Redskins owner Snyder: 'We'll never change the name'
In the midst of this prolonged battle, the pressure has still not built up enough to force the team to part with a name that is considered part of franchise tradition. And the scenario doesn’t appear to be changing any time soon with the top of the team brass settling the case with a brief statement in support of the Washington-based team’s Redskins’ moniker.
“We will never change the name of the team,” said Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder on As a lifelong Redskins fan, and I think that the Redskins fans understand the great tradition and what it’s all about and what it means, so we feel pretty fortunate to be just working on next season.”
When Daniel Snyder was further pressed if any external forces –such as an ongoing federal trademark lawsuit could change the outcome of this debate, he resolved not to be swayed in any other direction.
“We’ll never change the name,” said Daniel Snyder. “It’s that simple. NEVER — you can use caps.”
For most sports fans like Daniel Snyder, the name Redskins doesn’t hold much relevance out of football and any potentially offensive association to the Native American becomes somewhat irrelevant and creates needless drama.
While the chances of evoking a name change with Daniel Snyder still in charge of the Washington Redskins are slim, you can argue that it is an inevitable end to the debate with the popularity of the name having decreased from 89 to 79 percent in the past generation.