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 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. On June 18, 2014, the United States Patent Office decided that they were going to cancel the Redskins trademarks and called the name "disparaging to Native Americans".
References[change | change source]
- "Trademark board rules against Washington Redskins name". NFL. Retrieved 2014-06-19.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Washington Redskins official web site
- Sports E-Cyclopedia.com
- ESPN's Redskin Page
- History of the Washington Redskins