What will the next Washington name be?

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Washington’s announcement of its intention to engage in a “thorough review” of its name amounts to, as a practical matter, an announcement that the name will change. If/when (when) the name changes, what will it become?

The statement from coach Ron Rivera hints that the team will consider names that honor and support Native Americans and/or the military. And so the question becomes whether Native Americans want to be associated with the new team name.

It’s possible that groups like the National Congress of American Indians will welcome a new name that they believe truly honors Native Americans. It’s possible that, after years of dealing with a name that they viewed as anything but an honor and a franchise that refused to change it, they no longer want anything to do with the franchise.

There’s another factor to consider when it comes to a new name. Plenty of fans of the team surely will refuse to call it anything other than what they’ve been calling it for decades. If the next name continues to have a connection to Native Americans (perhaps even using the same logo and uniforms), it becomes easier for fans who refuse to acknowledge the new name to cling to the old one, wearing the gear and singing the song and ignoring the new name and using the old one.

So there’s an argument to be made that, in order to minimize the extent to which the old name lingers among fans, the new name should have have no direct or indirect connection to Native Americans.

Thus, the upcoming “thorough review” will be far less about the decision that already has been made and far more about the decision to come: What will the new name be?

228 responses to “What will the next Washington name be?

  1. Don’t change it Dan. You have more money than you know what to do with. Just Don’t cave in

  2. Hopefully the logo is left alone, its great!

    Whatever the new name becomes some group somewhere will be offended.

  3. I liked the suggestion made a few years ago of the Washington Redtails (referring to the redtailed hawk). It would allow them to continue to use the hawk feather branding and it would swap into the fight song seamlessly. And the redtailed hawk is native to the Washington D.C. area.

  4. I only approve of one name change.

    The Landover Redskins.

    They have not played in DC since the 90’s. Change it NOW!!!!!

  5. Snyder realized that he’s not going to get state or city money for a new stadium without changing the name.

  6. A message from Daniel Snyder:

    After a thorough review, we have decided the name is not racist regardless of what white liberals think. We will continue on as the Washington Redskins because as we’ve learned, if you give a white liberal an inch, they’ll take a mile. We are also announcing the following…..

    -Beginning in 2025, our stadium will be known as UPS field
    -We will be serving Coke instead of Pepsi
    -We will wait for other politicians to be voted into office who will allow us to build our stadium
    -And finally, we will consider a name change, when Nike stops using overseas slave labor

    Thank you and go Redskins.

  7. If they’re going to change they should also flip the color scheme from ketchup and mustard to red, white and blue. This will match the rest of the teams in the area. Possible names: warriors, senators, monuments, soldiers, pentagon, militia, founders, presidents

  8. What name are they attempting to scrub? “Washington” or “Redskins” hard to figure these things out in today’s world

  9. This is truly an issue that’s all about the optics.

    I’m part Native American and have a 100% Navajo friend. We’re both fans of the team and not offended by the name in any way. I look at it rather proudly.

    And, as has been pointed out; over 90% of Native American’s aren’t offended by it and even use the name with their sports teams.

    However; if you’re changing the narrative and trying to move the country to a place where racists and Confederate traitors aren’t praised and have statues; then this falls in-line.

    I’d like to go with Warriors and want to keep the emblem of a proud Native American. We could use the image of Sitting Bull or someone with a proud history.

  10. Is the problem the co-opting of Native American themes and imagery, or specifically the fact that the current name is an actual slur?
    I feel like I’ve heard complaints about Native American mascots across the board (KC Chiefs, Cleveland Indians, etc.)
    I love the Native American theme/mascot, and wouldn’t mind if they became the Washington Braves or something like that, but if that’s still problematic they can probably find a jungle cat or bird of pray that isn’t currently in use.

  11. How about the Washington “Sinkers,” which is an anagram of “Redskins”?

    The same “Sinkers” would not offend anyone except maybe for a few fishermen.

    It would also be a good name because if the team ever had another bad season fans and media talking heads could call them the Washington “Stinkers,” which, of course cleverly rhymes with “Sinkers.”

    I hope Snyder will get the lead out and make this important change because doing so will immediately help to start the healing process for all the hurt feelings caused by the old name.

