go to MSN.com
Found January 09, 2013 on Larry Brown Sports:

Via Larry Brown Sports:

The Washington Redskins are the home team for the nation’s political center, yet they still have one of the most politically incorrect nicknames in professional sports.

Currently, the team plays its home games in Landover, Md., and its headquarters are in Ashburn, Va. If the team is to consider a move back into DC’s city limits, the mayor of DC, Vincent C. Gray, wants a nickname change to be discussed.

“I think that if they get serious with the team coming back to Washington, there’s no doubt there’s going to have to be a discussion about that,” Mayor Gray said after a news conference, “and of course the team is going to have to work with us around that issue.”

According to the Washington Post, Gray noted that the Washington Bullets (now the Wizards) and many other teams changed their insensitive or politically incorrect names.

“I think it has become a lightning rod, and I would be love to be able to sit down with the team … and see if a change should be made,” he said. “There’s a precedent for this, and I think there needs to be a dispassionate discussion about this, and do the right thing.”

Many fans and political figures in DC are passionate about the Redskins, and we know from past discussions that there would be plenty of resistance to a name change. We know that the current owner, Dan Snyder, has opposed a name change, so such a process would not be easy.

THE BACKYARD
RELATED ARTICLES
WALKING PAPERS

Rob Parker fired by ESPN

ESPN has issued a statement indicating that the network is parting ways with Rob Parker, indicating that his comments about Robert Griffin III’s blackness had a lot to do with it.

Pierre Garcon trying to avoid surgery

Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon is hoping to avoid undergoing surgery on his foot this offseason after tearing a ligament in the second toe on his right foot.Garcon said the pain hasn’t subsided, but that he has learned to play with the pain. Asked what his offseason would likely entail, Garcon said, “See a couple doctors, get a couple opinions and see what...

Griffin III said after first-quarter TD that knee ‘scared’ him

Did Robert Griffin III know something was wrong with his knee during the first quarter of Sunday’s game? (Credit: AP Photo) Of course, by now, I am sure every one knows that Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III re-injured his knee during Sunday’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Griffin III injured his knee badly enough that he had to have surgery today to repair...

Rob Parker Let Go by ESPN After Asking If Robert Griffin III Is a ‘Cornball Brother’

ESPN commentators may be more careful in discussing race moving forward. After being suspended by ESPN for 30 days following comments on First Take about Robert Griffin III, commentator Rob Parker has been let go from the network. Parker had controversial comments about the Redskins’ quarterback during a Dec. 13 episode of First Take. He questioned Griffin’s “blackness...

Is the Redskins’ name giving them bad karma?

Redskins primary logo 1972-1981, 1983-present (Photo credit: Wikipedia) While it's not a hockey story. I thought it was a significant sports story, that is in the Washington Post. This story has also gotten some discussion around the talk radio show circuit today and I was wondering what others thought about it"? Courtland Milloy, Washington Post --- So, Washington...

DC Mayor wants to talk about a name change for the Redskins

Now that the world is aware that Robert Griffin III had surgery to repair his torn LCL and partially torn ACL, we can move on to other topics surrounding the Washington Redskins. One of the more popular and divisive ones is that of their name, ‘the Redskins.’ It wouldn’t be a big deal if they were simply named after a potato, that would be totally fine. I actually prefer redskin...

Dr. James Andrews released a statement regarding RG3′s knee

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews released a statement through the Washington Redskins today, regarding quarterback Robert Griffin III’s knee surgery. “@rgiii had successful knee surgery early this morning. He had a direct repair of his LCL and a re-do of his previous ACL reconstruction… — Redskins (@Redskins) January 9, 2013 “We expect a full recovery and it is everybody’s...

NFLPA won't investigate RG3 injury

The NFL players' union does not plan a formal investigation into how the Washington Redskins medical staff handled Robert Griffin III's knee injury. The NFL Players Association said Friday that they were satisfied with a report received from the Redskins detailing the procedures used by team physician James Andrews and other staff on the sidelines. Griffin had reconstructive...

RGIII Completes Surgery On Right Knee

Today, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III had surgery on his injured right knee. He is expected to miss 6 to 9 months and should be back before the start of the 2013 NFL season (Credit: AP Photo) Most people have been exposed to the injury Robert Griffin III suffered against the Seahawks, when a bad snap resulted in him making a previous injury even worse. Griffin...

James Harden Is Just DeAngelo Hall With A Beard (GIF)

(GIF taken with love from Facemath via USA TODAY Sports.)

Audio/video of the Richard Sherman, Trent Williams altercation surfaces

Thanks to FOX 13 in Washington, we now some audio to go along with the video of the altercation between Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman and Redskins left tackle Trent Williams from last week’s playoff game. After watching this video, it’s clear that Williams slapped Sherman pretty hard. in the face.   Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script ...

