Dan Snyder: Washington Football Team may be our permanent name

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When Dan Snyder changed the name of his team from an offensive slur against Native Americans to the “Washington Football Team,” it was widely viewed as just a placeholder until a permanent team name could be implemented for the 2021 season and beyond.

Maybe not.

Snyder told Andrew Beaton of the Wall Street Journal that if the fans come to like it, Washington Football Team may be his team’s name forever.

“Sure, it’s possible!” Snyder wrote in an email. “If the Washington Football Team name catches on and our fans embrace it then we would be happy to have it as our permanent name. I think we have developed a very classy retro look and feel.”

Snyder said he’s going to take as much time as it takes to get the name right, and choose a name that generations of fans will support.

“We want our future name and brand to stand for something that unifies people of all backgrounds and to continue to be a source of pride for the next 100 years or more,” Snyder wrote.

He may have unwittingly stumbled on that future name and brand.

12 responses to “Dan Snyder: Washington Football Team may be our permanent name

  1. I can predict the future……

    NFC Championship game
    Washington Football Team vs Dallas FC

    AFC Championship game
    KC Football Club vs Vegas Sporting FT Club

  2. It does have a retro sound to it. But similar to the soccer teams that use that style of name, they’ll need a nickname as well, preferably one that comes from the fans.

    Calling your MLS team “the Loons” is better than always saying “Minnesota United”. For Washington, I think “Washington Football Team”, aka the “Hogs”, works.

  3. why not go ahead and change all team names to the city they are based in. LA-A, LA-B Football Team has a nice unoffensive ring to it.How bout them Dallas’s. There, all fixed. Have a great Sunday and enjoy the politics.

  4. I like it. Kind of a middle finger to the haters like we didn’t change the name just dropped it. Plus the fans can still wear all the old gear.

  5. I think there are a few people that would like to see the team be known simply as “Not Dan Snyder’s Washington Football Team anymore.”

    But good to see Ron Rivera notch a win today.

  6. Oh man Mr. Snyder is absolutely trolling all his haters and I for one am loving it immensely!! 😊

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