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Feds cut 'Redskins' trademark; alternate names suggested

Sep 15, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) and head coach Mike Shanahan walk on the sidelines during the game against the Green Bay Packers in the third quarter at Lambeau Field. Photo: Image by Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Feds cut 'Redskins' trademark; alternate names suggested

By Jay Sorgi. CREATED Jun 18, 2014 - UPDATED: Jun 18, 2014

Washington, D.C.'s NFL franchise has been called the Redskins since the 1930s, before the team was located in the nation's capital. However, there has been a long campaign to change the name due to what many consider a negative connotation towards Native Americans.

Now, the federal government has gotten involved with the name, revoking the trademark because it is "disparaging to Native Americans."

The Redskins will appeal, according to their Twitter account.

Apparently, according to an Associated Press writer, the Redskins' ownership knew this was coming.

Fans, journalists and others came up with some amusing alternate options, some connected to the team's name/colors, some to the political nature of the city.

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A lifelong sports fanatic whose grandfather appeared on a weekly show in the early years of 620WTMJ, Jay was well-groomed for a career with Journal Broadcast Group and WTMJ.