Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Changing the Redskins Team Name

Whether rightly or wrongly, there's a pretty big momentum toward changing the team nickname of the Washington Redskins.  I will admit that,as compared to other ethnic or racial teams, Redskins is a bit raw.  It's a little more in the air about the Cleveland Indians (if they lose Chief Wahoo) and the Atlanta Braves.

But let's suppose the team does change its name.  What should it be changed to?

Sports teams in Washington have borne various names, such as the Senators (MLB), Nationals (MLB), Wizards (NBA), Mystics (WNBA), Capitals (NHL), and United (Soccer).

Considering the popularity of Congress at this time, I don't envision the football team being called the Senators.

What about the Lobbyists?  Well, there's a lot of these there, but hard to sell for fan loyalty.

All in all, the best I can come up with is the Washington Sentinels, a fictional team name from the Keanu Reeves - Gene Hackman movie, The Replacements.

And, while they're at it, choose professional strippers as cheerleaders.  Here's a clip of their routine from the movie: