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mooby 07-03-2020 02:47 PM

Come up with a new name for the Redskins
 
We need a new thread on this with the inevitable coming. Enough choices and I'm sure Matty will make a poll too.

Washington Redtails (a name honoring the Tuskegee Airmen) - My personal favorite out of the group.
Washington Americans? Lame
Washington Skins? Lame
Washington Warriors? Lame
Washington Hogs? What corporate sponsor is gonna spend big on a team named the Hogs? Is our logo gonna be a big fat pig? Laaaaame
Washington Big Ballers? Lavar Ball is all over that.

sdskinsfan2001 07-03-2020 02:52 PM

Re: Come up with a new name for the Redskins
 
Washington Piscataway (with Tribe approval) or Washington Hogs would be my top 2.

I want something that is still associated with the team's history.

Although I wouldn't be against any name that is a tribute to our military (i.e. Redtails) or our history.

metalskins 07-03-2020 02:54 PM

Re: Come up with a new name for the Redskins
 
Washington Warriors isn't lame. It makes the most sense and the team can virtually keep colors and logo. Essentially would be the fastest route to a change. The Redtails isn't as bad as some of the other horrific ideas I've heard.

metalskins 07-03-2020 02:56 PM

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The Washington Hogs doesn't sound good at all. I realize it could be a nice nod to our beloved Buges, but it doesn't sound at all.

sdskinsfan2001 07-03-2020 02:58 PM

Re: Come up with a new name for the Redskins
 
[quote=mooby;1253663]We need a new thread on this with the inevitable coming. Enough choices and I'm sure Matty will make a poll too.

Washington Redtails (a name honoring the Tuskegee Airmen) - My personal favorite out of the group.
Washington Americans? Lame
Washington Skins? Lame
Washington Warriors? Lame
Washington Hogs? What corporate sponsor is gonna spend big on a team named the Hogs? Is our logo gonna be a big fat pig? Laaaaame
Washington Big Ballers? Lavar Ball is all over that.[/quote]

It's an NFL team, corporations will sponsor any name especially if they're winning.

coggs 07-03-2020 03:06 PM

Re: Come up with a new name for the Redskins
 
As an outsider, my vote would be Redtails. Keep colors and wordmark.

Question is if they would allowed to use the Tuskegee Airmen as the basis or would it have to be the red tailed hawk?

For those more aware of military history than I, is/was there any old squads that was made up completely of Native Americans whose name could be used?

metalskins 07-03-2020 03:09 PM

Re: Come up with a new name for the Redskins
 
I know someone will mention Defenders, but that will only sound good if it's the D.C. Defenders. Washington Defenders. Nope. It's gotta mesh well with Washington. It's gotta fit together. And it's gotta be tough to make fun of. I like Warriors, because you can't really make fun of the name and it fits with Washington. It's got to give them a tough persona.

metalskins 07-03-2020 03:13 PM

Re: Come up with a new name for the Redskins
 
[quote=coggs;1253676]As an outsider, my vote would be Redtails. Keep colors and wordmark.

For those more aware of military history than I, is/was there any old squads that was made up completely of Native Americans whose name could be used?[/quote]

I think someone on Twitter mentioned Redclouds. I didn't read the article but it fits the description of what you're asking. But to me, I can't help but to think of toilet paper when I hear that name.

Chico23231 07-03-2020 03:17 PM

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Red tails sound lame

SkinzWin 07-03-2020 03:32 PM

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The Washington Politics

sdskinsfan2001 07-03-2020 03:33 PM

Re: Come up with a new name for the Redskins
 
I don't think the word "Red" or "Skins" will be in the new name.

Anything besides the Warriors please.

SkinzWin 07-03-2020 03:34 PM

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I’m from Richmond and we used to have a minor league hockey team called the Renegades. I like the Washington Renegades. Could keep the burgundy and gold and keep the redskins R

FrenchSkin 07-03-2020 03:45 PM

Re: Come up with a new name for the Redskins
 
Washington Braves.

You keep the colors.

You keep the logo.

You keep the fight song. (And extend the Ha-ail to have it fit the music).

Or a local tribe name.

mooby 07-03-2020 03:50 PM

Re: Come up with a new name for the Redskins
 
[quote=sdskinsfan2001;1253672]It's an NFL team, corporations will sponsor any name [B]especially if they're winning[/B].[/quote]

LOL. We gotta establish the tradition of winning before we start talking about that first.

mooby 07-03-2020 03:52 PM

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[url]https://twitter.com/maxwendkos/status/479289747161239552/photo/1[/url]

Ya'll really gonna tell me this doesn't look dope? We keep the colors and we honor badasses who fought for the nation (while still being subject to hate and segregation at home).