  12. Any fans who don’t acknowledge the new name will be sent to re-education camps

  13. Well, I always find it interesting when angry white men on a pedastal champion a cause the majority of people they are “defending” don’t want. Is it a look at me thing or is it that they are so angry and out of touch they get triggered when assume a something should offend someone else? To me, growing up a Redskin fan, choosing to be called the Redskins represented a sign of respect toward the Native American Warriors who fought ferociously even though it was a lost cause and they stood no chance against a well armed, technically advanced group. Specifically, a nod to Tecumseh and the Confederacy of Tribes that banded together after their continued losses brought previously warring tribes together. I was proud as a child that my team represented those warriors and their bravery and ferocity to fight against the odds. I still am. It seems 9 out of 10 Native American agree, according to the Washington Post. The survey the WaPost did in 2016 was an independent survey from a newspaper that hates Dan Snyder and has paid its own group of angry white men to write articles for the previous 10 years from that very same pedestal. The conclusion of the WaPost survey- more than 9 out of 10 Native Americans support the Redskins, Indians and Chiefs. Even proudly wear their gear. They all are embarrassed that the Redskins have been so bad for so long, but still support them. They are ashamed the team they root for just cannot get their act together on the field. Disappointed and embarrassed fan, just like me. But, not offended by anything but their performance. Maybe it is time to listen to the overwhelming majority of Native Americans on this subject. If they were offended, I would agree. In a country where it appears over 10% of people are now offended by everything, it appears no one is listening to their majority opinion. The only opinion that really counts here. That is all.

  14. I was a fan of this franchise for nearly 40 years. I divorced it because of its pathetic player acquisitions up to picking up Captain Checkdown, Alice Smith. I will never root for another team in Washington again as long as Napoleon Snyder has anything to do with it. I am a Chief’s fan (started with Patrick Mahomes’ first game). I wonder how long before the year of the long knives then comes after the Chiefs. It is not likely as long as the Chiefs win, but the moment they start losing, the Chiefs will become the Cupcakes.

  15. Washington Mud Hens.

    But then the mud hens and/or their supporters will be offended.

    Wait, I got it.

    Washington [Insert Name Here]

    But then the [Insert Name Here] and/or their supporters will be offended…

  16. I like The Washington Pigskins, you can put a picture of a football on the helmet, plus you can still call them the ‘skins and still have the Hogs.

  17. The best idea I’ve heard by far is to call them the Red Tails, in honor of the Tuskegee Airmen. You can keep the HTTR thing going while honoring both the military and black community. Uniforms and color scheme could stay basically the same, with some cool new options that you could play with as well. Seems like a no-brainer. Also, the Tuskegee Airmen motto was “Spit Fire” which is just ridiculously awesome and can be slapped onto t-shirts from day 1.

    Make it happen Dan!

  18. formerfan says:
    July 3, 2020 at 1:24 pm
    I was a fan of this franchise for nearly 40 years. I divorced it because of its pathetic player acquisitions up to picking up Captain Checkdown, Alice Smith. I will never root for another team in Washington again as long as Napoleon Snyder has anything to do with it. I am a Chief’s fan (started with Patrick Mahomes’ first game). I wonder how long before the year of the long knives then comes after the Chiefs. It is not likely as long as the Chiefs win, but the moment they start losing, the Chiefs will become the Cupcakes.

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    Ask Jerome Boger his opinion first.

  19. He should change it from something that 99+ percent of people ARE NOT offended by to something that 99+ percent of people ARE offended by.

  20. The DC 51sts

    note to readers: the bogus poll stating 9:10 First Nation didn’t have a problem with the current name was just that, a bogus poll. In real polling the overwhelming majority do find it offensive.

  21. How about the Washington Natives
    Keep the logo with a different shade for the head/face logo

  22. Once we are done with the Redskins name, problematic names like the Saints and Patriots need to be addressed next. Immigrants feel unwelcome at Patriots games, and atheists are offended at the Saints name. Time for both of them to go.

  23. I’ll always refer to them as the REDSKINS. That’s their name. And it was perfectly fine until all these sjw’s got their panties in a bunch. I’d be willing to bet that most of the offended have no Native American blood running through their veins. Cancel culture at its finest. Where’s the outrage with all of these rappers using the N word? Why are they not canceled? I love how these people just pick and choose what to be outraged by.

