Play in Landover, Maryland
National Football League (1932–present)
|Team colors||Burgundy, Gold, White|
|Fight song||Hail to the Redskins|
|General Manager||Bruce Allen|
|Head Coach||Mike Shanahan|
|League Championships (5)|
|Conference Championships (5)
|Division Championships (12)
The Washington Redskins are a professional American football team based in the Washington, D.C. area. The team plays at FedExField in Landover, Maryland. The team's head office and training area are at Redskin Park in Ashburn, Virginia. They are part of the Eastern Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL).
The team began in Boston. They were first named for the Boston Braves baseball team. They were soon renamed the "Redskins". They kept that nickname after moving to Washington. Some consider it offensive to name a team after a race or ethnic group, resulting in protests and legal challenges, but the team owners have refused to think about changing the name.
Other websites[change | edit source]
- Washington Redskins official web site
- Sports E-Cyclopedia.com
- ESPN's Redskin Page
- History of the Washington Redskins