In a shock to almost nobody, the Dallas Cowboys NFC East rival messed up yet another thing. This time it wasn’t copycat bench moves, a chunk of their stadium collapsing on fans while Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts exited the field, or the team fighting itself on the sidelines. The Washington Football Team may have just ruined its “big reveal” as to what their team name will be.
After years of pathetically calling a pro sports team “the Football Team,” fans around the world were excited when they found out on Tuesday morning that Washington would finally be revealing their new logo and mascot on Feb. 2, 2022.
The team’s Twitter account released several hype videos, helmet previews, and urged fans to mark their calendars for the big announcement. But, thanks to… the internet… it’s possible that the reveal has already been spoiled.
Cowboys rival, the Washington Football Team, may have revealed that their new name is the Admirals thanks to the team not covering their tracks
ESPN’s Joon Lee tweeted that if you go to WashingtonAdmirals.com, it leads to the Washington Football Team website (Lee’s tweet has since been deleted). Come on, Washington. Can’t you have one thing go well this year?
Ironically, despite the fact that tons of names have been thrown out for this team (Red Hogs, Defenders, Armada, Presidents, Brigade, Commanders, etc), the name they might have chosen is already being used in the nation’s capital.
That’s right. The Washington Football Team not only may have spoiled their big secret, but they also chose a name that is the mascot for a Washington D.C. Quidditch team.
The front office couldn’t do a quick google search to see if the name was already taken?! There are literally thousands of name options and they had to copy the people running around on broomsticks.
Some are saying the website situation may be a total coincidence because the URL was registered in 2008 to someone in Georgia.
However, just a few hours after the leak was revealed, the website landing changed. Now, when you go to the website, it brings up a charity called Giving Kitchen that supports food service workers. This may be the only smart move to come out of this whole disaster. At least now when people go to this supposed new team site, it will potentially encourage them to support a nonprofit.
Who knows what the Football Team’s name will be. They may need to do another rebranding after this ridiculous mistake.
UPDATE: Boomer Esiason says it’s real on Wednesday morning’s show. Who knows?!
Best of luck, WFT. Seriously. You need it.