  24. I want off this planet. You have an entire sOciEtY worried abouy words and meh about people being caged for victimless behaviors. The programming is so deep that extinction is the best hope at this point.

  25. firstdownbrowns says:
    July 3, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    how come nobody care when they were winning SB ??
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    Many people did care, but as more and more of the old racists have died off the majority opinion has changed.

  26. Whatever name they choose (which will be very difficult) they need to keep their colors.

    When I think of any major sports franchise, I think color first. Cowboys, Raiders, Chiefs and Steelers… Washington has enjoyed one of sports’ most identifiable combinations, logo and color schemes.

    With that being said, they can’t get any lower as far as viability as an organization. They will risk coming off like a Arena Football team with lame, flashy colors that have no lasting impact if they go with a modern look and name.

    I think they should go conservative and keep the changes “traditional” and “clean”. Go simple and strong.

    Good-bye Redskins, it was great while it lasted. Whatever you choose to do, it will be controversial. It can’t get any worse right now, can it?

  27. As someone pointed out, Snyder owns the trademark “Washington Bravehearts”. I wonder if with that name, he could keep the current logo. Puts a whole different spin on it. That would seem to mesh with the report of changing the name prior to the start of the 2020 season. Can’t see how they could get a new logo that fast. Nike usually takes 2 years on a team rebranding effort.

  28. Why not go with their original name: Braves? They started as the Boston Braves playing at Braves stadium. They moved to Fenway and needed to change the name to Redskins so as not to confuse with Boston Braves baseball playing in Fenway. Win-win. Keeps the origin of the club

  29. I like Washington Warriors. Unfortunately it starts with the word “war”. Much like when the Washington Bullets in the NBA changed their name due to gun violence. Can’t see the Washington Wizards as a football team.

  30. They shouldn’t be the Washington anythings because George and Martha Washington owned hundreds of slaves. Anyone who thinks it was OK to own people and beat them as they would their mules shouldn’t be honored in any way. And here’s a little known fact that I’m guessing most of the “Redskins” defenders don’t know: At the time of his first Inaugural Address, Washington had one tooth in his mouth. His dentures were NOT made of wood as we were all led to believe by the purveyors of myth and legend, but rather were made from the teeth of his slaves. So, then, how ’bout the Capital Titans.

  31. What about calling the team the Washington Tribe and keeping the helmet image as it is?

  32. The Washington We Still Finish Fourth In The NFC East No Matter What They Call Us’s/ Gonna have a gard time fitting that on a hoodie.

  33. purestupidity300 says:
    July 3, 2020 at 1:17 pm
    The only other name I would support is the Washington DO NOTHING DEMOCRATS

    The Washington Hoax !

  34. Call it the Washington Socialists since that’s obviously where this country is going.

  35. I’ve never realized the sheer number of racist fans in sports until this issue. Pathetic and disgusting. The dumbing-down of America is almost complete. Wear a mask.

  36. The name change is an unnecessary appeasement to individuals wrapped up in their own false beliefs. Truth and facts do not matter to them because how they “feel” is all that matters.

    If a change is to happen then the name should in no way “Honor Native-Americans.” That is how Redskins was chosen in the first place and now the professional victim crowd finds offense.

    I would name it something patriotic to represent the nation’s capital. That will make them just as mad anyway.

  37. blackshirtz says:
    July 3, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    Bravehearts. Danny trademarked it A couple years ago

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    Nah, all I see is Mel Gibson in an historically inaccurate skirt..

  38. The Washington League of Corrupt Former Attorneys who play around at Politics, Steal from Middle Class, Line their pockets on Unethical Business Deals and generally destroy the United States from the Inside-out.

  39. nydre4 says:
    July 3, 2020 at 1:10 pm
    A message from Daniel Snyder:

    After a thorough review, we have decided the name is not racist regardless of what white liberals think. We will continue on as the Washington Redskins because as we’ve learned, if you give a white liberal an inch, they’ll take a mile. We are also announcing the following…..

