Momentum seems to be building for the Washington Redskins to find a new name, in part fueled by a new video with music unwittingly composed by fans of the team.
A whole host of possible new names for the team are offered up in the form of the native tribes mentioned in the video itself: Navaho, Black Foot, Inuit, Sioux, Apache, Pueblo, Choctaw, Chippewa, Crow, Seminole, Seneca, Mohawk, and Creek. How fearsome would the Washington Mohawks be? Imagine a whole team of Brian Bosworth types lining up against you.
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Interestingly, there is another indigenous name, not mentioned in the video, that is geographically tailor made for a team playing in Washington — Powhatan.
What better name for a football team than something that puts a POW on your hat (or helmet).