Friday, July 3, 2020

Call Them the Washington Senators

The Washington D.C. professional NFL franchise has seen the writing on the wall, and they're making an effort to wait out the outrage so that they can eventually keep their name.

I don't think Dan Snyder will change the name. I think he'll sell the team and let someone else "kill" the brand. I could be wrong on that. He is single-handedly responsible for being one of the five worst owners in the history of the game. All the goodwill, all of the great relations with the fanbase are largely gone in the wake of his disastrous tenure. I think this is more about how he exits the stage than anything.

If we're looking to the history of the game, there was an NFL team (don't confuse it with the baseball team of the same name) called The Washington Senators. They went through a few nicknames and were the Washington Pros at one point. But why not just call themselves the Senators and build a new stadium where RFK Stadium is currently located? What would be wrong with that?

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