I should be surprised. I should be upset. I should be a great number of things, but sadly I am not.
The team previously known as the Washington Redskins will be the Washington Football Team for the 2020 NFL Season, as the franchise goes about adopting a new name. Yes, folks, it’s the first politically correct football team.
Adam Schefter broke the news:
Effective immediately, Washington will call itself the “Washington Football Team”, pending adoption of a new name, sources tell ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 23, 2020
This is not a final renaming and rebranding for team; this is the name it wants to use until pending adoption of a new name in the future. pic.twitter.com/sBs0Uo0ICm
The uniforms are about the same too. Damn, they are ugly as sin too.
Washington will not have any change to its color scheme. It will still use burgundy and gold. The Redskins logo on the helmet will be replaced by the player’s number in gold. The Washington Football Team will debut its home uniforms in week 1 against the Eagles. pic.twitter.com/8DpC6b0Tyj— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 23, 2020
Washington has been a miserable place not only for fans since Dan Snyder purchased the team, but it’s been a terrible place to work, and produced horrible results on the field. This change isn’t shocking to me in the slightest.
While the Washington Football Team uses these uniforms and helmets for the 2020 season, it will be seeking the feedback of players, alumni, fans, sponsors and the community for the new team name it will use at some point in the future, per sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 23, 2020
It’s not suppose to stay this way, this is a temporary logo. It seemingly has a lot to do with the Arlington realtor who owns almost any trademark with Washington attached to it, holding them ransom from the NFL (and anyone else) for a hefty price.
What a damper for Washington to put on the day.