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      EaracheMyEye
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      “The Washington Redskins intend to announce on Monday that the team will retire its nickname, two sources said. The move comes 11 days after stadium naming-rights sponsor FedEx’s public statement asking for a change to the controversial moniker. The new nickname will not be announced immediately because trademark issues are pending, the sources said, but insiders were told today that the “thorough review” announced July 3 has concluded. The team felt it was important to remove any doubts as to the future of the name, one source said.

      The timeline for announcing a new name was unclear, but the sense of urgency inside the organization is clear. In a private letter on the same day as its public statement, FedEx threatened to take its name off the team’s Landover, Md., stadium after the end of the season if the name was not changed. Pepsi, Bank of America and Nike later joined with their own public statements, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell also said he was supportive of the review. A team spokesperson did not immediately return a message seeking comment.”

      Washington Warriors, Redtails, Redhawks, Generals & Tribe are among the most popular choices among fans.

       

      Source: https://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/SB-Blogs/Breaking-News/2020/07/Redskins-Name-Change.aspx

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    • #336283
      eridani
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      Had they decided to keep the Redskins name, the NFL should have then made the Minnesota Vikings change their name to the Minnesota Squareheads.

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    • #336306
      N2Doc
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      I’m hoping they change their name to the Washington Hearty Burgundies. Tie in to Gallo wine co and they are set!

    • #336320
      ArtfromArk
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      the Washington Cheap Muscatels myself.

    • #336323
      GZeusH
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      Nothing homo-erotic about that.  Besides, the S&M community has been left out of team sports for too long.

    • #336332
      David the Gnome
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      They could call themselves the foreskins, for all I care.  Somehow I just don’t think reluctantly changing their name is going to promote equality, or something.  Hey, I could be very wrong.  Perhaps it will make America a better place!

      Perhaps not.  Probably not.

    • #336363
      MizzGrizz
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      This addresses the issue of bloodthirsty cops not at alll,but it makes the corporate class feel better,less guilty,and that’s all that counts.

    • #336381
      incognito
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      This has been an issue for DECADES.

      Of course the name wasn’t changed for the Native Americans who requested it be changed decade ago. It was IMMEDIATELY changed for a fucking monied CORPORATION.

      I’m glad they’ve seen the light… even though it’s GREEN (money).

    • #336386
      Ohio Barbarian
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      They were the Spiders until they changed their name to the Indians way back when. Personally, I think it should be the Cleveland Corruptocrats, in honor of over 30 years of corrupt Democratic local government.

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      Ohio Barbarian
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    • #336403
      MizzGrizz
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      the Washington Grifters?The Washington Lobbyists?

      They used to have a baseball team in DC called the Washington Senators.Maybe they could bring back that name.

    • #336449
      GZeusH
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      How about the Washington Phallic Symbols?

      I’m sure Trump, the military, and the NRA will love it!

    • #337582
      ArtfromArk
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      and entertain me with stories about Walter Johnson, the “Big Train” pitcher who was, in his opinion, the only decent player on the team. According to him, “Washington” was “first in war, first in peace, and last in the American League”.

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