Re: D.C. Council may push Washington Redskins into ‘Washington Redtails’
Imagine that they try to do this but take the least difficult route of keeping the logo and colors but changing the name. Just for conversation's sake say they went "Warriors", "Braves", or something like that. Maybe they strike an affiliation with a particular tribe that's open to the idea like the Seminoles did in Florida. What tribes were native to the D.C. area? Conoy and Powhatan per some map I found online (reliability unknown).
Many People are just going to continue to call them the Redskins. It wouldn't be enough for those who want it changed and nothing would be accomplished. It would have to go with both the name and logo changing and probably even then if you keep the colors it stays "Redskins" in the minds of most fans. No, they would literally have to change everything colors and all. Maybe they could keep the red as secondary color (if it doesn't hurt too many Native American's feelings that something in this world is "red" or that people use the word to describe "things") to tie-in to their past.
If you go almost anything related to Native Americans the rank and file will continue to refer to the team as the "Redskins" and then you will have a bunch of people using that word to describe a team named after some other more acceptable term for Native Americans. Better? Not really I don't imagine.
Dominant color, logo and name would have to go. I think they'll fight this to the end of time if possible.
I bet that you create a huge market for Redskins throwback jerseys which the league can't really fill if they're going to walk-the-walk of getting away from this name. Enter the counterfeit jersey folks in China to fill the void. On the positive side you know anyone with a new Redskins jersey is wearing a fake I guess. Depending on how many people are wearing them this may or may not be something they can deal with. It would be mighty embarrassing for the NFL if much of the stadium was filled with fake jerseys every Sunday.
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