Report: New Washington name coming “as soon as possible”

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One week after Washington announced that it will conduct a “thorough review” of its name, it’s become thoroughly understood that the name will go.

Ben Fischer of Sports Business Daily reports that the team “intends to select a new nickname as soon as possible,” citing unnamed sources close to the organization.

Per Fischer, one potential bidder for a minority share of the team has been “personally assured” that the name will change. Likewise, Fischer reports that a “key business partner” said that recent internal discussions on the name have “been decisive,” with a focus on owner Daniel Snyder’s sudden desire to change the name, the selection of a new name, and the logistics related to making the change.

Fischer also confirms our weekend report that the effort by minority investors to sell their stake in the team isn’t a new development. Fischer reports that “some of the shares have been on the market for upward of 18 months, and the response has been muted.” As explained on Sunday, Fred Smith and Dwight Schar have been trying to sell, but that they have been unable to find a buyer.

83 responses to “Report: New Washington name coming “as soon as possible”

  1. Any guesses on what sports franchise or university will be victimized by the angry mob next?

  2. The 51’s, commemorating desired/future statehood. Doesn’t really roll off the tongue but it is 2 more than SF.

  3. So Redskins minority stakeholders Fred Smith and Dwight Schar are attempting to sell their shares…but no buyers. Why, one might ask? Well, with the current revisionist climate, compounded by the COVID-19 lockdown, exacerbated by NFL teams offering season ticket holders a chance to opt out of the coming season, one doesn’t have to be Warren Buffet to realize that the NFL at the current time is the quintessential bad investment.

    The upcoming season, combined with the revisionist climate overcoming the nation and a weak NFL Commissioner, may be a relative death knell for the future of the “Shield”. For so many years the NFL seemed recession proof, even with multiple bad decisions coming just over the last few years. It would seem that these issues have combined to make the NFL a less than optimum product on and off the field, as the owners trusted their business model to a man ( Goodell ) who couldn’t handle wheelbarrow on a rainy day.

    The Washington franchise will be renamed ( with a possible couple of other franchises in tow ) but the public’s love affair with the NFL may have already seen it finest hour. It would seem that the owners drove their league into a ditch…with Roger holding the wheel.

  4. I think pitbulls would be awesome…or hogs..dont use some name that’s already been done…

  5. This is exciting, feel like there hasn’t been any just fun news, it’s all depressing.

  6. There has been a rumor that the name ‘Warriors’ is under consideration. The NBA has a team nicknamed the Warriors, which originated when the team was the Philadelphia Warriors. Its logo was a native American dribbling a basketball. How would that ever pass muster?

  7. Good – it’s about time, and I hope they don’t pick something silly. Snyder probably realizes that this is an opportunity to revitalize the franchise and sell a bunch of gear with the new name/logo, even if he was dragged to this decision kicking & screaming.

    This name change is a positive step that will only benefit the NFL in the long run.

  8. LOL this is the time to buy into the NFL if you have $100s of millions. May never be another chance like this one. NFL ownership has been a license to print money for decades and made many millionaires into billionaires.

    The time to buy is when blood is in the streets, which about sums up our situation atm.

  9. Lots of commedians here with their so called jokes and all. No matter what the new name is somebody is going to have something negative to say!!!

  10. Warriors is taken (NBA), course that didn’t stop Cardinals or Giants (MLB). At this point anything’s better than status quo

  11. Still like the Washington Door Mats.

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    Well it certainly would be fitting.

  12. collectordude says:
    July 10, 2020 at 1:10 pm
    Still like the Washington Door Mats.

    50 year skins fan here. Door Mats is OK with me. I just don’t care anymore.

  13. This country needs to ban all social media. Those sites are the biggest root that led to this cancel culture. Kids don’t care as much about their education nowadays. Freedom of speech is only great, if it’s not destroying your culture and longtime traditions.

  14. personallyfoul says:

    July 10, 2020 at 2:04 pm

    DC Comics. The District. The Potomacs. Washington Maul.
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    I kinda like Washington Maul lol

  15. progressiveshatethetruth2 says:
    July 10, 2020 at 2:45 pm
    This country needs to ban all social media. Those sites are the biggest root that led to this cancel culture.
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    Stop cancel culture by…cancelling social media?

  16. The amount of effort and vitriol on the part of NFL fans to hold onto a dictionary defined racial slur is something that the fan base should be ashamed of. History isn’t going to look kindly on all the white people who keep telling people of color that they don’t have a right to speak up for themselves and be heard. If even 1 person doesn’t like the name, change it, end this racist controversy once and for all and worry about making people want to see Dwayne Haskins overthrow his receivers by 3 yards every time.

  17. progressiveshatethetruth2 says:
    July 10, 2020 at 2:45 pm

    Freedom of speech is only great, if it’s not destroying your culture and longtime traditions.
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    If your longtime traditions and culture are racist, good riddance, they should have been swept away a generation ago.

