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Ron Rivera explains why he's 'not a big fan' of primetime NFL games

Ron Rivera explains why he's 'not a big fan' of primetime NFL games

The Redskins have no prime-time games scheduled for the 2020 season, and that's just how Ron Rivera likes it.

On Wednesday, Washington's head coach participated in a Zoom meet and greet with a handful of military families, where he took questions on how his own military background impacted his younger life as well as his coaching career.

At one point in the chat, one participant brought up the Redskins' absence of Sunday and Monday night contests, and how he's relieved for some of his friends stationed outside of the United States who won't have to wake up at odd times in 2020 to catch those matchups live.

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That's when Rivera explained why he's relieved, too.

"I'm not a big fan of prime-time games," he said. "I could care less that we have a primetime game." 

The reason for that stems from the structured way Rivera grew up. As a kid, he'd wake up early in the morning, handle his chores and then go about his day. To him, that routine is similar to what he goes through for a 1 p.m. kickoff.

Well, this year, Rivera and his team will get to take that kind of approach on 13 occasions. The Redskins will also have a few 4 p.m. Sunday games as well as a 4:25 p.m. matchup on Thanksgiving in Dallas, but nothing later than that.

While the organization won't get much national attention because of their schedule, Rivera's hoping they'll be more comfortable week in and week out. But he also wanted to establish something about how they'll play, regardless of when it's happening.

"It doesn't matter when you watch us, you're going to enjoy us."

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If the Redskins go with a new name, quarterback Dwayne Haskins has a favorite

If the Redskins go with a new name, quarterback Dwayne Haskins has a favorite

As the Redskins name-change debate continues to gain steam, people everywhere are weighing in on potential options for a switch.

Scanning social media, the leaders in the clubhouse seem to be the Washington Warriors, Redtails and Redhawks.

At least one of those names has the blessing of a player fans hope will eventually become the face of the franchise.

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With several former Ohio State players on the team -- Dwayne Haskins, Chase Young, Terry McLaurin -- Bleacher Report's Matt Miller tossed around the idea of changing the Redskins to the Buckeyes. Quarterback Dwayne Haskins responded saying he liked the Redtails.

The Redtails were a group of Tuskegee airmen, all-black fighter pilots during World War II.

Haskins said "that's if we have to change the name," making clear he isn't taking a stance on whether the team should change the name.

Reports have suggested a name change is likely before the 2020 season begins.

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Report: Globetrotters willing to sell Washington Generals name to Redskins

Report: Globetrotters willing to sell Washington Generals name to Redskins

As the Washington football team mulls over the increasingly likely decision to change its name from the Redskins, the parent company of the Harlem Globetrotters suggested Friday that it'd be interested in giving the team another option.

According to Action Network's Darren Rovell, a spokesman for Herschend Entertainment said the company would "love" for the Redskins or NFL to call about buying the rights to the Washington Generals name.

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The Generals are the frequent opponent of the Globetrotters, almost always on the losing end of the fun basketball competition. Herschend Entertainment owns trademarks for both the Generals and Globetrotters.

“We think that the Globetrotters are right up there as the most liked team in the world with Manchester United and the New York Yankees,” Brett Meister, the spokesman, said. “Our heritage includes the Washington Generals.”

The Generals also have other local ties, as the team's former owner/coach/player Red Klotz was a member of the 1948 title-winning Baltimore Bullets.

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