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Lawmakers Pressure NFL Commissioner To Change Offensive Team Name

The New York Times | Posted 02.09.2014 | Sports

Two members of Congress plan to send a strongly worded letter to the commissioner of the National Football League on Monday urging him to support chan...

The Super Bowl Ad You Never Saw

Anna Hosain | Posted 04.05.2014 | Sports
Anna Hosain

The term 'redskin' is of the most derogatory in nature, the reality of which most know nothing about. Perhaps this is why, Washington Redskins, the name of a football team in the National Football League, does not disgust and overwhelm at mention.

The Most Important Super Bowl Ad You Didn't See

Ben Irwin | Posted 04.05.2014 | Sports
Ben Irwin

At roughly $4 million per 30-second slot, this ad never had a chance of making the airwaves during Super Bowl XLVIII. But you should watch it anyway.

NFL Commissioner DEFENDS Redskins Name

AP | Posted 01.31.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the Washington Redskins nickname has been "presented in a way that honors Native Americans." Go...

Redskins GM Leans On GOP Consultants To Deflect 'Ignorant' Questions About Team's Name

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

Washington Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen worked with a group of GOP consultants on how to push back against a campaign to change the football t...

The Epic Battle To Save The Most Offensive Team Name In Professional Sports

ThinkProgress | Travis Waldron | Posted 01.30.2014 | Sports
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It was a simple declaration. With it, the owner of the Washington Redskins probably thought he was putting to bed the idea that his franchise might ev...

Win Today, Lose Tomorrow

Jeremiah Goulka | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics
Jeremiah Goulka

"Redskins" is an offensive term and therefore inappropriate for the team representing our nation's capital. That's kind of obvious, right? Most Republicans don't think so. For one thing, Republicans tend to wear a set of blinders, crafted and actively maintained by the party's functionaries and its media priesthood.

RG3 Goes On Long Facebook Rant About Fame (And Sleeves)

Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

Robert Griffin III posted a lengthy message on his Facebook page on Friday railing against his critics and lamenting the downside of NFL stardom. The...

RG3, Russell Wilson Buy Teammates Christmas Gifts

Posted 12.27.2013 | Sports

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III and Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson were on the same page when they bought their teammates Christmas gifts...

Reid Weighs In On NFL Controversy

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.19.2013 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) weighed in on the controversy surrounding the name of Washington, D.C.'s professional football team, saying...

'99 Percent'

AP | JOSEPH WHITE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The linebacker with 100 percent attendance says there's a 99 percent chance he's done. Washington Redskins captai...

WATCH: Mike Shanahan Abruptly Walks Out Of Postgame Press Conference

Posted 12.16.2013 | Sports

Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan cut his postgame press conference short after a loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. After insisting tha...

NFL Week 15 Winners And Losers

National Football Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

By Jason Cole, National Football Post Sunday was a competition for which NFL team had the worst loss. The competition was a four-way battle between...

WATCH: SJax Runs Over Redskins Defender

Posted 12.15.2013 | Sports

Falcons running back Steven Jackson ran over Redskins cornerback Josh Wilson en route to a three-yard touchdown early in the first quarter on Sunday. ...

Trouble In Shanahan Family?

Posted 12.16.2013 | Sports

There might be some trouble within the Shanahan family. According to Ian Rapoport of, Kyle Shanahan, the Redskins offensive coordinator an...

Mike Shanahan's Son Reacts To RG3 Benching

AP | By JOSEPH WHITE | Posted 02.11.2014 | Sports

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The father benched Robert Griffin III. The son would rather have him on the field. Washington Redskins offensive ...

Shanahan Being 'Honest' And 6 Other Reactions To RG3 Getting Benched

Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan took 28 minutes on Wednesday to explain to reporters his reasoning behind shutting quarterback Robert Gri...

'Circus Atmosphere'

AP | JOSEPH WHITE | Posted 12.11.2013 | Sports

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — It takes quite the sales job to explain why a medically cleared Robert Griffin III won't play for the rest of the season. Embat...

RG3 Benched

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.11.2013 | Sports

Redskins fans won't be seeing RG3 for a while. Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan has decided to bench Robert Griffin III in favor of back-up ...

Time To Shut Down RG3?

AP | JOSEPH WHITE | Posted 12.09.2013 | Sports

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Mike Shanahan, still for now the coach of the Washington Redskins, made a surprising reversal Monday and said he might bench a "...

'Not The Right Time And Place'

AP | JOSEPH WHITE | Posted 12.08.2013 | Sports

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Mike Shanahan had the look of a beaten man, one who might be counting down his final days with the Washington Redskins. The st...

PHOTOS: Redskins Fans Flee Stadium After Miserable 1st Half

Posted 12.08.2013 | Sports

Understandably, many Redskins fans had apparently seen enough after the first half against the Chiefs at FedEx Field. With the weather poor and the te...

NFL Suspends Official Over Spat With Redskins Player

AP | JOSEPH WHITE | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — An NFL game official was suspended Friday for one game without pay for making "a profane and derogatory statement" to a Washingt...

Richie Incognito, Redskins and Racism in the NFL

Gyasi Ross | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports
Gyasi Ross

News flash: football is bullying; let's not romanticize the game and pretend that sportsmanship is a vital part of the game. In fact, that is the game -- to be the better bully than the other guy.

WATCH: Eagles Star Rips Flag From Redskins Fan

Posted 11.18.2013 | Sports

Note to fans attending Eagles games at Lincoln Financial Field in the near future: Do not wave a flag representing the opposing team in front of LeSea...