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President Barack Obama recently stated his case for the Redskins changing their team name due to its history as a racial slur against Native Americans.Obama also points out that the fans and team owners are not intentionally offending Native Americans.However, he does point out that Native Americans feel strongly about it and that should outweigh any fan attachment to the team name. 1. Warriors - Very little will need to be adjusted here. Probably similar Native American uniforms, same fight song, same colors, just not Golden State's mascot- "Thunder". 2. Crabbers - Because Landover, MD, formerly Raljon, MD, is about a 30 minute drive from the Chesapeake Bay, what better team name than the Crabbers? Most Skins fans love crabs, Old Bay seasoning, and a Natty Boh to go along with it... Why not name the DC Football team the "Crabbers" after the popular Mid Atlantic crustacean? 3. Red Tails - This nickname derives from the famous Tuskeegee Airmen fighter pilots f...

Washington Redskins Face crucial game vs. Dallas Cowboys

After a bye week and some much needed rest, the Washington Redskins face a critical matchup with the division rival Dallas Cowboys. As many of the NFC East’s four teams continue to falter, this early season battle could have important implications to the playoff race come December. In their third game of the season, the Redskins defense finally appeared as if they had gotten their...

Actress Olivia Wilde thinks Redskins have already changed name

Olivia Wilde is a well known actress from the hit television show “House.” Apparently she is also a huge Redskins fan. Unfortunately, she is a bit off on her news on the whole Redskins derogatory name change subject. She went to twitter to say:   Glad to hear my hometown DC has now decided to change the name of their football team, after I spent my childhood cheering a racial...

Obama says he would “think about changing” Washington Redskins name.

The Washington Redskins are a historic franchise with a proud history but that hasn’t stopped people from attacking their “offensive” name. U.S President Barack Obama made headlines this Sunday when he said he would “think about changing” the Redskins team name because it offends “a sizable group of people”. “I don’t know whether our attachment to a particular name...

Redskins name top topic at Goodell news conference

Avoiding direct answers to questions about whether ''Redskins'' is a racial slur or if the team should change its name, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league needs to ''make sure we're doing what's right.'' During a news conference Tuesday at the end of the league's fall meetings, four of the first five questions directed at Goodell...

Why the Washington Redskins Should Change Their Name

The Redskins have even gotten President Obama's attention when it comes to their name change.Although most Redskins fans are against the name-change, here are some reasons why it might be a good thing: 1. Nothing to lose: This team has not been to a Super Bowl in over 20 years. Karma or just plain turning the page on futility might change their luck around.What was once a good...

FedEx Field to Receive $27 Million in Renovations

FedEx Field, the 15 year-old home for Washington Redskins games will receive $27 million in funding from the NFL. The funds were approved by the owners at the league’s fall meeting in downtown Washington on Tuesday, the Redskins will receive a waiver of the premium seating revenue it normally pays to the league and other [...]

Fred Davis can see how the Redskins name “could be kind of offensive”

Earlier this season,  Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III told the media that they’re not allowed to talk about the controversy that surrounds the name of their team. On Tuesday, Redskins tight end Fred Davis was a guest on Lavar and Dukes today on 106.7 The Fan in D.C. and was asked if thinks the Redskins’ name is offensive. “[A]t the end of the day, it doesn’t matter...

Washington Redskins: It’s Dallas week, everyone

Pierre Garcòn sprints for a touchdown against Dallas in Week 12, 2012 (Photo: AP Photo/Tim Sharp) Hey, guys. Guys. Have you checked the schedule? It’s . . . It’s here. It’s Dallas week. If you’re a longtime Washington Redskins fan, I don’t need to explain to you what this means. You’ve been through it all. The trash-talking from all the Cowboy fans in the DC Metro area...

Redskins ready to 'seize the opportunity'

As Washington Redskins receiver Santana Moss watched a weekend of football one thought ran through his mind. “I was ready to get back to work” he said. And there’s a lot of work that remains for the Redskins. But they return to play Dallas with a chance to end up in first place in the NFC East. It’s too early in the season to get caught up in the standings. But when you...

D.C. bar to give fans free shots for every Tony Romo INT this week

Despite each team’s losing record, the Cowboys-Redskins rivalry will get the national TV treatment (again) on Sunday night. A DC bar is hoping …

Tony Dungy thinks Daniel Snyder should change team name

Daniel Snyder needs to wake up. The owner of the Washington “Delightful Chums we had a tendency to oppress” doesn’t see name as even a remote possibility. SI’s Peter King on the Washington D.C. NFL name controversy and team owner Daniel Snyder: “I’m told he’s resolute. He will not change the name.” NBC Analyst Tony Dungy last night: “I hope Daniel Snyder does reconsider...

Alfred Morris Expected To Play Week 6

Redskins tailback Alfred Morris (rib contusion) was a full participant in Monday's practice and is expected to be ready to go Sunday.Fantasy Spin:X-rays were negative and Morris' owners have not been concerned since he had an extra week to get over the injury. Start him as always.

Barack Obama Says If He Were Dan Snyder He’d Think About Changing Redskins Name (Video)

Dan Snyder is adamant that he’s never going to change the Washington Redskins’ name — even using all CAPS to get his point across. Well, if nothing else, maybe a call from the President of the United States could change his mind. Barack Obama recently said that if he were the owner of the Redskins that he would ”think about changing” the team’s name because of the ...

NFL says it'll meet with tribe about Redskins name

The NFL says it will meet with representatives of an Indian tribe from New York that is campaigning for the Washington Redskins to change their nickname. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy says Monday a meeting was scheduled for next month and could happen sooner. The Oneida Indian Nation held a symposium on the issue Monday in Washington to coincide with the NFL owners' meetings...

Roger Goodell is a Redskins fan?

Photo Credit: NFL commissioner Roger Goodell held a press conference at the conclusion of this year’s fall meetings held in Washington D.C. It was at the end of this press conference that commissioner Goodell mentioned that he grew up in Washington D.C. and rooted for the Redskins. He also said: By no means … have I ever considered it derogatory as a fan, and I think...
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