The Junkies pan Redskins name announcement as 'a dud'

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By 106.7 The Fan
On Washington Redskins letterhead, the Redskins organization announced on Monday morning it will officially be retiring its Native American name and logo.
The retirement will come at the conclusion of its ongoing internal review of its team name, which was previously announced on July 3.
"Today, we are announcing we will be retiring the Redskins name and logo upon completion of this review," read Monday's announcement, in part. "Dan Snyder and Coach Rivera are working closely to develop a new name and design approach that will enhance the standing of our proud, tradition rich franchise and inspire our sponsors, fans and community for the next 100 years."

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— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) July 13, 2020

The Sports Junkies, anticipating a new name being announced all morning, were left not only unsatisfied by the team's statement, but disgusted.

"I just think that this statement leaves a lot to be desired," said Eric Bickel, a lifelong Redskins fan. "They didn't do anything. They didn't say, 'We're gonna retire the logo NOW. We're retiring the name NOW.' They're playing with just burgundy helmets FOR NOW. They answered no questions."

"It just tells me it's just gonna be a long process," Jason Bishop noted.

"This is really drawing it out," Bickel returned. "All they're saying is we're retiring the name eventually. They don't even say now. I can't even believe it came out on Redskins letterhead."

"It's a big nothing," said John-Paul Flaim.

"It's a big nothing!" Bickel exclaimed. "That announcement is a BIG NOTHING!"

"I think the likelihood is they're gonna play as the Redskins this year," Flaim theorized. "And at some point during the season, they'll say next year we're gonna be the Redwolves. That's the likelihood now. That's my gut right now."

"So it's just gonna be awkward. So no announcer will refer to them as the Redskins, but they're still gonna have the logo and all of that," Bickel said. "It's just gonna be weird. It's just like a weird purgatory kind of... it's gonna be that way anyway, but that announcement is a DUD. They announced NOTHING. They literally announced nothing. Nothing's changed."

"They announced what we already knew was happening," Bishop said.

"We already knew they were gonna change (it)," Bickel said, working himself into a lather. "I'm actually angry now, the more I'm sitting here."

"Well I guess they eliminate the possibility, which we knew was miniscule," Flaim added, "that Snyder was gonna emerge and say, 'Nah. I'm gonna stick with Redskins.'"

"He couldn't. His hands were tied. He'd have no money," Bickel said. "So we knew that was an impossibility. That announcement is a DUD. They suck at PR!"

"God! Please sell the team," Flaim said. "Can he just sell the team?"

"They truly suck at PR," Bickel raged. "They're awful at this! I mean is that supposed to appease anyone? The only thing I can think is that that was for sponsors, so that their sales people can reassure them, that if we sign you up for like a three-year deal, that Redskins name won't be here."