Football fans in Washington are going to be calling their favorite NFL franchise something else very soon. There is a lot of speculation about what that new name could be, but could we be seeing the Washington Red Wolves in the NFL?
A Change of Identity
Washington’s NFL franchise has been known as the Redskins for many years, but times are changing. People want a name they can be proud of, so the decision has been made that Washington will be rebranded. Unlike many franchises that rebrand because they move city, Washington is staying put. Instead, it’s the nickname that’s going to change, and people have been offering their suggestions to the NFL franchise.
Fans of the Washington franchise have been putting their ideas for a new name, and some of them seem to be building up a head of steam. One name that has begun to shine brighter than most is the Washington Red Wolves. This is a movement that has been led by legendary Washington cornerback Fred Smoot.
The Red Wolves name has continued to grow in popularity, with social media users jumping on the bandwagon. Some fans have even created mock logos, showing Washington fans what their new team emblem could look like.
The New Logo
Instagram account @DCSportsXP created this Red Wolves logo, and it looks like it’s set to be a hit. The logo takes inspiration from the capitol building with the silhouette of a wolf in the foreground. While other attempts at creating a Red Wolves logo have focused on a realistic wolf, this silhouette is bold and clear and could be a winning design.
The Washington franchise is losing its controversial nickname, but instead of looking back, now is the time to look to the future. The rebrand is a time for fans to get excited as they get to embark on a new chapter of their favorite football team’s journey.
Luka Doncic Put On A Show On Kobe Bryant’s Birthday
Although it ultimately didn’t help get the Mavericks to the conference semifinals, Luka Doncic made headlines during the playoff series against the Clippers. The young star was in fine form in game four of his team’s series against the LA Clippers. In fact, Luka Doncic put on a show in a game that coincided with Kobe Bryant’s birthday.
Showing Up When It Mattered
Luka Doncic is all set to become one of the biggest superstars in the NBA. The Slovenian has guided the Mavericks to the playoffs, and he did everything in his power to drag them to the next series.
Unfortunately for Doncic, the Clippers were too strong, but the Slovenian star did show up when it mattered during this series. He practically tied the series 2-2 single-handedly in game four as he put on a performance during the late Kobe Bryant’s birthday.
Doncic’s game against the Clippers saw him make a 40-point triple-double, which put him in elite company. The Mavericks star became just the third person in NBA history to record 40 points, 15 rebounds, and 10 assists in a playoff game.
He joins Charles Barkley and Oscar Robertson as the only three players to achieve that feat. Doncic played that game with a sprained ankle, but there was nothing the Clippers could do to stop him.
All For Nothing
You could say that Doncic going into hyperdrive was all for nothing as the Clippers won the next two games to win the series 4-2. Still, even though Doncic didn’t guide his team through to the next round, people won’t forget this game in a hurry.
Doncic has now shown he can step it up in the playoffs, and he’s going to be one to watch in the future. If Doncic can get the right teammates around him, there is enough evidence to suggest he will one day earn himself a championship ring.