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Are The Redskins Changing Their Name To The Washington Bravehearts?

Washington Redskins Bravehearts

Dan Snyder said not long ago that he’d never change the Washington Redskins nickname. He even wrote an incredibly dumb letter about it. You know that we’d be on board with this, since we stopped using the name, replacing it with suggestions from our readers. (Except when talking about the name change, like above, because it’d be really confusing otherwise.)

But TMZ thinks Snyder might be starting to give in (to the humane, non-ridiculous group). It’s TMZ, so be skeptical, but the evidence sounds fair.

Here’s what we know. Redskins owner Dan Snyder lives in Potomac, Maryland, a few doors down from a very rich dude, Aris Mardirossian. Aris, a wealthy patent investor, registered the name, WASHINGTON BRAVEHEARTS on October 17th. According to the Trademark application, obtained by TMZSports, Aris plans to use the name for “Entertainment in the nature of football games.”

This part is true. What it means: nothing definitive. But Bravehearts is a damn good name, and we’re completely on board with this. TMZ called lots of people to gather intel, and got nothing. Nobody would answer. That’s probably a good sign.

An RG3 “Braveharts” jersey would probably be the best-selling jersey of all-time, and now I want one, even though I’m not a Washington Footballers fan.

If for some reason this potential change from old, offensive nickname to awesome nickname offends you, you are dumb, and you need to shut up.

(Of course, the name “Bravehearts” ironically brings to mind noted bigot, Mel Gibson. But we’ll choose to ignore that, because the name itself is not bigoted, and it’s cool.)


  • Lel

    Bravehearts sucks dick.

  • Lel

    Bravehearts sucks.

  • Hownowbrowncow

    How hypocritical is this author? “If a change from the old nickname offends you, you are dumb” You are the one that’s “offended”. And I bet there isn’t a drop of native blood in you. You don’t care about football or Native Americans, you’re just along for the bandwagon ride.

  • Anonymous

    So, I take it, you have no problem with a name change.

  • Dapandico

    Crimson Condoms works.

  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    it has nothing to do with me, man.

    please read this, from a man with many drops of native blood in him, and then feel free to retort.


  • Anonymous

    Fair enough.

  • Ted Tidwell

    Dude, Redskin still works…its the only team in the NFL where the coach can be the mascot.

  • Joe Hawkins

    Why not “Renegades” ? Can keep the same logo and everyoin is happy. I think…

  • Booger

    Are going to change name of the White House. Maybe Red House.

  • Adam
  • anon

    Totally agree it’s lame

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