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Washington Redskins Retiring Name and Logo, Will Announce New Name Later

Washington Redskins Retiring Name and Logo, Will Announce New Name Later

Don’t know if the name will change in time for the 2020 season.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXkPvAQ0vJw

The Washington Redskins announced they will change their name and logo.

The team faced years of backlash. The change comes after the death of George Floyd, which has prompted many businesses to change names and logos.

The Redskins released this press release via Twitter:

The press release did not state when the new name and logo will come out or if the Redskins name will stick around in 2020. The NFL season is up in the air due to the Wuhan coronavirus.

Owner Dan Snyder and Coach Ron Rivera said on July 4th they came up with two names. Neither revealed the names because Rivera “said he wanted to confer with Native Americans and military organizations to make sure that the new name properly honored both.”

Then again, did Snyder decide to change the name because of the outrage over Floyd’s death or money?

Top sponsor FedEx, which also has the stadium’s naming rights, asked the Redskins to change the name. The company told the team lawyer “it would terminate the naming rights deal and not pay the contract’s remaining $45 million if Snyder did not change the team name.”

The Redskins had similar demands from Pepsi, Nike, and Bank of America.

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Comments

As a team name, is Lady R already taken?

Seriously, how about Washington Warriors?

Secondly, why is calling a football team The Vikings seen as a homage whereas any reference to non-white combatants a slur? Double standard much?

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to BobM. | July 13, 2020 at 11:19 am

    The name, Communist Chinese Reds fits them to a T.

    Concise in reply to BobM. | July 13, 2020 at 12:22 pm

    The Squaws?

      moonmoth in reply to Concise. | July 13, 2020 at 1:20 pm

      If your intention was to find a name that’s even more offensive than “Redskins”, then you’ve succeeded.

        Concise in reply to moonmoth. | July 13, 2020 at 1:43 pm

        From your reaction, sounds like a winner to me.

          moonmoth in reply to Concise. | July 13, 2020 at 2:53 pm

          OK; your intention is to be offensive. So, the Liberals appear to have some basis in fact for their accusations against conservatives.

          Milhouse in reply to Concise. | July 13, 2020 at 3:50 pm

          Since when do liberals accuse conservatives of intending to offend them? It seems like an odd “accusation”. I thought they were accusing us of racism or some such thing. But if the charge is merely a liking for pushing their buttons, then fine, “guilty” as charged.

          moonmoth in reply to Concise. | July 13, 2020 at 4:26 pm

          To Milhouse — “I thought they were accusing us of racism or some such thing.” That is precisely the accusation to which I was referring. Any your posts in this thread are proving them right.

          Milhouse in reply to Concise. | July 13, 2020 at 6:02 pm

          Bullshit. There’s nothing racist about offending lefties. We like offending them no matter what color their skin is. Mostly we don’t even know what color it is. I have no idea what you look like (nor do you know what I look like). But I stand with “Concise” in saying “From your reaction, sounds like a winner to me.”

        Concise in reply to moonmoth. | July 13, 2020 at 1:48 pm

        But of course I don’t mean any offense, how about Wagon Burners?

    The Columbian Geocide works.

    Neo in reply to BobM. | July 13, 2020 at 1:06 pm

    Warriors, come out to play-i-ay.

    moonmoth in reply to BobM. | July 13, 2020 at 1:31 pm

    The term “Redskin” isn’t a homage — it’s an ugly slur. I have first-hand knowledge that the efforts by Native American groups to have the team change its name date back at least 25 years. Quite stupidly, conservatives have responsed with ridicule and contempt, thereby providing Liberals with some basis in fact for the charges that the Libs are making now.

      MarkS in reply to moonmoth. | July 13, 2020 at 3:33 pm

      The team name and logo were the work of Native Americans, as the story goes.

        The Friendly Grizzly in reply to MarkS. | July 14, 2020 at 8:39 am

        Moonmoth strikes me as one of those oh-so-concerned whites who are first to jump up and claim Indians / women / blacks / whomever are offended by something and so need his – or more likely HER – good advice and protection from the big bad evil nasty bigoted racist white people.

      Milhouse in reply to moonmoth. | July 13, 2020 at 3:56 pm

      Bullshit. It is neither ugly nor a slur. And I think I can speak for everyone here when I say I have absolutely no interest in what “Native American groups”, as you call them, have demanded, either now or 25 years ago. These far-left political “groups” can all go to Hell; they are nothing but blackmailers and terrorists. They don’t represent the Amerindian public, or anybody but themselves. None of them have any legitimacy, and there is no reason why anyone should pay attention to their ridiculous demands.

        moonmoth in reply to Milhouse. | July 13, 2020 at 4:23 pm

        Save your “I’m the smartest person in the comment section” schtick for some other topic, Milhouse. I lived on a reservation for a couple of years, and had had extensive contact with the people there previously. I know very well that that term is an ugly slur. And the groups I knew 25 years ago that asked the NFL to have that name changed were nothing like “far left”.

