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Why Washington’s NFL Team Hasn’t Picked a Name—and Could Keep Its Interim One – The Wall Street Journal


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Why Washington’s NFL Team Hasn’t Picked a Name—and Could Keep Its Interim One – The Wall Street Journal

After an intensive siege by politicians, activists and sponsors, Washington’s NFL team in July dropped its name of 87 years because it was widely defined as a slur. The franchise later said it would go by the Washington Football Team for 2020. It was a stop gap measure because owner Dan Snyder didn’t think the…

After an intensive siege by politicians, activists and sponsors, Washington’s NFL team in July dropped its name of 87 years because it was widely defined as a slur. The franchise later said it would go by the Washington Football Team for 2020.

It was a stop gap measure because owner Dan Snyder didn’t think the team had time to thoughtfully select a new name before the 2020 season, which begins this week. But as weeks have passed and the team prepares for its first game Sunday against Philadelphia, Snyder is allowing for a…

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