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2020-07-02 6:04:08 PM  
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2020-07-02 8:51:47 PM  
Good.  Now make it more of a request.  Lock 'em out of FedEx Field until the name changes.
 
2020-07-02 8:59:24 PM  
Synder-fella?

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2020-07-02 9:06:19 PM  
The hidden white arrow says MOVE FORWARD
 
2020-07-02 9:07:49 PM  
Well, DC has Snyder in a barrel.

You see, ol' Dan desperately wants the site of the old RFK Stadium so he can tear that down and build his new $1 Billion+ palace

The problem? DC has said, "You want the site, change the name."
 
2020-07-02 11:26:25 PM  
And Nike has stopped selling Washington Redskins merchandise on the Nike website.
 
2020-07-02 11:33:01 PM  
Keep the name, change the logo to this
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2020-07-02 11:48:48 PM  
How long until Snyder announces that the stadium will have no sponsor going forward?
 
2020-07-02 11:56:55 PM  

Rannuci: And Nike has stopped selling Washington Redskins merchandise on the Nike website.


I chortled when I saw that.  That's cash out of Snyder's pocket...I wonder if he'll sue.

/delicious
 
2020-07-03 12:02:53 AM  
Fark him.
 
2020-07-03 12:14:19 AM  
MyPillow Stadium? Buygoldbars.com Stadium?
 
2020-07-03 12:22:43 AM  

Rwa2play: Well, DC has Snyder in a barrel.

You see, ol' Dan desperately wants the site of the old RFK Stadium so he can tear that down and build his new $1 Billion+ palace

The problem? DC has said, "You want the site, change the name."


Took long enough, but it's nice to see the corporate world actually willing to speak with their dollars in situations like this.
 
2020-07-03 12:50:44 AM  
I'm happy and surprised by this. With Schneider at the helm, I honestly didn't think it was going to happen for another 30 years.  a traditionally conservative company like FedEx speaking with their wallet is huge.
 
2020-07-03 12:59:41 AM  

Rannuci: And Nike has stopped selling Washington Redskins merchandise on the Nike website.


That one feels like a serious shot fired. FedEx is big, but Nike's committed.
 
2020-07-03 1:11:56 AM  
Bout farking time
 
2020-07-03 1:16:13 AM  

Bonzo_1116: Rannuci: And Nike has stopped selling Washington Redskins merchandise on the Nike website.

I chortled when I saw that.  That's cash out of Snyder's pocket...I wonder if he'll sue.

/delicious


Would he have any grounds to sue? Nike has the rights to use NFL logos, doesn't mean they have to.
 
2020-07-03 1:17:18 AM  
Just call it the Hogs ffs.  It embraces a beloved aspect of team history, it doesn't offend anyone and it's a fun name with a ton of marketing potential.
 
2020-07-03 1:18:38 AM  

desertgeek: How long until Snyder announces that the stadium will have no sponsor going forward?


Cash4Gold Stadium.
 
2020-07-03 2:00:10 AM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: I'm happy and surprised by this. With Schneider at the helm, I honestly didn't think it was going to happen for another 30 years.  a traditionally conservative company like FedEx speaking with their wallet is huge.


The CEO of FedEx  also owns a small part of the Washington football team. I bet that gives him a bit more leverage with Danny boy rather than just being a sponsor.
 
2020-07-03 2:25:48 AM  
Sooo . . a Snyder Cut?  Whether discussing Zach or Dan, lousy experience prevents me from wanting anything to do with the output of Snyder
 
2020-07-03 2:31:51 AM  

Snapper Carr: desertgeek: How long until Snyder announces that the stadium will have no sponsor going forward?

Cash4Gold Stadium.


MyPillow Stadium, where each seat has MyPillow seat cushions.
 
2020-07-03 2:39:56 AM  
Whoops, also meant to say:

I don't know of any other reason why he should be such a stalwart defender of that stupid name, and I think he only resists because he's a rich asshole who can't stand to look as if he made a decision because people told him to,

Also, I think there's an example (locally even) that demonstrates how simple it is.  I think, at this point, most people don't even remember when the Washington Wizards were the Bullets.  And the people who know, don't care.  Sure, the team lacks support, but not because of their name change.  It's because they've been mismanaged for decades by a raging asshole.  Come to think of it, maybe Dan likes having the argument about the team name as a distraction from his other shortcomings
 
2020-07-03 3:00:58 AM  

Bonzo_1116: Rannuci: And Nike has stopped selling Washington Redskins merchandise on the Nike website.

I chortled when I saw that.  That's cash out of Snyder's pocket...I wonder if he'll sue.

/delicious


Sadly, that's a double edged sword... it's not cash wholly out of Snyder's pocket.  All the merchandising revenue goes through NFL Business Ventures, which is owned equally by the 32 teams.  The impact on Snyder is near nothing financially, but it makes his 31 partners in NFLBV look bad... and they don't like being made to look bad.
 
2020-07-03 3:24:22 AM  

Bonzo_1116: Rannuci: And Nike has stopped selling Washington Redskins merchandise on the Nike website.

I chortled when I saw that.  That's cash out of Snyder's pocket...I wonder if he'll sue.

/delicious


I'd actually be more worried about the league and NFLPA suing over that.
 
2020-07-03 3:26:29 AM  

Naido: Whoops, also meant to say:

I don't know of any other reason why he should be such a stalwart defender of that stupid name, and I think he only resists because he's a rich asshole who can't stand to look as if he made a decision because people told him to,

Also, I think there's an example (locally even) that demonstrates how simple it is.  I think, at this point, most people don't even remember when the Washington Wizards were the Bullets.  And the people who know, don't care.  Sure, the team lacks support, but not because of their name change.  It's because they've been mismanaged for decades by a raging asshole.  Come to think of it, maybe Dan likes having the argument about the team name as a distraction from his other shortcomings


OTOH: Wizards is a stupid name and everyone mocks your team for being even more late to the game than the stupid Magic name.
 
2020-07-03 3:27:46 AM  

Snapper Carr: desertgeek: How long until Snyder announces that the stadium will have no sponsor going forward?

Cash4Gold Stadium.


"I have a structured settlement but I need cash now" Stadium
 
2020-07-03 3:32:26 AM  

NeuroticRocker: Snapper Carr: desertgeek: How long until Snyder announces that the stadium will have no sponsor going forward?

Cash4Gold Stadium.

MyPillow Stadium, where each seat has MyPillow seat cushions.


The Bite the MyPillow Stadium, because the Snyder loss is going in dry.
 
2020-07-03 3:45:22 AM  

OkieDookie: NeuroticRocker: Snapper Carr: desertgeek: How long until Snyder announces that the stadium will have no sponsor going forward?

Cash4Gold Stadium.

MyPillow Stadium, where each seat has MyPillow seat cushions.

The Bite the MyPillow Stadium, because the Snyder loss is going in dry.


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2020-07-03 3:47:15 AM  
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2020-07-03 5:32:57 AM  

puffy999: Naido: Whoops, also meant to say:

I don't know of any other reason why he should be such a stalwart defender of that stupid name, and I think he only resists because he's a rich asshole who can't stand to look as if he made a decision because people told him to,

Also, I think there's an example (locally even) that demonstrates how simple it is.  I think, at this point, most people don't even remember when the Washington Wizards were the Bullets.  And the people who know, don't care.  Sure, the team lacks support, but not because of their name change.  It's because they've been mismanaged for decades by a raging asshole.  Come to think of it, maybe Dan likes having the argument about the team name as a distraction from his other shortcomings

OTOH: Wizards is a stupid name and everyone mocks your team for being even more late to the game than the stupid Magic name.


Well there were not a lot of options back when the name change for the wizards was announced, pretty sure it a was a fixed contest. I think it was being run by Dominos, you order a pizza and you get a card with the potential team names, IIRC it was Wizards, Express, Seadogs and 1 or 2 other lame names. But at this point change the farking name Dan, you already ruined the team.

/former skins fan
 
2020-07-03 5:42:01 AM  

Snapper Carr: Just call it the Hogs ffs.  It embraces a beloved aspect of team history, it doesn't offend anyone and it's a fun name with a ton of marketing potential.


Muslims might not like the name
 
2020-07-03 5:54:06 AM  

Warrior Kermit: Snapper Carr: Just call it the Hogs ffs.  It embraces a beloved aspect of team history, it doesn't offend anyone and it's a fun name with a ton of marketing potential.

Muslims might not like the name


If not joking, wouldn't that be even more a reason to do it (in the minds of the people who work in DC but don't live there)?
 
