ABC7News: JUST IN: @FedEx has asked the Washington @Redskins to change its name. Here is the statement: "We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name."
Rannuci: And Nike has stopped selling Washington Redskins merchandise on the Nike website.
Rwa2play: Well, DC has Snyder in a barrel.You see, ol' Dan desperately wants the site of the old RFK Stadium so he can tear that down and build his new $1 Billion+ palaceThe problem? DC has said, "You want the site, change the name."
Bonzo_1116: Rannuci: And Nike has stopped selling Washington Redskins merchandise on the Nike website.I chortled when I saw that. That's cash out of Snyder's pocket...I wonder if he'll sue./delicious
desertgeek: How long until Snyder announces that the stadium will have no sponsor going forward?
Incorrigible Astronaut: I'm happy and surprised by this. With Schneider at the helm, I honestly didn't think it was going to happen for another 30 years. a traditionally conservative company like FedEx speaking with their wallet is huge.
Snapper Carr: desertgeek: How long until Snyder announces that the stadium will have no sponsor going forward?Cash4Gold Stadium.
Naido: Whoops, also meant to say:I don't know of any other reason why he should be such a stalwart defender of that stupid name, and I think he only resists because he's a rich asshole who can't stand to look as if he made a decision because people told him to,Also, I think there's an example (locally even) that demonstrates how simple it is. I think, at this point, most people don't even remember when the Washington Wizards were the Bullets. And the people who know, don't care. Sure, the team lacks support, but not because of their name change. It's because they've been mismanaged for decades by a raging asshole. Come to think of it, maybe Dan likes having the argument about the team name as a distraction from his other shortcomings