The best Washington team name proposal you haven’t heard
The problem with the name, Renegades—though a unique and vigorous term not used by a major U.S. sports franchise until Dallas’s recently commissioned XFL team—is that it invokes voluntary betrayal. And not only does the name invoke betrayal, it can at times invoke betrayal of one’s country—yikes! Of course, there’s been no shortage of jokes in regard to Washington’s potential NFL name change—perhaps none more forceful than the Washington Flip-floppers, the
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Washington Filibusters, or the Washington Procrastinators.
The name, Americans, was in the right neighborhood; it’s just not the right street address—pardon the borrowed symbolism, Mercury Morris. With this inevitable name change opportunity, there is a chance to bring people together in solidarity, rekindling the embers of national pride for a place where liberty, justice, and a pursuit of happiness are to be cherished and guarded.
Ladies and gentlemen, what better way to represent the many good people in Washington, D.C., than by renaming the franchise to reflect the community’s role as a robust and ferocious, unapologetic defender of American liberty?
What better name in English is available to suggest watching over and standing guard? Ladies and gentlemen, let us consider embracing the Washington Sentinels.
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