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Stadium Sponsor FedEx Asks Washington Redskins To Change Nickname

July 3, 2020 - 00:15 AM

FedEx Corporation, a delivery service that holds the naming rights the stadium in which the Washington Redskins play, made a request on Thursday evening asking the team to change its nickname. “We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name,” FedEx said in

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Unfortunately, I don't think much of anything will change Snyder's mind...though hopefully mounting pressure from big sponsors will make him actually consider it.

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Nike also removed the team from their website. You can't even search the team name. 

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Just now, insert name said:

Nike also removed the team from their website. You can't even search the team name. 

Woof. More pressure on the pile.

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It's either going to happen within a week or so, or it wont until Snyder dies/sells the team.

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1 minute ago, Fjm said:

Pigskins would be the best new name, right?

Eh. I like the idea of "Warriors". Completely drop any connections to the R*dskins name and focus on the spear as the main logo of the team and I think that'd help the team's PR by completely removing ties to that former name.

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They're going after the Blackhawks next. They're feelin' themselves too much not to now.

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6 minutes ago, the admiral said:

They're going after the Blackhawks next. They're feelin' themselves too much not to now.


Nah, Cleveland AL will come first.

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The Athletic already did their Thoughtful Examination piece last week, which, read between the lines, is a demand to change the name. That's why I'm stuck defending the Redskins, because for all the "oh but the Blackhawks do it respectfully" talk, we know in our hearts it's give an inch, take a mile, and I don't want them involved with a team I actually like.

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40 minutes ago, Ridleylash said:

Woof. More pressure on the pile.

Betting he'll get pressure from the other NFL owners, too. No merchandising money means he isn't upholding his 1/32 of the pie.

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Combine this with Nike not selling their merchandise on their site anymore and a change almost feels inevitable now. Snyder is a terrible guy who will do the wrong thing almost every single time, but I have a hard time believing that he'll be able to overlook the money he loses because of this. 

 

I'd be interested to see if they would do something like Warriors in order to keep the identity as close as possible to the current one or if they would opt to avoid the Native American connection entirely. Personally, I'm inclined to think they move away from all of that and embrace something new that avoids all potential trouble. Whether that be Redhawks, Redtails, Pigskins, or some random patriotic thing, there's a lot of good options there.

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13 minutes ago, the admiral said:

The Athletic already did their Thoughtful Examination piece last week, which, read between the lines, is a demand to change the name. That's why I'm stuck defending the Redskins, because for all the "oh but the Blackhawks do it respectfully" talk, we know in our hearts it's give an inch, take a mile, and I don't want them involved with a team I actually like.

 

Who's this "them"? Nike doesn't care about the NHL.

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With the way things are going, I think the NFL will eventually force Dan Snyder to change the name. I think they should leave their logo and uniforms alone and just change the name and call the team the Washington Rebels. 

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2 minutes ago, Chewbacca said:

With the way things are going, I think the NFL will eventually force Dan Snyder to change the name. I think they should leave their logo and uniforms alone and just change the name and call the team the Washington Rebels. 


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If the team were to change, what would the timeline look like? There's a lot that goes into a name change, let alone the time it takes to roll out new merchandise. I'm wondering if we'll see a situation similar to North Dakota in which the team operates without a mascot for a season or two.

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9 minutes ago, Chewbacca said:

With the way things are going, I think the NFL will eventually force Dan Snyder to change the name. I think they should leave their logo and uniforms alone and just change the name and call the team the Washington Rebels. 

And Rebels is an improvement how?

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1 minute ago, _DietDrPepper_ said:

And Rebels is an improvement how?

It's not a slur.  

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