FedEx asks Washington to change team name

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FedEx is requesting a name change for the team that plays at FedEx Field.

A day after a group of investment firms asked FedEx and other companies to stop doing business with the team unless it changes the team name, FedEx released a statement to multiple media outlets saying it has requested a name change.

“We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name,” the statement said.

That could be a very big deal to Washington owner Dan Snyder, who has insisted he will never change the name of the team. It’s one thing to ignore activists who are offended by the team name. It’s something else to ignore a company whose business is worth millions of dollars a year, as FedEx is to the Washington team. If other businesses follow suit, Snyder may finally decide that the team name is costing him money, and isn’t worth keeping.

65 responses to “FedEx asks Washington to change team name

  1. If the NFL and FedEx wants them to change the name then they should pay for it. Whatever Snyder and co. come up with, the bill should be picked up by others.

  2. Naming rights are only good for 5 more years (through 2025). Don’t change and if they keep pressuring Dan SUE THEM. They have a signed contract.

  3. King Snyder will have a new stadium, equipped with legalized gambling mind you, with in 3 years.

    THE NAME WILL NEVER CHANGE!

  4. Money talks and probably the only way Snyder would cave. So, let’s start with new name suggestions and I’ll go first. Washington Wildcats!

  5. Kansas City Chiefs play in Arrowhead Stadium and their fans do the tomahawk chop…..and nobody cares.

    What is this whole Redskins name change issue really about?

  6. Screw the new stadium. Move to a different city and THEN change the name to a regionally good name. SCREW DC.

  7. jackedupboonie says:
    July 2, 2020 at 6:08 pm
    We also want the Chiefs, Cowboys, and Patriots to be renamed.
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    49rs, Raiders, Buccaneers, Texans, Vikings, and Packers are all singling out groups of people. If we are going to solve this lets get all of it.

  8. If you want Washington to change its name how about you get the following franchise to do the same Atlanta Braves, Chicago Blackhawks, Cleveland Indians, Edmonton Eskimos & Kansas City Chiefs as surely they are just as disrespectful to the Native Indians

  9. Washington [Insert Sponsor Name Here]
    If they let their sponsors dictate their name, might as well let them pay for the naming rights.

  10. If he is forced to change the name, then he should build the stadium in Virginia, so DC gets stuck trying to find something to replace old RFK and change the name to the Virginia Warriors, Renegades or Generals. This will hurt the DC politicians who did not support the name but wanted the team moved back to the city. DC will lose jobs while VA gains them. Have absolutely so more connections to the Native Americans. This way later down the road the politically correct will not have anything to attack the team with. Have a massive sale of all former Redskin items and turn around and have a new sale of all the newly named items.

  11. It’s great that FedEx asked them to change the name, that makes continuing to do business with the team acceptable.

  12. Money talks – let’s see how much Snyder will listen when sponsorship money starts to leave. Will his ego accept the money loss or will his ego be his priority. Owning one of the worst performing teams in the league – just above the Browns – doesn’t seem to bother him.

  13. Then I want the Chiefs, Indians, Blackhawks, Braves, and Seminoles to change theirs…

  14. I’m not even a Redskins fan but I hope Snyder never gives into these woke nuts. If they change their names, the woke nuts will just move on to something else. They are never happy. Snyder should just move the team to Northern Virginia like was rumored. That way he can stick it to the feds for not letting him move back into RFK and they can’t really do anything with that stadium. or land without costing a lot of money.

  15. The Redskins are the only team with Native American or Indian associations that chooses not to use a tribal name or position of respect within the culture to name the team but instead reduces the people to the color of their skin. That is the issue. Some of those other teams had traditions that later in years was looked back on as disrespectful and so changed them, the Redskins are a different matter and was owned by a well known racist. Don’t try and deflect onto other teams that at least don’t t try and openly offend the people while paying at least a little respect to the American West and the traditions the team names are founded on.

  16. The Redskins are the only team with Native American or Indian associations that chooses not to use a tribal name or position of respect within the culture to name the team but instead reduces the people to the color of their skin. That is the issue. Some of those other teams had traditions that later in years was looked back on as disrespectful and so changed them, the Redskins are a different matter and was owned by a well known racist. Don’t try and deflect onto other teams that at least don’t t try and openly offend the people while paying at least a little respect to the American West and the traditions the team names are founded on.

    I applaud your statement unbridled. I tip my cap to you.

  17. Crazy question, who are these people trying to help with the push to name change? In 2016, a poll of native Americans said 9 out of 10 native Americans didn’t find it offensive? How do you respond to that?

  18. Washington Redhawks.

    Same colors, same number of letters, same first three letters, and people are already used to “hawks” in other team names.

    Just stick the profile of a hawk’s head in place of the native American, and you’re done.