    -Beginning in 2025, our stadium will be known as UPS field
    -We will be serving Coke instead of Pepsi
    -We will wait for other politicians to be voted into office who will allow us to build our stadium
    -And finally, we will consider a name change, when Nike stops using overseas slave labor

    Thank you and go Redskins.

    I would burn all my phin gear and become a skins fan if this happened.

  40. I like Redtails or Redhawks, keep the colors, works with the fight song, and they can go back to the old R helmet logo. Not complicated.

  41. The level of intentional, aggressive racism in America is just appalling. And it’s all over this comment thread.

  42. How about the Washington Soft Serve Ice Creamers that should appease those who want to be the moral police

  43. Don’t care what name they pick. I’ll be doing other things with my Sundays since I will no longer follow the team if they do. I live in San Diego and after what Goodell allowed to happen here, didn’t give Spanos the money for a stadium and yet he’ll give Stan Kronke almost a billion for his.. The NFL will be fine without my money. We’ve moved on in SD and when you realize there’s more to life than football its a pretty cool feeling to get your Sunday’s back..

  44. It’s enjoyable watching the racists rant and rail about the name change, all to no avail. It’s also enjoyable to watch Snyder cave in as soon as the moneyed interests start applying a little pressure to do what should have been done decades ago. In any case, the name is going to be changed. Get used to it because, With or without you, the world is changing. You can either change, grow, and evolve with it or you can go the way of the dinosaurs. Those are your options, racists. Confederate monuments are falling, Black Lives Matter is ascending, and the Washington football team is changing its name. This nation may finally be waking up and realizing just how racist it truly is.

  45. We’re jumping the gun a little here. Let’s wait till Snyder makes it offical.

  46. Changing the meaning of someone else’s words is wrong. Has it ever been used as a slur in modern vernacular? No. Does anyone use it in a racist way in modern usage? No. Do the majority of natives care? No. Is it’s proper context offensive? No. Not sure how you can ignore this and push forward. This is a native vote not a white liberal vote.

  47. waldoampere says:
    July 3, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    The baseball team is the Nationals so make the football team the Americans.

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    Meanwhile in Dallas, Jerruh just spilled his morning bourbon over that one. “There’s only one ‘merica’s Team”, said Jones.

  48. v2787 – oh you are mistaken. The silent majority is just that – silent. They’ll just wait and speak with their votes.

  49. While we are at it, can we change the name of the Texans to the Oilers..come on Tennessee, give up the name, colors and history of the Houston era.

  50. I’m offended by West Virginia’s Mountaineers nickname. I don’t live near any mountains and it offends me. When will florio wail against his Mountaineers to change the name? I am going to start a petition for all Flatlanders against this discrimination

  51. Progressive Liberals ignoring the very recent name change of Tappan-Zee Bridge to Andrew Cuomo Bridge. Is it because it’s verifiable or because there’s a D next to his name. Independent and Unaffiliated.

  52. How about a politically acceptable name that’ll open a whole new line of apparel ($$$), while also making it cool for people to wear a damn mask?

    Yep, you know where I’m going with this.

    Ladies & gentlemen, I give you: The Washington Ninja Warriors

  53. By the way, let’s not forget that Nike would profit off of a change. They are in charge of uniform redesigns. They are pushing for a change to the name, which would lead to a rebrand, which would lead to Nike designing new uniforms and making a profit on a surge in sales.

    I hope Dan calls out the hypocrisy when he rejects a name change.

  54. blizzardwarning says:
    July 3, 2020 at 1:36 pm
    As someone pointed out, Snyder owns the trademark “Washington Bravehearts”. I wonder if with that name, he could keep the current logo. Puts a whole different spin on it. That would seem to mesh with the report of changing the name prior to the start of the 2020 season. Can’t see how they could get a new logo that fast. Nike usually takes 2 years on a team rebranding effort.
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    How long could it take to train a bunch of little kids in the sweatshops? Kids learn pretty quickly under harsh conditions.

  55. pj1983a says:

    July 3, 2020 at 1:08 pm

    I liked the suggestion made a few years ago of the Washington Redtails (referring to the redtailed hawk). It would allow them to continue to use the hawk feather branding and it would swap into the fight song seamlessly. And the redtailed hawk is native to the Washington D.C. area.

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    Also could refer to a group of African American pilots during WWII who were called Redtails. Goes from a negative connotation with Native Americans to a positive one with African Americans.

