In what has been an anticipated move since July 3, the Washington Football Club has announced this morning via press release that they will retiring their current moniker. A name that the football team has been used since 1932 when then racist owner George Preston Marshall changed the name from Braves to what it is today.

There is a caveat about the retirement of the name. According to NBC Sports Washington’s Pete Hailey, the moniker will be used until the new name is announced.

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The announcement of the name change has been controversial to say the least among die hard fans. A new name is still waiting to be announced with reports that trademark and legal issues are still being worked out.

There is still a lot to process and go through with more news to come out this week with Alex Santos being unceremoniously fired over the weekend for reportedly “non-football related reasons.”

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Alan grew up in the Washington, D.C. area and is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His earliest memory of the Redskins was their Super Bowl XXVI victory with what many argue is the best NFL team in history. Alan brings his unique analytics perspective with his views on the Redskins and is never shy to criticize them when he sees fit. Alan currently resides in Arlington, VA with his wife. Alan can be reached on his Twitter handle @AlanLepore

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