REPORT: Leader Emerges For New Nickname in Washington

According to reports, there is a strong "leader in the clubhouse" in terms of a new nickname for the Washington Redskins. Recently (and for years) under fire because of the racial slur associated with the nickname. Corportate financial pressure has seemingly caught up with Snyder's Skins. Hell, when Amazon pulls your merch, your pretty much done for since they sell 50% of all online retail.

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According to The Team 980's Kevin Sheehan, there's actually already a front-runner for Washington's new name -- and, in fact, there may have been for a while: the Warriors.

Earlier this month, Sheehan called "Warriors" the "definite leader in the clubhouse" to become Washington's new name. Now,as theWashington Postnoted, he's doubled down on the possibility, saying he has it "on pretty good authority" that "Warriors" is the leading contender to replace the old name ahead of the 2020 season.

"I don't think that's a reveal by any stretch," Sheehan said. "I think people do know that the Redskins have marked 'Washington Warriors' just in case, and ... I would bet big money on the 'Warriors' being the new name for the football team."

Amid Social And Corporate Pressure, Washington Redskins Consider Name Change

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