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BTP The Offseason, Day 121: The Washington ... Red Wolves?

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There is renewed pressure on the Washington professional tackle football team to change its racist nickname/logo, which is good and I’m glad and hope perhaps there is enough leverage this time to make it happen.

Yesterday I discovered that there is some groundswell for changing the nickname to Red Wolves (or Redwolves or ReddWolvezzz; there are no rules here) that includes ex-Washington corner Fred Smoot.

“It is an endangered species. It allows us to keep the ‘HTTR,’” Smoot said. ”It allows us to keep the burgundy and gold. It allows us to have some crazy uniforms. Like I said before, I can see 80,000 people in FedEx Field howling like wolves after Chase Young gets a sack to win a game.”

(Can you, though, Fred? Can you keep the same color scheme while calling yourselves the Red Wolves?)

I’m trying to decide if I like this particular idea or not. On the one hand, this would probably make me more inclined to root for the Washington team, though that’s not an entirely pleasant thought. On the other hand, strictly from an NC State fan perspective, it seems like this would be super annoying and diminish our brand, modest though it may be. What do you think?