Washington owner Dan Snyder and the organization have officially confirmed an upcoming name change. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Washington officially retires name and logo

Washington has officially announced that the franchise will be retiring the "Redskins" name and logo after facing pressure from sponsors, fans, players, and politicians.

"On July 3, we announced the commencement of a thorough review of the team's name," the team said in a statement. "The review has begun in earnest. As part of this process, we want to keep our sponsors, fans and community apprised of our thinking as we go forward. Today, we are announcing we will be retiring the Redskins name and logo upon completion of this review. Dan Snyder and Coach Rivera are working closely to develop a new name and design approach that will enhance the standing of our proud, tradition rich franchise and inspire our sponsors, fans and community for the next 100 years."

For several years, it seemed like Snyder would never budge on a name change despite criticism, but in the midst of nationwide protests regarding racial inequality, several team sponsors expressed that they would no longer associate with the team unless the name was changed.

Since then, Snyder and Rivera have been working on coming up with a new nickname for the franchise, with "Warriors," "Red Tails," and "Red Wolves" rumored to be the favorites. Some thought that perhaps the team would wait a season to officially make the change, but with this announcement, it is all but confirmed that the team will have a new name by the time the season begins.

Blake Harper is a writer based in New York. He's originally from San Diego and is one of the few Chargers fans left. He doesn't believe in ties and loves elaborate celebrations. Follow him on Twitter @beezyharps 



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