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Why I Ditched the D.C. Football Team and Became a Ravens Fan

By Josh Marks, published on Dec 2, 2013

When Washington football team owner Daniel Snyder was quoted in USA Today as saying he would NEVER change the name of the franchise that is a dictionary-defined racial slur, I posted on my Facebook page that I would NEVER root for my hometown team until the racist name changes and that until then I would become a Baltimore Ravens fan.

So I gave up the burgundy and gold for the purple and black. RG3 for Flacco. A soulless suburban stadium in Landover for the friendly confines of M&T Bank Stadium in downtown Baltimore. Dysfunction for class. Perpetual losing for a Super Bowl ring.... (more)

Tags: redskins, ravens, name change, name controversy

Why the Washington Football Team Should Change Their Racist Name

By Josh Marks, published on Feb 12, 2013

...the majority of First Nation people like the name, except that study was done more than ten years ago, before the country elected and then re-elected the first African-American president amid shifting racial attitudes; lastly, some of those who defend the name say it was meant to honor Boston Redskins head coach William Henry Dietz, who claimed to be of Native American ancestry, but that claim has been questioned. And the founder and owner, George Preston Marshall, was a rabid racist and refused to integrate the team until he was forced to play an African-American after President John F.... (more)

Tags: redskins, racist, name change, offensive, washington football team

Not So Fast

By Deborah Horton, published on Nov 17, 2010

Before Monday night's game versus the Eagles, word came out that the Redskins had given Donovan McNabb a brand new huge contract. People were asking themselves, why would a team and a player who obviously have problems with each other agree to such a seemingly outrageous deal?! Not so fast my friends. Once again, things are not as they first appear.

The Redskins have an out clause in the deal. This clause states that at the end of this season the Redskins can cut McNabb and owe him NOTHING. Not a single penny. They can use him the rest of the season and then cut him loose free and... (more)

Tags: football, nfl, redskins, donovan mcnabb

Flying High

By Deborah Horton, published on Nov 17, 2010

Michael Vick took apart record books and Redskins defensive schemes on Monday night with a look of such ease it made you wonder if you were watching a dream. From the very first play from the snap, Vick looked other worldly. As if he were an Eagle, flying high above the field of play, above the rain, above the past he has worked hard to put behind him. Michael Vick was flying high and the Eagles were putting up historic numbers in the NFL record books.

Coming into the game Donovan McNabb had agreed to a 5 year, 78 million dollar deal with the Redskins, a deal I do not understand at... (more)

Tags: football, nfl, michael vick, redskins, eagles

Redskins and Eagles. The Spat Over Spit

By BusinessLife, published on Nov 17, 2010

The NFL is investigating Philadelphia center Mike McGlynn's claim that Washington safety LaRon Landry spit in his face twice during the Eagles' 59-28 victory over the host Redskins Monday night. This is the second such investigation in a week.

"Landry came and spit in my face, and that fired us all up," McGlynn told the Philadelphia Daily News. "We were looking to really put the afterburners on them. It's good to see that we came out and score 60 points, almost. We all want to play the game with all the respect in the world, but when you're disrespectful like that. ... I just... (more)

Tags: redskins, eagles, mcnabb, mike mcglynn, donovan mcnabb, philadelphia eagles, washington redskins

D.C. Sports Fans are on a High for Awhile

By JJFCPA, published on May 22, 2010

Sports fans in Washington, D.C. finally have some hope that the future for their major sports franchises will be better than the recent past. Except for the Washington Capitals hockey team, the other 3 major sports teams – the Redskins, Wizards and Nationals have been bottom dwellers in the standings. Now with the prospect of new, young and star level talent on the horizon, there is hope anew.

The latest stroke of potential good fortune is with the Washington Wizards having the winning ping pong ball in this month’s lottery for the top pick in the NBA. With the odds against them, the... (more)

Tags: redskins, wizards, john wall, evan turner

Lost Weekend in D.C.

By JJFCPA, published on Nov 9, 2009

...its 2nd place position of the Eastern Conference of the NHL with the win. There was little else to feel good about in the Nation’s Capitol unless one was a supporter of the House Health Bill which passed by a thin margin.

The football results were horrible again as the Washington Redskins fought their way, literally, to their 4th loss in a row by 31 – 17 to the Atlanta Falcons. At least they made it entertaining by showing their fans that they still had some fight in them as they slammed the Falcons quarterback after he had crossed the sidelines, and then had to stand their... (more)

Tags: redskins, wizards, terps, hokies, washington capitals

Redskin Fans Get a Bye

By JJFCPA, published on Nov 1, 2009

...Portis to Santana Moss, put a positive spin on it.

The early results came in last Monday night as the Skins lost for the 1st time to a team that had won a game this season. The first 6 games of the season were against teams that were winless when they met the Redskins. At least for one week, the Redskins made 4 of their opponent’s fans happy by winning their 1st game of the season at the Skins expense. The Eagles game was to be different with the Skins getting back to a winning way under an offensive guru’s play calling. In fact, the Eagles entered the... (more)

Tags: nfl, redskins, dan snyder

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