Washington Football Team’s new name unveiled, choosing worst possible option
After years of being named the Washington Football Team, the team officially announced this morning that they will officially become the Washington Commanders. Yes, we double checked to make sure this wasn’t a new USFL team set to play the Philadelphia Stars. It’s literally the new NFL team in D.C. formally known as the Washington Football Team.
The Commanders, which sounds like a generic team from a Disney Channel movie, had the most unfortunate leak of their “secretive” campaign last night.
NBC shot a video hyping up the release of the name via live feed of the stadium from a helicopter and accidentally showed the team’s new logo in the background at FedEx Field.
Washington fans have universally panned the name for just how bland and unoriginal it is. With names like the RedWolves and several other decent ideas, it’s perfect that the biggest loser in football landed on Commanders.
With another horrible season likely on the way in 2022, the Tank Commander jokes just write themselves. The logo is just as bland, with the team literally stealing Waste Management’s logo and adding two lines to it. However, stealing their logo from a trash company is the perfect metaphor for this franchise.
Before the name was leaked, a black uniform was posted onto Twitter, which have been confirmed by their official announcement above. The black uniforms will have a matching black helmet while the home and away uniforms will have a matte red helmet. The matte red look is slick and easily the best part of Washington’s new uniforms.
The home uniform is bland, and the giant Commanders word mark with tiny numbers makes it all look disproportional. I like the away design in a vacuum, but black as a secondary color on a Washington uniform doesn’t make sense.
Black was never meant to be a primary color for a Washington uniform, and makes the alternate uniform look like the lovechild of Arizona State and the Los Angeles Rams.
The numbers are too slim, the textures on the sleeves looks horrible, and completes the worst possible rebrand an NFL team could ever have. It makes you wonder what Snyder has been doing for two seasons if this was the best they could come up with.
The NFC East has been in absolute shambles over the last 24 hours outside of Philadelphia. The New York Giants are facing a lawsuit from Brian Flores due to only interviewing him to cover their bases on the Rooney Rule, which requires NFL teams to interview a minority candidate for head coach and senior executive roles.
New York reportedly planned on hiring Brian Daboll three days before interviewing Flores, and it was leaked due to Bill Belichick being an old man and texting the wrong Brian congratulating them on landing the job.
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