They don’t have a coach and the team is in disarray, but there is one ray of hope for the Washington Redskins. According to an annual NFL poll, 71 percent of the nation wants the team to keep its controversial name.
From PPP (Public Policy Polling):
“One final issue we looked at on the poll: Only 18 percent of registered voters think the Washington Redskins should change their name to 71 percent who think they should keep it as it is. Republicans are particularly emphatic in their feelings on the matter, with 90 percent opposed to a name change and only 4 percent in support.”
The team trains in Virginia, plays their home games in Maryland and has nothing to do with Washington, DC anymore, so why not keep rhe Redskins name but drop Washington from the team name? Perhaps the Maryland Redskins?
They play their home games at Redskins Stadium (FedEx has purchased the naming rights) in Prince George's County, Maryland.
Also in the poll:
The nation’s favorite team, said PPP (Public Policy Polling) , is the Denver Broncos, besting Dallas 14 percent to 12 percent.
The Broncos were followed by the Green Bay Packers at 11 percent, Chicago Bears at 10 percent, New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers each at 8 percent, New York Giants at 5 percent and New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers tied at 4 percent.
Helping Denver is the popularity of quarterback Peyton Manning. He’s tops in the "favorite quarterback" list at 22 percent, followed by Tom Brady and the Redskins' Robert Griffin III at 13 percent. Tim Tebow, now an analyst, won 7 percent.
No mention of head coach popularity. We would guess New England head coach Bill (Belicheat) Belichick would not be very high on the list.