SkinzWin 07-03-2020 04:06 PM

Re: Come up with a new name for the Redskins
 
Hands down the funniest name I’ve seen someone post on Twitter is the Washington Redtape

kct1975 07-03-2020 04:20 PM

Re: Come up with a new name for the Redskins
 
Personally I would go with either the...

Washington Warriors

or

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MTK 07-03-2020 04:43 PM

Re: Come up with a new name for the Redskins
 
Warriors makes the most sense, keep the same colors and use one of the alternate logos like the spear


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Chico23231 07-03-2020 04:55 PM

Re: Come up with a new name for the Redskins
 
[quote=MTK;1253698]Warriors makes the most sense, keep the same colors and use one of the alternate logos like the spear


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He already has the name registered for like the last 10 years

SolidSnake84 07-03-2020 05:00 PM

Re: Come up with a new name for the Redskins
 
Someone back on page 1 suggested the "D.C. Defenders". That sounds cool but isn't that name owned by the XFL? I know the XFL is bankrupt now but would we have to purchase the rights to that name from Vince McMahon?

The Skinsinator 07-03-2020 07:07 PM

Re: Come up with a new name for the Redskins
 
I like Warriors if it has to change as it appears it will. How about Washington Soldiers? A few good things about Soldiers- sounds similar to Redskins in terms of number of letters, syllables. Also, no one else has it any sport as I know. Sounds distinct, professional, and demands respect.

Thoughts on Washington Soldiers?

MTK 07-03-2020 07:10 PM

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[QUOTE=Chico23231;1253699]He already has the name registered for like the last 10 years[/QUOTE]


Yup that’s why it makes the most sense


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SkinzWin 07-03-2020 07:28 PM

Re: Come up with a new name for the Redskins
 
[quote=kct1975;1253694]Personally I would go with either the...

Washington Warriors

or

Washington Federals[IMG]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200703/6af2a1575607a1dbe13a3d7206fca78b.jpg[/IMG][IMG]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200703/2000ba17b4349758e46c1239adb9c9b3.jpg[/IMG][IMG]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200703/ddbf1af330a97b8d3a131314f3c20ee6.jpg[/IMG][IMG]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200703/9c3b2e1126eab444e80461d96fa18cd5.jpg[/IMG][IMG]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200703/253d541798afa0fad21c0893d1639feb.jpg[/IMG]

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I don’t like team names that are the same in other sports. There’s a Jets in football and hockey. There is already a Warriors in the NBA. If we are going to do it, make it original.

Washington Renegades

MTK 07-03-2020 08:52 PM

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Washington McFootballFace


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sdskinsfan2001 07-03-2020 08:57 PM

Re: Come up with a new name for the Redskins
 
[quote=MTK;1253727]Washington McFootballFace


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The real question is MTK, if the name changes are you gonna update this whole site? Been here so long, gonna be weird if this page changes too. I know absolutely zero about website design or maintainence. I'd imagine the site would function the same, but have no idea how difficult changing all the visuals are.

MTK 07-03-2020 09:00 PM

Re: Come up with a new name for the Redskins
 
[QUOTE=sdskinsfan2001;1253729]The real question is MTK, if the name changes are you gonna update this whole site? Been here so long, gonna be weird if this page changes too. I know absolutely zero about website design or maintainence. I'd imagine the site would function the same, but have no idea how difficult changing all the visuals are.[/QUOTE]


New banner is really all it would take, simple fix


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metalskins 07-03-2020 09:03 PM

Re: Come up with a new name for the Redskins
 
While I don't think Redtails is horrible, I don't like the name either. The more I think about it, the more I hate it, actually. I think either Warriors or Renegades will do. Keep the burgundy and gold, with an actual "gold" color with the burgundy if colors must be tweaked. Use the spear or the R if Renegades, W if it's the Warriors - Heck or just spell the name out on the helmet. Keep the burgundy helmets. I never liked the Lombardi uniforms because the team looked too much like the Packers.

kct1975 07-03-2020 09:49 PM

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Just another option...

