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Fri Jul 3, 2020, 01:04 PM

Looking very likely that the NFL's Washington franchise will change its name

from something I now will refuse to say.

Any ideas on what the new name should be?

I sort of like "Bullies" or "Busters".

Washington Bullies would be badass.

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Reply Looking very likely that the NFL's Washington franchise will change its name (Original post)
Goodheart Jul 3 OP
Elwood P Dowd Jul 3 #1
yellowcanine Jul 3 #2
Goodheart Jul 3 #4
yellowcanine Jul 3 #11
milestogo Jul 3 #3
Kingofalldems Jul 3 #5
HotTeaBag Jul 3 #15
Goodheart Jul 3 #21
HotTeaBag Jul 3 #23
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jul 3 #6
StarfishSaver Jul 3 #7
Renew Deal Jul 3 #8
Hoyt Jul 3 #10
customerserviceguy Jul 3 #41
Coleman Jul 3 #9
PoindexterOglethorpe Jul 3 #13
Coleman Jul 3 #25
TlalocW Jul 3 #12
Goodheart Jul 3 #20
PoindexterOglethorpe Jul 3 #32
Coleman Jul 4 #49
HotTeaBag Jul 3 #24
TlalocW Jul 3 #30
LastDemocratInSC Jul 3 #14
AJT Jul 3 #16
HotTeaBag Jul 3 #17
SledDriver Jul 3 #19
MichMan Jul 3 #18
gollygee Jul 3 #27
MichMan Jul 3 #43
SiliconValley_Dem Jul 3 #28
imanamerican63 Jul 3 #22
SiliconValley_Dem Jul 3 #26
marie999 Jul 3 #29
Brother Buzz Jul 3 #31
Goodheart Jul 3 #33
Brother Buzz Jul 3 #36
Renew Deal Jul 3 #34
Nevilledog Jul 3 #39
exboyfil Jul 3 #42
SoonerPride Jul 3 #35
BluesRunTheGame Jul 3 #37
marybourg Jul 3 #38
tenderfoot Jul 3 #40
NCjack Jul 3 #44
lame54 Jul 3 #45
MichMan Jul 3 #46
Celerity Jul 3 #47
Demovictory9 Jul 3 #48
Towlie Jul 4 #50
PCIntern Jul 4 #51
mikeargo Jul 4 #52
Goodheart Jul 4 #53
jmowreader Jul 4 #54
Goodheart Jul 5 #56
mikeargo Jul 5 #55
ChazII Jul 5 #57

Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 01:06 PM

1. Their new name will be chosen to honor their owner Dan Snyder.

The Washington Assholes.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 01:08 PM

2. Washington Raptors would be badass.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 01:08 PM

4. Toronto already has that one taken.

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Response to Goodheart (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 01:17 PM

11. Basketball team though.

Don't know the trademark rules on this.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 01:08 PM

3. When they're done with that, they should change that whole dumpster fire of a team.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 01:09 PM

5. Senators.

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 01:27 PM

15. Great one, but the Ottawa Senators already claimed it.

Should be the Washington Lobbyists to reflect the reality of the only people who will be able to afford tickets.

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Response to HotTeaBag (Reply #15)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 01:36 PM

21. "Lobbyists" sounds like a name for World Team Tennis.


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Response to Goodheart (Reply #21)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 01:38 PM

23. That it does.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 01:09 PM

6. Long overdue

Redskins is a derogatory term, no ifs ands or buts.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 01:10 PM

7. Native Americans, black and brown people have been begging them for years to change the name

The response: No

Fedex asks them to change the name
The response: That sounds like a good idea!

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 01:11 PM

8. Go without a name for a season

It gives them a chance to come up with new names, themes, logos, marketing, etc. They don't need a name.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 01:15 PM

10. Good idea. Although, they might have something in mind from previous

efforts to change their name.

But Washington works for me, unless they want to call themselves “Democrats.” Of course, that wouldn’t work well when they are losing.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 02:43 PM

41. Hold off for two years

by that time, they probably won't be able to have "Washington" in the name, anyway.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 01:14 PM

9. Washington BLMs

Washington Columbians
Washington Monuments
Washington Senators
Washington Pentagons
Washington PACs
Washington Beltways
Washington Traffic
Washington Supremes
Washington Presidents
Washington (can't remember the native american tribe that inhabited the area)
Washington Protest

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Response to Coleman (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 01:21 PM

13. Washington Potomacs.

That's more or less the name of the tribe that was there.

However, naming them after a Native American tribe still might not be such a good idea.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #13)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 01:39 PM

25. Especially when the team sucks

There is the Florida Seminoles. They actually received permission from the tribe. But their routine of the mounted "Indian" riding onto the field and planting a spear in the opponents logo is pretty racist. And there is the tomahawk chop. I don't think the Seminoles were a horse culture.

How about: the Washington LeFaunts.
Washington Washingtons
Crackers
White Breads
Republicans

Hell, they are actually in Landover, MD.

Landover Baptists (If you have never been to their site, go).

