It's Official. The Washington Redskins are no longer the ''Washington Redskins''. Sunday night, after thorough review of the team's name by Owner Dan Snyder and other executives, the Washington Redskins have officially banned their name Monday morning. There have been talks now going on for years and years about a potential name change but this is for real this time. Even though the Redskins banned the name, logo, etc on Monday, they are having some issues regarding trademark issues which are pending.
Last week, Adam Schefter reported that the Redskins will no longer use imagery of any such Native Americans. Washington has had the logo of a Native American chief which was designed back in 1971. Even though the Redskins are removing their name, mascot, logo, etc, the team announced that they will keep the use of its gold and red colors. Head Coach Ron Rivera said the team wanted to include the military in its new name when it comes time to officially come up with a new name.
Like I said earlier in the article, there have been talks going on for years and years about a potential name change but every single time Owner Dan Snyder turned it down and claimed that he would never make such a move. He said years ago that he would rather sell the team than change the name, but obviously now he has no choice as we are expecting a name change very soon for the Washington Redskins.
During the time of thorough review by the team, FedEx issued a statement saying it had told the team it wanted the name to be changed. Also during that time, multiple websites such as Dicks Sporting Goods, Nike, Target, Walmart, Amazon and more companies said they would all stop selling their apparel in their stores.
Some names that have been considered for the Redskins to change their name to include the Redhawks, Redtails,Redhogs, Red Wolves, Pigskins/Skins, Warriors, Generals, Renegades, Braves, Federals/Senators, and Monuments. For now, it seems as if Warriors, Redtails, Redhawks, or Red Wolves have been the leaders to most likely become the new name. We are now expecting an official new name very soon, maybe even as soon as Monday Night, but for now we will wait.