They’ve won Super Bowls. They’ve established a competitive rivalry with that team from Dallas.
They’re what used to be the Washington Redskins, a mainstay in the National Football League.
On July 3 they announced the commencement of a thorough review of the team’s name in light of today’s sensitivities of inclusion and respect for everyone. On July 13 the team announced they will retire the Redskins name and logo.
Team owner Dan Snyder and coach Ron Rivera are working closely to develop a new name and design an approach that will enhance the proud tradition-rich franchise and inspire their sponsors, fans and community for the next
I say the name change is appreciated and long overdue.
The former Redskins have played more than 1,000 games since their founding in 1932, and they are one of only five franchises in the NFL to record more than 600 regular season and postseason wins, reaching that mark in 2015. The team has won five NFL championships (the latter three in Super Bowls), and have captured 14 divisional titles and five conference championships.
On Jan. 31, 1988, in San Diego, Doug Williams of the former Redskins became the first African American quarterback to play in a Super Bowl, scoring four of Washington’s five touchdowns in an upset 42-10 victory over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXII.
I’m interested in seeing what the new name and logo will be. Some suggestions come to mind: the Washington Freedom, Allegiance, Storm, Tornado, Hurricanes or, with a nod to an old baseball team, the Senators.