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Football Team No More: Washington Plans To Announce Name Change

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The Washington Football Team has been undergoing a makeover for the last two seasons, and they have finally set a date for the big reveal. On Tuesday morning, the team stated that they will announce their new name and logo next month. The rebrand is scheduled for 2.2.22, also known as Groundhogs Day, which may or may not give us a hint about the name they have chosen.

“We can finally say that we are in the homestretch of our rebrand journey. We know this has been a long process — one with a lot of pieces and details — and we appreciate you sticking with us,” said Washington team president Jason Wright.

While the team is yet to release their new name, Washington did note that they will not be named either the Wolves or RedWolves, two names that had been popular choices amongst fans. Wright pointed out that trademarks and potential litigation prevented either name from being selected as the final choice.

“Early on we understood Wolves — or some variation of it — was one of our fan favorites. As I’ve said all along, we take feedback from our fans seriously, and because of your interest in this name, we put Wolves on a list of options to explore fully,” Wright said in a statement released by the team. “Once we began looking into Wolves, however, we became aware of a notable challenge: trademarks held by other teams would limit our ability to make the name our own. And without Wolves, variations like RedWolves wouldn’t have been viable either for these and other reasons.”

One thing that will remain the same during the rebrand: the team’s colors. As legendary Washington quarterback Doug Williams alludes to in the team’s Making the Brand video, the traditional burgundy and gold will remain and the uniform will have a “clean” look.

“That’s a clean uniform,” Williams said upon seeing a picture of Washington’s new threads. “You just got the number and the uniform stripes around the shoulders and that’s it. That’s gonna be a good looking uniform.”

There will be no post-season for Washington, who enters the weekend with a 6-10 record. Therefore, their Sunday afternoon game with the Giants will be the last time they’ll compete as the Football Team.

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Written by Anthony Farris

Anthony is a former high school basketball intramural champion who played a leading role in creating two offspring. He spends his weekends hoping for an MTV Rock N' Jock revival.

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  1. We’re in the 30th year of our 3 year rebuild. Hanging out with the cellar-dwellers (Lions, Jets and Jags). Worst stadium experience in the league- unless you are a visiting team fan. Dan Snyder has ruined this franchise.

  2. The Visitors becuase in any stadium the team plays the other team treats it as a home game. Lions and Jets fans have been abundant at Fed Ex in recent seasons. That is just sad. Shitty team, shitty owner, shitty players. The more things change…

  3. They’re announcing the name on February 2, so I’m really hoping it’s going to be “Groundhogs.” They’d be known as the Hogs, a reference to former days of glory. Sadly, it will likely be something that satisfies the PC police (like Max suggested).

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