MONDAY, MAY 3, 2021
...and we move Aaron Rodgers along: Should the Washington Football Team remain the Washington Football Team? Or should it get a new name?
The conversation drags on. In this morning's Washington Post, Robert McCartney plumps for Washington Redwolves.
We happen to have a better idea. We've had this idea all along:
We'd like to see the Football Team renamed the Washington Americans. The iconography could remain the same. As far as we know, nothing was ever cartoonized or derogatory about the team's previous visuals, at least not in the recent past.
"The Washington Americans," linked to those dignified, respectful emblems! We know, we know—it can't be done! But an observer can dream.
(For what it's worth, Yankees and Celtics are ethnic team names—though we know it can't be done.)
While we're at it, we've also solved the problem of where to send Aaron Rodgers. We'd like to see the Buccaneers acquire the young signal-caller to serve as Tom Brady's back-up.
Rodgers could watch and learn for a couple of years, possibly playing a few fourth quarters to give Terrific some rest. At some point in the future, if the star San Matean decides to take a sabbatical year, the Chico native could imaginably be ready to step in.
The Washington Americans! By far, it's the best name we've heard.