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Washington Pigskins? That kind of works

The CityPaper has become the latest publication to announce they won’t use the term “Redskins” anymore. They held a brief poll to rename the team and Pigskins won out:

Over the last week, 1,125 of you voted on which of five names we should go with, and Pigskins—a.k.a. Hogs, in a tribute to the team’s great offensive line of the first Joe Gibbs era—stiff-armed the competition like John Riggins did to Don McNeal in Super Bowl XVII. The name won 50 percent of the vote…

…One added benefit to the name: The ’Skins abbreviation still works. And even the team’s fight song can fit our new style, with only slight modification: “Hail to the Pigskins, hail victory, Hogs on the warpath, fight for old D.C.!”

That’s a good a compromise that will ever be found I suppose. Of course, since it is the CityPaper making the suggestion, it won’t fly with Dan Snyder. PETA won’t like either, so the name has that going for it.

Of course, Redbullets is awesome too.

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Redskins owner Dan Snyder drops CityPaper suit

I finally got around to blogging about the Dan Snyder vs. CityPaper/Dave McKenna SLAPP suit the other day after several false starts. The fact that Snyder had not even read the whole article showed that the whole thing was intellectually dishonest.

Last night, around 8 p.m., Snyder announced that the suit would be dropped. So, at the very least, his PR apparatus is learning enough to know when the best time to announce this sort of action is — Saturday evening. Had he waited a few more hours, it would not have made the Sunday editions, for what that is worth.

Statement from the CityPaper: Dan Snyder Drops Lawsuit against Washington City Paper, Dave McKenna

Washington Redskins statement: Snyder Dismisses Lawsuit Against City Paper

From The Post: Redskins owner Daniel Snyder drops lawsuit against Washington City Paper

The original CityPaper article: The Cranky Redskins Fan’s Guide to Dan Snyder

I’m not a lawyer, but it sounds like it wasn’t absolute victory for the CityPaper, at least based on the Snyder statement. I think Snyder believes he saved face on this one. I am guessing all but the Redskins true believers think so.

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Business of Sports Q&A featuring Redskins, Nats, Caps and Wizards ownership wrap up – where is the video?

Tuesday, Washington Post Live presented Business of Sports – Q and A with panelists Ted Leonsis, owner the Washington Capitals, Wizards and Mystics (Monumental Sports), Robert Tanenbaum, principal owner of the Washington Nationals and Marla Lerner Tanenbaum, chairperson of the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation, Daniel Snyder, owner of the Washington Redskins and Will Chang, owner of D.C. United.

I was hoping and expecting that video of the entire event would be online, right now there are only clips. I have emailed Post PR and was told the video was being edited and I’d get a reply when its ready. Nothing yet, but if they ever do get it, I’ll post the video.The video has finally been posted

The Tanenbaums, particularly Robert, have not been the most active of the Nats principal owners (how can you have 5 principal owners anyway?) which I noted in the early post. Robert Tanenbaum noted that the Nats will win the World Series in the Year of the Bear. Obviously, I’m worried he’s right because:

THERE IS NO “YEAR OF THE BEAR”

Oh my, that built no confidence.

Meanwhile, DC Sports Bog has lots of coverage of course:

Snyder and Leonsis on the media D.C. sports owners rooting for each other Snyder: No to HBO’s Hard Knocks Snyder on FedEx Field

Also, Chang indicated that he’d like United to stay in D.C. and that he has a greater sense of urgency about finding a new home field for the soccer team. I have mentioned before that I would like to see DCU stick around here and not go somewhere like Baltimore. I have only been to one game so far, but I am open to going to more and who knows, maybe in a few years my son will be a big soccer fan.

I was hoping and expecting that video of the entire event would be online, right now there are only clips. I have emailed Post PR and was told the video was being edited and I’d get a reply when its ready. Nothing yet, but if they ever do get it, I’ll post the video.

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Panel discussion with Redskins, Nats, Caps, Wizards, United, Mystics ownership at 8:45

Washington Post Live is hosting a panel discussion, the Business of Sports Q&A, featuring ownership from all the D.C. pro teams at 8:45 a.m. today The panelists include:

Ted Leonsis, owner the Washington Capitals, Wizards and Mystics (Monumental Sports)

Robert Tanenbaum, principal owner of the Washington Nationals and Marla Lerner Tanenbaum, chairperson of the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation

Daniel Snyder, owner of the Washington Redskins

Will Chang, owner of D.C. United

The panel will be talking about what they “do and don’t do to make their franchises successful.” Last time I checked, only one of those owners is successful right now. I am interested to see what questions make it through the screening.

The Tanenbaums appearance as the Nats representatives on the panel is a little surprising, because Ted Lerner is the “managing principal partner” and his son Mark is the principal partner that has been most active, at least publicly, of the principal owners. I cannot recall any occasion other than the introductory press conference in 2006 that Robert Tanenbaum, a son-in-law, was specifically involved in.

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