After decades of controversy, as well as millions of dollars in lawsuits, public relations firm fees and crisis management outlays, the Washington Football Team will get a new name and mascot on February 2nd.
We know some of the names thanks to interim team CEO Tanya Snyder appearing on Adam Schefter’s podcast just before Week 1 of this NFL season. That list was further narrowed yesterday by Team President Jason Wright, who said the name “Wolves” or any variation won’t be chosen because “trademarks held by other teams would limit our ability to make the name our own.” That means no Red Wolves either.
But it also means that Johnny Avello, the Director of Race & Sports Operations for DraftKings Sportsbook, isn’t afraid to hang some numbers on what the name will be. While this isn’t a market you’ll be able to bet at DK as of yet due to regulatory issues, it’s fun to see where Avello and his team of bookmakers think will be the choice.
This is very similar to the Oscars, where Avello’s handicapping talents for cinema will be put to good use as well now that in we’re Hollywood’s awards season.
Here are the odds to become the Washington Football Team’s new name from DraftKings Sportsbook (for entertainment purposes only):
Red Hogs +600
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