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Virginia Legislation on College Student-Athletes’ “Names, Images and Likenesses” Rights Would...

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Law Banning Sports Gambling Defeated by Supreme Court

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Brennan Gilmore: Trump Does Not Want Compromise, Because “a unified America...

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Sports-Related CTE Is a Serious Problem; Unfortunately, Sen. Chap Petersen Gives...

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Kaine, Warner Don’t Sign Letter Asking Redskins to Change Racist Name

Half the Senate has signed a letter urging the NFL to pressure the Washington Redskins to change its racist nickname. Conspicuous by their absence were Virginia's two Democratic senators:
Fifty members of the Senate have signed a letter to the N.F.L. to urge its leadership to press the Washington Redskins to change the team name in the aftermath of tough sanctions against the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers for racially charged comments. [...]

"The N.F.L. can no longer ignore this and perpetuate the use of this name as anything but what it is: a racial slur," said the letter, which was circulated by Senator Maria Cantwell, Democrat of Washington, and endorsed by Senator Harry Reid, Democrat of Nevada, the majority leader. "We urge the N.F.L. to formally support a name change for the Washington football team." [...]

All but five Senate Democrats - Mark Warner and Tim Kaine of Virginia, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Joe Donnelly of Indiana and Mark Pryor of Arkansas - signed the letter. It was not circulated among Republicans.

Of course "Redskins" is racist.  

Report: Redskins Moving Training Camp to Richmond

Rookie3This just in from the Richmond Times-Dispatch:
The Washington Redskins will move their summer training camp to the city of Richmond in 2013, at a site not yet selected.

A source close to the discussions said the site will be within the city limits and not in the surrounding counties.

Gov. Bob McDonnell's office is expected to announce the move this morning.

The team is also expected to recommit to keeping its corporate headquarters and practice facility in Loudoun County.

Are you excited for Richmond, or do you think Loudoun's getting screwed?

20 Years Later, I Still Miss Glenn Brenner.


Parts 2 and 3 of this tribute to Glenn Brenner are on the "flip."  I can't believe it's been 20 years since Glenn Brenner passed away at the young age of 43, from an inoperable brain tumor. If you never had the privilege of watching Glenn Brenner, day and and day out, as I did for a few years after I came to Washington, DC for graduate school in 1984, you don't know what you missed. But watch these videos and you'll get an idea, and why so many of us - myself included - still miss Glenn Brenner so much. He truly broke the mold, in the best sense of that expression.

Mark Warner Visits India, Prepares to Lose Jump Ball to Much...

Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) is part of a Congressional delegation visiting India this week exploring business, trade, defense & cultural relationships. But today the 6'2" senator took a break to play a little basketball with 5'3" former Washington Bullets player Muggsy Bogues at New Delhi's Modern School:
Activities included a Junior NBA clinic for 75 local young people, led by Muggsy Bogues, followed by an exhibition game between two teams from the Mahindra NBA challenge youth league.

"It was great to see these Indian youngsters developing a love for the American invention of basketball," Senator Warner said. "I've played basketball my entire life, and even though I'm not especially good at it, the sport promotes fitness and teaches you a lot about teamwork. I think basketball might take-off in India."

I'm sure those children are only giggling at Sen. Warner's misfortune for being caught without the proper footwear to fully compete for this jump ball ... right?

To see more photos like this & keep up with his travels, go "like" Sen. Warner on Facebook.