        If your objective was to show that you’re a multifaceted bigot, congratulations — you’ve succeeded.

          Milhouse in reply to moonmoth. | July 13, 2020 at 6:07 pm

          I don’t care where you lived. It doesn’t give you any insight into the intent of sports team names. And the groups you knew 25 years ago that asked the NFL to have that name changed were very far left. That you don’t think of them that way just shows how far left you are.

          (I note that you don’t claim the ordinary people you knew on the rez objected to the team name. Instead you make two unrelated claims and put them together to give the false impression that they are related. I’d bet normal people on the rez had no objection to the team name.)

      alaskabob in reply to moonmoth. | July 13, 2020 at 4:17 pm

      You are on the wrong side of history..which is why history is being cancelled. Erasing Native American names such as this is a form of “genocide”. Yes, “we” use there names because of the value they bestowed. It is honorific. The classic point… we didn’t name an attack helicopter because of a tribe’s bead-work.

      I learned to fly in a Piper Cherokee which is kinda cool as it was named after my forebearers. I don’t begrudge Piper at all.

        hrhdhd in reply to alaskabob. | July 13, 2020 at 5:30 pm

        Heck, I drive a Jeep Cherokee. Guess I’ll have to take the name plates off.

          The Friendly Grizzly in reply to hrhdhd. | July 14, 2020 at 8:44 am

          That’s nothing. My neighbor down the street has a Grand Cherokee, making the vehicle both racist and fat-shaming.

    fscarn in reply to BobM. | July 13, 2020 at 1:38 pm

    Since the entire DC area economy is built on government, a parasitic fiction in all senses, the name of “Washington Grifters” has such an authentic ring to it.

    Free State Paul in reply to BobM. | July 13, 2020 at 1:44 pm

    One rumor is “Washington Red Tails,” as in the Tuskegee airmen.

    I think the Washington Reds will fit like a Made in China glove.

    henrybowman in reply to BobM. | July 14, 2020 at 8:08 am

    Commissars. Bureaucrats. So many choices.

    Or you can go the animal route, which makes the mascot issue easier.
    Leeches, or perhaps Vultures.

Who cares, NFl is dead, just like baseball with the players strike in 1994.

Next the woke will make sure the only sport we can watch is soccer.

    CorkyAgain in reply to MarkSmith. | July 13, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    Yep. I’ve been a stubborn fan of the local team, choosing to ignore the increasingly politicized stance of the league and the players and focusing instead on the strategies and tactics of the game. But no more. They’ve finally gone too far — and I’m ashamed to have wasted so much time on them in the past.

    But as long as they’re renaming teams to reflect their wokeness, I would suggest — no, demand! — that they stop the offensive cultural appropriation of two more team names: the Vikings, as someone else has already mentioned; and in particular, the Patriots.

      CorkyAgain in reply to CorkyAgain. | July 13, 2020 at 12:42 pm

      What I mean is, Vikings and Patriots are *my* people, and treasonous BLM supporters have no right to use those names.

    gonzotx in reply to MarkSmith. | July 13, 2020 at 1:27 pm

    Soccer? After the ISA’s Womens a to American shameless example?

    Never
    Never
    Never

    And as an adult woman who played for 12 years. It cost me an ACL repair, bone on bone knees, refusing replacement at this time, but they feel like both knees are full of cement, messed up feet, can’t even begin to explain the numerous Dx on my feet… I loved it, but I will never watch professional soccer again
    Nor professional football, baseball, NHL
    Done…

    randian in reply to MarkSmith. | July 13, 2020 at 8:11 pm

    That’s because soccer isn’t an American sport, so therefore isn’t inherently evil.

Im still none the wiser as to which part of the name was the problem bit?

Curious motive. Floyd probably died from a combination of fentanyl overdose, environmental stressors, and Wuhan virus… was a probable spreader. Some, select, Black Lives Matter a movement of Progressive sects and its aftermath.

That said, it’s probably best to retire the name, forget the indigenous people, the slavers, the rape-rapists, the genocidal maniacs, the warriors, and their Posterity, too. The good, the bad, and the ugly.

Diversity breeds adversity.

The Friendly Grizzly | July 13, 2020 at 11:21 am

The Washinhton Football Team.

