Ian Washburn's family has had season tickets for three generations. In an open letter to Mr. Snyder, Ian describes why he will not be renewing his tickets for next season. Like many of us, Ian reveres tradition and family. Moving on from a tradition that spans three generations is not an easy thing to do. It is a jolt to one's being. One can feel that he does not have any grounding or structure. It is quite emotional. I have heard fans say that if the name is changed, they will not have a tradition to pass along to their children. But sometimes traditions must change, especially if they are no longer morally acceptable. The name of the team is one such tradition. We will still have a team if it has a new name. We will still have the legacy of the great Superbowl teams. Names of teams have changed and the fan base has remained. It is time to shed the tradition of a dictionary defined racial slur and to change the name. We can all do it! See the link below for the letter. Ian has shown moral courage...we must all do the same.
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Josh Silver is one of the founders of RWF and is a life time fan that wants the name changed!