By Marc Lawrence — As the Washington Redskins ponder whether to change their name amid pressure from sponsors, and Amazon ready to pull Redskins merchandise from the site, many fans and media members have weighed in on Twitter and Instagram with ideas for what the Washington franchise could choose if it decides to retire the old name. An NBC Sports Washington reporter put together a list of potential options, but the suggestions have come pouring in across social media since. In an effort to help keep up, here’s a comprehensive list of most of the ideas that have gained steam so far: Starting Fresh – Redhawks, Redtails, Redhogs, Red Wolves, Pigskins/Skins, and Warriors. Others under consideration include Generals, Renegades, Federals, Senators, and DC Defenders. Cast your vote on the name change poll here.
The Chicago Blackhawks say they will continue to use their team name because it honors a Native American leader who has been an inspiration to generations. “We celebrate Black Hawk’s legacy by offering ongoing reverent examples of Native American culture, traditions and contributions, providing a platform for genuine dialogue with local and national Native American groups. As the team’s popularity grew over the past decade, so did that platform and our work with these important organizations. We recognize there is a fine line between respect and disrespect, and we commend other teams for their willingness to engage in that conversation. Moving forward, we are committed to raising the bar even higher to expand awareness of Black Hawk and the important contributions of all Native American people.” In baseball, the Cleveland Indians are looking into it, while the Atlanta Braves declined to do so. It’s getting hairy in here.
Grinding Out The Profits
2020 PLAYBOOK Football Preview Guide magazine reports: Willie Fritz is right at the top of our favorite college football coaches list. He’s repeatedly shown the ability to make steak out of ground meat at every stop he’s made. That being said, we’re about to find out the depth of his coaching ability in 2020. With only eight teams sporting a lower Returning Production Ranking than the Wave, the margin of error is slim. Fritz has improved teams at every stop of his career and six of his last nine teams have either been bowlers or participants in the FCS championships. More importantly, Fritz is 22-2 SU and 17-5 ATS against .333 or fewer opponents, meaning he chews up on teams he’s expected to beat. Remember that.