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(ESPN)   "There's a pretty good chance we will be the Washington Football Team next season." There's an even better chance they will be drafting in the top five next season   (espn.com) divider line
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2020-10-21 8:25:15 AM  
Just own it.

"We don't do names because all we care about is football."

Get a local brewery to make Washington Football Beer.
 
2020-10-21 8:28:29 AM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: "We don't do names because all we care about is football."


That would work a lot better if they had more than 5 winning seasons this century.
 
2020-10-21 8:38:50 AM  
Top 5 pick? Hell, they might win their division.
 
2020-10-21 8:38:51 AM  
Win and nobody cares what your team name is.
 
2020-10-21 8:40:34 AM  

AdmirableSnackbar: I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: "We don't do names because all we care about is football."

That would work a lot better if they had more than 5 winning seasons this century.


Also would be a weird take.

"Yep, all we cared about before was Redskins!"
 
2020-10-21 8:42:37 AM  

IAmRight: Top 5 pick? Hell, they might win their division.


Right now, they are tied for the 2nd worst record in football and are one game out of first place in their division so both are likely outcomes this year. A winning record isn't, though.
 
2020-10-21 8:43:47 AM  
Do they need a name?  Now that the MLS has  gone the City United/Club route, the NFL could do the same.  Does it really add anything to be a Wildcat or a Jaguar or a Tiger or a Lion?  The regional nods like Cowboys, Saints, and Patriots are nice, but nobody wants to root for the Washington Lobbyists.
 
2020-10-21 8:50:56 AM  
A mascot is all about marketing and merchandise sales.  A lack there of can be the same thing for a couple seasons.  Then pick a mascot and complete the merchandise cycle.
 
2020-10-21 8:57:26 AM  

IAmRight: AdmirableSnackbar: I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: "We don't do names because all we care about is football."

That would work a lot better if they had more than 5 winning seasons this century.

Also would be a weird take.

"Yep, all we cared about before was Redskins!"


Well, that and raping cheerleaders.
 
2020-10-21 9:20:49 AM  
Christ the entire division will be able to draft in the top 5
 
2020-10-21 9:30:37 AM  
If the Browns can have a plain orange helmet without a logo, Washington can be Football Team.
 
2020-10-21 9:49:18 AM  
boo hoo hoo you kept your racist name so long that trademark squatters beat you to every alternative and you are too cheap to either buy them out or sue them. get farked
 
2020-10-21 9:57:49 AM  
Washington Swamp Creatures
 
2020-10-21 10:00:55 AM  
Washington Rumpelstiltskins
 
2020-10-21 10:08:18 AM  

meanmutton: IAmRight: Top 5 pick? Hell, they might win their division.

Right now, they are tied for the 2nd worst record in football and are one game out of first place in their division so both are likely outcomes this year. A winning record isn't, though.


Can't get a top 5 pick if you win the division. Playoffs teams all draft after non-playoff teams.
 
2020-10-21 10:28:53 AM  

SuperChuck: meanmutton: IAmRight: Top 5 pick? Hell, they might win their division.

Right now, they are tied for the 2nd worst record in football and are one game out of first place in their division so both are likely outcomes this year. A winning record isn't, though.

Can't get a top 5 pick if you win the division. Playoffs teams all draft after non-playoff teams.


I was unclear. It is wouldn't surprise anyone if they got a top 5 pick. It wouldn't surprise anyone if they won that horrible division. It would be a surprise if they end the season with a winning record.
 
2020-10-21 10:38:14 AM  

johnny_vegas: Christ the entire division will be able to draft in the top 5


As was pointed out, the division winner is definitely not gonna be top 5. Also, the Jets exist, and they're almost certainly going first.

/Jets fan
//came to terms with that long ago
 
2020-10-21 10:38:22 AM  
It's D.C. How about:

Washington Undecided
 
2020-10-21 11:16:14 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: Win and nobody cares what your team name is.


It would be hilarious to see a "Super Bowl Champion Washington Football Team" shirt, fwiw.
 
2020-10-21 11:35:46 AM  
I keep seeing on the sports channels "WFT" and I have to do a double-take.
 
