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Old 07-13-2020, 08:37 AM   #1
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Multiple news sources reporting the Washington NFL team will change their name and logo.

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The N.F.L. team in Washington announced Monday that it would drop its logo and “Redskins” from its name, yielding to sponsors and Native American activists who have long criticized it as a racist slur.

The team, one of the oldest in the N.F.L., did not announce a new name on Monday as it continues a review to evaluate possibilities.
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Old 07-13-2020, 09:59 AM   #2
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About time. Out of all the names based on Native American ‘imagery”, this was one of the worst culprits. We probably see other teams (Indians, Blackhawks, Braves, Eskimos) follow suit.
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They should do Washington FC and watch soccer purists lose it haha.
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Old 07-13-2020, 05:05 PM   #5
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Bunch of tone deaf, out of touch clowns. No way they touch that name until Nike, Amazon etc threatened to not sell their merchandise.

Normally I'd give it up for the right decision even if late, but this isn't that. This was a pure financial decision forced upon them when they had a thousand chances prior to do the right thing, which they will now shamelessly portray as a heartfelt, sensitive decision.
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Apparently a realtor trademarked tons of possible names for the team:

https://twitter.com/user/status/1282669101597503495
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Old 07-13-2020, 06:11 PM   #7
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Radskins?!? I think he meant Radskinz...
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Apparently a realtor trademarked tons of possible names for the team:

https://twitter.com/user/status/1282669101597503495
I remember back before the Raptors had finalized their name, the team released a list of names for a fan vote. Someone tried to do the same thing and filed trademarks for all of the names that had been announced.

From what I remember, when the person sued to prevent the team from using the Raptors as their name (or force them to pay him off and buy the trademark), the courts threw it out because the person had no ability to actually use the trademark because he didn't own a professional basketball team in Toronto.

I suspect the same thing would happen here.
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I vote for the Washington Binder Pilots.
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Bunch of tone deaf, out of touch clowns. No way they touch that name until Nike, Amazon etc threatened to not sell their merchandise.

Normally I'd give it up for the right decision even if late, but this isn't that. This was a pure financial decision forced upon them when they had a thousand chances prior to do the right thing, which they will now shamelessly portray as a heartfelt, sensitive decision.
Nah, Snyder isn't playing that card. He made no secret he didn't want to change the name, and the only statement was the name is changing.
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Ladies and Gentlemen, Your Washington Rough Riders.
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Apparently a realtor trademarked tons of possible names for the team:

https://twitter.com/user/status/1282669101597503495
What an embarrassing way to try and make a buck.
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About time. Out of all the names based on Native American ‘imagery”, this was one of the worst culprits. We probably see other teams (Indians, Blackhawks, Braves, Eskimos) follow suit.
I understand the others, but isn’t Blackhawks named after a reputed native warrior?
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What an embarrassing way to try and make a buck.
Cmon, their trade may be slowly replaced by technology, but embarrassing?
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I understand the others, but isn’t Blackhawks named after a reputed native warrior?
I could see them keeping the name but changing the logo.
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What an embarrassing way to try and make a buck.
The fact that he bulk registered makes it pretty unlikely he'll win a challenge against any single name. Pretty tough to argue intent to use when you blanket file a ton of names. He probably basically shot himself in the foot.
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Also, imo they should forgo a name and just call themselves Washington.
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Put the name at the front!

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