Redskins Articles

Jeb Defends 'Redskins'

10:36 AM, Oct 09, 2015

So far in this campaign, Jeb Bush hasn’t said anything particularly memorable (if, that is, memory serves) but now he has come out with something pithy and quotable and certain to please one half the electorate and infuriate the other.

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RG III: Only in Washington

1:49 PM, Sep 01, 2015

He was the hope and the future of the franchise, the toast of the city, just three years ago. The Redskins had themselves a rookie quarterback who would return them to glory. And he did actually get them into the playoffs in his rookie season.

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Washington Wants the Redskins

And is prepared to spend your money to get them.
3:07 PM, May 21, 2015

They are a lousy team with perhaps the worst owner in all of professional sports, but the Imperial City wants the Redskins nonetheless.

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Misery Mondays in Redskins Land

12:25 PM, Dec 29, 2014

Growing up in Dallas, there is nothing better than living in Washington, D.C., on “Misery Monday”—the Monday after the Dallas Cowboys have whipped the Washington Redskins.  And believe me, yesterday was a whipping with the Cowboys defeating the Redskins 44-17. 

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Everything That’s Wrong With Washington?

12:28 PM, Dec 09, 2014

Can be seen in plain focus through the prism of the Washington Redskins and their miscalculations (some would say “delusions”) about quarterback Robert Griffin III.  That, anyway, is the way Gabriel Baumgaertner writes it at Sports Illustrated:

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Bad Night for the PC Scolds

10:04 AM, Oct 28, 2014

If you were a member of the Church of Political Correctness and watching ESPN’s Monday Night Football last night (say someone had tied you to a chair and forced it upon you) … well for whom would you have been rooting?  

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Name Change for Redskins?

12:04 PM, Sep 03, 2014

Scott Clement of the Washington Post r

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What’s In a Name?

10:01 AM, Jun 18, 2014

The white-hot issue of what to call the professional football team currently playing its home games in the vicinity of the nation’s capital just got hotter.  Earlier this week, Senator Harry Reid said he wouldn’t accept comp tickets (truly a first for a sitting senator) to the team’s games so long as it continued to be called the “Redskins.”

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D.C.'s 'Shadow Senator': Change Washington Redskins Name to Washington Senators

12:43 PM, May 22, 2014

Fifty members of the United States Senate haved signed a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell urging the league to "endorse a name change for the Washington, D.C. football team," known to the rest of us as the Washington Redskins. The name, the undersigned argue, is a "slur against Native Americans", and the NFL "can no longer ignore this and perpetuate the use of this name."

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More Bad News For Redskins Fans

11:02 AM, Dec 11, 2013

The team plays badly.  The coach coaches badly.  The owner owners badly.  The fight song is revolting and the name is an offense against the laws of political correctness.  But other than that …

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Hail to the Re****ns?

10:15 AM, Dec 09, 2013

These days, the only thing in Washington performing less ably and delivering more disappointment than Obamacare would be the Washington Re****ns, a facsimile of a football team that is long on controversy, short on competence, and overflowing in controversy.

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Despite Urging 'Redskins' to Change Name, Obama Celebrates 'Blackhawks'

3:31 PM, Nov 04, 2013

Stepping into the controversy over the team name for the Washington Redskins in early October, President Obama said in an interview with the AP:

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The NFL Rises

10:45 AM, Jan 01, 2013

“The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That's real glory. That’s the essence of it.”—Vince Lombardi

Late Sunday night, the Washington Redskins defeated the Dallas Cowboys (that would be “America’s Team”) 28-18. The victory got them into the playoffs and made possible an appearance in the Super Bowl. The Redskins’ last Super Bowl appearance came a few days after President Bill Clinton’s first inauguration.

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From RGIII to Joyce DiDonato

10:24 AM, Dec 31, 2012

I'm as thrilled as every other red-blooded Washington-area resident by the Redskins' victory yesterday. Yes, I did "predict" a Cowboys victory on Fox News Sunday. But that was, as I said on the show, a prediction contrary to my hopes, and of course was really made in order to avert the evil eye (or, as I put it on the panel in a way more suitable for public consumption, because I err on the side of pessimism). So, Go 'Skins! And no more predictions.

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And a Quarterback Shall Lead Them

10:01 AM, Dec 07, 2012

The guy was a political science major, he knows about politics, he’s clever, he’s smart, he’s funny. It’s what people talk about at dinner parties, it’s what people talk about in the office, and it has united Washington in a way that I have never seen before.

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The Porkbarrel Bowl

12:28 PM, Sep 15, 2011

We may be witnessing a perfect Washington moment. For most of the workweek, attention has been focused on the collapse of a solar energy company that had received economically dubious–and politically motivated–subsidies of some $500 million. On Sunday, the city’s football franchise, the Redskins, will play a game the organization is calling the “Solar Bowl.”

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