U.S. Patent Office Rules Against Redskins Name

The U.S. Patent Office has ruled that the Washington Redskins nickname is “disparaging of Native Americans” and that federal trademarks for the team’s name have to be canceled. The case, Blackhorse v. Pro-Football Inc., (H/T Deadspin) was reviewed by the Trademark Trial

Mike Shanahan lost the team and is out as the Washington coach.

Washington fires Shanahan. Snyder not to blame

The Washington Redskins has parted ways with their head coach Mike Shanahan after four years. They are one year removed from winning the NFC East and appearing in the playoffs.  But after a 3-13 season and clearly losing his grip on the team,

The NFL and Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder support keeping the team name.

NFL to Native American’s: We support the Redskins

Representatives of the Oneida Indian Nation on Wednesday asked NFL executives to sanction Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder for conduct detrimental to the league for continuing to use a team nickname and mascot that “promote a dictionary-defined racial slur.” In the 90-minute