Too soon. Too soon.
If they don’t do a Prince-like symbol, they should look into:
D.C Lakers - No lakes in L.A. No lakes in D.C.
D.C. Jazz - Makes more sense than Utah being the hometown of Duke Ellington
D.C. Patriots - why should New England have a monopoly on loving America
Washington SuperSonics - eat it, Seattle.
I'll repeat the same argument I made years ago.
The Fighting Irish.
Pejorative term about an ethnic group.
Just last year they held a baseball tournament called the "Hillbilly classic"
The Arkansas Travelers have this lovely ethnic stereotype as a mascot.
Yeah it is a hot spot right now. It is hard for states that have already been hit hard to continue to have high rates of infections. Maryland is above the National average in death rate and Florida is well below it. Probably end up in the same place in the end. Players from states already hit hard are more likely to test negative as they are more likely to have had it and recovered.
It is amazing they still have this name and shows just how much native Americans are marginalized in this country. Any other group used as a racial slur for a team name would long be changed. And no one is talking about national holidays for native Americans either.