In just a few short days, the Washington Football Team will officially have their forever nickname that won’t disrespect a group of people like the ‘Redskins’ name did for so many years.
However, the big reveal has seemingly been confirmed as Joe Theismann has already spoiled the news.
In an interview with Damon Amendolora of CBS Sports, Theismann made comments that seemed to suggest that the Washington Football Team would indeed be named the “Commanders.”
Theismann: I think the Commanders is a name that is going to be one that hopefully people like going forward.
Amendolora: So you like the Commanders as the new team name huh?
Theismann: Ya, I mean there were so many different options, but once again it’s trademark infringement. It’s getting approval from different people. If you choose a name, is there a group out there that’s not going to like it? I mean, there’s so many things that you have to consider. Commander — basically it’s Washington D.C. A lot of commanders in Washington D.C. and the Pentagon, and a lot of different branches of the service. So that’s the way I’m looking at it, as positions of leadership when it comes to the new name.
In less than 48 hours from now, the Washington Football Team will reveal theri name as well as their new uniforms.
It was back in 2020 when Washington dropped the “Redskins” name and Indian head logo, bowing to pressure from sponsors and decades of criticism that they are offensive to Native Americans.