Mac Engel: The precursor to sports' biggest name change and the path to Washington Football Team

For the first time in nearly 90 seasons, one of professional football’s oldest franchises took the field Sunday without their decades-old nickname and logo on their helmets.After the 1932 season the Boston Braves changed their name to one we in the Metroplex raise our kids to despise as much as Eagles or Giants. The team moved to D.C. in 1937, and the franchise became an anchor of the National Football League, until the name itself morphed into an albatross.I am, of course, speaking of the Washington Football Team, formerly known as the Washington ——— .Long before owner Dan Snyder was strong a…

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