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Washington Redskins

The Washington Redskins were first created in 1932 under a different name- they were known as the Boston Braves. In 1937, the Braves team relocated to Washington, DC and became known as the Washington Redskins. Distinguished Redskins players include Joe Theismann, John Riggins, and Art Monk. Over 1,000 games have been played since their start in 1932.

The Redskins home stadium is the FedExField in Landover, Maryland. They have accumulated three Super Bowl titles, the last one being in the 1991 season. However, they have been close to more titles, as they were runner-ups six times. The Redskins are fourth on the list of most valuable NFL franchises- they are worth over 3 billion dollars!

Controversy

Currently, the Washington Redskins colors are burgundy and gold, but they have evolved over time. Their helmet face masks were originally grey but have been gold for the past 30 years.

In the past, controversy arose regarding the team's name and logo and whether or not it is inappropriate to use those symbols for a team that is not notably known for Native American descent.

Team owner Dan Snyder came out with a statement saying that the team name was chosen to honor Native Americans as a whole and the four players who were Native American on the team at the time. A poll showed that 90 percent of those who identify as Native American were not offended. Despite this information, questions are still being raised if it is offensive and should be changed.

Fun fact: The Redskins were the first NFL football team to have its own band? Their band is known as the Redskins Band who plays the team's fight song, "Hail to the Redskins."

Rivalries

The Redskins have a few prominent rivals. The Philadelphia Eagles is a rival, due to the proximity between the two teams. It's not uncommon to see many Philadelphia fans in the Redskins stadium, which make the game that much more Like many other NFL teams, any game against the Dallas Cowboys is an important one due to an indescribable rivalry (that many other teams seem to also have).

  • Founding Year: 1932
  • City: Washington, DC
  • Conference: NFC
  • Number of Super Bowls: 3 (Most recent: 1992)
  • Mascot: None
  • Owner: Dan Snyder
  • Head Coach: Jay Gruden
  • Stadium: FedEx Field

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