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Nailed it! Although I wish it was Washington Team Football so they could have a W.T.F. logo on their helmets. 

I need some mulch. What's the site? 

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It will be as generic as possible to avoid offending literally anyone. Rebranding an NFL team is not cheap, so they're going to be super cautious with it.

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Are they renaming 'Washington' or the football team's name? Both seem controversial. Since this is the District of Columbia, maybe they could change the name of the city and the team, and make it the Columbian Cartel? There may be some ironic truth to that name.

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I don't think they will be announcing a new nickname today. Redskins is just being retired.

 

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2020/07/12/report-washington-name-to-be-retired-on-monday/

 

Washington hasn't even filed a trademark to protect a name yet.

 

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But here’s the twist: According to the report, a new name won’t be unveiled with the announcement that the old name is kaput. This means that, for an indefinite period of time, Washington won’t have a name.

The delay in announcing a new name relates to trademark issues. Earlier today, we posted the results of a search of the United States Patent and Trademark Office database, which reveals that one man has been squatting on various potential names over the past several years. It does not appear that the team has filed for trademark protection as to any alternatives, yet.

 

 

There is a guy who has filed for all kinds of trademarks for Washington teams, that has no ties to the team. Money grab.

 

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2020/07/12/washington-trademark-squatter-adds-to-his-portfolio/

 

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As of the posting of the FOX5 story in May 2015, McCaulay had registered for trademark protection on the following Washington-based names: Americans, Bravehearts, Federals, Forces, Founders, Gladiators, Monuments, Natives, Pandas, Pigskins, Red-Tailed Hawks, Renegades, Sharks, Veterans, and Tribe. McCaulay told FOX5 that he had spent $20,000 to secure the various trademarks.

A Sunday search conducted by PFT of the USPTO’s public trademark database revealed that Phillip Martin McCaulay (it would be one hell of a coincidence if it wasn’t the same guy) has recently filed applications for the following trademarks: Washington Redtails (July 7 and July 5), Washington Monuments (July 6), Washington Veterans (July 6), Washington Renegades (July 6), Washington Red-Tailed Hawks (July 4), and Washington Americans (June 18).

 

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7 hours ago, Myles said:

I think they should announce that they are not going to have a nickname.   They will just be known as Washington.

I'm color blind.

When the play the Browns, how would I tell who's who?

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8 minutes ago, buccolts said:

I'm color blind.

When the play the Browns, how would I tell who's who?

They could be a darker red.   

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41 minutes ago, buccolts said:

I'm color blind.

When the play the Browns, how would I tell who's who?

It's easy....just pick out the team that is obviously better..........

 

Oh....wait a tic...

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6 hours ago, w87r said:

There is a guy who has filed for all kinds of trademarks for Washington teams, that has no ties to the team. Money grab.

I hate it then people do this.

The company that I get mulch from must have neglected to renew their domain because I went there and it was a porn site.  Not what I was expecting

 

Too bad, some of those names are good but I wouldn't pay that donkey

 

But they better start. reserving names

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35 minutes ago, Nadine said:

I hate it then people do this.

The company that I get mulch from must have neglected to renew their domain because I went there and it was a porn site.  Not what I was expecting

 

Too bad, some of those names are good but I wouldn't pay that donkey

 

But they better start. reserving names

I read something today, that said he offered to give them a name for free, account wasn't verified yet to be his though. Said its just a hobby of his that got out of control.?

 

Yeah, said he said $20,000 in trademark fees. If he sold it for $5-$10m it is quite the business deal.

 

I agree with your post though, I wouldn't pay him a dime.

 

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2020/07/13/trademark-issue-complicates-washingtons-name-change/

 

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As of 2015, McCaulay said that he’d spent $20,000 on the effort to secure trademark rights to alternative names. In an unverified Twitter account (which nevertheless seems to be legitimate), McCaulay claims he has offered to give the teams the trademarks at no cost.

“Started out because I thought it would be funny to register Washington Pigskins then this unusual hobby of mine got out of control,” McCaulay tweeted on Sunday night. “I am a fan of watching the team on TV and went to one game last year. It is not meant to be adversarial.”

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43 minutes ago, Nadine said:

I hate it then people do this.

The company that I get mulch from must have neglected to renew their domain because I went there and it was a porn site.  Not what I was expecting

 

Too bad, some of those names are good but I wouldn't pay that donkey

 

But they better start. reserving names

@w87r @Nadine

   Think 
I need to change my hobby from collecting antique textbooks to possible team names

 

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Ok...   it appears the only thing that will happen today is the team has now OFFICIALLY announced the team will have a new nickname.  
 

But it doesn’t look like they’re going to reveal the new nickname today.    Sorry.   I’ll take the hit on this.   My bad.  

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9 minutes ago, NewColtsFan said:

Ok...   it appears the only thing that will happen today is the team has now OFFICIALLY announced the team will have a new nickname.  
 

But it doesn’t look like they’re going to reveal the new nickname today.    Sorry.   I’ll take the hit on this.   My bad.  

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4 minutes ago, Nadine said:

@w87r Evidently that donkey much be holding the name they want.  Trademark fight https://fortune.com/2020/07/13/washington-redskins-trademark-new-name/

 

 

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Not to surprised.

 

I did see a Navajo Nation President said he would like for them to be named the Washington Code Talkers.

 

Don't know if that is on the list of trademarks yet, but probably will be tomorrow, if not. Lol.

 

Guy will probably get paid.

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17 hours ago, buccolts said:

I'm color blind.

When the play the Browns, how would I tell who's who?

The real question is, why would you watch a Browns/Redskins game?

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16 hours ago, Nadine said:

I hate it then people do this.

The company that I get mulch from must have neglected to renew their domain because I went there and it was a porn site.  Not what I was expecting

 

Too bad, some of those names are good but I wouldn't pay that donkey

 

But they better start. reserving names

I need some mulch. What's the site? 

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12 minutes ago, coltsva said:

I need some mulch. What's the site? 

LOL, they must have paid the ransom.  It's no longer a porn site

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41 minutes ago, teganslaw said:

Please don't diss fantasy football,  (unless you lose.)

 

What else could entice me to watch a Browns vs Code Red game?

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38 minutes ago, buccolts said:

 

What else could entice me to watch a Browns vs Code Red game?

:default_20smile:

 

Yep, the only reason Blake Bortles was ever interesting was garbage time production for fantasy football.

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21 minutes ago, chad72 said:

 

Yep, the only reason Blake Bortles was ever interesting was garbage time production for fantasy football.

That and Jason Mendoza 

 

 

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5 hours ago, Coltsman1788 said:

I like the Washington Pigskins. That way they retain their nicknames of “the Skins” and “the Hogs”with a natural play on a nickname for a football.  

 

Hmm, people might still protest that, saying that glorifies the skinning of animals. You know people uninformed about football are going to say that, lol.

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On 7/13/2020 at 3:50 PM, PrincetonTiger said:

@w87r @Nadine

   Think 
I need to change my hobby from collecting antique textbooks to possible team names

 

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I collect ex-girlfriends.

Does that count?

 

Edit:  no, i don't have them locked in my basement.  It’s more of a figurative thing.

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