Thank heavens for Twitter, or else Wednesday would’ve been a real nightmare for Daniel Snyder.
By midmorning news had broken that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office was revoking all trademarks for the Washington Redskins name. According to Mike Florio, this means that, should no appeals overturn the decision, anyone and everyone can sell Washington Redskins merchandise – color scheme and all – without any threat of infringement. It’s essentially a power play to cut one of Snyder’s revenue sources at the knees, and force him to change the team name.
Which brings us full circle to Twitter. Should Snyder finally cave to the mounting pressures and decide to change his team’s name, the Twitterverse has some handy suggestions. #NewRedskinsName trended throughout social media and dropped the following golden offerings at the feet of the beleaguered franchise.
— Diane in 7A (@Diane_7A) June 18, 2014
#NewRedskinsName Washington Greenbacks. Because u know, that’s the only reason anyone’s there anyway….
— Chuck Leek (@LA_Kings_67) June 18, 2014
#NewRedskinsName The Washington Savages… Same logo.
— Jared, the Jaguar (@jaredcarter_) June 18, 2014
“Redtails” would honor the Tuskegee Airmen, courageous African-American pilots in WWII. It gets my vote. #NewRedskinsName
— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) June 18, 2014
— ParaManziel (@JustParallel) June 18, 2014
Washington Pussycats. #newredskinsname
— Dave Winer ☮ (@davewiner) October 29, 2013
— Whiteskins.Org (@WhiteskinsOrg) August 9, 2013
#NewRedskinsName The Washington Who The Hell Cares. – I think that’d be a great name.
— Melissa McDonald (@M3lissaMcDonald) June 18, 2014
#NewRedskinsName THE DC SOCCER TEAM
— P Flynn Anderson (@pkfanderson) June 18, 2014
Chocolate City Choctaws #NewRedskinsName
— Jono Zalay (@JonoZalay) June 18, 2014
For your consideration. pic.twitter.com/FAQMWBtKJ9
— Drunk Predator Drone (@drunkenpredator) June 18, 2014
Teabaggers (Hey, it’s a compliment) #NewRedskinsName
— Jeff Gauvin (@JeffersonObama) June 18, 2014
— Ꮇíƙє Ꮋєrɱσѕíℓℓσ (@MikeH_817) June 18, 2014
The Montreal Expos #NewRedskinsName
— Bishop Nash (@BishopNash) June 18, 2014
Next up: the Washington Redskin Potatoes. Sending this to the US Patent Office now. pic.twitter.com/WU8JnagKfd
— Ryan Mink (@ryanmink) June 18, 2014