7 Replacement Names For The Washington Redskins

Although they're sure to fight with an appeal, it looks like the Washington Redskins may be one step closer to being forced to changing their team name after nearly a century of tradition.

The U.S. Patent Office ruled Wednesday the team's nickname is "disparaging of Native Americans" and that the team's federal trademarks for the name are to be canceled.

So what does this mean? It means other people can use the name and logo and make money off it, and the Redskins can't do anything about it. Kind of a tough blow.

Team owner Dan Snyder has said all along there is no chance the team will change their name. However, in the case he may be wrong, here are seven — in my opinion — substantially terrifically fitting alternative names.

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Josh Helmuth is the editor of CraveOnline Sports.