2020-07-03 7:25:11 AM  
Call them the Warriors, keep the spear helmet.
 
2020-07-03 7:30:50 AM  
Paint a Vulgar Picture (2011 Remaster)
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2020-07-03 7:35:56 AM  

UNC_Samurai: Call them the Warriors, keep the spear helmet.


This.  This is exactly what needs to happen.  You don't even lose the fight song this way.
 
2020-07-03 8:01:17 AM  

bigdanc: UNC_Samurai: Call them the Warriors, keep the spear helmet.

This.  This is exactly what needs to happen.  You don't even lose the fight song this way.


There was a rumor at one point that Danny-boy trademarked the Washington Warriors name but I don't know if it's TRUE.

/WARRIORS, come out to PLAY-ee-A
 
2020-07-03 8:40:36 AM  

mactheknife: Bonzo_1116: Rannuci: And Nike has stopped selling Washington Redskins merchandise on the Nike website.

I chortled when I saw that.  That's cash out of Snyder's pocket...I wonder if he'll sue.

/delicious

Sadly, that's a double edged sword... it's not cash wholly out of Snyder's pocket.  All the merchandising revenue goes through NFL Business Ventures, which is owned equally by the 32 teams.  The impact on Snyder is near nothing financially, but it makes his 31 partners in NFLBV look bad... and they don't like being made to look bad.


The only one I could see publicly supporting him is Jerry Jones. If they can hammer down Dan, they can hammer Jerry.
 
2020-07-03 8:50:37 AM  
Im digging the few names that are gaining some traction. Warriors, Redtails, Redhawks, and Sentinels.
 
2020-07-03 8:52:41 AM  

thanksagainandagain: MyPillow Stadium? Buygoldbars.com Stadium?


Brazzers Field?
 
2020-07-03 8:54:47 AM  

Rannuci: And Nike has stopped selling Washington Redskins merchandise on the Nike website.


yet you can buy it on nflshop which means Nike is still manufacturing Redskins merchandise

UNC_Samurai: Call them the Warriors, keep the spear helmet.


I sort of like the Washington Redtails suggestion.  But that probably won't happen since this was another name used during WWII for the Tuskegee airmen who were based in Alabama.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wi​ki/Red_Tail​_Squadron

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2020-07-03 8:59:06 AM  
FedEx can fark right off. It's not like new information has become available, they signed the contract and theoretically profited from it for a very long time. If they finally don't like it, they should buy out the rest of the deal and have their name taken off of it.

And then the Redskins should change their name. Maybe to the Lobbyists. Most people hate them and people's values can be abruptly changed for cash in Washington, so it'd be a nice fit.
 
2020-07-03 9:00:53 AM  
Hoopy Frood:

New leadership in a new era requires new direction even if it's contradiction on past choices.

So why do you dislike me for my ethnic heritage?
 
2020-07-03 9:37:30 AM  

puffy999: Naido: Whoops, also meant to say:

I don't know of any other reason why he should be such a stalwart defender of that stupid name, and I think he only resists because he's a rich asshole who can't stand to look as if he made a decision because people told him to,

Also, I think there's an example (locally even) that demonstrates how simple it is. I think, at this point, most people don't even remember when the Washington Wizards were the Bullets. And the people who know, don't care. Sure, the team lacks support, but not because of their name change. It's because they've been mismanaged for decades by a raging asshole. Come to think of it, maybe Dan likes having the argument about the team name as a distraction from his other shortcomings

OTOH: Wizards is a stupid name and everyone mocks your team for being even more late to the game than the stupid Magic name.


I stopped watching the Bullets/Wizards because of the name change. It happened when I was a teenager and was really getting into sports, and I loved the Bullets name, the Bullets logo (with the two L's going for the jump ball) and the Bullets uniform. I didn't like that they were changing their name, but hey, nothing I can do about change.

But then they changed their name to the dumbest thing possible. The wizards? What a terrible farking name. And the logo sucked. And the uniforms were ugly as hell (its better now that they went to old color scheme).

I've been a Redskins fan my whole life, but I am perfectly fine with a name change. It's long overdue. I just don't have any faith that they won't fark it up like the did with the Bullets. Warriors is as bad a name as Wizards. I don't think Redtails is a good name for any sports team. Just call them the Washington Football club. Keep the colors. Reword the fight song. There isn't a name change that is going to satisfy the fans.
 