2020-10-21 11:53:22 AM  

Arkanaut: Tr0mBoNe: Win and nobody cares what your team name is.

It would be hilarious to see a "Super Bowl Champion Washington Football Team" shirt, fwiw.


Probably won't ever see that as long as Snyder owns the team.
 
2020-10-21 11:56:26 AM  
Just call yourselves the Washington Generals and get it over with.
 
2020-10-21 11:57:16 AM  

edmo: It's D.C. How about:

Washington Undecided


I was thinking the Washington Gridlock.
 
2020-10-21 12:00:22 PM  
Good, let him lose some money after years of collecting "blood money"

Washington Hypocrites

Washington Leaches

Washington Wafflers

Washington Invertebrates
 
2020-10-21 12:14:21 PM  
Washington Football Team of Washington Formerly Known As The R*dsk*ns Brought To You By Chik-Fil-A, Tide and Pepsi
 
2020-10-21 12:32:27 PM  

DecemberNitro: Washington Football Team of Washington Formerly Known As The R*dsk*ns Brought To You By Chik-Fil-A, Tide and Pepsi


Maybe they can just sell full naming rights of the team to sponsors!
 
2020-10-21 12:34:32 PM  

IAmRight: DecemberNitro: Washington Football Team of Washington Formerly Known As The R*dsk*ns Brought To You By Chik-Fil-A, Tide and Pepsi

Maybe they can just sell full naming rights of the team to sponsors!


I forgot the Red Bulls are already a thing!

And it starts with Red...they can be the NY/NJ Red Bulls in soccer and the Washington Red Bulls in the NFL.
 
2020-10-21 12:38:58 PM  

IAmRight: IAmRight: DecemberNitro: Washington Football Team of Washington Formerly Known As The R*dsk*ns Brought To You By Chik-Fil-A, Tide and Pepsi

Maybe they can just sell full naming rights of the team to sponsors!

I forgot the Red Bulls are already a thing!

And it starts with Red...they can be the NY/NJ Red Bulls in soccer and the Washington Red Bulls in the NFL.


Maybe just "Washington Football"? "The Washington Football Team" sounds like a placeholder because of a botched licensing issue.

/just ask Juventus F.C. Piemonte Calcio
 
2020-10-21 12:58:08 PM  

IAmRight: Top 5 pick? Hell, they might win their division.


Not mutually exclusive outcomes.
 
2020-10-21 1:00:10 PM  

LucklessWonder: IAmRight: Top 5 pick? Hell, they might win their division.

Not mutually exclusive outcomes.


I'm an idiot and forgot how playoff teams draft. Comes with the territory of being a WFT fan, not like we recall playoffs often.
 
2020-10-21 3:04:09 PM  

ElwoodCuse: boo hoo hoo you kept your racist name so long that trademark squatters beat you to every alternative and you are too cheap to either buy them out or sue them. get farked


This. We all know it's this. How the NFL hasn't pressured them into a shiat or get off the pot moment yet is beyond me (though I kinda wonder if we'd be heading towards a Stirling moment quicker in non-Covid times). Probably doesn't help that Snyder has the negotiating skills of a chaos goblin.
 
2020-10-21 7:13:40 PM  

LucklessWonder: LucklessWonder: IAmRight: Top 5 pick? Hell, they might win their division.

Not mutually exclusive outcomes.

I'm an idiot and forgot how playoff teams draft. Comes with the territory of being a WFT fan, not like we recall playoffs often.


It COULD be a tiebreaker situation, though. So you could kinda make the claim of co-champions, but still be a top 5 pick 'cause it went down to a tiebreaker that wasn't head-to-head or division record.

/just trying to give you a sorta-kinda-correct here, work with me
 
2020-10-22 6:28:08 PM  

ElwoodCuse: boo hoo hoo you kept your racist name so long that trademark squatters beat you to every alternative and you are too cheap to either buy them out or sue them. get farked


Did the trademark squatters only trademark various Washington names? I haven't seen any trademarked DC Whatevers, although I haven't looked very hard. If the trademark issue is only for Washington Whatevers, seems they could be the DC Whatevers.

/whatever
 
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