Daniel Snyder Hires The One Man In Washington Worse Than Daniel Snyder

A man so badly fucked that he'll hire Lanny Davis is a man who's finished, and so everyone who detests Daniel Snyder, the imperious prick who owns the Washington Redskins and claims he'll never change their name, can rejoice. When the client who can't be defended brings on the fixer who will defend anything, the issue… » 10/10/13 12:55pm 10/10/13 12:55pm

Dan Snyder's Open Letter Is As Gross As You'd Think It Would Be

Dan Snyder is that rare person who comes off as even more despicable when he's trying to be thoughtful than when he's just openly being a prick. Case in point: this hilariously tone deaf open letter to "Everyone in our Redskins Nation" (kind of like a reservation!) in defense of the team's nickname, throwing out the same … » 10/09/13 2:30pm 10/09/13 2:30pm

Rick Reilly Just Wrote The Worst Thing. Let's Remember The Good Times.

ESPN's Rick Reilly just published a column about the controversy over the racist nickname of the Washington Redskins in which, after consulting a few Native Americans, he compares those who'd like the team to change its nickname to those who originally restricted Native Americans to reservations. Seriously: that's his… » 9/18/13 6:46pm 9/18/13 6:46pm

High School Students Vote To Change Redskins Mascot Despite Protests…

In the Washington Redskins' fight agains the perception that their mascot, a racist caricature and slur, is a racist caricature and slur, they have enlisted the aid of various high schools around the nation who use the same mascot, mostly to act as a shield. This has been the defense for about a week, and it keeps… » 2/16/13 3:35pm 2/16/13 3:35pm

The Redskins Really, Really Want You To Know Their Team Name Is About…

Because the Redskins are relevant again, the periodic controversy about their use of a racial slur as a team name has flared up again. This time Dan Snyder and company have gone on the offensive, with a series of stories and statements about the name, and what it means to both the franchise and high schools nationwide… » 2/15/13 12:25pm 2/15/13 12:25pm

The Redskins Are Just Going To Hide Behind Every Single School That…

On Monday, the Redskins launched a campaign to defend their use of a racist slur as a team name. It was weak, and centered on the nebulous concept of "pride" felt by a particular Ohio high school that also uses the name Redskins. Drew pointed out that it's bullshit, and this is all about Dan Snyder not wanting to take a… » 2/13/13 3:15pm 2/13/13 3:15pm

This Week's Signs Of The Apocalypse

For nearly two decades, Sports Illustrated has stirred the tea leaves to discern a weekly Sign of the Apocalypse. Deadspin salutes the magazine's ongoing effort to cover the end of times but declines to cede the scoop on the biggest event in world history. » 11/17/12 2:10pm 11/17/12 2:10pm

This Week's Signs Of The Apocalypse

For nearly two decades, Sports Illustrated has stirred the tea leaves to discern a weekly Sign of the Apocalypse. Deadspin salutes the magazine's ongoing effort to cover the end of times but declines to cede the scoop on the biggest event in world history. » 10/27/12 5:27pm 10/27/12 5:27pm

"It's Just All Made Up And Flagellant": A Tour Of Fred Davis's Hilarious…

Well, now. Yesterday, The Washingtonian passed along the glorious details of the shitshow civil suit being brought against Redskins tight end Fred Davis by a woman who's accused of being a "pimpette." Long story short: Davis allegedly poured an entire pitcher of juice on the woman's head, and the woman seeks damages. But … » 6/29/12 2:55pm 6/29/12 2:55pm

Mike Shanahan Once Ordered Elvis Grbac To Drill Al Davis In The Head…

Al Davis had plenty of respect within the NFL power structure, as we learned this weekend. Those of us who knew him only as a craggy-faced Jamarcus-loving iconoclast now know of him as something better than that, a powerfully transformative figure. But he still had enemies. Among them: onetime Raiders head coach—now… » 10/10/11 5:00pm 10/10/11 5:00pm