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Title: Washington Code Talkers?
Post by: steve58 on July 13, 2020, 02:44:58 PM
https://www.foxnews.com/sports/navajo-nation-releases-statement-washington-redskins-retire-team-name-logo

Might work, especially since some realtor in Alexandria has "trademarked" some of the obvious possibilities (https://fansided.com/2020/07/13/realtor-trademarked-washington-team-names-ultimate-troll-job/).  There is a name for people who do that, but it eludes me at the moment...
Title: Re: Washington Code Talkers?
Post by: bobarossa on July 13, 2020, 03:37:28 PM
They could rename themselves the Washington Renegades.  Wouldn't have to changed the emblem at all.
Title: Re: Washington Code Talkers?
Post by: al_infierno on July 13, 2020, 03:45:28 PM
Red Tails would have been cool, imo.  Honestly, it's more funny than anything that the team can't get any of the names the fans want because some random doofus trademarked them all before they did.  It's a pretty laughable predicament through-and-through.
Title: Re: Washington Code Talkers?
Post by: Con on July 13, 2020, 04:21:07 PM
They should go any totally troll everyone and call the the Washington Squaws. Bet that domain is still available
Title: Re: Washington Code Talkers?
Post by: bobarossa on July 13, 2020, 04:29:52 PM
Washington Wahoo's and use a fish emblem.  Or Cleveland's mascot.
Title: Re: Washington Code Talkers?
Post by: airboy on July 13, 2020, 04:46:42 PM
Washington Bullets
or
Washington Weasels

First for the average citizen.
Second for Congress.

Title: Re: Washington Code Talkers?
Post by: Con on July 13, 2020, 04:52:49 PM
Go 1812 on them. Washington redcoats
Title: Re: Washington Code Talkers?
Post by: solops on July 13, 2020, 05:45:18 PM
Washington Whiteskins
Wouldn't bother me.
Title: Re: Washington Code Talkers?
Post by: DoctorQuest on July 13, 2020, 05:51:38 PM
 Washington Minutemen
Title: Re: Washington Code Talkers?
Post by: SirAndrewD on July 13, 2020, 06:12:01 PM
I honestly think they should just not pick a nickname.  Call themselves the Washington DC football club.  They can either use a stylized DC as their logo or keep the profile image and replace it with George Washington.  Just put the numbers on the helmets if they don't to display the logo in that way. 

That way the fans can call them whatever they want. 

As a Cowboys fan I hate losing a bit of the history with our rivals here. 
Title: Re: Washington Code Talkers?
Post by: al_infierno on July 13, 2020, 06:30:54 PM
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Title: Re: Washington Code Talkers?
Post by: Gusington on July 13, 2020, 06:55:06 PM
^Did you really just post that?
Title: Re: Washington Code Talkers?
Post by: al_infierno on July 13, 2020, 07:10:26 PM
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Title: Re: Washington Code Talkers?
Post by: Gusington on July 13, 2020, 08:01:35 PM
Alrighty then.
Title: Re: Washington Code Talkers?
Post by: Sir Slash on July 13, 2020, 09:32:39 PM
I understand the name, Washington Spineless Jellyfish was already taken by Congress.
Title: Re: Washington Code Talkers?
Post by: Tpek on July 15, 2020, 08:44:57 AM
Might work, especially since some realtor in Alexandria has "trademarked" some of the obvious possibilities (https://fansided.com/2020/07/13/realtor-trademarked-washington-team-names-ultimate-troll-job/).  There is a name for people who do that, but it eludes me at the moment...

Is this even legal? Can you trademark names you are definitely not using?

Back to topic;
What about Washington Greenskins and use an Orc as mascot?
Title: Re: Washington Code Talkers?
Post by: steve58 on July 15, 2020, 09:01:50 AM
Apparently it is legal.  It's a practice known as "bad-faith trademark filing"-sometimes referred to as "trademark squatting." (https://www.uspto.gov/custom-page/inventors-eye-don-t-sit-and-wait-stopping-trademark-squatters)  People do it mostly in hopes of making a person or company pay them big $$ to give it up.
Title: Re: Washington Code Talkers?
Post by: Tpek on July 15, 2020, 01:04:10 PM
Ugh.
Hopefully there will be legislation to deal with these sort of things just as it began for copyright trolling.
Title: Re: Washington Code Talkers?
Post by: al_infierno on July 15, 2020, 03:55:11 PM
The guy who did it is apparently willing to give the trademarks up for free, so it sounds like he played himself more than anything.
Title: Re: Washington Code Talkers?
Post by: steve58 on July 16, 2020, 07:44:44 AM
Now sports reporters are saying bad news coming out about the Redskins.

