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From the Burgundy and Gold Owner Dan Snyder:
“As this season concludes, Bruce Allen has been relieved of his duties as President of the Washington Redskins and is no longer with the organization. Like our passionate fan base, I recognize we have not lived up to the high standards set by great Redskins teams, coaches and players who have come before us. As we reevaluate our team leadership, culture and process for winning football games, I am excited for the opportunities that lie ahead to renew our singular focus and purpose of bringing championship football back to Washington D.C.”
Thanks to Nick for sending:
“Taking my EEO training and couldn’t help but love this. As a native DCer who hates the “DC Football” team and is a rabid Cowboys fan, I couldn’t agree more with the answer to this question (“all of the above”).”
“DC’s right down the road, but it’s a world of difference between markets. If you’re over there, you’re thinking of politics and the White House. If you’re here, this is a sports town & they love their Phillies” -ARod
Nats Park averaged about 4K more fans than CBP did last year pic.twitter.com/bRUiqTcdVK
— Cody (@CodyRogers10) April 1, 2019
I’ve seen other comments saying D.C. is only a Redskins town. If I may – NO. Absolutely not. Unless maybe you are one of the lucky old timers who used to drink beers with Riggo at the Malt Shop – but in 2019 – no, no D.C. is not just a Burgundy and Gold town anymore. The closest you could maybe argue would be when RG3 gave us an ounce of hope before injury(ies). While many still support the team, it’s quite possible the owner of the football team may have also contributed a tad to the demise of the football fervor. Anyway, bottom line – AROD doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Oh yeah, D.C. kinda supports our mildly successful hockey team I think. Swing through Chinatown next time there’s a home game. As for the Nats, it is early my friends, it is early. Go NATS – I’ll see you at the park on Wednesday.
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I’m sure that you have read about the deal that Dan Snyder/the NFL is trying to jam through Congress to set up a new Redskins stadium at the RFK location. Charles Allen, Ward 6 Councilman, has started a petition for those who oppose such a move and any DC taxpayer money being used to fund such a stadium. Any chance you would post a link to the petition for those who might also be interested? Just FYI, I’m not affiliated in any way with his office — just a very concerned citizen who might just give up all hope on this city if Mayor Bowser throws away millions of my tax dollars to fund a stadium for possibly the worst franchise in all of American sports.
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From the New York Times:
“In a decision likely to bolster the Washington Redskins’ efforts to protect their trademarks, the Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the government may not refuse to register potentially offensive names. A law denying protection to disparaging trademarks, the court said, violated the First Amendment.
The decision was unanimous, but the justices were divided on the reasoning.”