The Rainbow Unicaorns

    persecutor in reply to Mark. | July 13, 2020 at 12:20 pm

    To preserve the true meaning of the old mascot, I think it should be Rainbow Warriors…….just add a rainbow headband on him and we’re good to go.

      edgarNC in reply to persecutor. | July 14, 2020 at 3:11 pm

      I like, “The Team Formerly Known as The Redskins”. It still has Redskins in it. But not that racist, bigoty Redskins.

OwenKellogg-Engineer | July 13, 2020 at 11:38 am

What did someone say some time ago at some place…”It’s all about the Benjamins”

The Elizabeth Warrens?

rustyshamrock | July 13, 2020 at 11:53 am

Henceforth the team will be referred to as: “The team formerly known as ‘The Washington Redskins'”. (Because Red Lives Matter — don’t ‘ya know…)

Hard to say, but if online polling is correct, the most popular name for the Indians to change to is The Steamers. You know, steamboats.

Since we don’t know which part of the name is more offensive I suggest the new name to be the “DC Currents”.

I suppose that means a change to the ‘DC Redskins’ is out?

Suggestions;

D.C. Elite

Washington Praetorian Guard

NOVA Consuls

Capital City Presidents

D.C. Lobbyists

There is only one true name for this team:

The Washington Wusses

those faint of heart don’t read this.

washington c*nts has a nice smell to it…

First of all, football is a stylized form of combat. The participants are considered warriors. So, very often they choose names, for the teams, which refer to peoples and animals which embody a dangerous warrior culture. That is why we do not have any football teams called the Nancies [at least officially]. So, a football team choosing to name itself after indigenous American peoples would be considered honoring those peoples, not disparaging them.

However, in today’s society, there are sound reasons for changing the names from references toindigenous people. First of all, many native American tribes invaded this continent, conquered and displaced people already living here and took their land. They actively held slaves. They kidnapped women for rape and slavery. Women were considered little better than property and were often traded like livestock. Some tribes engaged in human sacrifice, sometime immense human sacrifice. Most tribe conducted raids against their neighbors to steal their possessions and acquire slaves. So, all of these American Indian names have to go. Along with the name Washington, of course. Another slave owner. Perhaps, Washington should choose a name embodying gentler characteristics. Perhaps the DC Florists. Maybe the DC Fairies. The DC Butterlies. I’ sure they can come up with a name which embodies the sweetness and light that today’s society demands.

“Confer with Native American and Military Orgs”

Army
2nd Infantry Division
“Indian Head” Official as of 1948

86th Infantry Division — “Blackhawk”

98th Infantry Division — “Iroquois”

USMC
1st Battalion, 5th Marines – “Geronimo”

I’m sure they’re going to keep some sort of Native American theme.

On another blog I frequent someone suggested the “Swamp Rats”. I rather like it.

Washington Bailouts

OwenKellogg-Engineer | July 13, 2020 at 12:26 pm

Will it be enough??

Remember, their negotiating strategy is always: “What’s mine is mine, and what’s yours is negotiable.”

Look for other teams to cave….

For years, Dan Snyder was adamant that as long as he owned the team the Redskins name was staying. And then to suddenly change his mind?

I’m of the opinion that is not just him bowing to public outcry; there had to have been something like a legitimate threat against his ownership of the team if the name didn’t get changed and the “review” was a face-saving measure.

They could keep the Redskins name but just change the logo to a couple of red potatoes.

If that didn’t go over how about the Weasels?

The last time the Washington Post did an actual survey on the issue(April, 2019) polling exclusively American Indians, it , notably, refused to release the results. However it did say that the most word that most came to mind of the surveyed was “proud”.

I also note the majority of teams in places like Hawaii employ teams and mascots with Hawaiian pedigrees.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to puhiawa. | July 13, 2020 at 1:38 pm

    I was out on some two-lane road in either Arizona or New Mexico. I was passing through reservation land, and passed a high school. yu guessed it: the school teams were Redskins.

    I always was hoping my high school tesam would play a parochial high school. We’d have been the Fairfax High Lions against the Christians.

It’s official! They will be known as the Athletes Formerly Known as Redskins.

If the word “Red” is the problem, just change that part.

How about The Washington Foreskins?

Why bother coming up with a new name when the NFL will be dead by next year anyway?

May I humbly suggest the FIRECRACKERS – you wouldn’t have to change the native picture

I have not been a football fan for years, not since the nauseating Summer of Michael Sams.

Sams was the slow, undersized, lazy DL from Missouri who came out as gay in order to boost his stock in the NFL draft. He nevertheless washed out of both the NFL and later the CFL.

https://twitter.com/conserv_voice/status/1282734904078479360

posts were often used to hold pillories which were used used to hurt/punish people including slaves. washington was a slave owner. the 2 items together mean your name MUST be changed.

https://twitter.com/washingtonpost/status/1282709404304003074

Opinion: The Texas Rangers’ team name must go.

