Potential New Name for the Washington Redskins
The Washington Redskins may finally be getting a long overdue name change.
Yesterday, FedEx asked the team to change its name, and this is significant as the team plays at FedExField. As of last night, Nike had also removed all Redskins gear from their website, while all other 31 NFL teams are still represented.
In a statement released today, the team said, “In light of recent events around our country and feedback from our community, the Washington Redskins are announcing the team will undergo a thorough review of the team’s name…”
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he is “supportive” of a name change.
More NFL Updates
Earlier this week, it was reported that the NFL will be reducing the 2020 preseason from four games to two games. Today, ESPN is reporting that the NFLPA would like to cancel it altogether, with player representatives voting unanimously to do so. Training camp is set to being on July 28.
Quarterback Cam Newton has a new home, agreeing to a one-year deal with the New England Patriots, worth up to $7.5 million. The competition for New England’s new QB1 starts later this month.
The NBA Restart
Yesterday, the NBA announced that nine more players tested positive for the virus, bringing the total to 25 out of 351 players tested. The Los Angeles Clippers shut down their facilities on Thursday after a positive test from someone heading to Orlando, while the Denver Nuggets and Brooklyn Nets had shut down their facilities last week.
Meanwhile, the Indiana Pacers will be without guard Victor Oladipo, who will not join his team due to the fear of reinjuring his quadriceps tendon.
Today, the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association came to an agreement regarding social messages that can be displayed on jerseys when the season restarts.
Per ESPN, the approved messages include: Black Lives Matter, Say Their Names, Vote, I Can’t Breathe, Justice, Peace, Equality, Freedom, Enough, and Say Her Name.
Major League Baseball
As all 30 MLB began training camp at their home stadiums today, the league’s coronavirus test results from earlier this week came back. 31 players from 19 teams tested positive for COVID-19, with seven staff members testing positive as well. The 38 positive tests are 1.2% of the 3,185 total samples that were collected.
The season is set to start in just about three weeks.
Colin Kaepernick is Going to Netflix
Netflix and Colin Kaepernick are teaming up for a six-part series entitled, “Colin in Black and White.”
Ava DuVernay will direct the scripted drama that looks at Kaepernick’s childhood as a Black child adopted by a white family. Kaepernick will narrate the series and be an executive producer. Though no release date has been set, this Fangirl is very excited.
Now, let’s see about getting him on a football field, shall we?