As more prominent media members opt against using the name of Washington’s football team in their coverage, we’ve decided to start keeping track.

This list doesn’t include those who have spoken out against it but haven’t indicated they’ll stop using it (Cris Collinsworth, Bob Costas or Terry Bradshaw, for example).

Below you’ll find a collection of announcers, sportswriters, and outlets who have either publicly stated they won’t be using the nickname or have an established track record of doing the same. This list will update over the course of the season as more join the movement against the Washington nickname.

Not using the name



Leaning toward not using the name

Leaving it up to individual correspondents 

* We can’t find an official announcement from Florio, but it’s been months since he last used the name. In that span, he’s published at least 50 posts pertaining to the team without mentioning it.

If we’ve omitted anyone, let us know!

About Brad Gagnon

Brad Gagnon has been passionate about both sports and mass media since he was in diapers -- a passion that won't die until he's in them again. Based in Toronto, he's worked as a national NFL blog editor at, a producer and writer at theScore Television Network and a host, reporter and play-by-play voice at Rogers TV. His work has also appeared at, Deadspin,, The Guardian, The Hockey News and elsewhere at Comeback Media, but his day gig has him covering the NFL nationally for Bleacher Report.

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