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Washington NFL Franchise Retires Name and Logo

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I’m not sure how well a team named “Whippets” would fair given it’s also a term used for inhalants made from nitrous oxide (i.e. laughing gas)

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49 minutes ago, FiddySicks said:

One thing that’s always been surprising and disappointing to me is that there really isn’t a single American top tier pro sports team that uses the domesticated dog as their mascot. With as popular as domesticated canines are, how do we not have a single pro team with some sort of a dog theme? The Browns don’t count because they 1/16 ass the entire thing, and wolves don’t work because they’re still wild animals. 
 

I’d be down with the Washington Labs or Retrievers or something. Or, and stay with me here, Howabout a more northern breed of dog? I got it! 

 

The Washington Huskies. 

 

Boom. I think we’ve got a winner here. 

 

That's not bad. You could relabel the team for where the stadium sits and get the Landover Retrievers.

 

The Skins represent the entire DMV metro area, and I think some use of "District ___" or "Metro ____" could be interesting. I don't there's a willingness to go that route, but it would be sweet. And as valid as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, similarly named for an area and not an actual municipality.

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2 minutes ago, ramsjetsthunder said:

What if we just replaced the Washington Redskins with the Alabama Crimson Tide?

 

I am working on a concept for the design contest and one thought I had was using a wooly mammoth in the same vein as Alabama uses the elephant. Of course with the wooly mammoth being a Smithsonian reference. Ultimately decided Mammoths wouldn't work with one of their rivals being the Giants. 😅

 

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14 minutes ago, j'villejags said:

 

I am working on a concept for the design contest and one thought I had was using a wooly mammoth in the same vein as Alabama uses the elephant. Of course with the wooly mammoth being a Smithsonian reference. Ultimately decided Mammoths wouldn't work with one of their rivals being the Giants. 😅

 

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I love the idea of a mammoth or hog for Washington. The colors would work great.

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1 hour ago, Faxion said:

As a Yorkshire boy I whole heartedly endorse 'The Washington Whippets' :P

"And in sports today, Washington got their asses whippet."

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Related to Monuments idea, what about the Washington Stonecutters? The Simpsons already provide a logo with the correct colors.

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On 7/17/2020 at 9:16 AM, disman00911 said:

Despite the controversies surrounding the Washington franchise with this sexual harassment bombshell not helping any matters, Redskins-related memorabilia seem to be in high demand.  I searched "NFL Pennants", "NFL Shirts", "NFL Hoodies", "NFL Posters", "NFL Helmets", etc on eBay just for the fun of it and in most cases the top result is a Redskins item or as I scroll down the page, I noticed a high amount of Redskns gear.  On "NFL Shirts" alone, 14 of the top 15 items as I scrolled on page 1 are Washington Redskins shirts and a few more show up as I scrolled down the page.

 

Let's buy them all up and then set them on fire. 

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15 minutes ago, the admiral said:

 

Let's buy them all up and then set them on fire. 


I’d rather turn the fabric into masks for the reservations. 

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I can see the name change being a safe choice, so it will probably end up as an animal name, although I hope it's not a cat or a bird.  

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1 hour ago, ManillaToad said:

what about the Washington Werewolves

This name reminds me of when the UFL was expanding to Omaha for it's second second, and there was a group of people that legitimately wanted the name of the team to be the Omaha Zombies lol

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57 minutes ago, SFGiants58 said:


I’d rather turn the fabric into masks for the reservations. 

In terms of idea... fantastic 

 

In terms of symbolism... bad

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8 minutes ago, DNAsports said:

In terms of idea... fantastic 

 

In terms of symbolism... bad


Yeah, I assumed the printing would be removed. 

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1 hour ago, SFGiants58 said:


I’d rather turn the fabric into masks for the reservations. 

 

Yeah, let's send a bunch of Redskins branded stuff to the Rez. Great idea. 😎 Seriously though, I get where you're coming from. That said, why are we automatically assuming the Rez needs us to send masks?

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True, the reservations (some of which have been hit insanely hard by the pandemic) need things beyond masks.

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This whole thing reminds me of the backlash against Apu on The Simpsons.  People demanding change after decades.

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43 minutes ago, CaliforniaGlowin said:

This whole thing reminds me of the backlash against Apu on The Simpsons.  People demanding change after decades.

 

Nah, the backlash was always there from minority groups too. It's just that those in power could afford to ignore them until recently.

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“We refused to listen to you for years, and now it’s too late!  The statute of limitations has expired!  Bwah-ha-ha!!!”

 

Yep, that’s a Snyder-level of cartoon villainy. 

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