  56. Just sell the franchise to Phil Knight and Nike. They will be known as the Szechuan Sweatshopers

  57. Races shouldn’t be mascots, no matter how badly that hurts the feeling of the mouth breathers. Using a racist term to deceive a race makes it 10 times worse. If you’re really so worried about the team’s history, how about the Hogs as the new team name?

  58. Our new name is
    The WASHINGTON BEDSKINS!!!
    When you play us Chase young will put yo ass to BED!!!

  59. “alwayscheatthecap says:

    v2787 – oh you are mistaken. The silent majority is just that – silent. They’ll just wait and speak with their votes.”

    Your chosen screen name speaks volumes about your character, or lack thereof. You can rant about the “silent majority” and their votes all you want. The fact is that your group is neither silent–you are obnoxiously noisy, especially when it comes to racist causes–nor a majority. You are vastly outnumbered by decent Americans who care about justice and equality. There will be a Blue Tsunami in November, and you can take that to the bank. And the Washington team is still changing its name. Get used to it.

  60. Washington Heros
    Be like the google doodle. Each home game designates a different American non political hero.

  61. KoolAidFree says:
    July 3, 2020 at 2:04 pm
    How about the Washington Soft Serve Ice Creamers that should appease those who want to be the moral police
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    Only as long as it’s not vanilla.

  62. purestupidity300 says:
    July 3, 2020 at 1:17 pm
    The only other name I would support is the Washington DO NOTHING DEMOCRATS
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    You can’t make this stuff up . Somebody who calls him or her self purestupidity300 being a Republican .

  63. Since the name and it’s negative associations that are brought up are no longer acceptable in 2020. The new name should be DC Redskins or Capital City Redskins.

  64. Might want to hold off until they’re 100% sure “Washington” isn’t on the chopping block.

  65. They could go back to being the Braves, which they were before the Redskins.

    Other suggestions I have are: Cops, Bullets, AR15s, Jesuses, or something else that will make the liberals regret the rename.

  66. The Washington Frauds or Washington Jellyfish would . Whatever they change the name to the social justice crowd will always have some problem with it.

  67. harshedmellow says:
    July 3, 2020 at 1:59 pm
    The level of intentional, aggressive racism in America is just appalling. And it’s all over this comment thread.
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    It isn’t racism. It’s a guttural resentment of Political Correctness and the use of the word ‘racist’ as a despicable enforcement mechanism.

  68. Progressive Liberals ignoring the very recent name change of Tappan-Zee Bridge to Andrew Cuomo Bridge. Is it because it’s verifiable or because there’s a D next to his name. Independent and Unaffiliated.
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    It’s the Mario Cuomo Bridge. Andrew is the current NY governor.

  69. Americas Game of the week on FOX
    1:00 PM Washington Bureaucrats vs Dallas Cowboys -8.5

  70. The Washington Taxes

    because they can’t wait to tax your hard earned money and blow it

  71. I love the Redtails, but that would be honoring true American heroes and I guess were not going to do that are we?

  72. There is so much to get twisted out of shape over in this world — this is really small potatoes. How ’bout the Capitol Aces? Four aces is a winning hand in any game.

  73. Since it’s Federal Express that’s clamoring for the name change, just call it the Washington Express and be done with it

    And have Federal Express pay for the logo design and all the other associated costs too

    At the end of the day this is a business

  74. Washington Hawgs

    But named after the A-10 war jets. The most weaponized jet in the world.

  75. Progressive Liberals ignoring the very recent name change of Tappan-Zee Bridge to Andrew Cuomo Bridge. Is it because it’s verifiable or because there’s a D next to his name. Independent and Unaffiliated.
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    It’s the Mario Cuomo Bridge. Andrew is the current NY governor.
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    Don’t think the issue is with him being governor. It probably has to do with the fact that he erased Native American history with his name and tax payers money.

  76. Washington Generals……Oh wait, any player with a southern heritage would be pulled off the field and placed out of sight. It’s sarcasm, relax. However this way people will be free to relate to whatever general they like.

  77. How about the TappanZees? Since liberal Andrew Cuomo erased their language from history and geography. The Washington Tappan Zee symbolic of the wide open hypocrisies spewing from their mouths at the cost of tax payers.

