From nearly 1,000 miles away, several Redskins players used the Monday Night Football stage to draw attention to the situation that has been unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri by running onto FedExField with their hands up in the air.