The Washington Football Team not too long ago launched new merchandise that may be buy by the crew’s official web site. But that is not the main focus of this story. The focus is on the doable bread crumbs Washington might have left because it pertains to their future crew nickname.
A rational particular person would have a look at the “evidence” under and say that the textual content type chosen for every shirt is supposed to tie in to the design of the momentary “W” brand, which entails serif marks on the prime of every “arm” of the letter that time to the left, offering an impact of the letter (and full “Washington” wordmark) shifting ahead. It’s additionally doable that although these designs are distinctive to Washington now, they could change into accessible for different groups in future weeks. We’re 99% certain a type of two issues is what is going on on right here.
But let’s have some enjoyable and discuss concerning the different 1% by wanting by the brand new merchandise and seeing what we are able to discover. When beginning down this rabbit gap, understand that the crew, in the event that they’re pondering of their followers, would create crew merchandise that could possibly be worn past this 12 months when the crew unveils its new, official nickname.
If the “W” brand that the crew is briefly utilizing, which seems on a number of of their new shirt designs and you’ll see on the backside proper of the picture under, is indicative of the deliberate course of the brand new nickname, we might conclude that Washington is strongly contemplating calling themselves the “Warriors.” The Warriors nickname was reportedly on the desk this summer season, earlier than the crew determined to attend a 12 months earlier than unveiling a brand new nickname.
However, be aware the type of the “Washington” textual content on the shirt above. See how the dashed white traces begin close to the underside of the “W” and rise as they transfer towards the “N”? It’s nearly as if that a part of the textual content is “lifting off” like a aircraft from a runway. The dashed traces (extra distinguished because the textual content strikes to the proper) additionally evoke the contrails you see popping out the again of a aircraft within the sky.
Why is that this necessary? It’s doable that this flying textual content type might imply that the crew is contemplating the nickname “Redtails,” which, per CBS Sports NFL author Jared Dubin, is “a nod to the planes flown by the Tuskegee Airmen, an all-Black squadron of fighter and bomber pilots who fought in World War II and were the first Black military aviators in the United States Armed Forces. Three of the first five admitted Airmen were from Washington, which gives the Redtails name a specific connection to the city.”
Taking the flying theme additional, discover the swoosh traces that run throughout the title “Washington” in our second design above. Could this be one other indication that the crew is contemplating integrating flying, in identical approach, into the long run nickname? The sharp yellow line that begins beneath the “W” and rises up by the “A” additionally seems to be offers off the vibe of rising on a pointy aircraft.
Sure, this font type might simply be a coincidence. But how a lot enjoyable would that be? Also, contemplating the recognition surrounding the Redtails nickname, this might actually be a foreshadowing of what is forward.
Going with the flying theme, the “Redhawks” nickname is one other doable possibility, assuming that Washington is pondering that approach. Redhawks is definitely the nickname of Miami University in Ohio. Like Washington, Miami needed to retire its previous nickname earlier than rebranding.
You see extra contrail-type results embedded within the textual content for the shirt above, however the sharper factors that emerge from the textual content are extra consistent with one thing just like the lightning bolt vibe of the Los Angeles Chargers. We know that title is out, however might they be going for another kind of off-the-radar electrical energy nickname just like the “Washington Bolts” or “Washington Shockers”? In the tip, it is most likely too near the Chargers title, so we are able to most likely scratch this concept.
Is there a clue available within the selection of “WAS” for the shirt above, although? There is not actually an obvious nickname selection that begins with these three letters, however when you consider them because the WAs, that might arrange a reputation just like the “Washington Admirals” or “Washington Arrows” or the rest that begins with that letter.
What we do know is that we’ve a minimum of one soccer season to attend earlier than Washington’s brass unveils its new nickname. Until then, we are able to strive proceed attempt to learn by the tea leaves. But primarily based on the complexity of this train, we are able to depart the actual detective work as much as the professionals.