The unveiling will take place on the NBC Today Show.
Is it just me, but why isn’t this being revealed on a local Washington, D.C. TV show? Why not at an arena full of Washington Football Team fans? In a quiet TV studio?
In New York City?
Why is this being done on a Wednesday morning? I suppose they think because it is NBC they will have more viewers? Really? Don’t most Americans ages 25-60 find themselves working on Wednesday mornings? How many working people do you know that watch the Today Show?
When the NFL schedule is released in prime time, ESPN and the NFL Network draw a large audience. The numbers are much larger with the NFL draft as well in prime time on those networks.
With the unveiling being scheduled between the conference championship games and the Super Bowl, NFL fans of all franchises will have some degree of interest in the unveiling of the Washington Football Team’s new name.
I cannot imagine the owners, Daniel and Tanya Snyder being present, fielding questions. Can you? So the other two team officials that have been the most visible are head coach Ron Rivera and team president Jason Wright.
However, Rivera stated Tuesday on the “Sports Junkies” that he absolutely still does not know the name, and he is planning on being at the Senior Bowl or East-West Shrine Game, not at the Today Show for the unveiling. Perhaps it will be Jason Wright, Doug Williams and Julie Donaldson?
Some players have acted or implied as if they were told the name. Really? How wise would it be to reveal what you want kept secret to several young adults who probably would not be able to keep such an important secret for twenty days?
Secrets are things you know you need to hold tightly and closely, and all of us adults have all learned the hard way when something we didn’t dare want to be released has been. Consequently, I don’t think Jason Wright has been telling players. If he has, won’t he soon regret it?