GM Bruce Allen was quoted in the Washington Post and other outlets today saying the team will not change its name, even if changing the name will help it re-located to a new stadium after the lease on Fed Ex field expires in 2026. Specifically, the Federal government has decried that the team cannot lease the land under RFK stadium unless the team changes its name. One has to wonder why the team is so stubborn and stuck on a name that is offensive to Native Americans. Just from a business point of view, one would think that the team would choose a name that was appealing to all citizens. Why would the team tarnish its reputation with a name that is controversial. Even if a minority opposes the name, the team will eventually lose a significant portion of potential fans who will stop going to games. And why give up prime real estate like RFK stadium. Longtime fans know how precious and wonderful that stadium was. Mr. Snyder - it just doesn't make any sense...business sense or moral sense. Please change the name now!
Josh Silver is one of the founders of RWF and is a life time fan that wants the name changed!