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And the new name of the Washington Football Team is...
Posted by: Speedy
Date: July 23, 2020 12:36PM
The Washington Football Team.

[www.washingtonpost.com]

Washington’s NFL franchise will go by the name “Washington Football Team” this season as a placeholder until a new name can be chosen, the club announced Thursday.

The generic name replaces “Redskins,” the organization’s 87-year-old name that had become a target for many who believed that it was offensive and a slur toward Native Americans. On July 13, the team said it would “retire” the name Redskins at the end of a “thorough review” of the name that the club started on July 3 in response to increased criticism and pressure from sponsors.



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Re: And the new name of the Washington Football Team is...
Posted by: d4
Date: July 23, 2020 12:42PM
www.WashingtonWashers.com
www.TheWashingtonWashers.com

Both URLs are still available for the taking.

Just sayin....
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Re: And the new name of the Washington Football Team is...
Posted by: mikebw
Date: July 23, 2020 12:43PM
HA! I was going to suggest just that but it sounded too dumb to actually share.

Still, I think the Washington Redskin Potatoes would be nice. probably also too dumb.
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Re: And the new name of the Washington Football Team is...
Posted by: decay
Date: July 23, 2020 01:02PM
Pigskins would have been great



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Re: And the new name of the Washington Football Team is...
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 23, 2020 01:04PM
....or just.....Pigs [ sexual harassment law suit ]......???



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Re: And the new name of the Washington Football Team is...
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: July 23, 2020 01:05PM
How about Swamp Rats?



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Re: And the new name of the Washington Football Team is...
Posted by: d4
Date: July 23, 2020 01:08PM
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decay
Pigskins would have been great

I approve of this name!

Chicharon...
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Re: And the new name of the Washington Football Team is...
Posted by: flareslow
Date: July 23, 2020 01:09PM
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Zoidberg
How about Swamp Rats?

A Nutria could be the mascot. That would probably inflame only a few Cajuns.
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Re: And the new name of the Washington Football Team is...
Posted by: wurm
Date: July 23, 2020 01:33PM
I see nothing wrong with doing away with team names altogether and just identify them by city/state. Yes, LA and New York would have to move a team to a different city, but you wouldn't have name controversies anymore.
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Re: And the new name of the Washington Football Team is...
Posted by: testcase
Date: July 23, 2020 01:44PM
I would have gone vegan and KEPT the name; just change the mascot to a RED SKIN Potato. boink smiley






Although I'm SURE the whiners would still have found something to be angry about. angry villagers smiley
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Re: And the new name of the Washington Football Team is...
Posted by: rgG
Date: July 23, 2020 01:45PM
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Zoidberg
How about Swamp Rats?

I like it. Seems fitting.





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Re: And the new name of the Washington Football Team is...
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: July 23, 2020 02:02PM
Don't they have a sub-nickname like the Hogs or something like that?
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Re: And the new name of the Washington Football Team is...
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: July 23, 2020 02:11PM
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flareslow
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Zoidberg
How about Swamp Rats?

A Nutria could be the mascot. That would probably inflame only a few Cajuns.

See also; (formerly the) New Orleans Zephyrs.





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Re: And the new name of the Washington Football Team is...
Posted by: Ca Bob
Date: July 23, 2020 02:30PM
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wurm
Yes, LA and New York would have to move a team to a different city, but you wouldn't have name controversies anymore.

We are very good at this. No problem. I believe that St Louis, Oakland, San Diego, and Anaheim have space once again. Not sure about Brooklyn and the Polo Grounds though. (Whatever a polo ground is)
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Re: And the new name of the Washington Football Team is...
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: July 23, 2020 02:44PM
Should have gone with Washington's Team of Football, or WTF.
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Re: And the new name of the Washington Football Team is...
Posted by: btfc
Date: July 23, 2020 03:21PM
Washington Washouts
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Re: And the new name of the Washington Football Team is...
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: July 23, 2020 03:25PM
It's better than "Kraken".



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Re: And the new name of the Washington Football Team is...
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: July 23, 2020 03:42PM
Po-Tay-Toes!






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Re: And the new name of the Washington Football Team is...
Posted by: mattkime
Date: July 23, 2020 03:43PM
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Ca Bob
(Whatever a polo ground is)

THE SHOCKING EXPLANATION

> The original Polo Grounds, opened in 1876 and demolished in 1889, was built for the sport of polo.



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Re: And the new name of the Washington Football Team is...
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: July 23, 2020 03:45PM
"The Washington Football Team"

1. Better than the racial slur before it.

2. A team of people were paid to come up with the new generic name. Probably good pay if you can get it.

3. By having a non team name, some people will default to the former racial slur name.

4. The commissioner is not going to be happy with this issue still lingering as the team is in the news for sexual harassment and workplace environment issues. Instead of eliminating one issue, now they have a lingering live issue and an incendiary issue to deal with.

5. Knowing that this is not the final team name, no one is going to buy "The Washington Football Team" merchandise.



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Re: And the new name of the Washington Football Team is...
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: July 23, 2020 03:47PM
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wurm
I see nothing wrong with doing away with team names altogether and just identify them by city/state. Yes, LA and New York would have to move a team to a different city, but you wouldn't have name controversies anymore.

Just want until there's a push to rename the city and state of New York. The name came about when the British took over from the Dutch. Named after the Duke of York. At the time of the name change, the Duke of York ran the Royal African Company. The RAC was probably the biggest slave trader of the Atlantic basin and possible of all time.
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Re: And the new name of the Washington Football Team is...
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: July 23, 2020 04:39PM
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Will Collier
Should have gone with Washington's Team of Football, or WTF.

looking forward to them playing the Land of Lakes
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Re: And the new name of the Washington Football Team is...
Posted by: Buzz
Date: July 23, 2020 04:46PM
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Filliam H. Muffman

     Po-Tay-Toes!



...and then just borrow an old, reliable mascot...


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Re: And the new name of the Washington Football Team is...
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: July 23, 2020 06:13PM
New York would have to move a team to a different city

Already done...
Yankees in the Bronx & Mets in Queens; Giants & Jets are in NJ!

"The Washington Football Team", so Snyder continues with the pointy stick to the
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Re: And the new name of the Washington Football Team is...
Posted by: Yoyodyne ArtWorks
Date: July 23, 2020 07:12PM
I think it’s a passive-aggressive way for the pissy owner to get back at all the snowflakes who made him change the name. Playing the victim to the very end...



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Re: And the new name of the Washington Football Team is...
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: July 23, 2020 07:44PM
An interesting aspect to this is how the team’s social media inadvertently got the ball rolling on this name change. The official team social media posted in support of another current movement. That’s when some noticed the possible dual message they were sending. Once the major advertisers asked for the change, the writing was in the wall.

The current owner may be successful in his other business ventures, but his football franchise is a mess on and off the field.



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Re: And the new name of the Washington Football Team is...
Posted by: rz
Date: July 23, 2020 08:31PM
The problem is that a lot of the team names people thought would be good have already been trademarked by a real estate attorney in Alexandria, VA. Sorta like a domain name squatter.
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Re: And the new name of the Washington Football Team is...
Posted by: mikebw
Date: July 23, 2020 08:43PM
How 'bout the D.C. Ballers ?
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Re: And the new name of the Washington Football Team is...
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: July 24, 2020 06:01AM




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Re: And the new name of the Washington Football Team is...
Posted by: mikebw
Date: July 24, 2020 10:48AM
WINNER!!!
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