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Washington Football Team changes its name to the Washington Commanders

By Brendan Morrow The Week

Say goodbye to the Washington Football Team and hello to the Washington Commanders.

The Washington Football Team on Wednesday officially revealed its team name has been changed to the Washington Commanders. The team’s new name and logo were unveiled on the Today show and in an announcement video shared via social media.

Team president Jason Wright told Today the new name has “the weight and meaning befitting a 90-year-old franchise” and is “something that broadly resonated with our fans.” Plus, Wright added, it’s “something that, importantly, we can own and grow for the next 90 years.” Co-CEO Dan Snyder said the new name pays “homage to our local roots and what it means to represent the nation’s capital.”

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