Posts Tagged ‘Washington Redskins’

Native American groups ask NFL to force Redskins name change

Monday, July 6th, 2020

WASHINGTON – More than a dozen Native American leaders and organizations sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday calling for the league to force Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder to change the team name immediately. The letter was signed by 15 Native American advocates and obtained by The Associated Press. It demands the team and the NFL cease the use of Native American names, imagery and logos — with specific importance put on Washington, which last week launched a " thorou...

SU Expert Available to Discuss Considerations in Washington Redskins’ Potential Name Change

Monday, July 6th, 2020

With a decision on a name change for the Washington Redskins looming, one communications expert already is considering wider ramifications related to the team’s nomenclature. Dr. David Burns, professor of communication at Salisbury University MD , has written about journalists’ ethical dilemmas in using the “Redskins” name while covering the team in his 2018 book Case Studies in Sport Communication: Yo Make the Call.

Daniel Snyder perpetuated racism, until he finally heard the drumbeat of sponsors coming for his money

Monday, July 6th, 2020

Clyde Bellecourt, Native American activist when asked about the tomahawk chop “Everyone loves the Washington Redskins, but there is no reason they can’t be named something else. Fox Sports analyst Terry Bradshaw What’s in a name? It is a question first posed in defense of love by William Shakespeare in his epic “Romeo and Juliet.

PFF’s One-Year Wonder Team: NFL’s best single-season outlier performances since 2006

Sunday, July 5th, 2020

PFF's list of NFL players who flashed one season of good-to-elite play, but were unable to replicate that performance over the remainder of their careers.

Report: Every member of the Washington ownership group not named Snyder wants out of the team

Sunday, July 5th, 2020

One of the owners reportedly looking to sell is the CEO of FedEx, which recently signaled it wants the team to change its name.

Like Ron Rivera, Terry Francona is in favor of his team changing its name

Sunday, July 5th, 2020

The Redskins aren't the only pro sports team considering a name change. In baseball, the Indians are as well, and the team's manager, Terry Francona, hopes the club can pull it off.

Atlanta Braves Silent On Changing Team Name As Other Sports Teams Mull Options

Sunday, July 5th, 2020

As the Washington Redskins and Cleveland Indians examine their team names and logos in contemplation of changing what many deem offensive, one other baseball team has remained outside of the debate. The Atlanta Braves, who once spotlighted Chief Noc-a-Homa, a Native American who would emerge from a teepee and do a war dance when a […]

Report: Rivera, Snyder Talked About Name Change for Weeks

Sunday, July 5th, 2020

Washington head coach Ron Rivera and team owner Dan Snyder have been talking about a possible name change for more than a month, Rivera told the Washington Post's Les Carpenter. Rivera told the Post that he has been working with the owner to brainstorm possible new nicknames for the organization and that he is hopeful that a change could come prior to the beginning of the 2020 NFL season. “If we get it done in time for the season, it would be awesome,” Rivera told the Post. According to Rivera, there are two names in particular that he has brainstormed with Snyder that he is especially fond of.

Ron Rivera working on new nickname with Redskins owner

Saturday, July 4th, 2020

Washington Redskins head coach Ron Rivera said Saturday he has been working for more than a month with owner Dan Snyder on renaming the team, and he hopes a change can be made before mid-September. If we get it done in time for the season, it would be awesome,” Rivera told the Washington Post in a phone interview. The team announced Friday that it was conducting a “thorough review” of the team’s name, and multiple outlets reported a change is very likely, with the possibility of it coming before...

Cleveland Indians Are Contemplating A Name Change

Saturday, July 4th, 2020

Over the last few weeks, there has been a big push around the sports community to have certain teams change their racially insensitive names. Of course, the most obvious example of this is the Washington NFL team, which is doing a thorough review of the name. In fact, Stephen A. Smith is reporting that the team will 100 percent make a change and that it will inevitably come before the start of the season.