  78. Why are you jumping to conclusions??? Who said they are definitely changing anything. Only thing that was said was “supportive of considering it”. Nowhere did they say yes definitely.

  79. Washington Post reporting this afternoon that a new name And mascot may be in place before the start of the 2020 season.

  80. I think they should rename the team in honor of our President and call them the “Orangeskins”.

  81. Washington Redheads. Jessica Rabbit can be the mascot.
    I mean, the city is full of clowns and the team might as well be cartoons.

  82. In all seriousness, they should work with tribal leaders to find a name that is acceptable and allows them to continue to use the logo. Everybody wins…

  83. Why stop with the team name? BLM told me George Washington was evil too, erase his name from geography as well as the history books! No city or state should be named after such an evil figure.

  84. channer81 says:
    July 3, 2020 at 2:06 pm
    Don’t care what name they pick. I’ll be doing other things with my Sundays since I will no longer follow the team if they do. I live in San Diego and after what Goodell allowed to happen here, didn’t give Spanos the money for a stadium and yet he’ll give Stan Kronke almost a billion for his.. The NFL will be fine without my money. We’ve moved on in SD and when you realize there’s more to life than football its a pretty cool feeling to get your Sunday’s back..
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    This dude still reads PFT though…

  85. The Washington Americans or the Washington Warriors would allow them to keep their logo intact and stop using their offensive nickname.

  86. yourdownvotesmeannothing says:
    July 3, 2020 at 2:36 pm
    Races shouldn’t be mascots, no matter how badly that hurts the feeling of the mouth breathers. Using a racist term to deceive a race makes it 10 times worse. If you’re really so worried about the team’s history, how about the Hogs as the new team name?
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    Redskins is not a racist term or derogatory. It never really was. Some idiot thought it sounds racist so it must be racist and that stupidity spread to include all the people demanding it be changed now. Just because you folks are vocal does not mean you are right. In this case you clearly are wrong but not a single one of you will look at the subject objectively and research anything beyond politically approved sites that lack accuracy.

  87. How about “Fighting Irish”. I’m Irish and I’m proud of my heritage, even though fighting Irish is an ethnic slur.

  88. The name “Redskins” does not refer to the actual pigmentation of the Native Americans, it refers to the fact that certain Native American tribes would paint their faces red in preparation for battle. So, having red skin meant you were prepared for battle.

    They sing “Hail to the Redskins” before every game. It’s hard for me to understand that people would sing “Hail to a racial slur” before the game. Makes no sense.

    I would love for 80,000 people to sing “Hail to the Irish”

  89. The Washington Redtails

    You honor the Tuskegee Airmen and the transition is seamless.

    #WashingtonRedtails

  90. stillers4life says:
    July 3, 2020 at 1:07 pm
    Redtails
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    Ah, get rid of the American Indian connection and honor the Tuskegee airmen of WWII. Neat idea. Dovetails nicely with the current BLM movement, although I suspect that the current Washington fan base would be slow to embrace it.

  91. I have a lot of names that i wouldn’t be able to say so I’m going legit’
    ‘Washington Monuments’

  92. Who cares what the next name will be? If the NFL caves to leftist bullying, I will quit watching nfl football. The bullying and cancel culture is going to destroy this nation. If you don’t know why, you are either stupid or naive

  93. oswizard says:
    July 3, 2020 at 1:19 pm
    Well, I always find it interesting when angry white men on a pedastal champion a cause the majority of people they are “defending” don’t want. Is it a look at me thing or is it that they are so angry and out of touch they get triggered when assume a something should offend someone else? To me, growing up a Redskin fan, choosing to be called the Redskins represented a sign of respect toward the Native American Warriors who fought ferociously even though it was a lost cause and they stood no chance against a well armed, technically advanced group. Specifically, a nod to Tecumseh and the Confederacy of Tribes that banded together after their continued losses brought previously warring tribes together. I was proud as a child that my team represented those warriors and their bravery and ferocity to fight against the odds. I still am. It seems 9 out of 10 Native American agree, according to the Washington Post. The survey the WaPost did in 2016 was an independent survey from a newspaper that hates Dan Snyder and has paid its own group of angry white men to write articles for the previous 10 years from that very same pedestal. The conclusion of the WaPost survey- more than 9 out of 10 Native Americans support the Redskins, Indians and Chiefs. Even proudly wear their gear. They all are embarrassed that the Redskins have been so bad for so long, but still support them. They are ashamed the team they root for just cannot get their act together on the field. Disappointed and embarrassed fan, just like me. But, not offended by anything but their performance. Maybe it is time to listen to the overwhelming majority of Native Americans on this subject. If they were offended, I would agree. In a country where it appears over 10% of people are now offended by everything, it appears no one is listening to their majority opinion. The only opinion that really counts here. That is all.
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    Ugh! I am one of those people that needs the option to edit my comments. Sorry.

