Ten New Names for the WFT

The Washington Football Team (WFT) plans to announce its new name on February 2, 2022. The team, which plays American football, was founded in 1932 as the Boston Braves. It changed its name to the Boston Redskins the next year and played under that name until 1937. It then moved to Washington, D.C., and became the Washington Redskins.

In 2020, the team announced that it would retire the Redskins name and would be called the Washington Football Team until a permanent name could be chosen. Redskins is a term that refers to American Indians (Native Americans) and is now generally considered offensive.

Following are ten suggestions for new names for the WFT:

  1. Washington Wombats
  2. DMV Lines
  3. Washington Cronies
  4. District Dumbasses
  5. Capitol Insurrectionists
  6. Columbian Filibusteros
  7. D.C. Swamp Rats
  8. National Embarrassments
  9. Montreal Expos
  10. The Manifest Destinies

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