What will the new nickname be for the Team Formerly Named The Washington Redskins?
Here are the choices, apparently:
My first impression was, Meh. The second was, Ho-Hum. Third, I think that I am going to be nauseous.
Or, to put it in emoji terms:
My number one choice would be the DC Redskins
. That would eliminate the most offensive part.
Seems like a lot of Soccer * names or Division III NCAA or Rec League Softball. Can't comment on them all and some of them are obvious troll jobs or designed to fail choices so here are just a few.Demon Cats
? Don't get me wrong, I love cats. I have owned (or did they own me?) a Demon Cat or two in my life. Kinda have one now. But seriously, you can't go from "Redskins" to something named after hellspawn. Don't you realize that the Right Wing fanatics will come down on you hard for using "Demon" in the name? After all, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays had to drop the D-Word due to pressure.Griffins
? As in Bob Griffin AKA RG3? Monarchs
. Three words - No. Freaking. Way. You want to rebrand a team in our nation's capitol and name it after Kings, Queens, Emperors, Empresses? Tories will be protesting outside of the stadium that they are being Culturally Appropriated. Presidents
. That's actually a good idea. They could wear Republican themed jersey's for road games and Democrat ones for home games. Redskins have already had a guy named Clinton and at least one named Johnson, don't think Reggie Bush played there. Has there been a President Riggins? Redtails
. (Disclaimer - I'm having fun with most of these but this is a serious take) I actually like the name. Not only is it reminiscent of the Red Tailed Hawk there is also the connotation to the all black fighter squadron that fought in World War II. There is a history of bird themed nicknames in the NFL including the NFC East Eagles and the Cardinals who used to be in the division. My only real concern would be how easy it would be for opposing fans to come up with derogatory chants, etc. But that's just a minor quibble. I think this is the one that they have already decided on and they are going to have a fake "contest" to reveal it. Rubies
. I am not kidding you, the first time I read this I thought it said Rubles as in the currency of Russia. Then I thought, "Well, why not?" Where did this idea come from? Is the Washington area known for it's Ruby mines? Could they possibly be talking about Jack Ruby?Swifts
. You just know I'm going with Taylor Smith, don't you? OK, since you insisted. Could this be why - because her song "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" is what Dan Snyder has as his automated message for when Bruce Allen calls him? Well, that's a pretty good guess and I will not confirm or deny.
. OK, I see. Because of The Hogs offensive line. Wow. That's a swine
idea but sow
predictive. Someone must have had a porker
face when suggesting this one. The Washington Football Team
. Well, why not. It did work out last year am I right? Lost more games than won but still took the division and gave the eventual Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers a scare in the first round of the playoffs. Not to mention that they already have a snazzy new moniker - The Fighting TWFT's! (Copyright pending). Plus they have all of that gear they have been merchandising and need to sell. Hmmm. Maybe they could change names every year and sell more schwag?
Someone get me Dan Snyder's digits!
Phone number, not fingers.
The Washington 32 FC (W32)
- Is this supposed to be the name of a professional NFL team or a Wi-Fi password? First City Football Club
. What is this even supposed to mean? Not only is it too soccer-ish but also has no relevance or context at all. Washington, DC is not the "First City" of anything. Maybe the first city to be named Washington but I'm not 100% about that. Definitely not the first city to have a "Football Club", not even close. It's not a "Club" like we can be paid members of and wear matching outfits and go hang out and get wasted and watch a sporting event and.... wait a minute. Now that I think about it, maybe it is a Club. Still it's a horrible name for a football team.
I've got more but that's it for now.
* - I'm not trying to be harsh on Soccer. I actually kind of like Futbol AKA The Beautiful Game.