New news in the ongoing Redskins name drama:
|Posted: 02 July 2020 at 10:57pm | IP Logged | 3
Several investment fims and shareholders have written to sponsors asking them to drop their sponsorship if the team doesn't change their name. This is no joke, as those investment firms and shareholders are worth somewhere around $620 billion combined.
Of those sponsors, Nike has already taken action and either hidden or removed Redskins merchandise from their website. If you do a search for the team, nothing comes up. The other 31 teams come up just fine. And FedEx, the sponsor of their stadium, is asking the team to change its name. FedEx's contract runs through 2025, and their head honcho has a minority stake in the team. PepsiCo is the only one of the three sponsors contacted who have yet to say or do anything.
Its a hollow threat, mostly likely, but some in the government who have control over RFK Stadium are saying the team can forget about building a new stadium on that site or any of the other government controlled properties nearby if they don't get rid of the name. Snyder probably doesn't care. There's a lot of speculation that if the team gets a new stadium, ir will be in Virginia.
I have Cherokee ancestry on my mother's side of the family, and would love to see the name go. I'd also like to see the Braves get a name change, or at least get rid of the tomahawk chop motion and that beyond annoying chant. I can't even stand watching Braves' home games with the sound on. (Not that I watch their games, anyway...)
Rick, my guess is that Cam Newton is only there to mentor or back up Stidham (ie, tale over if he sucks or gets hurt), and will be somewhere else next year. If he is still with the Patriots next year, I doubt they'll get him as cheap.
Dez Bryant still wants to be a Cowboy again. To that, I say `HELL NO!', unless he's willing to sign a one year contract for the league minimum. The team doesn't have the money to waste on him, and he stlll has issues. Sadly, I don't think they can afford either Adams or Clowney, whose names have been bandied about. Clowney would have to take less than both the Seahawks and Browns have offered him. But then again, no one in their right mind goes willingly to the Browns. Adams' top two picks for where he wants to go are the Cowboys and Saints, but neither team really has the money to afford him.
And rumors are going around that Antonio Brown *might* end up with Brady and Gronk in Tampa. I hope not, unless Brown has had a brain transplant.
Edited by Brian Floyd on 02 July 2020 at 10:59pm