Update (1:30 p.m. ET): WashingtonAdmirals.com now redirects to Give Kitchen, an organization that provides emergency financial assistance and other support resources to food workers.
The Washington football team announced on Tuesday that it will reveal its new team name and logo on February 2, 2022. The announcement was accompanied by a video, photo teasers of the helmets and jerseys, and a update on why wolves or red wolves – the two options popular with some fanbase members – would not be possible.
The WFT have been very careful not to reveal too much, trying to keep the enthusiasm for next month’s rebranding from a team that has struggled with performance on and off the pitch.
But… is it possible that the franchise missed a little detail? Fans on Twitter noticed that a certain URL redirected to the WFT website:
I KNEW THEY WOULD RAISE THIS!
Guess what leads straight to the team’s website … https://t.co/qXMhZZvA8D
Congratulations you played yourself https://t.co/EPB6k8CSDQ
– Dan Lust (@SportsLawLust) January 4, 2022
If you visit WashingtonAdmirals.com then it will redirect you… TO THE WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM WEBSITE! Now it could be a steering error or a red herring (or just a coincidence), but could we see the Admirals join the NFL next season?
Others speculate (read: reviewing applications for new brands) that groundhogs could be a potential new name.
Play on the nickname “Hogs”.
The announcement is Groundhog Day.
This was recently filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office (it should be noted that I have no idea who the applicant is): pic.twitter.com/RAYHP414O9
– Erika (@emesola) January 4, 2022
We’ll have to wait and see, but that won’t stop speculation from flying.