    The first two sentences should read– Well, I always find it interesting when angry white men on a pedastal champion a cause the majority of people they are “defending” don’t want. Is it a look at me thing or is it that they are so angry and out of touch they get triggered when they assume that something should offend someone else?

  94. I heard the pirates are offended, may be time for the Bucs and the Raiders to change names

  95. oswizard says:
    July 3, 2020 at 1:19 pm

    Well, I always find it interesting when angry white men on a pedastal champion a cause the majority of people they are “defending” don’t want. Is it a look at me thing or is it that they are so angry and out of touch they get triggered when they assume that something should offend someone else?

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    What pedastal are we on? Please explain. I grew up poor. I worked my ass off to get where I’m at in life. Many of my friends did not work as hard as I did, and they are still poor. Nobody put me on a pedastal. I earned what I’ve gotten in life. For the last 25 years of my working life, I put in 80-90 hours per week at my job. How many of the non-pedestal people who are complaining about institutional racism, works 80-90 hours per week? None. Because people working that much are successful in life regardless of their color. Stop diminishing people due to the color of their skin.

    Also, who is triggered? We are simply voicing our opinions. Are white people not allowed to voice their opinions? If they are not allowed to voice their opinions, how can they be on a pedestal?

  96. slyder1969 says:
    July 3, 2020 at 6:41 pm
    Who cares what the next name will be? If the NFL caves to leftist bullying, I will quit watching nfl football. The bullying and cancel culture is going to destroy this nation. If you don’t know why, you are either stupid or naive
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    Then wouldn’t the better option for you be to leave the country? You know, since the country is going to be destroyed? You know all you people that say you’re gonna stop watching are just full of it lol. I heard all of that the last couple of seasons and all of you are still here. I bet when you were a kid you threatened to run away all the time, didnt you? Probably had your little back pack full of toys and acted like you were on your way.

  97. the Washington Kaepernicks, and Florio would think he had died and gone to heaven lol

  98. “Washington Lobbyists “…lets go down the hall and you and I can discuss it. I think you’ll like the idea. Come with me. Oh, and here’s a little somethin’ somethin’ for your time.

  99. As a Native American I can tell you that the name has never been an “honor” despite what white people keep trying to tell me. I’m amazed at how many of you crybabies are so upset at losing an obvious derogatory name. Grow up and move on, tradition is no excuse for racism.

  100. There is only one possible name and maybe this one gesture will get us past all this stupid crap in the world right now, “The Washington Kings” after Martin Luther King

  101. The Pandering Wussycats. Since they can’t even use the name Washington because of course he was a slave owner like every other rich man of the time. This Country has gone off the deep end.

  102. Progressive Liberals ignoring the very recent name change of Tappan-Zee Bridge to Andrew Cuomo Bridge. Is it because it’s verifiable or because there’s a D next to his name. Independent and Unaffiliated.
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    It’s the Mario Cuomo Bridge. Andrew is the current NY governor.
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    Don’t think the issue is with him being governor. It probably has to do with the fact that he erased Native American history with his name and tax payers money.

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    Except for one major thing: this is a new bridge that never officially was named Tappan Zee. In fact during construction, the project’s website called it the New NY Bridge (google it). Part of it opened in summer 2017, the remainder in fall of 2017. It was named the Mario Cuomo Bridge before it even opened.

    The new bridge still spans the Tappan Zee (a wide section of the Hudson River – Tappan is a reference to a Native American tribe, Zee is the dutch word for sea) and of course while it was being built pretty much everyone referred to it as the new Tappan Zee bridge, and still do today, including me, and I would prefer that is its name.

