For years, groups have tried to urge Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder to change the team name and for years, nothing has happened. That could be changing very soon. FedEx is urging the team to finally change its name per ABC 7 WJLA.
This is significant given the relationship between the shipping company and the football team. The Redskins play at FedEx Field and Frederick Smith, the CEO of FedEx, is a minority owner in the team. Not to mention, Nike recently pulled all of its Redskins apparel from its online store.
Snyder has never caved to the pressure in the past, but money talks. If major companies like FedEx and Nike continue to put pressure on the embattled owner, we could finally see the team’s name change.
— Ollie Connolly (@OllieConnolly) July 2, 2020
This might be the best of the bunch when it comes to hypothetical names. For one, the term Redtails would recognize the immense contributions and sacrifice that the Tuskegee Airmen gave in World War II. On a less important note, this rebrand would allow for Snyder and the organization to keep the burgundy and gold color scheme.
“The name ‘Redtails’ celebrates the WWII Tuskegee Airmen, who were the first African-American military aviators in the U.S. Armed Forces. The nickname ‘Red Tails’ comes from their planes, which had a distinct crimson tail,” wrote Pete Rogers, who created the jersey mockup and hypothetical name change.
Change the name to Washington Warriors. There are so many options and they don't even need to change much. pic.twitter.com/jgcLBEqnqh
— Dan Town (@DanTown22) July 2, 2020
The Washington Warriors is not quite as inventive as the Redtails, but it achieves a similar purpose. The team can change its name from the offensive Redskins to the Warriors and avoid a full-on rebrand with color scheme change, new uniforms, apparel, etc. This would probably be the easiest switch for Snyder and the organization.
Washington Red Hawks
The Washington DCers.
The Washington Swamp Monsters
The Washington Blue Crabbers
The Washington Football Team
Or my actual favorite. The Washington Red Hawks. pic.twitter.com/W5p5zuCFuG
— Sage Rosenfels (@SageRosenfels18) July 3, 2020
Here comes former NFL quarterback Sage Rosenfels with the jokes. “The Washington Football Team” has a certain “je ne sais quoi” that’s hard to explain, but the “Red Hawks” or “Chickenhawks” might be the best of the best.
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