TMZ has an intriguing report out that the Washington Redskins, whose name has become unacceptable to utter in polite society, may be contemplating a switch.
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.”
Leave it to the defiant, often-ham-fisted Snyder to contemplate switching his racially insensitive team name to one made famous by a movie some called “Anglophobic”, and whose lead actor is guilty of an infamous anti-semitic outburst. (Snyder has difficultly sussing out actual anti-Semitism, apparently.) IF, that is, Snyder and Mardirossian are actually mulling a name change.