Buzz grows of a looming report about the Washington franchise

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The Washington franchise started the week with the news that its name will change. There’s a buzz in media circles that the week could go downhill from there.

On Tuesday night, Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post posted a collection of tweets from media members speculating about some sort of negative development to come this week regarding the team, unrelated to the team’s name.

From JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington on Sunday: “A real busy week. And it’s not all going to be about the name and it’s not all going to be pretty.”

From Jason La Canfora of CBS, who once worked the Washington beat for the Washington Post: “The warped and toxic culture of the Washington Football Team is about to be exposed in a sickening fashion . . . Again.”

From Julie Donaldson of NBC Sports Washington on Tuesday: “What’s coming is disappointing and sad.”

From Scott Abraham of ABC 7: “There is much more going on . . . than a name change. . . . And it’s not good. I did not get specifics, but get ready people.”

These tweets presumably relate to chatter within the industry regarding a Washington Post story regarding the team. As of the weekend, it was believed the story would be published by Tuesday. It’s now believed that it will be published on Thursday.

The notion that another shoe of some kind will drop has been lingering for more than a week. It sparked this PFT item from July 5: “Could new name be beginning, not end, of changes in Washington?” Efforts to put meat on that specific bone led to our discovery that limited partners Dwight Schar and Fred Smith have been trying to sell their interest in the team.

On Sunday, the Post reported that the team had fired director of pro personnel Alex Santos and assistant director of pro personnel Richard Mann II.

For now, we’ll continue to watch and wait for whatever it is that members of the media who are covering or who have covered the team are tweeting about.

39 responses to “Buzz grows of a looming report about the Washington franchise

  1. Well, Dan Snyder is a doofus of the highest order, so nothing that comes out will surprise me.

  2. I used to hate this part of the offseason where there’s no good conversations about games or trades or signings. Now it’s all football has it seems

  3. Their new logo should read “Welcome to Washington experience the Joy”. What a lovely place why in the world would any team want to be a part of that place. Move the entire team to a new place Dan.

  4. This is the most anyone has paid attention to Washington in a long time. Finally they are interesting to watch!

  5. “The Washington *’s – Rebuilding for 28 Years”

    ____________________________________________

    Unfortunately, the Patriots own all rights to the name “*’s”

  6. Firing Rivera? Moving the team? Selling to a Trump? Why do Skins fans keep getting housed like this?

  7. Or is Snyder preparing litigation to keep his beloved ALL-CAPS NEVER team name?

    If that is the case, then the League needs to pressure Snyder to sell the franchise.

  8. Call them Washington football shove it Godels face. He does not look at say NE Patriot’s, look at their emblem sounds offensive to someone. Maybe Cleveland Browns surly it offends someone. How about the Dolphins I bet the animal groups are against tis, Talk about getting out of hand. Picking and choosing as Atlanta Braves have hatchets that offends many whos ancestors in wagon trains knew this symbol meant death and scalps. Absolutely beyond logic.

  9. flajoe12 says:
    July 15, 2020 at 10:29 am
    Apparently the Texas Rangers are next!

    —-

    Yup….the got their inch now they are taking their mile

  10. It could be worse, the team could be owned by James L. Dolan who owns the Knicks.

  11. The Washington Walruses. Bet you never thought of that one, didja!? And that tm squatter hasn’t grabbed it up .. yet anyway.

    Oh man! I tipped him off!

  12. AFW AFW says:
    July 15, 2020 at 8:18 am
    Well, Dan Snyder is a doofus of the highest order, so nothing that comes out will surprise me.

    +++++++++++++++
    $2.6 BILLION net worth.

    I wish I was a doofus like him, not a doofus like you.

  13. throw Dan Snyder out and throw the Khans out too. Khans are truly the worst owners in the League. Destroyed the Jaguars

  14. No matter the news, the team formerly known as the Redskins will remain the National Football League’s marquee franchise.

  15. Casca’s friend says:
    July 15, 2020 at 11:09 am
    AFW AFW says:
    July 15, 2020 at 8:18 am
    Well, Dan Snyder is a doofus of the highest order, so nothing that comes out will surprise me.

    +++++++++++++++
    $2.6 BILLION net worth.

    I wish I was a doofus like him, not a doofus like you.

    ===================

    I honestly cannot imagine defending Dan Snyder for any reason.

    Yeah…the guy is rich. But he also is/always has been insanely unlikable.

  16. Snyder may be an excellent businessman, but he has proven to be a very poor NFL owner. It must be hard to grow up loving a team and trying to stay loyal with such poor team stewardship by Snyder.

  17. Casca’s friend says:
    July 15, 2020 at 11:09 am
    AFW AFW says:
    July 15, 2020 at 8:18 am

    Well, Dan Snyder is a doofus of the highest order, so nothing that comes out will surprise me.

    +++++++++++++++
    $2.6 BILLION net worth.

    I wish I was a doofus like him, not a doofus like you.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Rule #1: Money is not the measure of a man.

  18. I still have a feeling that this was all because of a failed coup inside the organization. If Snyder wasn’t a poor owner, he could have avoided this long ago by hiring smarter people.

  19. The news will be that snyder will be suing all of the corporations who illegally forced him to change the name. He will also go after the NFL for not protecting his franchise from these threats. Nike is the Licensed apparel for the NFL and is legally bound to sell ALL nfl license apparel. He will sue FedEx for breach of contract by threatening to back out of the money owed to snyder for the naming rights. This is the ugly that reporter Jason L. was speaking about. Just my opinion….

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