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Peter King is on a mission to civilize, and he’s taking a pretty entertaining approach to do so. Sports Illustrated‘s lead NFL scribe has decided that his popular new NFL microsite, The MMQB, won’t be using the term “Redskins” when talking about the Washington Redskins. The first hard evidence of the site’s decision cropped up this week, when King wrote 2,746 words about the Redskins without once mentioning the team’s name. Instead of using the nickname, King used “Washington” when describing anything about the team or mentioning any relevant player or team personnel. The action seems to be a political move from King and his MMQB pals, using their massive audience and outreach on the new site to make a statement against the oft-debated nickname. The term Redskin is a derogatory racial descriptor for Native Americans, which has caused a widespread debate over the team continuing to use the nickname. The franchise has been known as the Redskins since 1933, when they were still based o...

Kyle Shanahan: Pat White’s situation will be evaluated ‘week-by-week’

The Washington Redskins pulled a surprise move last week when they awarded former West Virginia star Pat White a spot on their initial 53-man roster which meant the team will carry four quarterbacks. For White a second-round pick by the Miami Dolphins in 2009 the roster spot represented a big step in the right direction as he continues his quest to resurrect his career after being...

DeAngelo Hall is prepared for Eagles' up-tempo offense

The Philadelphia Eagles want to run the Washington Redskins ragged on Sunday, but cornerback DeAngelo Hall says it won't work, writes Joseph White of the Associated Press. "We're in great shape," Hall said, "so if they want to try to put their condition against ours, I feel like we'll win that battle every day of the week." Hall sounds ready for...

RG3 is now Jesus, according to new T-shirt

Robert Griffin III needs to get out of the T-shirt business. A few weeks ago a shirt designed featuring half the QB's face and half of a Native American. Then, he was fined 10,000 by the NFL for wearing unauthorized apparel during warmups of a preseason game. And now, apparently RGIII is Jesus. Sure, Robert Griffin III has certainly made a name for himself, becoming one of...

Bill Simmons becomes latest national writer to join boycott

The boycott of the Washington Redskins nickname is growing.  At first it was the Washington City Paper.  Then non-sports outlets like Mother Jones and Slate.  Now, a pair of the nation's most read and most influential sportswriters are banishing "Redskins" from their writing. First, SI's Peter King announced in a column that he was choosing to move forward...

Washington Redskins: Potential Sleeper Super Bowl Contender in 2013?

The Washington Redskins made their first postseason appearance since 2007 and won their first division title since 1999, as star quarterback and 2013 NFL Draft first-round pick Robert Griffin III (No. 2 overall out of Baylor) burst onto the scene in his rookie campaign—completing 258 of 393 passes (65.6 percent) for 3,200 yards with a 20:5 TD-to-INT rate in 15 games (all...

Five Things to Look for: Redskins vs Eagles Week 1

Five Things The Washington Redskins will look to start their season off with a win on Monday Night Football against the Philadelphia Eagles. Below are five things to look for. 1 – RG3: The focus of the entire game will be on Griffin. The very first hit he takes every single camera will be on [...]

Native American tribe urging NFL to sack 'Redskins' name via radio ads

An American Indian tribe in upstate New York said Thursday it will launch a radio ad campaign pushing for the Washington Redskins to shed a name often criticized as offensive. The Oneida Indian Nation said the first ad will run on radio stations in Washington before the team hosts the Philadelphia Eagles in its season opener Monday night. In the ad, Oneida Indian Nation representative...

The Eagles and Redskins give us a dynamic match-up on MNF. Week 1 picks.

The Eagles have a new coach in Chip Kelly and the Redskins are returning RG3 for the season opener.  MNF doesn't get much better than this in week 1. After postings a record of 164-92 last season, I'm ready to breakthrough to 70% this season. We've started off on the right foot by getting the Broncos game right. Here's a look at Week 1. Vikings ...

Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins: 2013 Week 1 NFL Pick

Philadelphia Eagles (0-0) at Washington Redskins (0-0) When this line opened at -5, it was one of the few lines I really had no idea on. I was just going to take the points because I felt the Redskins were being overrated. They won’t recover a league best 67% of their fumbles again. Robert Griffin won’t have an interception rate of 1.0% again. And while their overall injury situation...

Tim Tebow reportedly turned down inquiry to switch positions

Tim Tebow likely needs to switch positions if he wants to continue playing in the NFL, but he may not be ready to make that concession. SI’s Peter King reported on “2013 NFL Kickoff” on NBC Thursday that Tebow received an inquiry from an undisclosed team about switching positions, but the former Heisman Trophy winner […]

NFLPA keeping eye on field conditions

Following the criticism of the playing surface at FedEx Field this past January, on the day Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III tore his ACL, the NFL vowed to take a more proactive approach in monitoring field conditions.

Glazer: RG3 insists he’s 100 percent

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III insists that he’s 100 percent healthy, according to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports. RG3 also told Glazer that he’ll be smart with his body this season and slide when he needs to.   Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Glazer: RG3 insists he’s 100 percent appeared first on Pro Football Zone.

We Made It!

You made it too, laughably bad stock image!It’s been 213 days since there was last a meaningful NFL game. Even now that the wait is over, I shudder to think about how long it was. I feel like I aged seven years during that span, though that could also be the byproduct of reading Peter King on a weekly basis. Put it this way: the off-season was so long that media types spent days...

Rather than regrouping in the CFL or AFL, Tim Tebow seems determined to remain unemployed

After getting clipped by the New England Patriots last weekend, SI’s Peter King reported Thursday a NFL team expressed interest in signing embattled chucker Tim Tebow. However, the 26-year-old Tebow balked when the unnamed organization asked him to play another position. Throwing 17 touchdowns, against nine picks, for 2,422 yards in 14 career starts under center, Tebow guided the...
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