Report: Washington to avoid Native American imagery in new name

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In evidence that Dan Snyder is capable of seeing the point of a new name, he’s not trying to make it too much like his last one.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, in discussions about a new name, Washington is planning to have “no Native American imagery.”

Considering the recent outcry about using a slur for a nickname and defending it for years, that seems like a reasonable place to begin.

That would seemingly preclude hanging onto a variation of their current logo with a name such as Warriors, or keeping the feather (or the spear that used to be on their alternate helmets during the Steve Spurrier era).

It’s clearly the right move, as hanging onto such images would have been close to Snyder’s “all caps” NEVER stance of the past, at a time when economic pressure appears to be doing what social pressure couldn’t.

14 responses to “Report: Washington to avoid Native American imagery in new name

  1. Not sure what they could change the name to because what’s acceptable today may not be tomorrow since rules keep changing. Might was well go the European soccer route and call them the Washington Football Club.

  2. baldbuc says:
    July 8, 2020 at 6:05 pm

    Not sure what they could change the name to because what’s acceptable today may not be tomorrow since rules keep changing.
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    “Keep changing”? This name has been an issue for decades and decades, with all sorts of college teams moving away from these names ages ago.

  3. baldbuc says:
    July 8, 2020 at 6:05 pm
    Not sure what they could change the name to because what’s acceptable today may not be tomorrow since rules keep changing. Might was well go the European soccer route and call them the Washington Football Club.

    *******

    Makes sense. Until the name Washington has to go.

  4. Sports clubs can only be named after animals because they have no rights or claims to heritage. That or something abstract like Jazz or Renaissance…..wait…Renaissance!! Go with that!!!

  5. Isn’t ignoring Native Americans arguably just as bad as dishonoring them? Why not something that honors them and brings awareness to, y’know, their existence? The fact that the team isn’t choosing a name that honors indigenous Americans is, in a word, baffling.

  6. They ought to change their name to the Possums. They play dead at home and get killed on the road!

  7. Isn’t ignoring Native Americans arguably just as bad as dishonoring them? Why not something that honors them and brings awareness to, y’know, their existence? The fact that the team isn’t choosing a name that honors indigenous Americans is, in a word, baffling.
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    And this sums up reality…people are going to complain no matter what is done to resolve this issue.

  8. Thank goodness this important issue is near resolution!

    We can now move on to tackling urban violence, police brutality, violence against police, drug abuse/poisoning, a failed public education system and other bad things.

    PS my suggestion is “The Washington Conspirators”

  9. FloridaRaven says:
    July 8, 2020 at 7:34 pm
    They ought to change their name to the Possums. They play dead at home and get killed on the road!

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    Hahahahahahahhaha

  10. Change the name, get a new one, and if and when football is able to be played again, with a new coach and coaching staff the fans will still be there. Maybe a new name will help change the culture of losing that Snyder has had there ever since he bought the team. We’ll see. Hope so….

  11. skinsdiehard says:
    July 8, 2020 at 6:43 pm
    Sports clubs can only be named after animals because they have no rights… (snip)
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    Whoa. PETA strenuously begs to differ.

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