Washington Redskins Rename Themselves ‘The Washington Football Team’
In times like these, it’s always important to bring some levity to the situation and what better to do that than an incompetent NFL franchise providing another great nugget unintentional comedy. Under pressure from the public to change their name, the Washington Redskins assembled a committee to find a new name and they settled on – “The Washington Football Team.” While this is a temporary name, it is hilarious that it took an entire committee to come to this decision. It doesn’t take twelve guys in a room to name something with the same creativity as Sandra Bullock in Bird Box.
Despite this being hilarious for reasons that the Washington Football Team clearly didn’t intend, the team’s chief marketing officer Terry Bateman defended the move. “You’re doing a rebranding process that correctly takes 12 to 18 months,” he said. “If you want to do it right, you have to take a deep breath, take a step back and go through the process. We want to do it right. We want something thoughtful and inclusive and smart and bring a lot of points of views into this and come out the other side with something everyone is proud of and can rally behind.”
That’s all well and good but how hard is it to name a team the Hawks, Bobcats, Swamp Dragons or some other innocuous animal and call it a day. Instead, it took a committee to come up with the least creative name possible.
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