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 01:21 PM

12. My picks - Stolen from a David Letterman Top Ten List (and adjusted)

The Washington Fragile Porcelain Mice
The Washington Soft Angora Sweater-Wearing Debutantes
The Washington Fighting Amish
The Washington Greasy Ferrets
The Washington Referee Killers
The Washington Velveteen Rabbits

For a serious name, I like the Washington Bull Mooses

TlalocW

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #12)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 01:34 PM

20. Isn't the plural of "moose" "meese"?

j/k

Don't mind naming the team after a political party but I guess "Washington Democrats" is too much to hope for.

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Response to Goodheart (Reply #20)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 01:57 PM

32. Nope. The plural of moose is moose.

One of those rare words in English that doesn't change in any way for the plural.

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Response to Goodheart (Reply #20)

Sat Jul 4, 2020, 11:09 AM

49. How about

Washington Impeachments
Washington No Trumps (logo would be 4 people playing Bridge)

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #12)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 01:39 PM

24. The Fighting Amish

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #12)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 01:53 PM

30. In college, my trivia bowl team was the Fragile Porcelain Mice (at my suggestion)

I see now there's a heavy metal group with a small but dedicated following named the same.

TlalocW

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 01:23 PM

14. The Procrastinators?

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 01:28 PM

16. Would the Founders be off the table? They seem to be taking a beating lately.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 01:28 PM

17. The Washington Lobbyists

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Response to HotTeaBag (Reply #17)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 01:34 PM

19. The Washington Monuments

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 01:33 PM

18. Too bad Black players didn't refuse to play there as long as it had that name

That might have forced them to change the name years ago.

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Response to MichMan (Reply #18)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 01:40 PM

27. The White players could have refused too. nt

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Response to gollygee (Reply #27)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 03:14 PM

43. 70 % of the players are Black

Impossible to field a team without them

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Response to MichMan (Reply #18)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 01:44 PM

28. i think it is pretty clear with the NFL cartel, black players have no leverage

Exhibit A: Colin Kaepernick

maybe all advertisers should have refused to put amy money toward events where team played until the name changed.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 01:37 PM

22. Bullies?

That is Trump! Nah, not good for the sport!

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 01:40 PM

26. the Washington Has-Beens

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 01:47 PM

29. Get rid of the name Washington also.

The Capital Capitalists.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 01:55 PM

31. I'm going back in history and riffing on an old Pacific Coast Baseball League team

The Sacramento Solons

The Solons may sound odd, but somehow it seems appropriate for team representing the nations Capital, especially these days


Solon was an Athenian statesman, lawmaker and poet. He is remembered particularly for his efforts to legislate against political, economic and moral decline in archaic Athens. His reforms failed in the short-term, yet he is often credited with having laid the foundations for Athenian democracy.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #31)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 02:00 PM

33. Draco would not approve!

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Response to Goodheart (Reply #33)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 02:20 PM

36. Well, of course not

I understand their camps were on different sides of the isle. Did the Greeks have isles?

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 02:17 PM

34. What about the Foreskins?

It rhymes and think about the logos!

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #34)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 02:37 PM

39. *snort*

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #34)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 03:01 PM

42. My uncle's email was meforskins

It took me awhile to figure out what he meant.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 02:18 PM

35. Washington Warriors

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 02:25 PM

37. Washington Scandals

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Response to BluesRunTheGame (Reply #37)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 02:34 PM

38. That's it!

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 02:38 PM

40. Snyder will never budge.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 03:24 PM

44. Snyder Straps.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 03:43 PM

45. They're soon going to have to change the Washington part

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 08:04 PM

46. I think the best decision would be to move the team to a different city

With a new name at the same time. Otherwise you will have fans continuing to use the old name and wearing their old jerseys in defiance. Best to have an entirely new start in a new city, so all that baggage is left behind in DC

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 08:37 PM

47. Red Tails

Tuskegee Airmen





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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 08:39 PM

48. good

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Jul 4, 2020, 11:17 AM

50. There's even a Wikipedia article about this:

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Jul 4, 2020, 11:21 AM

51. D.C. Redskins

With thanks to The Onion.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Jul 4, 2020, 11:39 AM

52. Going with a 'bird' theme...

Washington Vultures
Washington Condors
Washington Meadowlarks
Washington Buzzards
Washington Loons

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Response to mikeargo (Reply #52)

Sat Jul 4, 2020, 11:46 AM

53. Buzzards would be good. There's an overabundance of those black birds around

DC and Richmond.

Loons would be more fitting, though.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sat Jul 4, 2020, 12:54 PM

54. Washington Statesmen

Several Washington baseball teams were called the Statesmen sometime during their existence.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 07:44 AM

55. Washington Rappers

Watch conservative heads explode.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 08:50 AM

57. Washington Artichokes

with rainbow colors.

Scottsdale Community College back in 1974 or '75 became the Fighting Artichokes. The students protested the amount of money in the sports budget and wanted that funding slashed. The took a vote and the colors became pink and white and they selected the artichoke as their mascot.

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