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News item (via ESPN): The Washington Redskins are likely to change their name, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter, after the team announced Friday it will "undergo a thorough review" of the nickname amid renewed pressure.
"In light of recent events around our country and feedback from our community, the Washington Redskins are announcing the team will undergo a thorough review of the team's name. This review formalizes the initial discussions the team has been having with the league in recent weeks," the statement said....
"This process allows the team to take into account not only the proud tradition and history of the franchise but also input from our alumni, the organization, sponsors, the National Football League and the local community it is proud to represent on and off the field," (owner Daniel) Snyder said in the statement.
In that spirit, (C)M has compiled the Top Ten Potential New Names for the Washington NFL Franchise:
And most obvious of all:
Editor's note: (C)M has long been a proponent of changing the Washington NFL franchise's truly objectionable name, as well as the equally offensive name of his favorite sports team, the Major League Baseball franchise in Cleveland. He thinks the latter should be rechristened "The Maestros." Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?
Your (Conservative) Maestro has been around for a really long time orchestrating messaging and communications strategy for politicians, CEOs and other assorted types. He thinks he may have picked up a few things along the way.