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(Yahoo)   The WFT polls fans with potential new names: "Wild Hogs", "Riders", "Redwolves", "Aviators", "Wayfarers", "Armada", "Awesomes", "Griffins", "Rising", "Rubies", "Swifts", "Jackoffs", "Presidents", and others. Only two of these are jokes   (sports.yahoo.com) divider line
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2021-04-15 6:26:24 PM  
Why don't we rename all teams to numbers?  No one would be offended by the Washington Fine Structure Constants.
 
2021-04-15 7:01:04 PM  
The Washington Insurrectionists prolly a no-go.
 
2021-04-15 7:57:57 PM  
The Washington Wet
 
2021-04-15 8:55:26 PM  
The Washington Wat.

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2021-04-15 9:11:24 PM  
At this point, I've gotten used to "Washington Football Team" and would be perfectly happy to keep that as their permanent name. I think there are many others who agree, or at least care so little for any of the other options that they'd agree just to end this stupid discussion. The only real issue I think anybody really cares about is how to most effectively murder Dan Snyder.
 
2021-04-15 9:37:24 PM  

Pocket Ninja: At this point, I've gotten used to "Washington Football Team" and would be perfectly happy to keep that as their permanent name. I think there are many others who agree, or at least care so little for any of the other options that they'd agree just to end this stupid discussion. The only real issue I think anybody really cares about is how to most effectively murder Dan Snyder.


May I recommend not asking for suggestions on how to murder him?  That's how they get you.
 
2021-04-15 9:41:21 PM  
Name the team the "Washington Homeless."  Each week, the PR team can go to a homeless shelter, make a $5K donation, and pick out a new mascot.  Clean him up, put him in some team schwag, and feed him some expired peanuts.  After the game, send him back into the wild while the crowd chants, "GO HOMIES!"

It has everything Snyder loves:  faux philanthropy, blatant branding, and casual racism.  Problem solved.
 
2021-04-15 10:11:35 PM  

Pocket Ninja: At this point, I've gotten used to "Washington Football Team" and would be perfectly happy to keep that as their permanent name. I think there are many others who agree, or at least care so little for any of the other options that they'd agree just to end this stupid discussion. The only real issue I think anybody really cares about is how to most effectively murder Dan Snyder.


I just like saying "Football Team" the same way I'd say Patriots or Buccaneers. "Did you see Football Team yesterday?" "We play Football Team after the bye." "There's nothing worse than Football Team."
 
2021-04-15 11:36:28 PM  
Washington Dryington.
 
2021-04-16 12:10:38 AM  
For those who don't want to click the link, here's the list, sorted by my take on how terrible they are.

Acceptable, if unimaginative:
Commanders - like Generals, but not
Presidents
Ambassadors

Fine, but are we a high school?:
Redwolves
Griffins - do we really want to dwell on that particular chapter of team history?
Warriors
Renegades

Neutral:
Riders
Pilots
Aviators
Armada

Bad, but better than the remainder:
Capital City Football Club
DC Football Club

Trying too hard:
Rising
Swifts - should just be "Swift" if anything

Just no:
Wild Hogs
Wayfarers
Rubies
Monarchs

Not options, but should be:
DC United in our hatred of Dan Snyder
Washington National Embarrassments
Washington Capital Investments
 
2021-04-16 1:53:49 AM  
DC Staters. or Statehood.
 
2021-04-16 2:00:31 AM  

nmrsnr: Griffins - do we really want to dwell on that particular chapter of team history?


Reading the headline, I legit thought that was one of the joke names.  Didn't the team basically ruin his knee and likely his career by playing him in a game when he was way too injured to be in?  Seems like kind of a dick move to even suggest that.
 
2021-04-16 2:10:16 AM  
Mama says Washington Foosball Team is the devil
 
2021-04-16 2:31:11 AM  

foo monkey: Name the team the "Washington Homeless."  Each week, the PR team can go to a homeless shelter, make a $5K donation, and pick out a new mascot.  Clean him up, put him in some team schwag, and feed him some expired peanuts.  After the game, send him back into the wild while the crowd chants, "GO HOMIES!"

It has everything Snyder loves:  faux philanthropy, blatant branding, and casual racism.  Problem solved.


They have a home, they're looking for a name.

The Washington Nameless. Hire Clint Eastwood as their mascot. Dress him in a poncho, brown hat and cowboy boots. Give him a pack of cigarillos to smoke during each game.
 
