On July 13th, 2020, it was announced that the Washington Football Franchise will move on from their name “Redskins” after 88 years.
Coming from a Washington fan, I am saddened by the fact that the team I have supported my whole life will enter a new stage of its football franchise, but understand where the team is coming from, and why this decision has to, and will be made.
I have so many fond memories of the team name, from RG3 back in 2012, the Kirk Cousins era (YOU LIKE THAT?!), the 6-3 run led by Alex Smith, and finally, the rookie year of Dwayne Haskins, which wasn’t the best season, but one I will remember the rest of my life.
And while it’s sad to leave an era you’ve known your whole life, it’s time for a new era. With the additions of Ron Rivera, Scott Turner, Jack Del Rio, the firing of Bruce Allen, and now, the removal of the “Redskins”, this offseason has been nothing short of a culture change, and I am super excited to see what the future holds.
And now with the name removal, Washington hopes to get it’s new stadium back in Washington DC, where the famous RFK Stadium was located, the golden era of Washington football.
It’s a crazy time for me as a fan, but I sit back and thank everyone to help create those memories I experienced for 17 years. And now, I thank everyone in advance who will help create the memories this new team name will create for me, and for others, in the future.
Times has been rough as of recently for Washington fans, but tough times don’t last forever. And I cannot wait for this new era of Washington football.
So with that, I say: Thank you.