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BREAKING: Dan Snyder has officially sold the Washington Commanders, per multiple reports. pic.twitter.com/zMQPX2W0wy— Stadium (@Stadium) May 12, 2023
Statement from Commanders Co-Owners Tanya and Dan Snyder: "We are very pleased to have reached an agreement for the sale of the Commanders franchise with Josh Harris, an area native, and his impressive group of partners. We look forward to the prompt completion of this...— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 12, 2023
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Now I can be proud to support the WFT again. Good riddance Danny Boy and your ill-gotten gains.
And football fans of all teams rejoice.
I could give a shit about the NFL, but
What a world class a-hole.
Edit: also it shouldn't be legal to own a DC and Philly franchise. Philly should kick Harris to the curb.
He also owns the New Jersey Devils. He wants all of I-95
could he buy the Flyers too...
Not if he still owns the devils
A real titan of the mid-atlantic
These are world class comments
Was the peak of his tenure the south park episode he starred in?
I was 12 when I moved to NoVa from Houston, and immediately fell in love with the Redskins. It was amazing to be a fan of one of the best teams in all of sports. I was 15 when I experienced our first Super Bowl win, and 18 during the magical 1991 season.
I have a message for Dan Snyder: I'm 50 now, you fucking loser!
It's our superbowl! This is the most excited I've been about the Washington football team in a very long time.
Not a Washington fan but I hope the new owners do an immediate rebrand. Commanders is a crappy name and their logo/jerseys suck too. Go back to the proper burgundy and gold and call it whatever (Red Hogs, Red Wolves, Red Stallions, WFT, anything else). Just dump that Commanders shitfest.
I've been calling them the Comanches for the past year. Can use the same old logo and jerseys, honoring a Native American tribe that was probably the most feared of them all.
I think the colors and the main W logo are fine, but literally everything else about the franchise needs a rebrand. It such a stale, hollow, corporate branding right now that feels so incredibly forced in the grand scheme
Yes, they need to wash themselves of everything Dan. Fire everybody. New stadium. The old logo was great branding and would be smart for many of us fans who have left, if they call them the Comanches, which I'm sure they won't. The current W logo sucks in my opinion. The current name really sucks. Hogs or Comanches, that's my preferred name request.
I think the burgundy is fine but the yellow could afford to be darkened and made a little more red. Do that, and I think the colors are perfect
Haha alright. I'd just prefer they go back to the old jerseys and the original burgundy and gold but that minor detail won't make or break someone's fandom.
Also, I'm not the one throwing you DVs.
lol no worries, someone has been doing this for the better part of a year now.
that must be exhausting...talk about living rent free
I hated WFT at first, but now I kinda like it. Kinda like how soccer teams are just 'United' or 'FC'
I wish they had gone with Red Wolves - that would have been cool
For your all's sake I hope this is like when Jeff Lurie bought the Eagles and suddenly they started acting like an actual football organization and not when David Tepper bought the Panthers and proved he doesn't know his ass from a hole in the ground.
At least (hopefully) in this case the purchaser already has experience owning two professional franchises, whereas the Panthers were Tepper's first in any sport...hopefully that translates to not running the team even further into the ground than they already were!
And Redskins fans everywhere are rejoicing... I listened to a podcast the other day (can't remember which one) that talked about how Dan Snyder might be the worst sports franchise owner in the history of sports, not just in the history of the NFL.
And I agree!! Don't let the door hit ya where the good lord split ya Danny boy.
If ever there was a time to let that door smack someone on the way out....
I figure there are about 6 billion rea$on$ why Snyder doesn't care about his legacy.
Such a slap to everyone's face when he claimed to be the world's biggest Skins fan (his words at the time like 10 years ago)...i've hated him with a passion ever since. And to think, they weren't a complete laughingstock back then like they are now. Fuck Dan Snyder.
I vowed not to give Dan Snyder a penny of my money when I was 15 and Danny traded for Deion Sanders. 23 years later and I held to my vow.
I wish this had happened when I cared.
Die Hard Skins fan growing up, a few years ago I gave away most of my memorabilia, albeit to a kid with cancer. I've still got a few pieces of it left. My uncle asked in 2016 if I wanted the family season tix, which we have had since my grandfather emigrated here in the 1960s. I said hell no.
This will probably make me just a tad bit more of a fan of the team again. A new name rebrand to Comanches or Hogs would really help. Still wouldn't pay to go to a game again though
Me too...I had to find a new team just for something to do on Sunday so I split between the Steelers (my brother is a fan as well as some of my friends) and Patriots (a large chunk of my family is from Boston). Well...I'm back, baby!
I like the Hogs team name-a nod to the glory days.
Isn't it not official until the other owners vote on it?
Edit: Not trying to rain on the parade here, just quibbling with the wording of "...has officially sold...". Shoddy journalism, IM(ns)HO.
They will now have to get a new name because the commandos trademark was just rejected by the court.
it is such a bland name. It was somehow more generic than Washington Football Team.
... rejected by the USPTO. They can overcome the rejection via arguments and/or adjustments to the class of merchandise in a response sent back to the USPTO. If that doesn't succeed, they can keep trying to respond to the USPTO until they find a winning rebuttal or they have an opportunity to overturn the rejection in court.
This rejection is par for the course when pursuing a trademark. There is a duty of the USPTO to ensure that the grant of a trademark is valid and fair, so they typically reject any marks that have any minor "likelihood of confusion." Based on the marks that are cited as similar, it seems very likely that they would be able to overcome the rejection with a simple response.
This rejection so typical that it should not have made the news. But with the hype surrounding the rebranding and unfamiliarity with the trademark granting process, the various media outlets and social media picked up on it and made a story out of nothing.
And how many times did they lose trademark protection on "Redskins" and never had to change?
The only difference here is that I would prefer to move on from Commanders.
If Josh wants to change it this is the opportunity.