The Rob Parker Era At ESPN Is Officially Over

Rob Parker, the ESPN First Take analyst who couldn’t refrain from putting his foot in his mouth, is apparently no longer with ESPN. John Ourand is reporting that ESPN decided not to renew Parker’s contract, in light of his recent comments about Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III. ESPN: “Evaluating our needs and [Rob Parker's] work, including his recent RGIII...

PFZ Podcast: Long-term Health of RG3′s knee has to be a concern

After knee suffering a serious knee injury at Baylor and now during his rookie season, the Redskins should be concerned about Robert Griffin III’s long-term health.   Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter ...
Redskins News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

RUMORS & GOSSIP

Derrick Rose reportedly experiencing knee soreness

TweetDerrick Rose has shown flashes of his old self in two exhibition games for Team USA this summer, but according to reports the Chicago Bulls PG has been absent from the practice floor lately due to soreness in his surgically repaired knees. A source familiar with Rose’s condition told ESPNChicago.com’s Nick Friedell that Rose has been bothered by knee soreness since his return...
Via Los That Sports Blog
5 hours ago

Kent State center Jason Bitsko passes away unexpectedly

In some incredibly sad news, Kent State’s football program announced on Wednesday that starting center Jason Bitsko passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday morning at the age of 21.  Kent State starting center Jason Bitsko was found dead this morning. He was 21. — Zac Jackson (@FSOhioZJackson) August 20, 2014 The university did not provide many more details and the cause of...
Via Sportsnaut
2 hours ago

Tony Gonzalez believes the Broncos will go undefeated

The last time there was an undefeated team in the NFL was Don Shula’s 1972 Miami Dolphins and while the 2007 Patriots came close, they ended up falling short of undefeated in a full season. Current CBS Sports NFL analyst Tony Gonzalez thinks that the Denver Broncos will be the next NFL’s undefeated team, in […]
Via Full Scale Sports
16 hours ago

Referee avoided doing Redskins games because of team name

The Washington Redskins team name debate may have emerged as a hot topic over the last year, but there are plenty of people who have had a problem with the racist undertones associated with the nickname for years. Former NFL referee Mike Carey is one of them. Carey, who recently retired after 19 seasons as […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 hours ago

Chip Kelly training Eagles in same fashion as Navy SEALs

Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly has his own way of doing things, however, he he wants his team to work together like another high ranking team -the Navy SEALS. Shaun Huls, a former Navy SEALS trainer, was hired as sports science director and Kelly's desire for the team to act like and move like one entity is enhanced by the training process. The coach's fast paced...
Via 60 Max Power O
4 hours ago

Schilling had mouth cancer, believes tobacco caused it

Curt Schilling revealed on Wednesday that he was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma, more commonly known as mouth cancer, back in February. Schilling had previously chosen not to reveal the type of cancer he was battling but discussed his health issues in more detail during the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon. “This all came about […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 hours ago

Braxton Miller to return to Ohio State in 2015

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season after reinjuring his shoulder, but the Heisman candidate said he intends to return to Columbus next season to finish out his last year of eligibility as a fifth-year senior. “I love Ohio State and Buckeye nation, and my goal is to come back from this injury stronger and better than ever,” Miller said in a statement...
Via Waiting For Next Year
6 hours ago

Steph Curry says he wants challenge flags in the NBA

Referees are human, which means even the best blow a call now and then.  The NFL has tried to make things more error proof with the challenge flag and Golden State’s Steph Curry wouldn’t mind seeing the same concept brought to the NBA. “Obviously refs are human and they miss calls,” he said. “To be able to make sure they got the right one — maybe give the coach a little...
Via BlackSportsOnline
6 hours ago

Browns name Brian Hoyer starting quarterback for Week 1

TweetThe Cleveland Browns have been faced with the tough decision of naming a starter between veteran Brian Hoyer and hot-shot rookie first round QB Johnny Manziel. Early Wednesday, the Browns announced that they have chosen the start Hoyer in week 1 vs. the Steelers. “He was the clear leader from the beginning,” coach Mike Pettine said in a press release via NFL.com. “We...
Via Los That Sports Blog
7 hours ago

Cubs ground crew screws up tarp, leads to called game

With the Cubs beating the Giants in the bottom of the 5th, it started to rain. Then this happened. After quite some time and the rain died down and the job was finished. But the field was quite a mess. A huge mess and with the Cubs winning in the 5th, the Giants hoped the field could be tended to so the game could resume rather than be suspended as a Cubs win. And so it started…...
Via The Outside Corner
13 hours ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.