In addition, we are rolling out an aesthetic that reflects the direction of the franchise as we progress toward a new name and design scheme. Trump’s challenge to vote counts has become a brazen demand to award him the election — and strengthen his control of the Republican Party. The team formerly known as the Redskins are zeroing in on a new name. The NFL franchise in Washington soon will have a new name, as the team currently known as the Redskins announced Monday it will be replacing its controversial moniker and logo. They also were known as the Red Tails, for the distinctive coloring of the backs of their planes. The following day, Snyder issued a team statement that he would be conducting a thorough review of the matter. Washington Redskins New Name Odds Washington's decision could be a watershed moment for U.S. sports, with experts expecting the franchise to be just the first chip to fall. The former Redskins are awash in controversy right now. Infected after 5 minutes, from 20 feet away: South Korea study shows coronavirus’ spread indoors. "For generations, this team name and logo has misrepresented the true history and events that define the term 'redskins.'" The Redskins name and logo will officially be retired by the start of the 2020 season. Yet, after weeks of speculation and pressure from a number of stakeholders, the Washington Redskins officially made a historic decision about … “We’ll never change the name,” he told a reporter seven years ago. The new name remains unknown, but Warriors, Red Wolves and Redtails have ranked among the post popular choices among fans on social media. The decision comes after the team was forced to move on from the name “Redskins” under pressure from sponsors. S INCE HE BOUGHT the Redskins in 1999, Daniel Snyder’s position on his team’s long-controversial name has been clear. As medical providers plead with their communities to help them control the coronavirus, some workers and business owners say they can’t afford to listen. The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 hit 4,203 in Los Angeles County on Saturday while ICU capacity in Southern California dropped to 4.2%. Washington Warriors: A known favorite alternative for … And now the Washington Redskins might soon be a name of the past. "On July 3rd we announced the commencement of a thorough review of the team's name... Today, we are announcing we will be retiring the Redskins name and logo upon completion of … Snyder has long ignored requests of Native American tribes and other organizations to change the name because some deem the term offensive, citing the fact that the dictionary classifies it as a racial slur. He had turned a deaf ear until FedEx, whose president and chairman Fred Smith owns a stake of the team, publicly demanded a change on July 2. SportsPulse: While Washington's NFL team is finally putting to bed their racially insensitive nickname. All that we know is FAILURE. Los Angeles, Orange and San Francisco counties shatter COVID-19 records as ICU space shrinks. His new approach is more dangerous. It is no longer just a foregone conclusion, but a certainty that the NFL's Washington franchise will scrap its longtime "Redskins" nickname. In 2013, Snyder, who grew up cheering for the team and purchased it in 1999, told USA TODAY Sports that he would “NEVER” change the name. This is the new new updates from @Koenvgraphics pic.twitter.com/5kmAnhvChD, Dear Dan Snyder, Please listen to your fans, especially ones under 30. The Redskins is no longer the team name for Washington’s NFL team. Just less than two weeks after one of his most prominent corporate sponsors urged him to change the name of his football team, Washington owner … So what will the D.C. franchise call itself? Tourism is quickly recovering in Mexico, as Americans flock south for an easy escape. LeBron James to build community hub, family housing in Akron. Give us the Washington #Redwolves #HTTR #HTTRedwolves pic.twitter.com/1gDms73vSK, Free agent linebacker Will Compton, who spent his first four NFL seasons with the Redskins, tweeted last week, “I’d want to come back to Washington for one day and retire a Red Wolf. (CNN) The Washington Redskins could be sporting a new team name this fall, if and when the 2020 NFL season begins. The NFL franchise in Washington soon will have a new name, as the team currently known as the Redskins announced Monday it will be replacing its controversial moniker and logo. In a strange twist, the Washington Redskins have made a decision on their new name for the 2020 NFL season. Washington owner Daniel Snyder in 2018. The Detroit Lions could end up being the only team in Detroit playing this season. #GetUpDC pic.twitter.com/BAtEAcs4m9. The lease at FedEx Field expires in 2027, and dropping the name keeps open various possibilities in Maryland, Virginia and Washington for the team’s new stadium and headquarters. Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo reportedly has signed a five-year contract extension with the team worth $228 million. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the announcement of a pending change had not been made. USA TODAY. The next three games for the USC men’s basketball team have been canceled or postponed in the wake of a positive coronavirus test involving the team. Give us something we want for once. Scanning social media, the leaders in the clubhouse seem to be the Washington Warriors, Redtails and Redhawks. Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Washington Redskins confirm new name. Now officials must build trust around vaccine in the community, Supreme Court rejects Trump’s last-chance lawsuit to undo Biden victory. They pointed to a 2016 Washington Post survey that found that 9 of 10 Native Americans polled had no problem with the name. The Washington Redskins will not announce a new name right away because of a trademark concern with the substitute it prefers to use. McManus: Trump has changed tactics in his election fight. The Anaheim Ducks were once mighty, the Tampa Bay Rays were once devilish and the Tennessee Titans once brought oilers from Houston. The name also would allow the franchise to keep its color scheme and rallying cry “HTTR” (Hail To The ...), which makes it popular among some players and fans. "In light of recent events around our country and feedback from our community, the Washington Redskins are announcing the team will undergo a thorough review of … Washington owner Daniel Snyder plans to announce the retirement of the "Redskins" nickname and reveal a new team name Monday. The National Football League's Washington franchise will change the Redskins name and logo, the team announced Monday. We encourage fans, media and all other parties to use "Washington Football Team" immediately. He and the team have maintained that the name was intended to honor Native Americans. For now, they’re just the “Washington football team.” But eventually, Dan Snyder and the organization formerly known as “Redskins” will pick a new name to represent the franchise moving forward. Washington will wear burgundy … If the team chooses RedWolves (3-2 odds), it would share its name with a canine native to the Southeastern U.S. that is considered an endangered species. COVID-19 wave battering suburban counties, COVID-19 hit Latinos hard. A group of investors urged FedEx, Nike and Pepsi to join their fight to change the name. However, opposing Native American tribes questioned the accuracy of that research. The shoe is an update of one Bryant debuted in a 2010 Christmas Day game against the Miami Heat. The NFL team formerly known as the Redskins will go by the Washington Football Team for at least the 2020 season, giving the organisation time to choose a new, full-time name. Meanwhile, reports surfaced that Washington’s minority owners also had encouraged Snyder to make a change. (Photo: Brad Mills, Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports). Florida standout Keyontae Johnson, who collapsed during a game on Saturday, is speaking with friends and family, his parents say. UCLA-Long Beach State game postponed for second time because of coronavirus. A new name has yet to be announced. Unwelcome in other countries, Americans are fleeing lockdowns and flocking to Mexico. For the first time since World War II forced the Rose Bowl eastward in 1942, officials consider not holding the game in Pasadena. © 2020 USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, LLC. The next most likely name is RedTails (3-1), which would honor the Tuskegee Airmen, the first unit of Black pilots to fly combat planes in World War II. A men’s basketball game between UCLA and Long Beach State has been postponed again because of a positive coronavirus test at Long Beach State. As the climate in the country has changed to a place of greater awareness of racial insensitivities, the Redskins name debate returned to the spotlight. Liam Coen, who has been part of Rams coach Sean McVay’s staff for three seasons, is set to become offensive coordinator at the University of Kentucky. The Washington Redskins American football team has said it will retire its name, long criticised as racist. Longshots include the Monuments (10-1), Memorials (12-1), Veterans (18-1), Skins (20-1) and Jeffersons (25-1). Washington Redskins Just Revealed Their New Name by Stephen Sheehan on July 24, 2020 Dan Snyder said he would never do it. NFL’s Washington Redskins Announce They Will Change Their Name And Logo After Backlash Sports NFL Washington redskins The Washington Redskins are … With the Washington Redskins retiring their team name and logo, here are some of the favorites as the franchise rebrands itself:. Remember there are other major sports teams whose nickname origins are linked to America’s culturally-insensitive past. A South Korean study raises concerns that six feet of social distance may not be far enough to keep people safe from the coronavirus. USC men’s basketball team postpones or cancels next three games because of COVID-19. A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Giannis Antetokounmpo agrees to five-year contract extension with Milwaukee Bucks. Nike Kobe 6 ‘Grinch’ sneaker set to drop Christmas Eve. But it’s far from what anyone was expecting. By Kelvin Childs Jul 13, 2020 Although the NFL 's Washington Redskins is changing its name, the team isn't ready to announce the replacement just yet. Owner Dan Snyder reluctantly agreed to change the name, which is considered racist by some Native American groups, after pressure from sponsors On Monday, under pressure from corporate sponsors, the team announced its most dramatic step, that it would drop its logo and “ Redskins ” from its name, an … But it’s also bringing an uptick in COVID-19 cases. Officials consider moving Rose Bowl game for college playoffs. Skip Navigation ... Dan Snyder and Coach Rivera are working closely to develop a new name … Shortly after, coach Ron Rivera told the Post that he hoped the new name could be in place by the start of the 2020 season, and revealed that he and Snyder shared a goal of honoring Native American culture and the military with the selection of the new name. Chuck Schilken is a multiplatform editor and sports writer for the Los Angeles Times. A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. According to … The NFL's Washington Redskins have decided to change their team name. After years and years of pushback, it looks like Dan Snyder and the Washington Redskins are finally going to be forced to change their team name and logo. his most prominent corporate sponsors urged him to change the name, Washington’s minority owners also had encouraged Snyder to make a change, would be conducting a thorough review of the matter, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. “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,” Schefter noted. Lamar Jackson rushed for two touchdowns to lead the Baltimore Ravens to a 47-42 shootout win over the Cleveland Browns on Monday. Lamar Jackson returns to save Ravens with thrilling win over Browns. GOD what a name!”, I’d want to come back to Washington for one day and retire a Red WolfGOD what a name! So would the next two most likely names, Warriors (5-1) and Generals (6-1). As the Redskins name-change debate continues to gain steam, people everywhere are weighing in on potential options for a switch. If Washington is to change its franchise name (it should), then team should follow @petemrogers’ design pic.twitter.com/GPsWFgy6DB, Washington Redtails anyone? 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