Virginia Sen. Chap Petersen said he couldn’t believe his ears when he heard the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board had canceled the Washington Redskins’ six federal trademark registrations owned by the team last week.
Petersen, a Democrat who represents Fairfax, was among several bipartisan Virginia state legislators who, on Monday, announced the formation of the “Redskins Pride Caucus” in Richmond, Va., in support of the team.
“I’m proud to be a Redskins fan,” Petersen told the assembled media at the State Capitol building.
On Tuesday, Petersen was a guest on 106.7 The Fan, and he further explained his outrage at the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s decision, which is expected to be appealed by the team.
Here’s an excerpt of his conversation with Paulsen and Rouhier:
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Outside of the greater DMV area, one of the strongest hotbeds of Washington Redskins support has always come from deep in the heart of Texas.
That may come as a surprise to fans outside of the Lonestar State–what with the Dallas Cowboys and all–but the Burgundy and Gold Fan Club of Dallas, Texas has a great following and throws some of the best Redskins rallies worth looking forward to every year.
This year’s event was scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., but the Redskins setup team (including your’s truly) was greeted at the door by dozens of fans when they arrived at quarter to 5. By 5:15 there was a steady stream of fans through the free T-shirt line, and by 5:30 it was downright crowded in the bar area.
By the time the Redskins celebrities arrived at 6 p.m., the fans had already maxed out capacity of the restaurant and the 400 free “Live It” T-shirts at the door were long-gone. Gazing outside, there was a line of Redskins fans waiting patiently on the sidewalk to get into the bar.
That’s when the real fun began, as Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder, accompanied by his wife Tanya Snyder, came to the party, joined by general manager Bruce Allen, former players Chris Cooley and Rick ‘Doc’ Walker, and voice of the Redskins, Larry Michael.
A good time was had by all, and here’s a social recap of the night’s festivities:
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