https://www.foxnews.com/sports/washington-redskins-football-bombshell-coming
Title: Re: Washington Code Talkers?
Post by: Gusington on July 16, 2020, 08:10:48 AM
Weird...wonder what it could be...
Title: Re: Washington Code Talkers?
Post by: Sir Slash on July 16, 2020, 08:16:59 AM
Pelosi will be playing as Quarterback. The huddles will be 30 min. long.
Title: Re: Washington Code Talkers?
Post by: al_infierno on July 16, 2020, 02:40:24 PM
https://twitter.com/nestsports1933/status/1283823192457584641

If even a fraction of this is true, then holy freaking cow, man.   :o
Title: Re: Washington Code Talkers?
Post by: steve58 on July 16, 2020, 03:03:29 PM
https://twitter.com/nestsports1933/status/1283823192457584641

If even a fraction of this is true, then holy freaking cow, man.   :o

:o

...and now they are lawyering up

https://nypost.com/2020/07/16/washington-nfl-team-gets-angry-lawyers-up-ahead-of-imminent-bombshell/
Title: Re: Washington Code Talkers?
Post by: SirAndrewD on July 16, 2020, 04:22:06 PM
From what I was reading Washington's possibly about to face a sex trafficking scandal that may even involve Snyder.

Some Washington fans are actually happy about the possibility.  Snyder hasn't exactly been a model owner for the franchise.  They're hoping for an ouster.
Title: Re: Washington Code Talkers?
Post by: CptHowdy on July 16, 2020, 05:09:45 PM
Well Epstein's madame is in jail now and still alive last I heard. I'm sure a lot of people are shaking in their boots right now.
Title: Re: Washington Code Talkers?
Post by: al_infierno on July 23, 2020, 01:25:48 PM
https://kdvr.com/news/national/report-redskins-become-washington-football-team/

Talk about a lack of imagination...  ::)
Title: Re: Washington Code Talkers?
Post by: SirAndrewD on July 23, 2020, 01:34:08 PM
Do I get a check from Dan Snyder for the idea?

Heck, they are even using the number on the helmet.
Title: Re: Washington Code Talkers?
Post by: Lowenstaat on July 23, 2020, 02:16:35 PM
I wonder if they're holding out for a corporate sponsorship team name contract offer. As precedent think of all the stadiums that had geographic or location names, but are now [insert corporation name here] field / stadium. So, how about the Washington FedExers? Although, Washington Ex-Feds might be more appropriate.
Title: Re: Washington Code Talkers?
Post by: bobarossa on July 23, 2020, 07:16:38 PM
Or if the price is too high, they could have a joint sponsorship.  The Washington Fed-UPS
Title: Re: Washington Code Talkers?
Post by: Sir Slash on July 23, 2020, 08:47:44 PM
My vote is for, "The Washington Redskin-Potatoes". That way they won't have to change anything. Just add a potato.  :bd:  They can even keep the logo, just give the Disenfranchised Native American a potato in his mouth. Too easy for Washington D.C. certainly without a Congressional Committee to study the issue for a decade or two, but who gets offended by potatoes?
Title: Re: Washington Code Talkers?
Post by: em2nought on July 23, 2020, 11:19:43 PM
They might as well get rid of the "Washington" while they're at it because they'll be coming for him too.  :uglystupid2:
Title: Re: Washington Code Talkers?
Post by: Destraex on July 24, 2020, 04:18:29 AM
As an Aussie that follows US Football, I really loved the Redskin logo. It captures the imagination. The fact that people barrack for them, should have alerted them to the fact that the team was proud of the Indian Warriors and their people. Not the opposite.

In the mean time here in Australia.

Our "Captain Cook" hotel got it's name changed by the new owners to "the captain".
Our "Coon Cheese" brand is having it's name changed.
Title: Re: Washington Code Talkers?
Post by: JasonPratt on July 24, 2020, 06:54:51 AM
Or if the price is too high, they could have a joint sponsorship.  The Washington Fed-UPS

I lol'd WAY too hard at that!  :notworthy:

As things stand, though, what even are they going to be? The Washington Washingtons??

They might as well get rid of the "Washington" while they're at it because they'll be coming for him too.  :uglystupid2:

Ah, right, true, nevermind.  :crazy2: