Did we just find out what the Washington Football Team name is from a local store in the area? Possibly not, but this is interesting.
Earlier this week, the Washington Football Team stated they would announce its new name ahead of the Super Bowl, nearly 19 months after dropping the ‘Redskins’ nickname amid public pressure from Fedex. The team announced Tuesday that it will reveal its new name on Feb. 2, 11 days before the Super Bowl.
Back in September, WFT co-CEO Tanya Snyder confirmed that the final eight candidates were Armada, Presidents, Brigade, Red Hogs, Commanders, RedWolves, Defenders and Football Team. The team has ince stated on the team website that although Wolves — and RedWolves by association — were fan favorites, they would not work because of trademarks held by other teams.
That would likely be the case with the below picture when a fan saw a winter hat with the nickname ‘Cyclones’ on it.
As you know, the Cyclones is the name of the Iowa State Football team, so this name is not going to happen.
“We didn’t want to go down a route that could be dotted with legal hurdles,” Wright said in his President’s Brief. “The prospect of years of litigation wasn’t something we wanted you, our fans, to have to bear as you begin to embrace a new brand.”
Washington has gone with Football Team for the past two seasons after announcing on July 13, 2020, that it would drop the mascot name it had used since the team formed in 1932. They finally pick a name that doesn’t disrespect a group of people and the franchise can start to move in the right direction.
As far as the actual product they put on the field, that make take some time to fix.
Thanks to Jason Moser and Nick Cordle for sending this in to us. We appreciate your tips.