  19. Virginia Rebels sounds great. But it will never be enough to pacify the woke mob. They are addicted to outrage. Doesn’t really matter the topic.

  20. Bl00dwerK says:
    July 2, 2020 at 6:08 pm
    If the NFL and FedEx wants them to change the name then they should pay for it. Whatever Snyder and co. come up with, the bill should be picked up by others.____________________

    Actually can you imagine how much MORE money Snyder would make if he changed the name to something like the Washington Americans?

  21. Simply a matter of time. There would be more pressure were they actually have a chance of playing this year. Washington Deadskins. This name and logo are gone soon.

  22. If they can take out Bill O’Reilly they can take out the Redskins. Watch they are gonna start boycotting the team sponsors.

  23. Unfortunately this hole may be a little too deep for them to climb out of at this point. The strategy of a coalition forcing the team into a corner will probably work. The question now becomes how does the team change their name while still retaining any shred of history or legacy…..the logo and/or secondary logo will not go anywhere though. The logical solution would be to just rename to the “Washington Natives”. Although, I’m sure whatever happens the mob will still find a way to shun the team.

  24. cthree3303 says:
    July 2, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    The Redskins are the only team with Native American or Indian associations that chooses not to use a tribal name or position of respect within the culture to name the team but instead reduces the people to the color of their skin. That is the issue. Some of those other teams had traditions that later in years was looked back on as disrespectful and so changed them, the Redskins are a different matter and was owned by a well known racist. Don’t try and deflect onto other teams that at least don’t t try and openly offend the people while paying at least a little respect to the American West and the traditions the team names are founded on.

    I applaud your statement unbridled. I tip my cap to you.

    Good post – I agree with both of you!

  25. Aloha,
    Certainly seems the times are a changing.
    The NFL opes, as we all should hope, that we as a nation keep learning and growing. As the Preamble of the Constitution says: “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice…and secure the blessings of liberty…”
    The birth of the USA is based on the aspiration of improvement. It is our greatest gift to ourselves.

  26. What’s next? The Vikings? Vikings were known to murder, rape and take slaves of those they conquered. The Minnesota Vikings are named after the Scandinavian Vikings, who were known to of done just that.

  27. Virginia Rebels? The Virginia rebels got whupped big time. At least pick a name based on winners, not losers.

  28. I watched a Fed Ex driver blow a stop sign in a sub and almost mow down a kid today.

  29. I don’t understand why it’s so hard to show empathy towards those whom the name offends instead of arguing against them. This should be a time for healing, not clinging to a fading past. Do the right thing and change the name.

  30. The name Redskins is degrating! Your talking about the color of someone’s skin? That is as racist as it comes! No I don’t care what some white person thinks!

  31. So, let’s start with new name suggestions and I’ll go first. Washington Wildcats
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    If “I’M” Snyder and I’m forced to do something like this, I’d say screw DC, Fed Ex and I’d petition the NFL to remove Nike as a sponsor and then re-locate the new team, logo and mascot to a COMPLETELY new city and even state. Then I’d petition the NFL to REMOVE the Dallas Cowboys from my schedule twice (no Redskins vs Cowboys means DEAD rivals). So to answer the question, Canadian Leafs

  32. This smacks of a hollow corporate PR gesture. Why the epiphany now? Further, if it is a genuine courageous statement vs a PR gesture, then prove it by divesting in the team and naming rights immediately. Take the financial penalty the contract would impose, and own the actual risk. Anything short of that is faux moralizing.

  33. Nowhere in the Constitution does it say anyone has the right not to be offended.

  34. The name is a derogatory term, the same way that Ginzo denigrates Italians, Frogs denigrates the French, Harps denigrates the Irish. This list could go on and on. Just change the name to the Washington Americans.

  35. The name is the issue as others have mentioned. Other team names are more generic positions of power or tribal names.

    So if it’s the name, then I’m curious what would happen if they just change it to the Washington Arrows, slap the old logo on the helmet, and call it a day. Or is that not woke enough?

  36. Change to the Washington Warriors. They could probably even keep the logo, because at that point the name and logo would match approximately 700 high schools in Maryland.

  37. The color red, which was often associated with war, was perhaps the most common war paint color. This is where the reference to Native American Indians as “Redskins” came from. Besides war red also was known to symbolize strength, success, and energy.

  38. please change the name of the NY Giants. I think blatantly calling attention to the height of people in a certain region is offensive to other states in the country as well as having the unintended effect of also making great Americans of short stature self conscious. In the age of Covid-19, I just don’t think we want to add to any more undue stress…..

  39. cavalierking says:
    July 2, 2020 at 6:57 pm

    If he is forced to change the name, then he should build the stadium in Virginia, so DC gets stuck trying to find something to replace old RFK

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    You do realize their stadium is in Maryland, right?

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