so DC United, Washington's great pro soccer team, hasn't yet signed a lease with the city for RFK Stadium. The plans for a new stadium at Poplar Point in DC are also sort of in limbo. I'm pretty worried about this, as I'm a United fan and would hate to see them leave.
The team is a great resource for the city, has a large, diverse, and passionate fan base, and is historically the best team in MLS, it would be a shame for them to leave. Probably one of my fondest sports memories was when David Beckham came to play - RFK Stadium was packed with people and it was a fantastic atmosphere for a sporting event.
I want the city to know that people want to keep the team in the city, so I've been emailing the city council and the mayor. Here's the mayor's contact page and the emails for the at-large councilmembers, as well as Vincent Gray, the council chair, and Jack Evans, chair pro tem/Ward 2, and the members from each ward.
so I remember back in the day when people could study stuff like gender issues and gay issues in college. Then it was LGB issues. Then LGBT. I was browsing on Okcupid a minute ago and somebody said they were interested in "LGBTQQIA" issues. What the hell is that? If your acronym is 8 letters long, you really need to think of a new term. It's like OMGWTFBBQ, but it's a real thing.