- Sep 19, 2002
I think Pigskins makes the most sense.
Washington Football Team
Presidents is the only one I like, because it's so awkward and lame it's almost cool.New name proposals just dropped. Yikes.
To the extent that some percentage of fans opposed to any name change will be placated by that very thing, I dont think the team necessarily sees it as a problem.
Other football teams might object to them being called a football team?The Navy and Coast Guard will object to Armada
The Army will object to Brigade
The military, in general, and the Navy and Coast Guard, in particular, will object to Commanders
Half the country at any given time will object to Presidents
PETA will object to RedHogs and RedWolves
More so than WFT who play in Landover, Maryland.Seattle is also a Washington Football Team, so yes.
This is where my mind went, b/c it would infuriate so many people. In true WFT fashion none of them are any good, for many reasons mentioned here.
I haven’t followed the legal angle closely, so I might be missing something. I would think, though, that they could register stylized versions of the mark now and place the basic word mark (“Washington Football Team”) on the supplemental register, then claim full trademark rights in the word mark in 5 years based on distinctiveness acquired during that time. I don’t know if they’d be willing to live with limited ability to police their brand during that time, but unless someone owns and is using WFT now (or has in the recent past), I don’t see why they couldn’t own that mark eventually.I thought they already announced that they weren't keeping WFT because they wouldn't be able to land the trademark. It gets my vote though.
Wish George Carlin was still around to give us a ruling.Washington Football Club (WFC) sounds a little better than WFT IMO. I know I'm a soccer fan, but I feel like most execs in pro sports still call their franchises clubs. Teams sounds juvenile to me, although I readily admit WFT is a real possibility whereas WFC isn't.
I hope they stick with WFT and let a nickname grow organically.
That's a lot of plurals.As a Seattelite, I’d prefer the Washington Districts of Columbians.
or just Columbians as a tribute to our South American friends.