The Washington football team will officially unveil their new name and logo on February 2, with team president Jason Wright and other faces of the franchise teasing a Groundhog Day ad on Tuesday. Wright and Co. claims to have narrowed down a list of 40,000 fan submissions to three final name possibilities, and they have already ruled out several options, including “RedWolves.” But what if Washington’s new name has already been disclosed? A specific website stirs up speculation.
Almost a month before the revelation of the planned name change by Washington, WashingtonAdmirals.com redirects to the official team website, WashingtonFootball.com. The nickname “Admirals”, meanwhile, would be among nine different finalists for the club’s new identity, along with “Armada”, “Presidents” and “Red Hogs”.
Washington may not have created the WashingtonAdmirals.com domain, but it should be noted that no other combination of “Washington” and other popular nicknames – such as “Armada” or “Brigade” or “Commanders” – does not currently link to the team site. It could mean several things: someone accidentally linked the “Admirals” page to the Washington website, Washington accidentally linked the pages at the start, or someone is trying to fool everyone before the official reveal.
Either way, the “Admirals” certainly seem to be vying for Washington’s new name. The team also teased on Tuesday new uniforms with stars on the jerseys, which would merge with the military theme of several reported name options.