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  • Prince George's Co. school board members ask Redskins' leaders to sign Colin Kaepernick

    12/17/2018 8:54:45 PM PST · by KevinB · 32 replies
    WJLA ^ | December 13, 2018 | Anna-Lysa Gayle
    PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Md. (ABC7) — David Murray is one of seven school board members in Prince George’s County now calling for Colin Kaepernick to sign with the team. This week, they sent out an open letter to owner Daniel Snyder and other leaders. “Knowing that we have the most dire need for him, we want him signed right now,” said Murray. “He can do a lot of great work to support our schools and our county if he comes here.” “Signing Kaepernick would send an even more powerful message today; that a person can peacefully protest for causes that...
  • Ezekiel Elliott scolds NFL over Salvation Army kettle penalty: 'I'll pay their little fine'

    12/05/2018 7:59:55 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 41 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Dec. 5, 2018 | Jason Owens
    On Thanksgiving, Ezekiel Elliott dropped $21 and Dak Prescott into a giant Salvation Army kettle during a win over the Washington Redskins. His donation ended up costing him more than $13,000. *snip* “I mean, I didn’t really expect a fine,” Elliott told reporters. “Really don’t care about the fine. It’s all for a good cause. We’re trying to bring awareness to the Salvation Army." *snip* Elliott and Prescott both backed up their in-game stunts with $21,000 donations to the Salvation Army.
  • The Washington Redskins Sign A New Quarterback. Colin Kaepernick Fans Won’t Be Happy

    12/05/2018 1:00:32 PM PST · by Red Badger · 73 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8:20 AM 12/05/2018 | David Hookstead
    The Washington Redskins signed Josh Johnson to fill their quarterback void late Tuesday. The Redskins’ quarterback problems have only continued to get worse after backup Colt McCoy got hurt Monday against the Philadelphia Eagles. That left Mark Sanchez as the guy to lead the way. Some speculated this was finally the opening Colin Kaepernick had been waiting for. The team even openly admitted they had taken a look at the former 49ers quarterback. (RELATED: Here Are The Best Moments From NFL Week 13) Well, fans of the national anthem kneeling quarterback had their hopes dashed when Johnson, who was recently...
  • Colt McCoy played through a broken leg [Redskins' #2]

    12/04/2018 10:34:46 AM PST · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    thefandc.radio.com ^ | December 03, 2018 - 11:18 pm | Brian Tinsman
    Say what you will about Colt McCoy, but he knew exactly how fleeting his opportunity would be to start for the Washington Redskins. This is the second chance he had waited years to find. So, even after breaking his leg on a play in the first half vs. the Philadelphia Eagles, he stayed in the game. Even hobbled, he completed his next two passes for five and 10 yards, taking the Redskins into field goal range where Dustin Hopkins put D.C. on the board. From there, McCoy was finally coaxed out of the game and into the locker room, where...
  • Half the land in Oklahoma could be returned to Native Americans. It should be.

    11/29/2018 2:31:07 AM PST · by T-Bird45 · 72 replies
    WaPo via Outline.com ^ | 11/29/18 | Rebecca Nagle
    A Supreme Court case about jurisdiction in an obscure murder has huge implications for tribes. On the morning of June 22, 1839, the Cherokee leader John Ridge was pulled from his bed, dragged into his front yard and stabbed 84 times while his family watched. He was assassinated for signing the Cherokee Nation’s removal treaty, a document that — in exchange for the tribe’s homelands — promised uninterrupted sovereignty over a third of the land in present-day Oklahoma. That promise was not kept. Sixty-seven years later, federal agents questioned John’s grandson, William D. Polson. They needed to add him to...
  • Reuben Foster claimed by Redskins, put on commissioner's exempt list

    11/28/2018 11:42:49 AM PST · by Red Badger · 15 replies
    ESPN ^ | John Keim ESPN Staff Writer
    The Washington Redskins claimed linebacker Reuben Foster off waivers from the San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday, three days after he was arrested on a charge of misdemeanor domestic violence. Foster was subsequently placed on the commissioner's exempt list, meaning he cannot practice or attend games but can be at the team facility on "a reasonable basis" for workouts, meetings and other permitted non-football activities. The NFL will continue to review the matter. Washington's decision to claim Foster was not unanimous, a source said. And there is no guarantee Foster will ever play for the team. "The Redskins fully understand the...
  • Redskins QB Alex Smith breaks two bones in leg against Texans