Members of the Texas Rangers force were violent agents of white supremacy.

Progressive Polemics (PP).

Limey Lobsters.

Occidental Ouroboros.

[Sir] Kneels A Lots.

Boot Lickers.

Diversity Dervishes.

Black Holes… Whores. h/t NAACP

    n.n in reply to n.n. | July 13, 2020 at 2:31 pm

    re: Limey Lobsters

    Lobsters come in many different colors because of the pigment chromatophores in their shells. When they are cooked, all the pigments are masked except for astaxanthin, the red background pigment. The red pigment is the most stable component of the coloring in a lobster. The greens and browns which darken the shell in a live lobster are destroyed by the cooking process.
    50 Shades of Lobsters

I’m going to laugh so hard if it turns out the Redskins’ alternate names had all been bought up by some kid ahead of time and they have to spring a few season’s tickets and some cash to get them away from him.

Until today was a Philadelphia Eagles fan, but think the NFL can go broke as far as I care.

Fear of the Left is the biggest motivating factor in the country today
Dennis Prager

This proves it

Hey, it’s Snyder’s team, so if he’s suddenly decided he wants to change the name it’s none of my business, but I hate to see the mob win.

I guess Fedex’s contract is worded to allow it to weasel out of it on demand; I wonder in that case why have a contract at all. But if that’s what Snyder agreed to then he can’t complain now. If he didn’t then he should keep the name and force them to keep paying.

I recommend the name “Cowards”. Apt, and it has a nice ring to it.

Dusty Pitts | July 13, 2020 at 4:46 pm

The Washington Wastes of Skin

I imagine more than a few Washingtonians would object to their commandeering of our state name. It gets tiresome explaining to people “no, not DC. Washington, the state”.

If memory serves, the state was going to be named Columbia after our great river. District of Columbia objected as it would ’cause confusion’. So we went with Washington. And then DC took the name Washington as well. Again, IIRhistoryC …

I’d like to see DC name their team the “Fourth and Tens” or after all this Covid nonsense, the “Safeties”.

I think an appropriate name should be: “The Washington Swamp Rats”.

I’m thinking ‘Washington Thinskins’

Pardon if somebody has already mentioned this, but they could just call themselves “The Team Formerly Known as the Washington Redskins”. They could save a lot of effort on a new logo simply by using the old one with a circle and slash mark.

Washington Social Justice Warriors

Daddy, aged 89, is and has been a diehard Washington Redskins fan. As a South Carolinian, who has lived in his hometown, then in Savannah, GA, metro Chattanooga, TN and for the past 53 years (this coming October) in Charlotte, NC, his allegiance never wavered. Through the 1970s, when Billy Kilmer couldn’t throw and Sonny Jurgensen couldn’t run, he remained a true fan.

He never changed allegiance, despite the fact that other newer teams that were geographically closer were around. He was actually hopeful that the Redskins, getting Ron Rivera from Charlotte would put new life into his old team. I hope this doesn’t kill him as he lost Mama about 1-1/2 years ago, after 59-1/2 years of Marriage and 3 kids.

NOT ME. I HOPE THIS IS THE LAST SEASON FOR THE NFL. I hope that it dies from all of the greed and political correctness that has been inflicted upon it. From the cities/stadium extortion bidding game, and the Utter Disrespect of taking a knee, rather than standing in respect for the National Anthem, the NFL has PISSED ON all of the old school fans like him and to an extent, me off so badly that I would never waste my time or money to ever go see a game (I even Gave away the tickets I won at work!). And finally, PISS ON FEDEX, who I will never ship anything ever again.

I hope that NASCAR, the motorsports equivalent of Pro-Wrestling is next….

Washington Red Menace

Blaise MacLean | July 14, 2020 at 12:02 am

I suggest they should be called the Washington Uighurs. Has a nice ring to it, though I wonder how that would go over with Nike.

No actual name is needed. Just “the team formerly known as Redskins.”

    Sternverbs in reply to rhhardin. | July 14, 2020 at 10:26 am

    Good call – we can give them the fore finger and thumb “L” for LOSER as a symbol, like Prince did for that week and a half when he didn’t have a name.

    Progressives…SMH

The masses (the m is silent) that are offended about this would be offended if they renamed the team The Stickmen. Growing up and watching football I always thought it was in honor of The Braves, The Redskins, etc… Who knew it was about something else. I haven’t watched football in years.

Since 9/10’s of the team will be doing it anyway, just cut to the chase and call them The Washington Kneelers.

I vote for calling them The Washington Foreskins. It complements the DC area and they won’t have to write a new team song.

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