Washington Football Team
|Washington Football Team|
Play in Landover, Maryland
|Team colors||Burgundy, Gold, White|
|Fight song||Hail to the Redskins|
|Head coach||Ron Rivera|
|League championships (5)|
|Conference championships (5)
|Division championships (12)
The Washington Football Team 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.
In 2020, the team announced that there would be a review of the name. On July 13, 2020, the team plans to officially retire the "Redskins" name, although they have not chosen a new team name.
References[change | change source]
- "Trademark board rules against Washington Redskins name". NFL. Retrieved 2014-06-19. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Around the NFL staff (July 3, 2020). "Washington Redskins to undergo thorough review of team's name". NFL.com. NFL Enterprises. Retrieved July 9, 2020.
- Draper, Kevin (July 3, 2020). "Washington and the N.F.L. Might Change the Redskins Name. Why Now?". The New York Times. Retrieved July 9, 2020.
- Carpenter, Les; Maske, Mark (July 12, 2020). "Redskins to retire team name Monday; new name to be revealed later". The Washington Post. Retrieved July 13, 2020.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Washington Redskins official web site
- Sports E-Cyclopedia.com
- ESPN's Redskin Page Archived 2009-04-10 at the Wayback Machine
- History of the Washington Redskins
- Team Names