    11/19/2018 6:30:49 AM PST · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    ESPN ^ | 11/19/2018 8:12 AM CT | John Keim ESPN Staff Writer
    LANDOVER, Md. -- As Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith lay on the ground Sunday, his teammates knew one thing: His season was over. They saw his ankle bent at an awkward angle. They witnessed the pain on his face. So they took a knee and prayed. They waited for him to be loaded onto a cart and then walked over -- every one of them -- to wish him well. Even most of the Houston Texans' bench walked over to the cart. Smith, 34, broke both the fibula and tibia in his right leg on a third-quarter sack and underwent...
  • Alex Smith suffers Joe Thiesmann-esque leg injury 33 years to the day of Lawrence Taylor's tackle

    11/18/2018 3:33:17 PM PST · by C19fan · 46 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 18, 2018 | Blake Shuster
    Washington quarterback Alex Smith suffered a season-ending leg injury against the Houston Texans on Sunday. Smith was dropping back to pass in the second half when he was taken down awkwardly by Kareem Jackson and J.J. Watt. Under the weight of both defenders, Smith’s right leg crumbled, leaving him in a heap on the field.
  • Good Redskins tickets available. So who’s interested?

    08/08/2018 9:47:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 6, 2018 | Barry Svrluga
    he email blares the advertisement in the old language of the franchise: “We Hail the Home Opener,” it says above logos of the Washington Redskins and the Indianapolis Colts, pushing tickets to the Sept. 16 game at FedEx Field. Tickets are available to that one, and the next week against Green Bay, and in October against Carolina and Dallas and — my goodness — to every single Washington home football game this year. Three players are used to make the pitch, with their pictures to the left of those words: Derrius Guice, Alex Smith and Daron Payne. Total snaps played...
  • Redskins Cheerleaders Describe Topless Photo Shoots and an Uneasy Night Out

    05/02/2018 4:46:04 PM PDT · by C19fan · 71 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 2, 2018 | Juliet Macur
    When the Washington Redskins took their cheerleading squad to Costa Rica in 2013 for a calendar photo shoot, the first cause for concern among the cheerleaders came when Redskins officials collected their passports upon arrival at the resort, depriving them of their official identification. For the photo shoot, at the adults-only Occidental Grand Papagayo resort on Culebra Bay, some of the cheerleaders said they were required to be topless, though the photographs used for the calendar would not show nudity. Others wore nothing but body paint. Given the resort’s secluded setting, such revealing poses would not have been a concern...
  • Redskins Tweet Donald Trump and Jeb Bush Find Common Ground on Washington’s Football Team

    02/21/2018 3:00:17 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 14 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 10/5/2015 | Alan Rappeport
    Mr. Trump. who has made bluntness a hallmark of his presidential bid, said that the Redskins moniker was yet another issue of unnecessary political correctness. The name has been that way for years, he said, and not everyone considers it to be a slur. “I know Indians that are extremely proud of that name,” he said. “They think it’s a positive.” Areas of agreement between Mr. Trump and Mr. Bush have been few since they became presidential candidates, often ridiculing each other on policy and personality. Asked if their shared view on the Redskins might help them turn over a...
  • Obama Aide Was Busted For Taking Upskirt Photos Of Women Around DC

    02/13/2018 11:23:01 AM PST · by b4its2late · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 13, 2018 | by Derek Hunter
    An official in Barack Obama’s White House resigned in 2016 because he was arrested for taking pictures up women’s skirts on DC Metrorail cars, according to the Daily Mail. The official, William Mendoza, was the executive director of the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education until he resigned in November 2016. Mendoza was convicted after pleading guilty in January 2017 to attempted voyeurism, a misdemeanor. According to the Daily Mail, he used his government-issued iPhone — during work hours — to take the photos and resigned as the Department of Education was readying an investigation into...
  • Washington Redskins Art Monk's Hall of Fame Enshrinement Speech (Inspiring)

