New Washington Football Team name will not be Warriors


Washington Football Team president Jason Wright said recently that the organization would unveil a new name and logo in early 2022 and we now know one potential name has been eliminated from the competition.

In a written piece posted to the team’s website, Wright said that the team believes “it is important to prioritize the views of those who have been hurt by our historical use of Native American language, iconography and imagery” when considering a new name. As a result, they have determined that “moving forward with no ties to Native American imagery is the right path” and that means Warriors has been discarded as a new name.

“In the spirit of that engagement, I want to address a name that has emerged amongst our fanbase, “Warriors.” One might look at this name as a natural, and even harmless transition considering that it does not necessarily or specifically carry a negative connotation,” Wright wrote. “But as we learned through our research and engagement with various groups, “context matters” and that makes it a “slippery slope.” Feedback from across communities we engaged clearly revealed deep-seated discomfort around Warriors, with the clear acknowledgment that it too closely aligns with Native American themes. Such an embrace of potentially Native-adjacent iconography and imagery would not represent a clear departure that many communities have so forcefully advocated for us to embrace, and that frankly, we set out to do when we started this process a year ago.”

Wright offered no other thoughts about potential monikers beyond saying that “our new name must reflect” the changes that they have made to the organization over the last year.

35 responses to “New Washington Football Team name will not be Warriors

  1. This is patently ridiculous! “Warriors” is not, contextually, only associated with Native Americans. We have Weekend Warriors, Wounded Warriors, and Wounded Warrior Project, to name a few. Anyone who has gone to war over the last 2 centuries, has been dubbed a warrior. Sorry, but even for this activist, this is over the line.

  2. Well that narrows it down. For the love of God pick Sentinels!! Washington Sentinels would be amazing. The stadium would be sold out again.

  3. Of course it isn’t gonna be Warriors. They are going to Sentinels!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. “Washington Football Team” has grown on me….doesn’t sound like they are keeping it though 🙁

  5. I am counting the days on the calendar for WFT to be gone. It is the most lame, dumbest sounding team name in the history of sports!!

  6. How great would this sound from a play-by-play announcer?

    “1st and ten for the Sentinels at the 35 yard line”

    “The Sentinels have scored on their last three possessions.”

    “Great goal-line stand by the Sentinels defense!!”

    “The Washington Sentinels will face the Philadelphia Eagles for 1st place in the division”

    We can make this a reality if we all pull together!!!

  7. Might as well just wait and let Bezos pick the new name. The NFL can only cover this mess up for so long. As more and more evidence oozes out, it’s just a matter of time before Snyder is out.

  8. Who cares. Grown people are babies talking about tradition and names. How many names from 85 years ago are still around? It should have been changed years ago. Most team names are stupid to begin with. Like what in the world is a Packer? There are only a few really good names and logos like the Raiders where even if you don’t like the team, the logo and name is iconic.

  9. Washington Football Team

    The old school traditional feel of that name somehow retains the connection to their rather prominent place in NFL history while at the same time shedding any native American references.

  10. Even if it ends up being the most appropriate and legit choice made, it’s gonna get roasted by everyone regardless.

  11. Sorry, but “Washington Football Team” ought to be used for a soccer club.

  12. What’s really offensive to anyone paying attention is Washington and Snyder. Remove those names please before more woman, citizens and fans get abused by both.

  13. The Washington Liberty or Freedom. Perfect for the capital of our country centered on these concepts.

  14. radar8
    Jul 12, 2021, 10:43 AM PDT
    So, out of the entire English language, we can rule out …….one


    Oh it’s more than one. I can think of 10 off the top of my head and I’m not even from the south.

  15. WFTs decision on the possible name of Warriors seems a bit over-reactive in the sense that the term is not typically applied to American Indians. If one were discussing a battle or talking about a raiding party, one would typically use the term Braves.

  16. The Fedskins!!!

    The Washington Fedskins!!!

    Hail to the Fedskins!!!

    You mess with us you get Fed losses!!!

    Watch out Tom Brady the Feds are coming for you!!!

  17. It’s time for the Golden State basketball team to change their nickname as well.

  18. He could have just said it can’t be Warriors be it’s already a team name in another professional sport (Golden State) and that would have been perfectly logical.

  19. Why would fans want the name anyway? There’s already a professional team with a lot of recent success with that name. It was funny when the Cardinals shared the same name while in the same city, but now the NFL team is second fiddle to a baseball team that has also had recent-ish success. There are so many names out there, find your own. Your president did you a favor by nixing it

  20. Sentinels??? Senators???? any thing that has to do with the nations do nothing politicians should be turned down immediately, There are a couple who have hometown tie’s , Packers, Steelers, 49’s but that doesn’t mean we have to have a tie to the political scene, For me that says we are losers from the get go.

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