8 items from 2013
After four seasons as head coach of the Washington Redskins, Mike Shanahan was fired on Dec. 30. The team finished with a 3-13 record.
Since Daniel Snyder bought the Washington Redskins in 1999, the team has had seven head coaches — and it’s about to be eight. After their 13th loss of the season to the New York Giants on Dec. 29, the decision was made to fire head coach Mike Shanahan.
Mike Shanahan Fired From Washington Redskins
“Redskins fans deserve a better result,” owner Daniel Snyder said in a statement released by the Skins. “We thank Mike for his efforts on behalf of the Redskins. We will focus on what it takes to build a winning team, and my pledge to this organization and to this community is to continue to commit the resources and talent necessary to put this team back in the playoffs.”
Mike Shanahan thanks fan, ownership after firing »
- Emily Longeretta
Bob Costas chimed in on the latest ramp up of outrage over the Washington Redskins team name and football fans on Twitter are not happy. Each year, a group makes an effort to get the team owner Daniel Snyder to change the name of his team because they find it offensive. This year, Bob Costas is on board. The sports announcer took part of the halftime of last night's Dallas Cowboys vs. Washington Redskins to voice his opinion on NBC and fans took to Twitter to tell him to Stfu. Literally. Football fans were furious again that Costas seem to think his opinion is warranted and unloaded on him with insults and advice on the social network. Last year - Bob Costas used the halftime of a game to announce his opinion on gun control and got the same strong reaction from fans - please shut up. Here's Costas commentary - watch the video below. »
Bob Costas weighed in on the ongoing controversy over the Washington Redskins' name during halftime of the team's Sunday Night Football game against the Dallas Cowboys. The legendary NBC sportscaster began by saying, "There is no reason to believe that owner Daniel Snyder, or any official or player from his team, harbors animus toward Native Americans or wishes to disrespect them." And he noted that a majority of Native Americans say they're not offended by the name. Video: Bob Costas Revisits 'A League of Their Own' on Mlb Network But after assessing the implications of other Native American-inspired team
- THR Staff
NBC Sports anchor Bob Costas weighed in forcefully Sunday on the controversy over the nature of the Washington Redskins’ name, which has stirred debate amid the NFL team’s refusal to change its moniker.
In his half-time essay segment during NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” telecast of the Redskins-Dallas Cowboys game, Costas parsed the uproar over the Redskins and other sports franchise names that have been seen as insensitive in the modern era to various minority groups.
He noted that some teams have adjusted their names over the year’s in light of modern-day sensitivities, including other teams dubbed “Redskins,” a derogatory term for Native Americans.
Costas, an influential voice in the sports world, acknowledged that the name is used with “benign” intent in the present day by the team and its owner, Daniel Snyder. But he left no doubt about his reasoning on why there is a public campaign »
- Cynthia Littleton
Orly Adelson, president of Dick Clark Prods, will be leaving the production company to join ITV‘s U.S. production unit ITV Studios America as president. Adelson, a respected producer, joined Dick Clark in 2008 shortly after the company was bought by Daniel Snyder’s Red Zone Capital Management. Last year, following Clark’s death, dcp was sold again to a partnership of investors. Allen Shapiro came in as CEO, with his long-time collaborator, Michael Mahan, following him this spring when he was named President of DC Media, the parent company of Dick Clark Prods. That created some confusion with both Mahan and Adelson carrying a president title, but the two worked well together for the past few months. Mahan is now expected to take over all of Adelson’s responsibilities when she leaves in a month or two for a streamlined top management at Dick Clark. Meanwhile, Adelson is getting »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Thanks to a growing controversy over whether or not the Washington Redskins' name is offensive, several media outlets have decided to stop using the NFL team's name altogether. It remains questionable, however, if this will have any impact on the football team.
It's not just a public perception issue either. A federal lawsuit alleging that the name constitutes a racial slur against Native Americans is pending. Figures in the city of Washington and in the football world have questioned the choice to keep the name.
Now, the journalists have joined in.
As of Friday (Aug. 9), at least eight publications had formally stated that they would no longer print the name "Redskins." ThinkProgress, Slate, The New Republic, Mother Jones, the Washington City Paper, DCist, the Kansas City Star and the Buffalo News. Few of these publications are known for their in-depth football coverage, but it may be the beginning of a movement. »
DC Media, the parent company of Dick Clark Productions, has tapped former TV Guide Network president Michael Mahan to be its new president. He will oversee the company's business affairs, distribution and acquisitions. Mahan will be based in Los Angeles and will report to Allen Shapiro, CEO of Dcp. The new job represents a homecoming for Mahan, who served as Dcp's senior vice president of corporate development before the company was sold in 2007 to Red Zone Capital, the private equity firm run by Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder. "It's such a pleasure »
- Brent Lang
Michael Mahan has been named president of DC Media, the parent company of Dick Clark Productions, company CEO Allen Shapiro said Tuesday. Mahan will oversee company operations including acquisitions, business affairs, finance and foreign distribution. The new position reunites Mahan with both Dick Clark and Shapiro. Prior to 2007, when the company was sold to a group backed by Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, Mahan was senior vp corporate development at Dcp. “It’s such a pleasure to welcome Michael back into the Dcp family,” said Shapiro. “His track record of creating value will be invaluable as we take Dick
- Alex Ben Block
8 items from 2013
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