And then there have been three.
The NFL’s Washington Football Team has reportedly whittled its title search down to 3, NBC Sports Washington is reporting.
The membership deserted the nickname ‘Redskins’ previous to the beginning of the 2020 season and easily went with the nickname ‘Football Team’ as a substitute of adopting a model new title and attempting to roll out merchandise that in any other case wouldn’t be able to go.
The information that the nickname search is down to 3 was truly revealed by the group itself. You can plainly hear group president Jason Wright talking to go coach Ron Rivera and basic supervisor Martin Mayhew in regards to the matter on “Making the Brand,” which was launched Monday morning on WFT’s web site and YouTube channel.
“So the three that will go through are, [inaudible], [inaudible] and [inaudible],” Wright mentioned with the precise names bleeped out.
That’s a reasonably good indication that the group is getting nearer to deciding upon a reputation, and it may come sooner moderately than later.
The group has already watched one other group in sports activities change their nickname away from a reputation some felt was racist, the Cleveland Indians.
The Indians, who’ve been round because the early 1900s, introduced final summer season they had been dropping the ‘Indians’ title, and simply two weeks again introduced that, beginning within the 2022 season, they’ll now be often known as the Cleveland Guardians.
Washington gained’t have a brand new title in time for the 2021 season, but it surely’s seemingly that they’ll lastly give you a brand new title after the season begins.