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(Fox News)   Washington's football team to remove its logo but keep its colors "for now"   (foxnews.com) divider line
    More: Followup, Frederick W. Smith, Washington Redskins, FedExField, Daniel Snyder, Property, Target Corporation, National Football League, Washington football team  
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2020-07-08 11:35:24 PM  
So the Washington Coloreds. Perfect.
 
2020-07-09 4:49:06 AM  
Burgundy and gold is a great colour scheme and doesn't have any inherent connection to Native imagery as far as I know. I don't see why they'd get rid of it?
 
2020-07-09 6:42:11 AM  
What I'd really like for them to do is to make it so the camera doesn't shake during home games.
 
2020-07-09 6:52:38 AM  

pkjun: Burgundy and gold is a great colour scheme and doesn't have any inherent connection to Native imagery as far as I know. I don't see why they'd get rid of it?


If they choose a new color scheme they can sell a mountain of shirts in the new colors to fans who want the "current" uniform, plus another mountain to fans who demand the "traditional" uniform.

And frankly, that's the only reason Snyder will change either the name or the colors.
 
2020-07-09 7:04:06 AM  

pkjun: Burgundy and gold is a great colour scheme and doesn't have any inherent connection to Native imagery as far as I know. I don't see why they'd get rid of it?


Indeed, I love the Burgundy and Gold. It's unique in the NFL.
 
2020-07-09 7:47:32 AM  
Take a page from the CFL, call them the Washington Goldburgundies.
 
2020-07-09 8:07:37 AM  
Maroon is a stupid color.
 
2020-07-09 8:16:40 AM  
The logo itself is the least offensive thing about the Redskins.
 
2020-07-09 8:41:38 AM  
if they try to change the color scheme they'd never get merch and uniforms done for this season (assuming there even is one)

but it would be easy to take the stickers off the helmets and the tiny wordmark off the jerseys
 
2020-07-09 8:42:29 AM  
Followup: Washington reports booming sales of merchandise featuring old logo.
 
2020-07-09 8:43:31 AM  

Wave Of Anal Fury: Followup: Washington reports booming sales of merchandise featuring old logo.


NFL teams share all merch sales equally except the Dallas Cowboys
 
2020-07-09 8:51:57 AM  

ElwoodCuse: Wave Of Anal Fury: Followup: Washington reports booming sales of merchandise featuring old logo.

NFL teams share all merch sales equally except the Dallas Cowboys


Really?  I'd wonder why Dallas is the exception, but I'd guess it has something to do with Jerry.

That said, I still expect the old merchandise to start flying off the shelves before it's replaced by new stuff.  And for fans in the stands (whenever that's a thing again) to proudly show their old gear whenever the camera takes shots of the crowd.
 
2020-07-09 8:52:50 AM  

NeoCortex42: The logo itself is the least offensive thing about the Redacteds


Yeah, the actual logo on the helmets is pretty respectful, it's just paired with thatname, which is what makes it the problem.
 
2020-07-09 8:55:56 AM  

Wave Of Anal Fury: ElwoodCuse: Wave Of Anal Fury: Followup: Washington reports booming sales of merchandise featuring old logo.

NFL teams share all merch sales equally except the Dallas Cowboys

Really?  I'd wonder why Dallas is the exception, but I'd guess it has something to do with Jerry.

That said, I still expect the old merchandise to start flying off the shelves before it's replaced by new stuff.  And for fans in the stands (whenever that's a thing again) to proudly show their old gear whenever the camera takes shots of the crowd.


This fan won't (partly because I already have merchandise for the current identity, partly because I don't want to give Snyder any more money.)

I'm aware merchandise revenue is shared, so I won't be buying any NFL stuff in general. And there is no way there's a season this year anyway.
 
2020-07-09 9:07:56 AM  

WoodyHayes: What I'd really like for them to do is to make it so the camera doesn't shake during home games.


They're trying to recreate the atmosphere at the old RFK.
 
2020-07-09 9:11:51 AM  

Wave Of Anal Fury: Really? I'd wonder why Dallas is the exception, but I'd guess it has something to do with Jerry.


Yep. He either did the math and found out it makes him more money that way, or thinks having 100% control over merchandising distribution/rights/etc. is worth taking in a little less.
 
2020-07-09 9:16:29 AM  

WhiskeySticks: Take a page from the CFL, call them the Washington Goldburgundies.


I'm Gold Burgundy?

/Dammit, who put the question mark on the 'prompted?
 
2020-07-09 9:22:49 AM  

WhiskeySticks: Take a page from the CFL, call them the Washington Goldburgundies.


Nonono, you do that and the quarterback will put his arm through a car windshield and nearly sever an artery. Then you'll get the SilverandGreen hitting them with cattle prods, and ultimately the league will fold and get bought by the XFL.

Nothing good will happen from this.
 
2020-07-09 9:24:04 AM  

pkjun: Burgundy and gold is a great colour scheme and doesn't have any inherent connection to Native imagery as far as I know. I don't see why they'd get rid of it?


It's racist because a gender studies professor at Yale said so.
 
2020-07-09 9:25:01 AM  
Amazon is pulling their merch. Since that covers the only thing Snyder really cares about, the only question now is what the new name will be
 
2020-07-09 11:06:07 AM  
The colors are not the problem and never were.  Get rid of the name and logo and start fresh and avoid any alternative native american imagery and you go it.

/supports the Redtails name.
 
2020-07-09 11:09:17 AM  

HugeMistake: WoodyHayes: What I'd really like for them to do is to make it so the camera doesn't shake during home games.

They're trying to recreate the atmosphere at the old RFK.


Husky Stadium is infamous for shaky cameras when even one leaf on a tree miles away falls off and hits the ground.

I don't give the good material away for free, my goal is to tantalize and make you want to tip for access to my VIP room.
 
2020-07-09 11:16:26 AM  
Gotta change the color scheme too. If not the trump like fans will just wear the old redskins merch all the time.
 
2020-07-09 12:05:54 PM  

MtnByker: Gotta change the color scheme too. If not the trump like fans will just wear the old redskins merch all the time.


They'll do that no matter what.
 
2020-07-09 1:45:40 PM  
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2020-07-09 3:21:57 PM  

Wave Of Anal Fury: Really? I'd wonder why Dallas is the exception, but I'd guess it has something to do with Jerry.


It does, Dallas sells so much stuff nationwide, they opted out of Revenue Sharing, having the opportunity to opt pout was the only way Jerry would go along with it.  so the rest of the League just said "Let him have this one"
 
2020-07-09 3:44:24 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Maroon is a stupid color.


What are you, some kind of skunk?

\Ski-U-Mah
\Better dead than red
 
2020-07-09 5:01:03 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Maroon is a stupid color.


It's like an obese red.
 
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