Morning Pixels: Congress getting into the Redskins name change game

March 21, 2013

A group of  U.S. House members have introduced a bill that would prevent the word “Redskins” from being trademarked. Full details here, but this is the gist:

 

Del. Eni Faleomavaega (D-American Samoa) has authored the Non-Disparagement of American Indians in Trademark Registrations Act of 2013, which would cancel all existing federal trademarks using “Redskins” to refer to Native Americans and prohibit future trademarks as well. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) — a critic of the team’s name — is an original co-sponsor, along with Reps. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Karen Bass (D-Calif.).

It would be a while before this would have any actual impact, if it even gets off the ground at all. I don’t know about you, but I’m super glad that Congress doesn’t have other things to worry about.

 

BECAUSE YOU DON’T READ THE PAPER
* The Wizards picked up a road win.

* Mike Wise weighs Wall’s costs and benefits.

* Shaka Smart, still smart.

* Boz on the Nats youth.

 

TWEET OF THE NIGHT
Huh?

Oh. Heat.

 

QUOTE OF THE NIGHT
Trevor Ariza, on Bradley Beal re-aggravating his ankle injury:

“It’s tough for him. I feel bad for him that he has to go through this.”

 

HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGHT
More on Shaka Smart.

 

WHAT TO WATCH TODAY
Tons of awesome college basketball. Braves at Nats, 6 p.m. on MLB Network. Caps at Jets, 8 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet. All TV/Radio listings here.

 

LEARNING TOOL OF THE DAY
Reddit has a new video series for “Explain Like I’m Five”  (or ELI5 in reddit terms). I’m going to learn so much.

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