2020-07-03 9:40:28 AM  

facisto: I stopped watching the Bullets/Wizards because of the name change. It happened when I was a teenager and was really getting into sports, and I loved the Bullets name, the Bullets logo (with the two L's going for the jump ball) and the Bullets uniform. I didn't like that they were changing their name, but hey, nothing I can do about change.
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I've been a Redskins fan my whole life, but I am perfectly fine with a name change.

...Warriors is as bad a name as Wizards. I don't think Redtails is a good name for any sports team. Just call them the Washington Football club. Keep the colors. Reword the fight song. There isn't a name change that is going to satisfy the fans.


User name checks out.
 
2020-07-03 9:43:48 AM  
Foreskins. They can even keep the 'Skins nickname and the team will sell a ton of branded turtleneck sweaters.
 
2020-07-03 9:51:09 AM  

AuralArgument: Hoopy Frood:

New leadership in a new era requires new direction even if it's contradiction on past choices.

So why do you dislike me for my ethnic heritage?


I don't know what your baseless accusation is all about. If you run a company you can go ahead and change your corporate policies all you want, but demanding a corporate partner change its entire branding strategy is just bullshiat posturing. A deal's a deal. If you want to boost your corporate image, let your customers know you put your money where your mouth is and paid good money to end an affiliation early. You don't have to imply it might no longer be as profitable as it was for decades, you can even brand it as taking the moral high road, but cut your ties and move on.

Honestly I don't give half a shiat about the Redskins. Change the name, don't change the name, call them something ridiculous that can't be pluralized, whatever, at the end of the day it's just a bunch of young guys banging heads so other people can make huge sums of money.
 
2020-07-03 10:11:42 AM  

UNC_Samurai: Call them the Warriors, keep the spear helmet.


The badass spear helmet is the most infuriating thing about this whole debacle. What kind of stupid asshole thinks this
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I have no love for Washington but I can admit the spear helmet is the best helmet in American football. Dan Snyder thinks the worst farking logo in the NFL is somehow better.
 
2020-07-03 10:21:46 AM  

Snapper Carr: desertgeek: How long until Snyder announces that the stadium will have no sponsor going forward?

Cash4Gold Stadium.


You have to think of the potential NCAA cross marketing potential.

Big Dicks Toilet Stadium. Home of the Big Dicks Toilet Bowl.
 
2020-07-03 10:26:52 AM  
Snyder is sitting on a GOLDMINE. If he changed the team name, think of all the fans buying the new merch.

[slightly relevant tangent]

Owners like him, Dolan (Knicks), and Jerruh are bad for sports. They think *they* are the story and all they do is meddle with potential success.

The league should step in and force a sale because Snyder continually fields a non-competitive team*. Dolan hasn't fielded a worthy team since dumping Ewing in 2000.

Same as Marge Schott and George Streinbrenner in the years between Misters October and November.

I'm sure the Browns and Lions wouldn't mind a competent ownership group.

If the owners think they're playing too, they should face the same risks for poor performance. If not taking their franchise away, make them pay for the postseason.

[/slightly relevant tangent]

Snyder still hasn't provided anything close to a valid reason to keep the team name, and he continually fails to read the room. In the larger context, real and fake billionaires seem to be quite out of touch with the vox populi.

On the lighter side, maybe owners should start naming teams with aspersions against white people. The Karens, Flatasses, Great White Fragiles, Inbred Hillbillies, Slowpokes, Insider Traders, Ponzi Schemers, Frivolous Lawsuits, Creepy Neighbors, Fratboy Chads, Lowjumpers, Bribers, Complainers, Participation Trophies, Tax Evaders, Embezzlers, Pretenders, Michael Boltons, Brunch Bunch, Serial Killers, Chickenhawks, Cheaters, Fortune Stealers, Bribers, Nepotism, and the Patriots. 


* As a Giants fan, I acknowledge my team's ownership would be in jeopardy as well.
 
2020-07-03 10:53:29 AM  

Snapper Carr: Just call it the Hogs ffs.  It embraces a beloved aspect of team history, it doesn't offend anyone and it's a fun name with a ton of marketing potential.


I actually really like the 'Redtails' option going around Twitter. Get to keep the colors, and they are honoring Tuskegee Airmen.
 
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