The newest member of that group is the Washington Rexes, a name highlighted by the team as part of the fan recommendations initiative it's taking. The name was recommended by a fan named Carl, and the reasoning behind it certainly unique.
"Washington Rexes. I know this seems strange, but hear me out. Washington is home to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, which houses an impressive collection of dinosaur skeletons, including a Tyrannosaurus Rex, one of the largest and most terrifying predators in history," Carl wrote. "Rexes would be an impressive nickname, implying strength, power, and ferocity. The mascot would be amazing. Plus, who doesn't love dinosaurs?"
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ pic.twitter.com/KGu4HK7nr6— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) August 11, 2020
As wild as it may seem, Carl does kind of bring up some good points. The dinosaur is a very strong and scary animal, so it checks the intimidation box. The Smithsonian gives it the local connection and naming the stadium "Jurrasic Park" or something of that nature actually works. Wait, is Washington Rexes genuinely a good idea?
Well, for the most part, Twitter did not think so.
If dinosaurs weren't their thing, some suggested picturing it as an homage to former Washington quarterback Rex Grossman.
Plus it would be a sweet tribute to Rex Grossman https://t.co/1Oh7th8UMt— Pete Hailey (@PeteHaileyNBCS) August 11, 2020
Washington Rexes probably won't be the eventual name of the team. But, Carl deserves an A+ for creativity.
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