2021-04-16 3:13:44 AM  

syrynxx: Why don't we rename all teams to numbers?  No one would be offended by the Washington Fine Structure Constants.


so...the Washington 4 Skins?
 
2021-04-16 3:22:14 AM  

nmrsnr: Bad, but better than the remainder:
Capital City Football Club
DC Football Club


Who let some limey Brits submit suggestions?  Did they think they were naming a soccer team?
 
2021-04-16 3:22:24 AM  

nmrsnr: Trying too hard:
Rising
Swifts - should just be "Swift" if anything


I mean, it can work...

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2021-04-16 3:23:12 AM  

Neondistraction: nmrsnr: Bad, but better than the remainder:
Capital City Football Club
DC Football Club

Who let some limey Brits submit suggestions?  Did they think they were naming a soccer team?


Football club, noun: a hooligan's weapon of choice.
 
2021-04-16 3:54:13 AM  

Pocket Ninja: At this point, I've gotten used to "Washington Football Team" and would be perfectly happy to keep that as their permanent name. I think there are many others who agree, or at least care so little for any of the other options that they'd agree just to end this stupid discussion.


Truth.  And really, "Washington Football Team" is as old-school as you can get.  All the NFL teams just started out as "Akron", "Canton", etc. in 1920.  Nicknames came later.  Plus, a lot of sportswriters and media outlets were calling them simply  "Washington" before last year  anyway.  Might as well continue with it.
 
2021-04-16 5:40:22 AM  
Pretzel crushers.
 
2021-04-16 5:59:59 AM  
Keep it as is.   Everyone's used to it.  Old fans will always call them the Redskins or 'skins and no one will ever change that.   the wTf logo sums up the whole thing for everyone.   It's perfect.

My choice was always "Redacteds".
 
2021-04-16 6:58:29 AM  

caira: Neondistraction: nmrsnr: Bad, but better than the remainder:
Capital City Football Club
DC Football Club

Who let some limey Brits submit suggestions?  Did they think they were naming a soccer team?

Football club, noun: a hooligan's weapon of choice.


Minor pet peeve on this front.  It's not a club.  You can't join, there is no membership.  It's a franchise in private ownership.  Stop using FC when it's not a club.
 
2021-04-16 7:37:24 AM  
The Team That Won't So Much as Sniff at a Second Postseason Game Because of their Shiat Stain of an Owner.

Oh, that doesn't really narrow it down to one team, does it?
 
2021-04-16 7:40:54 AM  
Hopefully they bought the trademarks and placeholder websites this time.
 
2021-04-16 7:49:12 AM  
Rubes, not Rubies.
 
2021-04-16 7:54:44 AM  

The Third Man: Nicknames came later.  Plus, a lot of sportswriters and media outlets were calling them simply  "Washington" before last year  anyway.  Might as well continue with it.


How about both? I give you...the Washington Washingtons!  And look, we can replace "Hail" as the fight song with something much catchier!

George Washington
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2021-04-16 7:59:22 AM  
I saw some sweet fan concept art of the Washington Red Tails. Is this not an option? The logo looked sweet, could keep the color scheme, and the red tails would be such a bad ass mascot. Why aren't they looking at that?
 
2021-04-16 8:28:13 AM  
There was a lot of frenzy for Red Wolves. Fred Smoot has been pushing for Red Wolves for a bit. I can fans and players go nuts with the howling and pack metaphors.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports​/​2020/07/14/redskins-new-name-redwolves​-redtails/

Washington Football Club has been my favorite.
 
2021-04-16 8:30:25 AM  

nmrsnr: For those who don't want to click the link, here's the list, sorted by my take on how terrible they are.

Acceptable, if unimaginative:
Commanders - like Generals, but not
Presidents
Ambassadors

Fine, but are we a high school?:
Redwolves
Griffins - do we really want to dwell on that particular chapter of team history?
Warriors
Renegades

Neutral:
Riders
Pilots
Aviators
Armada

Bad, but better than the remainder:
Capital City Football Club
DC Football Club

Trying too hard:
Rising
Swifts - should just be "Swift" if anything

Just no:
Wild Hogs
Wayfarers
Rubies
Monarchs

Not options, but should be:
DC United in our hatred of Dan Snyder
Washington National Embarrassments
Washington Capital Investments


I happen to like Wild Hogs

Stop not liking things I like
 
2021-04-16 8:47:10 AM  
Did anyone suggest "Teamy McTeamFace"?
 
2021-04-16 8:51:22 AM  
I liked 'Codetalkers' when it was suggested.
 
2021-04-16 8:56:44 AM  
Big fan of "Beltway Bandits", myself.
 
2021-04-16 9:11:41 AM  
I vote for Football Club. The DCFC. Put that into a hardcore X logo. Or call them FCDC and use the ACDC font.
 
2021-04-16 9:18:48 AM  
Washington Team Football.

They'd have sold wayyyyyyyyy more gear this year and every year if they'd gone with a WTF logo.
 
2021-04-16 9:49:35 AM  

nmrsnr: For those who don't want to click the link, here's the list, sorted by my take on how terrible they are.

Acceptable, if unimaginative:
Commanders - like Generals, but not
Presidents
Ambassadors

Fine, but are we a high school?:
Redwolves
Griffins - do we really want to dwell on that particular chapter of team history?
Warriors
Renegades

Neutral:
Riders
Pilots
Aviators
Armada

Bad, but better than the remainder:
Capital City Football Club
DC Football Club

Trying too hard:
Rising
Swifts - should just be "Swift" if anything

Just no:
Wild Hogs
Wayfarers
Rubies
Monarchs

Not options, but should be:
DC United in our hatred of Dan Snyder
Washington National Embarrassments
Washington Capital Investments


See, I find wild hogs ironically funny for a team from DC given all the complaints about political pork.
 
2021-04-16 10:29:45 AM  
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2021-04-16 10:45:18 AM  
Washingtom Swamp Creatures
 
2021-04-16 11:15:17 AM  

Outlawtsar: The Third Man: Nicknames came later.  Plus, a lot of sportswriters and media outlets were calling them simply  "Washington" before last year  anyway.  Might as well continue with it.

How about both? I give you...the Washington Washingtons!  And look, we can replace "Hail" as the fight song with something much catchier!

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This is the second time today I've seen this referenced on Fark.  Feeling retro...
 
2021-04-16 11:22:41 AM  
Washington Swamp Things or Washington Creatures would be a great name and pay homage to what DC is known for.
 
2021-04-16 11:48:05 AM  

SPARC Pile: There was a lot of frenzy for Red Wolves. Fred Smoot has been pushing for Red Wolves for a bit. I can fans and players go nuts with the howling and pack metaphors.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/​2020/07/14/redskins-new-name-redwolves​-redtails/

Washington Football Club has been my favorite.


I wonder, would some folks still have an issue because they retained "red", as kind of a holdover from their prior name?
 
2021-04-16 11:51:22 AM  

bhcompy: Mama says Washington Foosball Team is the devil


She also said to knock you out.
 
2021-04-16 12:14:41 PM  
Sometimes things just resolve themselves.

Just keep Football Team.

It's unique while still referencing Snyder's overall dysfunction of how it came to be. I'm used to it and it's waaay better than the crap on the list.
 
2021-04-16 12:25:43 PM  

Forty-Three: nmrsnr: Griffins - do we really want to dwell on that particular chapter of team history?

Reading the headline, I legit thought that was one of the joke names.  Didn't the team basically ruin his knee and likely his career by playing him in a game when he was way too injured to be in?  Seems like kind of a dick move to even suggest that.


Probably meant the mythological beast with the body of lion and head of an eagle
 
2021-04-16 12:36:38 PM  

SPARC Pile: Washington Football Club has been my favorite.


I like football club as well, but go with DC instead of Washington.  DCFC.


cheezalot: Minor pet peeve on this front.  It's not a club.  You can't join, there is no membership.  It's a franchise in private ownership.  Stop using FC when it's not a club.


A club is just a group of persons with similar interests or goals.
 
2021-04-16 12:37:32 PM  
THE Washington Corruption!
 
2021-04-16 1:23:42 PM  
Why is this a fail exactly?  Teams were traditionally given their nicknames via regional fan polling.
 
2021-04-16 1:45:29 PM  
The Washington Gridlock
 
2021-04-16 2:43:57 PM  
I've grown accustomed to Football Team at this point. Really you just end up saying "Washington," like how Soccer Fans just have Barcelona, Everton, Chelsea, etc..

That said? I kind of like Armada...I think the imagery there could be kind of badass.
 
2021-04-16 2:46:48 PM  
The Washington (of) Laundry

/anyone? anyone?
//I'll see myself out
 
Oak
2021-04-16 3:29:17 PM  
Wife (Raiders fan) votes "Monuments;" I vote "Senators."  Just call 'em something and be done with it.  WFT is WTF and WTF is WFT.  "Wolves" would be fine.
 
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