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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 without the nickname. (It was earlier insinuated by MMQB writer Robert Klemko that the website as a whole would not use the "Redskins" nickname but King said it will be up to each individual staffer.)
Second, and just as significant, Grantland emperor Bill Simmons is also jettisoning the Washington Redskins in favor of the "Washington D.C.'s." There was no announcement or explanation from Simmons. Rather, this paragraph in his NFC power rankings that labeled the team with his own nickname:
This is no longer just a grass roots movement or something that can be brushed ...
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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...
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...
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...
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia may not be hanging out with Robert Griffin III any time soon.
The longest-serving justice on the Court is no stranger to controversy, and he may have stirred some up while giving a speech in Houston on Friday. According to the Houston Chronicle, Scalia was taking questions from the audience when one attendee asked him if he was a Redskins fan...
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 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 [...]
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...
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 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.
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...
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.
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.
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Grantland’s Bill Simmons released half of his NFL power rankings Thursday (the AFC). The Browns came in at number fifteen.
“The stakes for Cleveland’s new brain trust, as pointed out by a Cincinnati reader named Clark: “Since 1999, the Browns have more staph infection lawsuits against them (2) than playoff appearances (1).” In other words, what’s the rush?
If you imagine...