NFL, Washington’s opponents haven’t removed former team name from 2020 schedules

AP

When word first emerged of an imminent plan to ditch the name of the Washington football team, it was accompanied with a report that other teams had been told to prepare to scrub the old name from their websites.

This morning, Washington officially dumped its former name, opting for the “Washington Football Team” placeholder until a permanent name can properly be chosen, and adequately protected from a trademark perspective.

Regardless, the old name is gone. It’s officially no longer the name of the team. However, each of Washington’s opponents in 2020 continue to use the outdated name and logo in their online schedules. The NFL also continues to use the name and logo in the 2020 schedule at NFL.com.

It shouldn’t be a difficult fix, and it’s surprising that the league and the 13 teams that play Washington this year (Eagles, Giants, Cowboys, Bengals, Steelers, Ravens, Browns, Panthers, Lions, 49ers, Seahawks, Rams, Cardinals) didn’t move swiftly to get the former name and logo removed from their digital properties, given the reason for the team’s decision to change the name and logo.

Hopefully this will serve as the nudge to that makes it happen.

11 responses to “NFL, Washington’s opponents haven’t removed former team name from 2020 schedules

  1. ” given the reason for the team’s decision to change the name and logo.”

    Money? That’s the reason it is being changed.

  2. Probably because they’re assuming Washington will announce their new name shortly so it would be wasted time and effort to just change it for a couple days and then they announce the new one.

  3. Better change it before the people that are mad about changing it get mad about not changing it.

  4. It honestly doesnt take much to change it for the schedule. Its just a line of code that you put the new name in.

  5. purestupidity300 says:
    July 24, 2020 at 3:36 pm
    This team lives in your head rent free dude.

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    Yeah, hes tender all right. Really working to shape the political narrative on his supposed sports site. Snow flaking almost all the comments on this (thats ehy there are hardly any) because he has to control narratives like any liberal. Just living in the truth doesn’t work for Liberals.

  6. Hopefully this will serve as the nudge to that makes it happen.

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    Let’s give the teams the benefit of the doubt instead of “nudging” them to death. Maybe they have bigger fish to fry right now, like, oh I don’t know maybe getting the season started or training camp or CV-19 testing or CV-19 test results or…..

    The world doesn’t revolve around the nickname of a football franchise. At least not as much as you think.

  7. lenke08 says:
    July 24, 2020 at 11:20 am
    It honestly doesnt take much to change it for the schedule. Its just a line of code that you put the new name in.

    Honestly it does, due to many things, first they have to check with media, to make sure every move they make is ok. After that, well we better hire a person to do said thing, and then you need to make a call to the fritz pollard alliance, and interview several kinds minoritie, then give them a job. After that, it gets even crazier, once you have the go ahead, team officials cannot be in said offices, due to covid. And if they do. They are fined, and have draft picks stripped as well.

    For my next act, I’ll run down how they also put air into a football. You wanted fair, fairness is slow.

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