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Washington Redskins’ Begin Plans for New Stadium

August 28th, 2014 at 1:03 PM
By Zach Powell

Fans of the Washington Redskins received the news they've been waiting for now for years: the team has begun the process of building a new stadium.

Washington Redskins' owner Dan Snyder gave details to Comcast SportsNet on Wednesday that the team had started meeting with architects to develop a new stadium that would mimic the Redskins' former home RFK Stadium.

“We've already seen some preliminary drawings and I'm going to be very retro with it,” [Snyder] told CSN. “It's gonna feel like RFK. It's gonna move like RFK. I love that, I actually asked architectural firms to do it and they said that they can do it. I said that I think the lower bowl sections are going to want to rock the stadium like the old days.”

A location for the site hasn't yet been decided. The team currently plays at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. However, the new stadium could bring the team back to Washington D.C. or even across the state line in Virginia, where the team has a large fan base.

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Get Super Bowl XLIX Tickets for up to 90% Off Through TicketScore

August 24th, 2014 at 8:38 AM
By Dan Benton

Every NFL fan dreams of seeing their team in the Super Bowl and now you can check that off your bucket list with the help of Ticketscore.com. They have a system in place to get you to the biggest games for a fixed weekly buy-in price; and when your team goes to the Super Bowl, you will be there to root them on at an extreme discount.

Typically, TicketScore can get you to the Super Bowl with savings between 70% and 90% off the market price. That means you can score tickets to the biggest games (not just the Super Bowl) for a fraction of the cost and be a part of your favorite team’s history.

TicketScore works in three easy ways. First, you will pick your favorite team and the championship game you want to go to. Next, you will buy-in at a low weekly price over the course of the full season. Lastly, you can go to the Super Bowl when your team makes it at no additional ticket cost.

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Phillip Daniels Speaks Out About His Year as the Washington Redskins’ Director of Player Development

July 3rd, 2014 at 9:37 AM
By Zach Powell

One of the biggest complaints coming out of the Washington Redskins front office over the past several years has been the lack of former players wanting to come back and be a part of the team.  Former defensive end Phillip Daniels broke the mold and was hired as the team's director of player development. 

Daniels recently spoke about his experience working with the Redskins:

“There’s a lot of things that other people in my position on other teams, they got,” he said. “I just say it like this: I never had a budget or anything like that. I never had that. I couldn’t do things for the guys’ families that I wanted to do. I wanted to help the guys out in every way possible. There were a lot of ideas I had that could have made things a lot better for the players and their families, and I just couldn’t do that.” 

The former Redskin also said that he'd never met with former head coach Mike Shanahan or general manager Bruce Allen while employed by the team.

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Washington Redskins’ to Expand Robert Griffin III’s Control Over Offense by Adding Audibles

July 2nd, 2014 at 11:51 AM
By Zach Powell

Washington Redskins' new head coach Jay Gruden had one major objective this offseason and it was obvious from the beginning: gain the trust of his quarterback.  Robert Griffin III's relationship was basically nonexistent with former head coach Mike Shanahan by the end of the season and it showed on the field.  Enter Gruden, who has tirelessly worked to win-over the team's franchise quarterback and will now add even more responsibility to Griffin's shoulders.

Robert Griffin III from Flickr via Wylio

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Gruden will allow Griffin the opportunity to adjust the offensive play call for the first time in his career.

The debate between armchair quarterbacks and NFL coaching staffs nearly came to a head last season as team's tried to decide if Griffin was going to be an actual behind-the-center quarterback or was simply an athlete that had a cannon for an arm.  Shanahan insisted that the only way for Griffin to be effective was to continue and run the read-option play when it was obvious that the quarterback hadn't recovered the burst that made him so effective as a rookie two seasons ago.  The blame doesn't solely belong on Shanahan's shoulders as it was obvious that something wasn't entirely right with the second year pro.

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Washington Redskins Fight the Patent Office for the Trademark Nickname

June 18th, 2014 at 7:57 PM
By Marty Simpkins

The United States Patent Office has decided to cancel six trademark registrations attached to the Redskins' nickname. The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ruled that the Redskins trademarks were "disparaging to Native Americans at the respective times they were registered." This is the latest battle in an ongoing war between the Washington Redskins football franchise and the United States government. 

'Washington Redskins v. Jacksonville Jaguars' photo (c) 2006, Mark Brennan - license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Bob Raskopf, the Redskins' trademark attorney, released a statement at 12:30 p.m. this afternoon saying the following:

"We are confident we will prevail once again, and that the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s divided ruling  will be overturned on appeal. This case is no different than an earlier case, where the Board canceled the Redskins’ trademark registrations, and where a federal district court disagreed and reversed the Board."

There was more to the statement, but the bottom line is that the Washington Redskins still refuse to change their nickname. These trademark cancelations imposed by the U.S. Patent Office will not affect the Redskins name to be changed immediately.

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