The Washington Redskins released a statement today saying they will “undergo a thorough review of the team’s name” as financial pressure mounts from sponsors to change the name of the franchise that has stood since 1932.
“In light of recent events around our country and feedback from our community, the Washington Redskins are announcing the team will undergo a thorough review of the team’s name. This review formalizes the initial discussions the team has been having with the league in recent weeks,” the statement said.
Financial pressure has been mounting via sponsors and climaxed today with stadium naming rights sponsor FedEx requesting the team change its name. Pepsi, which signed a 10-year deal in 2011 with the NFL that pays roughly $90 million a year, has also requested the team change its name.
Add it all up and it appears the Redskins won’t make it through this round of social justice outrage and the team will be changing its name. At this point imagine the uproar if Daniel Snyder doesn’t pull the plug. He’s trying to get a new stadium, FedEx says change it and Pepsi is pretty much sliding into Roger Goodell’s DMs saying it’s time for the Redskins to go.
Now start thinking of directions the Redskins can go here to appease the SJW mob.
Warriors — this one has made it through the NBA mob outrage meat grinder so it should be safe, use a spear logo
Renegades — can use the script R, change the logo but could still be sold to folks
Red Hawks — long-shot because of the Miami Red Hawks, but Washington could keep the R work feathers into the logo
Braves — probably another long-shot since Atlanta is still going strong and this change will be all about merchandising
Natives — keep the logo, colors, script, but change the name
How about some off-the-wall name ideas. Loosen the mood around here on a Friday when people are trying to enjoy 4th of July weekend and not stroke out.
Best idea I heard is RedTails in respect for the Tuskegee Airmen.
— El Fur de Ball (@El_fur_ez_Back) July 3, 2020
Washington Swamp Rats
— Cass Anderson (@casspa) July 3, 2020
— Trevor (@ChiliTJ) July 3, 2020
— Kevin Britt (@KBritt08) July 3, 2020
— Anthony Prculovski (@JoveyFootball) July 3, 2020
— i am jacks complete lack of surprise (@chefgabagool) July 3, 2020
— Alex (@alexosnola) July 3, 2020
Potatoes…keep the name, just change the logo to a potato
— Bryce McCalla (@BryceMcCalla) July 3, 2020
Logo is already finished! Also, D.C. can really get behind this, as it so accurately represents their city…okay, so maybe the dumpster needs to be red? pic.twitter.com/vD6tyjLtTF
— Captain Unbalanced Sheet (@BackBayHooker) July 3, 2020
Servicemen. Tricked out alternative uniforms for all branches. Make the whole mess into a God bless our troops moment.
— Bob Davenport (@Bob72703) July 3, 2020