    However, if you’re going to bash others, you should at least know what the facts are.

  103. Why don’t they just cut to the chase and call all the teams in the league “Black Lives Matter” and be done with it.

  104. They won’t be able to change their name by opening day. The trademark process takes such a long time. i don’t think think they should have to change their name. If I had to rename th the team, I would go with BRAVEHEARTS or CHEROKEES. These would be non offensive Indian names.

  105. Name it after a fish that would be a symbol of how well this team plays. The Washington Crappies.

  106. The Redskins have lacked relevancy for decades now, so perhaps a change to Washington Trumpers with a slogan of MWGA(Make Washington Great Again).

    Or perhaps Washington Conservatives… has a nice ring to it…

  107. They should go all in Parks & Rec: The Washington Wampanokes. It’s even alliterative.
    Have to find a good mural painter, but you can’t offend a tribe that never existed.

  108. Why are so many people who don’t live anywhere near an NFL city, let alone DC, posting on this topic?? The NFL teams are for the cities in which they are based. Why do these people who aren’t part of our cities so worked up over our teams??? They’re not for you.

  109. When the settlers arrived the there was several tribes in the D.C. area just change the name from Redskins and keep the face on the helmet. The tribe name I liked when I looked this up was Pamunkey. Yes I did look it up. I think that is a cool name. The “Washington Pamunkey’s” has a nice ring to it.

  110. I bet 99% of Skins fans would take the name change if it came in a package deal with Snyder being required to sell to a decent owner.

  111. I would change the name to Washington Lawyers, as lawyers seem to be running the country.

  112. Honoring the military? Do they really want to draw more attention to the fact that the league is made up of fit, strong young guys who aren’t serving their country?

  113. The Washington Deficits.
    The Washington National Debts.
    The Washington Bureaucrats.

  114. Washington Windtalkers

    Honours both the native Americans and military plus has alliteration.

    But really, Redskin isn’t a perjorative… It is descriptive. The name was chosen because of the connotations of strength, tenacity and cunning of the people who ‘wear’ that skin color. Words change meaning over time, and I believe this one isn’t ‘bad’ any more (like “dude, that’s sick!!” Means that’s good, not actually ill).

    But if it must be changed, I think my suggestion is decent enough.

    Have a good night.

  115. adamb182 says:
    July 3, 2020 at 2:47 pm
    So many snowflakes … all triggered because a nfl team might change its name.

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    So many snowflakes … all triggered because a nfl team won’t change its name.

  116. Bmanct says:
    July 3, 2020 at 1:06 pm
    How about just the “Skins”?
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    GoodellMustGo says:
    July 3, 2020 at 1:11 pm
    Bullets 🙂

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    Funny those are the exact mascots for both my HS and college. HS constantly gets pressure to change the name. College has largely been ignored. I guess being on a battlefield helps.

  117. Washington Sentinels. Change the uniforms to match the red white and blue scheme too.

    And then go sign Shane Falco cuz ya gotta have heart.

  118. purestupidity300 says:
    July 3, 2020 at 1:09 pm
    I only approve of one name change.

    The Landover Redskins.

    They have not played in DC since the 90’s. Change it NOW!!!!!
    *****
    Based on your logic, a bunch of teams are going to have to change their names based on the location of their stadium:
    Paradise Raiders
    Arlington Cowboys
    Santa Clara 49ers
    East Rutherford NJ Giants
    East Rutherford NJ Jets
    Orchard Park Bills
    Inglewood Rams
    Inglewood Chargers

  119. The Facts about the Bridge are irrelevant. The new Bridge was put up where the old one stood. It cost tax payers 5 Billion dollars and erased Native language and history from geography. All they had to do is rename the new one to Tappan Zee to honor natives. That simple.

  120. Washington Mustangs

    NFL has four bird teams (Seahawks, Cardinals, Eagles, Falcons)

    four feline teams (Lions, Bengals, Panthers, Jaguars)

    only three horse teams (Broncos, Colts, Chargers-horse logo) so lets round it up to four also.

    Washington Mustangs (and they can add Ford as sponsor) book it.

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