Washington Sentinels [IMG]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200704/b7746591abb1105278dd0432b1803e68.jpg[/IMG][IMG]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200704/7a77337ecfb83875b852cbb0c802b3b9.jpg[/IMG][IMG]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200704/19e475c77d104ad95fd4eff3f0730c83.jpg[/IMG][IMG]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200704/f9c0679b5efdb60b742441f0788b1f4d.jpg[/IMG]

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BaltimoreSkins 07-03-2020 10:06 PM

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Not a huge fan but Warriors makes the most sense.

The_Hangman_C_Hanburger 07-03-2020 10:46 PM

Re: Come up with a new name for the Redskins
 
Dan should approach the Native American Tribal counsels and ask them which tribe wants to be represented as being inclusive in the Redskins naming. Like Powhatan which is the tribe that geographically represents the area. Ex [B]Washington Powhatan Redskins[/B].
That was the tribe will adopt the franchise officially and get royalties to help the tribe. THEN the name will be "accepted" by the Native American entities as not being racist. Take the fight to the enemy. Get a Tribe to sponsor.

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Warthog 07-04-2020 03:18 AM

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Red Tails - the only African American fighter group in WWII . It showed they could handle every single job in the unit from top to bottom. They flew P-40, P-47 and P-51.
Their performance was a big factor in the military desegregation in 1947.
Positives: Fight song stays the same
Colors the same
Really cool story
Honors the military AND a specific unit

Warriors - Positives:
Snyder owns the name
Colors stay the same
Bring back retro spear helmet
Honors the military in a broad sense
Negatives: NBA team same name

Red Hawks - hawk over much of U.S.
Positives- Fight song stays good
Same colors
Easy mascot
Negatives: 5 NFL teams have bird names

I thought the “Skins” might be in there but not listed in every article

Generals - negatives - team that loses every game to the Harlem Globetrotters is called the Generals.


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Warthog 07-04-2020 03:25 AM

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I see this name change as very likely :

Snyder could lose $260 mil from Fed ex over this

Nike stopped selling our merchandise

DC won’t take us back for the stadium, Senators and Reps won’t vote for money to help build the stadium unless there is a name change.

There will be more events like this until Snyder makes a change. As the NFL is saying: “not if but when”


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AnonEmouse 07-04-2020 08:45 AM

Re: Come up with a new name for the Redskins
 
The more I think about it the more I like these three, in this order:

Redtails - as mentioned, it honours the military and specifically an important unit and it won't require massive rebranding; colours, designs and fight song can remain very similar.
Renegades - keeps the NA motif and again, little change needed
Warriors - mostly allows the branding to remain the same but will likely need reworking of the fight song.

I'm not religiously attached to the name as much as the team (not even the city as I've only been to DC once although I loved it), so my opinion is likely not massively important. But I don't think its pandering to the PC brigade; it has to be acknowledged that the word can be used as a derogative, even if rarely so any more. Better to start clean with a name that can't be associated with any rationally negative connotation, and maybe start a positive new era in the franchise history.

BaltimoreSkins 07-04-2020 08:57 AM

Re: Come up with a new name for the Redskins
 
[quote=Warthog;1253753]Red Tails - the only African American fighter group in WWII . It showed they could handle every single job in the unit from top to bottom. They flew P-40, P-47 and P-51.
Their performance was a big factor in the military desegregation in 1947.
Positives: Fight song stays the same
Colors the same
Really cool story
Honors the military AND a specific unit

Warriors - Positives:
Snyder owns the name
Colors stay the same
Bring back retro spear helmet
Honors the military in a broad sense
Negatives: NBA team same name

Red Hawks - hawk over much of U.S.
Positives- Fight song stays good
Same colors
Easy mascot
Negatives: 5 NFL teams have bird names

I thought the “Skins” might be in there but not listed in every article

Generals - negatives - team that loses every game to the Harlem Globetrotters is called the Generals.


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You might have sold me on Redtails. If we were going to rebrand I wanted it to be relevant to the city and not distant Alabama, but a national symbol for the nations capital I can get behind.

Z King 07-04-2020 09:04 AM

Re: Come up with a new name for the Redskins
 
Hi. fellow Warpath members,

Please considering signing a petition "Rebrand the Redskins " by adding your name.

How about the name "Buckskins" ?-- so that the 'Skins-Cowboys rivalry can be preserved?

You can read more (and sign) the petition at change.org/renameredskins.

Thanks, so much!

Have a terrific Independence Day!

rocnrik 07-04-2020 09:12 AM

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Native Americans .. everything else stays same


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