Post Tagged with: "redskins"

Rethinking DC’s Team

With a potential name change for the Washington Redskins gaining popularity among the general public, yet another voice has been added to the debate — and this time, it’s a slightly more powerful one. Both houses of Congress have introduced legislation to strip the National Football League of its tax-exempt[Read More…]

by November 18, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Bill Decries ‘Redskins’ Name

Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) introduced legislation Nov. 12 that would strip the National Football League of its tax-exempt status if it continues to support the official team name of the Washington Redskins. Norton proposed the bill after a perceived lack of action by the NFL, Federal Communications Commission and[Read More…]

by November 18, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Imagining a Future Without RGIII

Only a few metro stops away, DeSean Jackson and the Washington Redskins are preparing for their NFC East divisional showdown against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. While Jackson’s first game against his former team will grab some headlines, it will be the man throwing him the ball, Kirk Cousins, who[Read More…]

by September 19, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top

By Any Other Name

As the last burgundy and gold leaves cling desperately to the treetops of the nation’s capital, and D.C. residents watch the sun set on another Indian summer, the city’s NFL team finds itself, once again, mired in irrelevance. Washington is the owner of a 3-7 record and the fourth-place spot[Read More…]

by November 21, 2013 0 comments Features, The Guide

We Should All Root for RGIII’s Comeback

In a statement earlier this week, Redskins Head Coach Mike Shanahan announced that Robert Griffin III will start the season opener. After tearing ligaments in his knee last January, RGIII will be back on the field just in time for the biggest stage of the regular season — Monday night football. D.C. fans breathed[Read More…]

by September 6, 2013 0 comments Sports

DC Football Team Needs Name Change

For all the talk on campus and around the country about racial tolerance, diversity and acceptance, Washington, D.C.’s most famous team continues to represent the progress still needed on racial issues in America today. The Washington Redskins have been a fixture in the D.C. sports scene for over 80 years,[Read More…]

by August 27, 2013 0 comments Sports

Healthy Griffin Needed For Skins Trade to Show Results

Robert Griffin III stepped onto FedEx Field for his first regular season home game last Sunday amidst overwhelming fanfare. Fireworks were set off, and the entire crowd of rabid Redskins fans erupted into a chant of “RG3” when the announcer sounded out his name for what felt like an eternity. As my[Read More…]

by September 27, 2012 0 comments Sports

NFL Kickers Grab Limelight With Mistakes

When I happened upon the final 90 seconds of Sunday afternoon’s game between Washington and St. Louis, I saw the Redskins’ desperate comeback end on the “shank of all shanks” by kicker Billy Cundiff. The attempt was from improbable range — 62 yards — and made by a kicker not[Read More…]

by September 21, 2012 0 comments Sports