Washington president says they haven’t identified a list of eight potential names

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The Washington Football team will pick a new name in 2022. Recently, speculation has emerged that the team has narrowed the list to eight options, thanks to a “Making the Brand” video created by the organization.

Not so, says team president Jason Wright.

Wright confirmed that the team is working toward selecting three final choices. Wright explained that the eight names shown in the video are “just a selection of names that happened to show up” in the segment.

The eight names that made it into the video are Armada, Brigade, Commanders, Defenders, Presidents, RedHogs, RedWolves, and Washington Football Team.

Although most assume that WFT won’t be the next name, what if they have a special season in 2021. (They definitely could.) A serious run at the Super Bowl, or at a minimum their first appearance in the conference championship since 1991, could be enough to cement WFT as the team name.

20 responses to “Washington president says they haven’t identified a list of eight potential names

  1. Just leave be…hey I was forced to change my previous name too…it ain’t so bad…

  2. I’m a lifelong fan of the team. We’ve been through this kind of thing before with the Bullets/Wizards when they invited the public to submit names, had a ton of press about it being narrowed down and tons of noise around the process and then the owner selected “Wizards” out of nowhere! It wasn’t even on the list!

    So, I have no interest in nor stomach for this again! Pick a name and call us when it’s over!

  3. WFT is trolling this entire league and everyone associated with it. The name will never change.

  4. WFT is fine. It’s generic and non-offensive. Most of the country is used to the team being called “Washington” anyway, since the old name was avoided by the media for a number of years.

  5. “Although most assume that WFT won’t be the next name, what if they have a special season in 2021. (They definitely could.) A serious run at the Super Bowl, or at a minimum their first appearance in the conference championship since 1991, could be enough to cement WFT as the team name.”
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    Disagree and again it seems you wont try and look 2 steps ahead. If they have a special season especially if they win a superbowl that is a perfect reason to change the name. Then not only will they get merchandise sales from their new team name they will have the Washington football team name as something they can sell throwbacks of and to do things to honor that team team in the future. Its simple business of diversifying and giving themselves 2 names to sell merchandise from.

  6. Washington Presidents is the absolute worst idea ever. Imagine being named after a bunch of old men. Not very inspiring.

  7. The WFT should just borrow the Cleveland Browns helmets and just be the most generic sports franchise in history.

  8. Sunday Swami says:
    August 19, 2021 at 11:20 am
    “Although most assume that WFT won’t be the next name, what if they have a special season in 2021. (They definitely could.) A serious run at the Super Bowl, or at a minimum their first appearance in the conference championship since 1991, could be enough to cement WFT as the team name.”
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    Disagree and again it seems you wont try and look 2 steps ahead. If they have a special season especially if they win a superbowl that is a perfect reason to change the name. Then not only will they get merchandise sales from their new team name they will have the Washington football team name as something they can sell throwbacks of and to do things to honor that team team in the future. Its simple business of diversifying and giving themselves 2 names to sell merchandise from.

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    You are not understanding branding. There is a reason why that most franchises with a history of winning do very little to disrupt their look and logo. Winning helps you establish a brand and once that happens you don’t go away from it.

  9. Using the word “Red” in the name is half-azzed. It shows how we can’t detach from the whole “Hail to the ********” We need a clean break and “Red” anything is dirty.

  10. bertyboz says:
    August 19, 2021 at 10:18 am
    HOWL to the RedWolves!

    HTTR!
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    Not very inclusive of the gray wolves. That is incredibly offensive to them

  11. BuckyBadger says: August 19, 2021 at 1:00 pm Sunday Swami says: August 19, 2021 at 11:20 am “Although most assume that WFT won’t be the next name, what if they have a special season in 2021. (They definitely could.) A serious run at the Super Bowl, or at a minimum their first appearance in the conference championship since 1991, could be enough to cement WFT as the team name.” ————– Disagree and again it seems you wont try and look 2 steps ahead. If they have a special season especially if they win a superbowl that is a perfect reason to change the name. Then not only will they get merchandise sales from their new team name they will have the Washington football team name as something they can sell throwbacks of and to do things to honor that team team in the future. Its simple business of diversifying and giving themselves 2 names to sell merchandise from. ——————— You are not understanding branding. There is a reason why that most franchises with a history of winning do very little to disrupt their look and logo. Winning helps you establish a brand and once that happens you don’t go away from it. ——— That’s not true. Teams continually change uniform looks and plenty change or update logos as it’s a great way to pick up sales with kids wanting the up to date look. No one is saying they would disavow their wft time just that it would be used in addition to their new name to bring in another stream of revenue. Afterall their still going to be playing in washington and being a football team correct? Your argument is like since McDonald’s was known for their burgers they shouldn’t have expanded and sold chicken, it’s expanding your market and enhancing your brand.

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