Washington Football Team Launches Site To Chronicle Nickname Change

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Washington will march on as The Football Team for another season, though the franchise does intend to give itself an actual nickname for 2022.

Washington launched a website Tuesday that will chronicle the organization’s name and identity change process. The front page of the site reads, “The future of Washington Football arrives in 2022.”

“The website also includes a timeline that walks fans through the name-change process,” relayed Chris Cwik of Yahoo News. “It includes five chapters: Transformation, discovery, insight, creation and execution. Throughout the process, the team will take suggestions from fans. In the discovery chapter, it states those suggestions ‘will guide the creation of our new identity.'”

There is specific area on the site designed for fans to submit nicknames. The team will list some of the suggestions. Among the early submissions: the Washington Memorials, the Washington Justice and the Washington Rhinos. So far, everyone seems to have stayed away from the Elephants or Donkeys.

It is believed Washington will keep the burgundy and gold color scheme.

To keep track of the goings-on involving the Washington nickname adventure, or to make a suggestion of your own, visit the website here.

Washington won the NFC East with a 6-10 record this past season, losing to the eventual-champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first round of the playoffs.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.


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  1. Washington Redskins fits the whole franchise.

    its perfect. i even found a song with Redskins already in it.

    i also stumbled across a logo and colors and so much more.

    its as if this stuff was already right in front of me all along.

    (meanwhile all diehard Redskins are counting the days to the end of rooting for the team – announcing this should have a DOD – date of death for the fans of the Redskins)

  2. this just in:

    “Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM) said on Tuesday at her confirmation hearing to be secretary of the Department of the Interior (DOI) that she had to “acknowledge” that Capitol Hill, which includes the U.S. Capitol and House and Senate office buildings, is on land belonging to Native Americans.”

    Its settled now. the song says ‘fight on, fight on, ‘til you have won, sons of washington!! Ra Ra Ra! Hail to the Redskins, Hail Victory. Braves on the warpath! Fight For ‘oL DC!’

    the city is indian.
    the team is indian.

    the name is Redskins

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