It's official. The days of swirling controversy involving the Washington Redskins team name are set to come to an end. After news broke yesterday evening that FedEx; a large sponsor and affiliate of the Redskins, had asked the team to change their name, followed by Nike quickly pulling all Redskins merchandise off of shelves, the team has finally given in.
The orginization released the following statement this morning:
While they have yet to declare that a name change is certain, you simply do not "formally review" your name without intentions of changing it. It's imminent, sooner rather than later the team will have a new name. Fans now have this window to speculate what that new name may be and place their predictions before all is set in stone.