Washington Football Team President Jason Wright Says The Washington Football Team Name May Remain in 2021 (Bonus: Name That They Should Pick)
I've complained about the lack of creativity in the NFL before, but in all my years of procrastinating, I've never seen anything like this; the Washington Football Team may be more than just a one-year placeholder.
The temporary rebrand of the 'Washington Football Team' could last longer than just this season, according to team president Jason Wright.
"Next year is fast," Wright said on the possibility of having a new team moniker by the beginning of the 2021 NFL campaign.
"There's a pretty good chance we will be the Washington Football Team next season." (from the interview linked in the next paragraph)
“I think next year is fast because of how the brand has to come together through uniforms, through approval processes through the league," Wright said. "Next year is fast. There is a pretty good chance we will still be the Washington Football Team next season. We could get there quicker, it’s actually pretty hard to get there that quickly because of all the steps that need to happen.”
Wright's comments come in an exclusive interview with ABC7's Scott Abraham.
On July 3, Washington announced the retirement of its old name and logo after owner Dan Snyder faced significant pressure from corporate sponsors to change the name.
A few weeks later, the club announced it would temporarily play as the 'Washington Football Team' while the team goes through the process of finding a new moniker for the "next 100 years."
There's giving yourself an out and then there's whatever the Washington Football Team is doing here.
WFT Team President and Pardon My Take reoccurring guest, Jason Wright has found a way to put "I'm just gonna wait to start my diet off until after New Years because of the holidays" to new heights.
Today is October 20th, 2020, so of course it's crazy to think about losing weight in 2020, but WFT is already hinting at the fact that Washington Football Team may be here to stay because "next year is fast".
While there's no doubt 2021 is right around the corner, the NFL league year does not operate January 1st to December 31st; each new league year begins in March! That's why Chiefs vs. Titans was the 2019, not 2020 AFC Championship Game. In case you forgot about how far apart January 1st and the middle of March are, why don't you try to picture life back when your face could be exposed and you didn't have to wash your hands after going to the bathroom. There were over 70 days of that in 2020.
Now, I'm not entirely up-to-date with the words to percentages exchange rate, but I think we can all agree "pretty good" is greater than 50% when it comes to chances. How can you seriously not at least have it narrowed down to a few dozen names? How are the chances of Washington Football Team being around next year "pretty good"? It's not exactly like the retirement of Redskins wasn't decades in the making...As much as I might disrespect him, it's not like come midnight January 1st, 2021 any new team name proposals are due on Roger Goodell's desk otherwise you have to wait another year. With five months until the 2021 league year begins the Washington Football Team (I got to Red before I was like "Dozo!") is basically saying we don't have enough time to make a decision that we've had since July. Who can blame them though? This is a big deal you, don't want to pick a name that's going to piss people off.
Despite the team's record, there's no denying the accuracy of "Washington Football Team", it's just boring AF. It reminds of how lame MLS is with "fill in a city that probably doesn't have all four major sports" F.C. or S.C.
I really just wanted to write this blog to get my name idea out there, sure Red Wolves has been the popular choice amongst Football Team fans.
But I think the obvious choice is Pigskins. The artist former known as the Washington Redskins should become the Washington Pigskins.
Think about it for two seconds...Pigskins pays homage to the Football Team's former name, while also respecting its current one. (You know what footballs used to be made of right?) Speaking of paying homage; how about showing some love to the most famous (retired) fans in football?
You can still be called the Skins while only being only offensive to vegans and nobody on earth feels guilty about making fun of them. There wasn't a Trail of Tomatoes (no you can't steal that, Olive Garden). Plus you can keep the fight song which is a huge fan favorite. All you have to do is change one half of one word. If the issue is with re-branding there is no easier rebrand than swapping Red with Pig. All you need to do is hit ctrl/command (depending on your computer brand)-F to swap everything out. Just make sure there's no Dwigt situations.