Washington Redskins

Founded: 1932
Team Owner: Dan Snyder
Head Coach: Jay Gruden
Team Icon: Sammy Baugh
Overall Record: 567-551-27
Fight Songs: Hail to the Redskins
NFL Championships: 1937, 1942, 1982, 1987, 1991
Stadium: FedExField (1997–present)
Stadium Capacity: 85,000
City: Landover, MD
Previous Stadiums: Braves Field (1932), Fenway Park (1933–1936), Griffith Stadium (1937–1960), RFK Stadium (1961–1996)
Website: www.redskins.com
Washington Redskins

This franchise with the controversial name began north of there present location as the Boston Braves in 1932. They were named the Braves after the Boston baseball club which was not uncommon for football teams to do at the time. Why come up with your own name when you can copy the local ball club and confuse some of the locals into going to your games.

In the second year of existence the owner of the team, George Preston Marshall, hired head coach Lone Star Dietz, a Native-American, and many other Native-American players for his squad. The players disapproved of the name Braves, so Marshall changed the team to be the Boston Redskins instead. Bad taste? Yes would be an understatement. But either way, the team kept the moniker when they moved and became the Washington Redskins in 1937.


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