The Washington Redskins are expected to have a new name soon.
There have been rumors of the team changing its name soon, and there’s been actual traction on this front as opposed to general sentiments of trying to be better.
It appears the current name may be phased out as soon as Monday, according to a recent report from Ben Fischer of Sports Business Journal.
It’s time for a quick change for the Redskins.
This is quite the news story on a Sunday night. The Redskins are apparently wasting no time in moving on from the name, although a new name is reportedly not yet chosen. That could mean the team plays the 2020 season as just “Washington” or something without the Redskins name included, but at the very least, the new name most likely won’t be part of Monday’s announcement.
It may have taken FedEx to pressure the team, but change is still good even if it does come too late. The Redskins moniker has been problematic for decades and there is just no way Snyder could ignore the noise in any longer in 2020.
Having a problematic or offensive sports team name is just unnecessary and almost hard to fathom. This change officially going through may force other teams such as the Cleveland Indians to speed up their own process in getting a new name.
Officially retiring the “Redskins” will immediately have fans wondering what the new name will end up being. Yet the most important thing is moving on from the name and choosing something new that doesn’t offend any group of people. There is no need for a sports team name to have any negative meanings and it just took Snyder and company some financial pressure to finally figure that out.