As we told you last week the Washington Redskins have undergone the process of picking a new name to appease the critics that claim the use of the name ‘Redskins’ is ‘racist’. It turns out they may have a new name picked out:
WAPO – “We came up with a couple of names — two of them I really like,” Redskins Coach Ron Rivera said Saturday, one day after the team announced it is undergoing “a thorough review” of the name the franchise has had since 1933.
Rivera declined to reveal the possibilities but said he believes the most important criteria for a new name is that it is respectful of Native American culture and traditions and also is a tribute to the military. He indicated Snyder agrees with that sentiment. Warriors could fit the bill.
On his podcast Friday, The Team 980’s Kevin Sheehan said he had it “on pretty good authority” that the leading contender for the replacement name is Warriors.
“I don’t think that’s a reveal by any stretch,” Sheehan said. “I think people do know that the Redskins have marked Washington Warriors just in case and that this has been the way. … I would bet big money on the Warriors being the new name for the football team.”
I’ve heard worse. That’s actually not too bad for a name change.
Also the name ‘warrior’ is akin to the name ‘Redskins’, or at least it can be. It does bring to mind images of Indians charging into battle.