Here’s what you need to know
Our free newsletter gives you daily updates on arts and more and we’ll recommend things for you to do twice a week.
The whole football prognosticating world expects the Washington Football Team to be awful this season—a reasonable assumption, since the team was demonstrably awful last season and has ranged from awful to mediocre for most of the quarter century prior. And I cannot point to many concrete football reasons to expect otherwise. Many of the players […]
As Ron Rivera Attempts a Culture Change in Washington, Thomas Davis Sr.’s Leadership Will Be Crucial
Players and coaches on the Washington Football Team have heard the joke: With everyone that head coach Ron Rivera brought to D.C. with him from his tenure in Carolina, the team’s next name might as well be the Washington Panthers. Rivera’s Panthers transplants include no fewer than 13 coaches, four players, a senior vice president, a […]
The day after Greg DesRoches informed his future in-laws of his intention to propose to their daughter, he received a call from his soon-to-be father-in-law with a simple directive about the wedding. “He said, ‘Get your calendar out. Here’s the date. This is when it’s gonna happen,’” DesRoches remembers. Being a University of Maryland alumnus […]
The two phone calls I received Thursday night began the exact same way—with tears. One came just after the Washington Post published a story detailing allegations by more than a dozen women about the sexual harassment and verbal abuse they faced while working for the Washington NFL team under Daniel Snyder‘s ownership. On the other […]
Credit Kevin Gover with not losing hope. At 65, he’s been fighting to change the local NFL team’s racist name for nearly half a century. He began speaking out in 1973 when, at age 18, he wrote a letter to the then-team owner Edward Bennett Williams opposing the derogatory moniker. He never received a reply, and through the ensuing decades, […]