    02/04/2018 3:29:07 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 5 replies
    Pro Football Hall of Fame ^ | 2008 | Arthur Monk
    Getting here did not come without controversy--But in all due respect, as great as this honor is, it's not what really defines who I am or the things that I've been able to accomplish in my life. I'll always be known as a Redskin... And even now as a Hall of Famer, the one thing I want to make very clear is that my identity and my security is found in the Lord. And what defines me and my validation comes in having accepted his son Jesus Christ as my personal savior. And what defines me is the word of...
  • Chief Wahoo’s departure puts Redskins in spotlight

    01/29/2018 5:28:01 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Monday, January 29, 2018 | Matthew Paras
    When criticism of the use of Native American imagery and names for sports teams escalated in recent years, Washington Redskins fans could always point to the Cleveland Indians and shrug, ‘“At least we don’t have Chief Wahoo.” That argument lost a little potency Monday when the Indians announced the franchise, under pressure from MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, is removing the buck-toothed caricature of a Native American from team uniforms beginning in 2019. The Redskins have faced much of the same criticism as the Indians, and with Cleveland moving to further downplay Chief Wahoo, pressure on Washington owner Dan Snyder to...
  • Many open seats as Cowboys-Redskins kickoff (less than half full)

    12/01/2017 2:01:21 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Star-Telegram ^ | 11/30/17 | STEFAN STEVENSON
    ARLINGTON The luster of the Dallas Cowboys may be growing dull. The stadium that seats over 90,000 was less than half full at kickoff Thursday night at AT&T Stadium. Rally towels laid on the back of seats throughout the stadium stood out starkly.
  • NFL Thanksgiving Primetime Ratings Crash by 10 Percent

    11/25/2017 7:17:14 AM PST · by Bon of Babble · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Nov. 24, 2017 | Dylan Gwinn
    Thanksgiving’s primetime clash between the Redskins and the Giants registered a 9.7 in metered markets, down 10 percent from last year.
  • Why Trump Won: Liberal Magazine Triggered That Washington Redskins Are Playing On Thanksgiving

    11/23/2017 6:39:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    If there is one thing that is totally offensive this Thanksgiving holiday, it’s that the Washington Redskins are playing today. I’m not kidding. The liberal magazine The Nation was quite triggered about this and even reached out to Native American tribes to get a comment. Apparently, this move shows the NFL owners's “true colors, “or something. I’m hoping this a joke, or even satire, because no one cares about the Redskins name. No one. And it’s not going to change—ever. Yeah, I know all the posts about Thanksgiving being some genocidal holiday, or how history has given us the wrong...
  • Tickets for Redskins Thanksgiving game vs. Giants going for as little as $7

    11/21/2017 3:58:49 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 73 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | Nov 21, 2017 | By: fox5dc.com staff
    WASHINGTON - The playoff hopes for the Washington Redskins took a big hit Sunday after they lost to the New Orleans Saints and blew a 15-point fourth quarter lead in the process. After the loss, it appears the Redskins fan base is also reeling as well based off of the ticket prices for their next home game on Thanksgiving. The Redskins will have a short turnaround this week as they will host the New York Giants at Fedex Field on Thursday. While the matchup will be a nationally televised battle between NFC East rivals, there are tickets available on the...
  • By Having the Washington R*dskins Host a Game on Thanksgiving, NFL Owners Show Their True Colors

    11/19/2017 7:20:35 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 44 replies
    The Nation ^ | November 17, 2017 | Dave Zirin
    This NFL season has blazed new political trails as players have used their platform to stand up to racism in the face of a ferocious backlash. It has truly been a season of firsts. But there is another “first” on the immediate horizon that speaks to the league’s baldly reactionary history in regards to race.
  • 49ers, among leaders of anthem protests, play in Trump’s Washington

    10/15/2017 8:30:00 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 34 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 14, 2017 | Ann Killion
    The 49ers are in the belly of the beast. Smack in the world of spin and obstruction, of base-pandering and attention-deflecting. Washington politics came to the 49ers last Sunday, with the vice president of the United States using their game in Indianapolis as a vehicle to further the divisive issue of players, largely African American, kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustice.