All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Redskins’

Etsy Bans ‘Redskins’ Items From Its Marketplace

Even if you don’t follow football, it’s unlikely that you’ve not heard about the controversy surrounding the Washington Redskins and its name and mascot. It’s been controversial for years, but the argument has picked up major steam in recent months. E-commerce marketplace Etsy just announced that it is no longer permitting sellers to list items with the name Redskins – …

Read More

Redskins Name: Harry Reid Wants NFL to Follow in NBA’s Footsteps, Ban Racist Name

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is making headlines for talking about racism again, but this time it has nothing to do with Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy. Instead, Reid says that the NFL should follow in the NBA’s footsteps and ban racism–this would include the Washington Redskins name, which Reid has long deemed racist. After audio of Los Angeles Clippers owner …

Read More

DeSean Jackson Signs Deal With Washington Redskins

Just four days after his shocking release from the Philadelphia Eagles, DeSean Jackson signed a three-year deal with the Washington Redskins, the Eagles’ rival. Jackson is a three-time Pro Bowler and has averaged 17.2 yards per reception during career in six seasons. The veteran was released from the Eagles after reports surfaced that he was affiliated with a gang. “He’s …

Read More

Redskins Name: Most People Still Support The Controversial Name And Want It To Stay

Despite the controversy that has surrounded the name of the Washington Redskins throughout the history of the franchise, it has been stated the most people would support keeping the name the way that it is. The name has received plenty of criticism over the years, but NFL commissioner Roger Goodell continues to insist that the name honors Native Americans, and …

Read More

Robert Griffin III Benched For The Season: How Come?

With a bad knee injury, poor personal play and having a dismal 3 and 10 record, it’s been a tough season for Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III. And just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse for the Heisman Trophy winner, head coach Mike Shanahan just benched him for the remainder of the season and will play back-up QB …

Read More

David Chang: Let’s Raise $6B on Kickstarter and Buy the Redskins

Could the Washington Redskins’ name controversy, front office troubles, and generally horrendous football woes be solved with a new, crowdsourced owner? World-famous chef and successful restaurateur David Chang (of Momofuku Noodle Bar, Má Pêche, Milk Bar, Momofuku Ko, and many more) has an interesting plan and it involves Kickstarter. Check this out: I''m going to try and raise $6 billion …

Read More

Redskins: Obama Thinks Team Should Change Its Name

President Obama’s comments against the Washington Redskins received much approval from Native American leaders led by Ray Halbritter of the Oneida Nation. The tribe leaders used the meeting at White House on Tuesday to express their gratitude for Obama’s stand against the team’s controversial name. Obama’s meeting with the tribal leaders was closed to reporters. The developments in the meeting were …

Read More

Brandon Meriweather Says He Wants to End Other Players’ Careers

Step aside Ndamukong Suh–there’s another player who is being declared the dirtiest, and it isn’t the Detroit Lions defensive tackle this time. Instead, Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather is being called the dirtiest player around, something he isn’t attempting to hide. Meriweather found himself under fire on Monday after he said he wanted to injure other players to the point …

Read More

Washington Bravehearts: A New Redskins Team?

While there has been much criticism and controversy over the name of the Washington Redskins team name, many people have wanted the name to be changed. The name change, of course, is up to Dan Snyder, the owner of the team. At least for now, the name of the bravehearts is not going to be their new name, and while …

Read More

Redskins Name Change: Owner Writes a Letter to Fans

Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder has previously said that he wouldn’t change the name of his team, a stance he upheld in a letter he sent out today. The Redskins owner has been under pressure from numerous groups and individuals, including President Barack Obama, to change the name of the Washington, D.C. team to something less racially offensive. The push …

Read More

Deacon Jones Dies; NFL Star Was 74

NFL great David “Deacon” Jones has died at the age of 74. According to a statement from the Washington Redskins, Jones died from natural causes at his home in Southern California. “Deacon Jones was one of the greatest players in NFL history,” said Bruce Allen, general manager of the Redskins. “Off the field, he was a true giant. His passion …

Read More

Redskins Name Change Urged By Congress

Should the Redskins change their name? Some members of Congress certainly think so. The Los Angeles Times reports that 10 members of Congress have sent an open letter to Redskins owner Dan Snyder asking him to change the name of the NFL team. Many view the name as offensive to Native Americans as the term “redskin” could be seen as …

Read More

Page 1 of 212»