The Washington Redskins might finally be forced to change their outdated, racist name after stadium sponsor FedEx made their desire to see the team renamed public.
The official Nike store has responded to FedEx's statement by removing all Washington gear from the official team site. Momentum for a name change finally seems to be happening.
Owner Dan Snyder should get the axe as well, as he has been the guy most responsible for running this proud franchise into the ground, all the while digging his heels in and refusing to change the name.
Snyder has been the one constant in a franchise that has minimal postseason success since he took over in 1999. Being an egomaniacal micromanager that constantly fiddles with the team just as they're starting to turn the corner is bad enough, but being the main man leading the charge to keep George Preston Marshall's racist name goes to show how keeping Snyder at the very top of the organization, in charge of overseeing essentially everything, as antithetical to success on the football field.
Snyder has been the steward of a team that runs from success, constantly churning through free agent flops, constant dysfunction, and PR nightmares. FedEx's about face might finally get his team's name changed, and hopefully the tidal wave of change sweeps away Snyder with it.