  18. Never understood why a sports team in our Nation’s capital would be named after Native American… should represent ALL America like something reflecting our military… Or something more reflective!

  19. I’ve wanted this for a very long time. Aside from the obvious impropriety of the name its going to be cool to get a fresh look in the NFL. The history will always be there. Just do society a favor, even just as an experiment. Don’t teach your kids this was the wrong move.

  20. This is the right thing to do. I will say as a Cowboys fan, the twice yearly matchup between the ‘cowboys and indians’ will be missed.

  21. Once they pick that name, the league should just go ahead and carve it on the Lombardy trophy for 2021. Yep, this team is that good.

  22. There has been a rumor that the name ‘Warriors’ is under consideration. The NBA has a team nicknamed the Warriors, which originated when the team was the Philadelphia Warriors. Its logo was a native American dribbling a basketball. How would that ever pass muster?

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    It sounds like Washington is going to spin the Warriors name as a military and nothing native.

  23. Washington Football Team. Logo. Deflated football. They just need new helmets or they can just paint over the old ones and by the end of the season, the team will look like last year – losers with a first squatter on the helmet and Haskins-Robbins throwing so many multi-flavored interceptions.

  24. Wait until the “Woke” crowd realize the the Vikings were known for raping and pillaging. Minnesota, you’re next.

  25. I like the Washington Pigskins. It still fits into all the branding and the Hogs fanbase. Some small changes would need to be adapted for the fight song though.

  26. I like Redhawks. They could keep their uniforms tact. Redhawks can be used in the fight song that used to be “ Hail to the Redskins.” This being said, I think it is a disgrace that they are changing their name. Some people are WAY to sensitive. Give me a break!!!!!

  27. People are obsessed with the team name but where is the outcry over the city, which is named after a slave owner?

  28. “People are obsessed with the team name but where is the outcry over the city, which is named after a slave owner?”

    You’ll be happy to know that when it becomes the 51st state it will be Washington, Douglass Commonwealth in honor of Frederick Douglass.

  29. badams says:
    July 10, 2020 at 6:16 pm
    “People are obsessed with the team name but where is the outcry over the city, which is named after a slave owner?”

    You’ll be happy to know that when it becomes the 51st state it will be Washington, Douglass Commonwealth in honor of Frederick Douglass. George Washington was the greatest man who ever lived and the father of this great nation I will always defend his honor and the honor of this nation!

  30. itendtoknowitall says:
    July 10, 2020 at 5:16 pm

    Wait until the “Woke” crowd realize the the Vikings were known for raping and pillaging. Minnesota, you’re next.
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    Why is it so difficult for you to comprehend that a team name that is a dictionary defined slur is not acceptable?

  31. Jesse Cammarata says:
    July 10, 2020 at 3:27 pm

    progressiveshatethetruth2 says:
    July 10, 2020 at 2:45 pm

    This country needs to ban all social media. Those sites are the biggest root that led to this cancel culture.

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    Stop cancel culture by…cancelling social media?

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    Yes, because it has done nothing but cause division, cyberbullying, stalking, self entitlement, harassment, add to the already existent cases of identity theft, and it would even lead to our president doing his job even better without it. This has been a terrible century for our country.

  32. lefty wrote:
    “Washington Generals”

    Fitting name, considering the Globetrotters probably could beat the current Redskins team.

  33. carloswlassiter

    It’s your flawed ideology and others like you that’s going to push this country to a Civil War.
    Since your vision of morality is so clear, and you have a good understanding of a dictionary, why don’t you ask the black entertainment network or the black beauty pageant or the black Seventh-day Adventist conference to change their name ? God forbid there is a white entertainment network or a white beauty pageant.

    You need to let things go and just enjoy life it’s really short. The Vikings have been gone for many centuries. 90% or more of the Indians do not care about the Washington Redskins

    Anyway take care

  34. Wait until the “Woke” crowd realize the the Vikings were known for raping and pillaging. Minnesota, you’re next.
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    Why is it so difficult for you to comprehend that a team name that is a dictionary defined slur is not acceptable?

    It’s about as difficult as you to realize violence against women is wrong. White men raping and stealing. Unacceptable. Time to clean up all these offensive names.

  35. michaelg2000 says:
    July 10, 2020 at 7:49 pm

    carloswlassiter

    It’s your flawed ideology and others like you that’s going to push this country to a Civil War.
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    Wow, are you confused or what? We’re talking about a dictionary defined slur being used a team name and you are bringing up unrelated examples of things which are not slurs. Otherwise great post.

  36. The Washington Generals seems like the right choice. The Generals have had their butts kicked night after night for decades by the Harlem Globetrotters. Might as well move that tradition over to the NFL.

  37. bjsdad says:

    July 10, 2020 at 4:18 pm
    I second the Washington Monuments

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    At the rate that ‘monuments’ are currently being destroyed/vandalized, ‘Monuments’ seems a poor name choice for a team whose legacy is already being trampled.

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