N/S Redskins likely to change name..What would be a good one? (Update: Redskins to announce name change) (3 Viewers)

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Or one that they would likely go with? As someone who doesn't care that the name is changing, I'm curious to see what they go with. It will probably be something as bland as "Nationals" to go with the DC naming convention.

Generals is one people apparently are liking:


Now to my personal favorite, for its history and the fact it kinda rolls off the tongue (though it could cause confusion to those who don't know about the origin) -- Washington RedTails:

What are your favorites and the one you think they will go with? I'm split between these two as the one that will be chosen.
 

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I’ve thought that changing the name to The Pigskins makes a lot of sense. It still has ‘Skins in the name, it’s the same amount of syllables so it flows the same, ‘pigskin’ is a term long associated with football and it harkens back to their glory days in the 80s as “The Hogs” when fans that would wear pig noses to games (maybe they still do). Makes a lot of sense IMO. Of course the team is still run by Dan Snyder so having decisions make sense isn’t their normal modus operandi.
I've favored Hogs from the get-go. I mean, all their fans were dressing in drag with ladies wigs and pig noses back in the '80s -- and they were making and winning Super Bowls back then, too!
 

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I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if they went with some generic, "can't miss" name like how they already have Nationals and Capitals in DC. sheet, even the one team that plays in that city and doesn't have a generic name, the Wizards, still got their name due to PR nonsense since they were displeased with the connotation a name like Bullets had because the city was overrun with violent crime in the mid-90s yet the name originated in Baltimore decades earlier and was in no way a nod to the situation which influenced the name change.
 

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I think I said this earlier in the thread, but keep the same basic identity (uniforms, helmets, font, etc.) while changing the nickname to Redtails. Instead of the Native American head with the feather, just put a ‘W’ with the redtail airplane wing coming off the left top of the seal.
 

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I see that color scheme I can't help but think of the Houston Oilers...who had my 2nd favorite uniforms ever.



Agreed, i used to like the Oilers and their unis/logo.. To me, that oil derrick on their helmet was by far the most synonymous with the city they represented than any other NFL team with the exception of the Saints/Fleur de lis... Come to think of it, i cant think of another team logo off the top of my head that *truly* represents it’s city.. maybe the Ravens/Baltimore? I guess the Texans as well , with their roadkill logo... ,but i lived in Houston a long time and i never cared for them; to me theyve always seemed too corporate, their stadium sucks, and what’s up with the name ‘Texans’?? Hey, why dont we just name every team after the state they play in? the Seattle Washingtonians? Or the Atlanta Georgians? Texans has never made any sense to me.
 

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I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if they went with some generic, "can't miss" name like how they already have Nationals and Capitals in DC. sheet, even the one team that plays in that city and doesn't have a generic name, the Wizards, still got their name due to PR nonsense since they were displeased with the connotation a name like Bullets had because the city was overrun with violent crime in the mid-90s yet the name originated in Baltimore decades earlier and was in no way a nod to the situation which influenced the name change.
Connotations and situations change

If there was a long term team called say the Las Vegas Virus, people might feel differently about the name this year than last

Starburst changed their long time "The juice is loose" slogan after the OJ trial
 

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i personally think the Washington Football Team is what they should keep. i think it has a cool ring to it . my 2 cents
5 or 6 more losing seasons will likely put an end to that.
 

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Agreed, i used to like the Oilers and their unis/logo.. To me, that oil derrick on their helmet was by far the most synonymous with the city they represented than any other NFL team with the exception of the Saints/Fleur de lis... Come to think of it, i cant think of another team logo off the top of my head that *truly* represents it’s city.. maybe the Ravens/Baltimore? I guess the Texans as well , with their roadkill logo... ,but i lived in Houston a long time and i never cared for them; to me theyve always seemed too corporate, their stadium sucks, and what’s up with the name ‘Texans’?? Hey, why dont we just name every team after the state they play in? the Seattle Washingtonians? Or the Atlanta Georgians? Texans has never made any sense to me.
The Houston ownership totally blew it going with Texans instead of Toros. I mean they even named their mascot that so it's not like the name didn't cross their minds!!!



Texans. blech
 
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There's a really cool softball team out here called the Fightin' Nic Cages.
In that spirit how about the Washington Drunk Lobbyists? Have the symbol be a dollar sign on a pint of brew.

I agree with the previous suggestions that Generals or Hogs would be great. Very fitting.
 

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Reading this is just funny...when did these names or nicknames become racist and slurs...it doesn't matter what the new name will be I'm sure someone will find it offensive and if they don't others will simply be offended for them
Always.... it's always been a racist slur no matter how much people just accepted it. Not everything is offensive nor racist nor a slur. This is extremely faulty logic. I'm sure everyone will find any chemical I'm spilling into the water supply as dangerous so therefore I should be allowed to dump whatever I want because where does it end?
 
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