Why the Washington Wizards Name Change To Bullets Would Be a Total Misfire

October 7th, 2010 by Greg Swartz Leave a reply »
New Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis has compiled a list of 101 things, asked for by Wizards fans, that he plans to address now that he's in control of the team.

This is an incredibly thoughtful gesture by the new owner, and Washington fans should be grateful to have someone who listens to their wants, and actually does something about it.

While some may not seem like much (more organ music, fresher popcorn, colder beer) there was one in particular that stood out.

No. 31. Change Wizards’ team name to Bullets

While the "What we're doing" section has this listed as "under consideration", it appears Leonsis is open to a change back to the old name, and has publicly stated that the Wizards will be going back to their old red, white and blue color scheme next year.

While the color change would be fine, a name change would be a disastrous move.

While many of us remember when they made the change from the Bullets to the Wizards in 1997, but not everyone knows the story behind this change.

In 1995, then Washington Bullets owner Abe Pollin stated that he planned on changing the team name to somethi ...

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