Redskins Finally Change Their Name; Other NFL News and Notes Hail To The Redskins is dead, and the end of the racist nickname that Daniel Snyder had proclaimed would never be changed is now gone forever. Thank goodness for that. The nickname of the Washington football team has been an eyesore since founding owner George Preston Marshall first created it in 1933. Activists have been… Written by Josh Katzowitz. Posted 1 day ago in NFL.