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Trademark Office and Sen. Reid Pressure “Redskins” Football Team Owner Again

Paul Dykewicz  The U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s cancelation of federal trademark registration for the name Washington “Redskins,” after ruling it disparages Native Americans, puts pressure on team owner Daniel Snyder and the National Football League (NFL) to change the name but falls far short of settling the issue. The split, 2-1, decision by […] Continue reading →

Video game athletes battling it out in California

The nation’s video game athletes have gathered in Southern California to battle aliens and bad guys for cash and glory. More than 1,000 eSports players are taking part in the Major League Gaming Championships in Anaheim, which began Friday and run through Sunday, the Orange County Register ( ) reported. The contestants don special headphones […] Continue reading →

Play Ball: Opening Day 2014

Rich Galen,  September 6, 1995 I flew to Austin, Texas to watch a baseball game on TV with The Lad who was then an undergrad at the University of Texas. The occasion was Cal Ripken’s 2,131st consecutive Major League game, breaking Lou Gehrig’s record. Baseball has been a bond between us. When the Lad played […] Continue reading →