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Topic - Daniel Snyder
The NFL’s Washington Redskins, whose name and mascot have been sources of controversy in recent months because of their reference to Native Americans, have found both a new opponent and supporter of a name change.
Shanahan's tenure in Washington has amounted to a 24-36 regular-season record. That .400 winning percentage is just a notch better than the .375 percentage by Steve Spurrier and Jim Zorn in their four forgettable seasons coaching the Redskins.
The SuperBob diva storyline is a runaway train. The questions being asked about Mike Shanahan's future here in Washington in the fourth year of his five-year contract include whether or not SuperBob wants him to stay, and how much influence the embattled quarterback may have with owner Daniel Snyder when that decision is made.
If you call for the firing of Shanahan after this year, then you are no better than the owner who angered you for years with his meddling and influence. We all know that Shanahan told Daniel Snyder he would need five years to dig this franchise out of the grave the owner had dug for it. You have to give Shanahan that fifth season. You have to see the end of this movie.
The council voted 10-0 in favor of the resolution, the second time in its history that the body has called for a name change for the city's NFL franchise. A similar resolution was approved in 2001.
The NFL said of the sit-down with Oneida Nation representatives in New York, "The meeting was part of an ongoing dialogue to facilitate listening and learning, consistent with the commissioner's comments earlier this year."
Characterizing their meeting with the NFL about their disapproval of the use of Redskins by the Washington franchise as disappointing, representatives of the Oneida Indian Nation requested a meeting with all 32 NFL owners during Super Bowl week.
A neighbor of Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder has registered the name Washington Bravehearts for use for "entertainment in the nature of football games."
As he describes it, Ray Halbritter is simply on a crusade of conscience by spearheading the effort to expunge the "Redskins" name from the National Football League.
At the first sign a potentially deadly strain of staph infection was coursing through the Washington Redskins' locker room, owner Daniel Snyder told his trainer to spare no expense.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he believes Washington owner Daniel Snyder is "way down the road" in consideration of whether the team should change its nickname.
Yes, it was a great for Washington fans to witness the beating of Dallas twice last year, once on Thanksgiving to make the turkey taste a little better and a second time at FedEx Field to clinch the NFC East title. But then you witnessed RG3 offering Tony Romo comfort as they left the field.
There is so much smoke surrounding the Shanahan-RG3 relationship that I'm surprised the sprinkler systems don't go off daily at Redskins Park. And here's the fire — the reason that Shanahan, in the fourth year of his five-year contract — needs an extension now: the presence of owner Daniel Snyder.
Hosting an Olympics, for all the glitz, is a quick ticket to massive debt, unused facilities and touted economic benefits that never seem to materialize.
From the glory to the guts, there's plenty to be sorted out as the Washington area takes another swing at landing its first Olympic Games. But the ball is now officially rolling.
Earlier this year, Snyder told USA Today he would never change the name.
He wrote and released a letter last week that cited “polling, tradition and childhood memories” as reasons to stay with the name, RNS reported.