The team formerly known as Redskins is focused on a new name.
Washington owner Dan Snyder formalized on July 13 as the team seeks to go by the name of the offensive, racist and disparaging team amid financial pressure from sponsors and, just as important, pressure from Native Americans who wanted the team to abandon the Name.
Mission accomplished, but it could take a while before the Washington NFL franchise sets up and reveals a new name. There are certain signals that could point to the new nickname, such as betting odds, Dwayne Haskins and a mystery man could all point to a favorite for a new name: the Redwolves.
An Instagram post featuring a mock-up of a possible Redwolves uniform caught the eye of current Washington QB1 Haskins, who made a positive comment about the united states:
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“I didn’t go to detain you.” I can do it, ”said Haskins in a response to the post.
But that’s not where the only smoke from the Redwolves nickname comes from. In early July 13, Martin McCaulay tweeted that the Washington Redwolves’ nickname is currently involved in a brand fight, and that should be a plot.
“SBJ and the Post have both indicated that a new name will not be released on Monday because their favorite team replacement is involved in an anti-branding campaign. The only name currently in a fight against brands is #WashingtonRedwolves Arkansas State Red Wolves against Chattanooga Red Wolves
– Martin McCaulay (@MartinMcCaulay) July 13, 2020
McCaulay, a 61-year-old actuary who lives in Alexandria, Virginia, has filed 44 brands since 2016 – many of them possibilities for the new name for the Washington team. Team leaders should reach an agreement with McCauley to transfer the brand before using the name. And McCaulay claimed on Twitter that “Redwolves” is the trademark currently in court.
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Although the Redwolves nickname seems to be the favorite, there are a number of other names that have entered the betting sphere, if you want to risk a few dollars to guess where Snyder and Co. might go with the next name.
All odds are courtesy of Sports Insider:
- Redwolves +150
- Redtails +300
- Warriors +500
- General +600
- Presidents +750
- Lincolns +1000
- Monuments +1000
- Memorials +1200
- Redhawks +1200
- Rois +1400
- Americans +1 600
- Veterans +1800
- Skins +2000
- Roosevelts +2200
- Jeffersons +2500