Author: Dawson Haywood
The Washington Football Team. I've never had much of an opinion on them as they have only won the NFC East three times in the last twenty years. I can say with certainty though that Dan Snyder has the worst reputation amongst owners in the NFL. This upcoming season Snyder and his front office has decided to continue as the Washington Football Team after hyping up all year that they were going to come out with a new name for the team.
First off, I would like to point out that if you go to the Washington Football Team's website it is still littered with "Redskins". So much for making a change. I cannot prove this but for the sake of stirring up some controversy I would like to think that Snyder is doing this simply because he is that stubborn. I mean within the last few days I was able to make this website, name it, secure a few sponsors (more to be announced soon), and (in my opinion) come up with some good content so why can't a $3.5 billion organization come up with a new name and clean up their website. Am I just that good?
Fans have almost handed Snyder and the organization a team name that they would be happy with. Washington Red Wings or Washington Red Wolves or Washington Generals. I don't know but it shouldn't be that hard.
On the flip side, in the first year of being called "The Washington Football Team" they did wind up making playoffs and made the season memorable for the fans. They started the season beating the Eagles and then they went on to beat the Cowboys twice and was the first team this year to beat Pittsburgh starting their losing streak and then beat the Eagles again.
Hiring Rivera and drafting Chase Young gives me hope for this team but with Snyder running the organization I believe that he cares very little about the actual team itself and has become complacent with the value of the organization. Snyder has the potential to do something great with this team and could make them a top five valued NFL franchise (currently ranked at eight). Snyder needs to clean up his act, put his ego aside, and start making the right moves both on and off the field. Having the Washington Football Team be a contender in this league would be fun because, like the Browns, seeing a team pull themselves out of the mud is fun to watch.
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