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Super Bowl Viewing Guide: 15 bars in Washington, D.C.

Super Bowl Viewing Guide: 15 bars in Washington, D.C.

On Sunday, Feb. 3, the New England Patriots will play the Los Angeles Rams at 6:30 p.m. in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Whether you waited until the last minute to buy your (now $400) flight to Atlanta or have been planning a local night out with friends since the fall, check out this list of 15 bars in D.C. for gameday.

Union Pub: 201 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Washington, D.C., 20002: The $53 all-you-can-eat-and-drink party starts at 5 p.m. and finishes at game's end. Tickets will be $75 at the door. 
Public Bar: 1214 18th St NW B, Washington, DC 20036: Watch the game on the 240-inch projector screen or the other 30 scattered throughout the bar.
Parlay Sports Bar & Lounge: 2321 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20036: Parlay will be offering specials on wing flavors and chili from 4:30 p.m. until the game’s end. The bar will also have a pregame brunch from 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. with a $15 bottomless mimosa special.
Yard House: 812 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001: Yard House has a variety of 110 draft beers for game day.
Penn Social: 801 E St NW, Washington, DC 20004: A 22-foot television and pulled sliders sound like the right way to do the Super Bowl. 
Penn Quarter Sports Tavern: 639 Indiana Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004: The sports tavern will have first come, first serve seating and offer a bucket special, which includes six beers for the price of five.
Cleveland Park Bar & Grille: 3421 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008: The bar houses over 50 televisions for game-watching, and the rooftop will be open, too.
Lou’s City Bar: 1400 Irving St NW, Washington, DC 20010: Lou’s has 23 televisions and a 140-inch projector for the big game, as well as 24 taps.
Blackfinn Ameripub: 1620 I St NW, Washington, DC 20006: Blackfinn will have $24-30 beer towers and $5.99 sliders and tacos during the game.
The Lucky Bar: 1221 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036: Check out the Lucky Bar’s 22 televisions and three big screens at kick-off.
The Ugly Mug:  723 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003: The Ugly Mug has a variety of pizza and almost 20 beers on tap.
Finn McCool’s: 713 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003: Finn will have discounted wings, pitchers and buckets for gameday.
Sauf Haus Bier Hall: 1216 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20036: If you’re not feeling the pitchers-and-wings Super Bowl, check out Sauf Haus’ giant Bavarian pretzels.
Madam’s Organ: 2461 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009: Sticking with the unconventional theme, check out Madam’s Organ for live music. The bar will have discounted beer and appetizers from 5-8 p.m.
Buffalo Billiards: 1330 19th St NW, Washington, DC 20036: Come for the game, stay for the games. Play billiards, shuffleboard and foosball into the night.

Know of any other great watch parties in the D.C. area? Let us know on Twitter at @NBCSWashington or in the comments below.

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Reports: Redskins' three minority owners attempting to sell their stakes in the franchise

Reports: Redskins' three minority owners attempting to sell their stakes in the franchise

The three minority owners of the Washington Redskins -- Frederick Smith, Robert Rothman, and Dwight Schar -- are trying to sell their stake in the team, according to a report from the Washington Post on Sunday night. Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio first reported Sunday afternoon that Smith and Schar wanted to sell.

The three men have reportedly hired a banking firm to help the search for potential buyers, but according to Florio they have not had much luck. The trio is "not happy being a partner" to Redskins majority owner Dan Snyder, according to the Post.

Smith, Rothman and Schar are Washington's lone minority partners and make up about 40-percent of the franchise's ownership group, according to the Post. The three minority owners are the only members of Washington's ownership group outside of Snyder, along with his sister and his mother.

Smith is the CEO and founder of FedEx, one of Washington's largest corporate sponsors. FedEx currently holds the naming rights to Washington's home stadium, FedEx Field, through 2025. The stadium lease expires in 2027.  

This past Thursday, FedEx became one of the first major corporate sponsors of the Redskins to publicly place pressure on the franchise to change its name. Other companies such as Nike, which removed all Redskins' products from its website, along with Bank of America and PepsiCo followed shortly after.

In response, the Redskins released a statement on Friday that the team is undergoing a "thorough review" of the team's name. All signs point toward an inevitable change. New head coach Ron Rivera has said that he hopes the name is changed prior to the 2020 season, which begins in September.

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Former Redskins CB Shawn Springs wouldn't mind a red, white and blue color scheme with new name

Former Redskins CB Shawn Springs wouldn't mind a red, white and blue color scheme with new name

Over the next few days, and in the spirit of a Presidential election year, NBC Sports Washington is polling ex-Redskins players and NFLers who grew up in the DMV for their thoughts on the burgundy-and-gold's pending name change - and what name THEY would like to see.  

With the Redskins officially reviewing their name for a seemingly imminent change, suggestions from fans have poured in. 

Not only do you see name ideas like the "Washington Red Tails" or "Washington Warriors", but nowadays you see logo mockups, uniform designs and new color schemes to go along with them. With almost too many to choose, former Washington all-pro cornerback Shawn Springs highlighted the best suggestions he's seen.

"I like the Washington Warriors or the Senators," Springs told NBC Sports Washington. "With the Senators, you have the Capitals and Nationals, so you can keep that theme in DC."

Springs, a Silver Spring native, played in Washington from 2004-to-08, tallying 12 interceptions, 250 tackles and 52 passes defended. He seemed to like the idea of including the Redskins in the nation's capital theme, especially if it meant changing the team's color scheme to match every other pro team in the city.

"I like the fact that the Nats, Wizards [and Capitals] all wear red white and blue," he said. "I think that'd be a real cool thing for DC. And hell, both the [Nationals and Capitals] won. I just like something that's gonna give you a theme with the rest of the teams [in DC]."

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Washington's controversial name could be seen as divisive for the city's sports fans, so what better way to unite everyone than every team sharing the same color scheme. Pittsburgh is the only other city whose pro sports teams (Penguins, Steelers, Pirates) use the same color scheme, and it certainly works for them. 

One obstacle going with the Senators would be the fact that the name belonged to the city's baseball team from 1901-1960 and again as an expansion team from 1961 to 1971. But Senators 1.0 moved to Minnesota to become the Twins and Senators 2.0 left quickly for Texas to become the Rangers. Baseball has since returned to DC and the Nationals couldn't be a better name for the franchise. Why not bring "Senators" back in a different sport?

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You can recapture some of the town's sports history and perhaps even recycle some of the logo/uniform concepts they used years ago. Not to mention how cool it'd be for a Walter Johnson jersey to become appropriate attire at an NFL game.

Whatever the team's name ends up being, this whole saga has bred a ton of creativity and done a lot of heavy lifting for everyone set to choose new fantasy football team names this year.

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