On Monday, the Washington franchise officially retired its original team name, Redskins, which had been criticized for decades. So - now what? There are plenty of new names being thrown around, with no official renaming date in sight.
If you'd like a source to speak with to understand the background of the Redskins franchise, a look into the new names being considered (including Warriors, Generals, Red Wolves, War Hogs, Presidents, Lincolns and Senators), and what this name change means for the sports industry at large - please don't hesitate to reach out. Would love to put you in touch with Eric Barrow, Editor in Chief at Deadspin, to discuss the name change for your upcoming article or segment. - Liz Martin, G/O Media Communications
"The National Office for Tuskegee Airmen Incorporated told Deadspin that the organization would be “honored” to work with the NFL franchise in Washington D.C. if it were to change the name of the organization to the Washington Red Tails.
The Red Tails were a nickname given to the heroic military aviation group called the Tuskegee Airmen who were the first Black aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corps. The original group of Airmen is most known for their stellar battle record in World War