If the Dallas Cowboys are “America’s Team” then what should we call the Washington Redskins? Maybe just call them winners. Since their founding in 1983, the Redskins have been one of the most successful franchises in the National Football League. They are one of only five teams to achieve more than 600 victories over the years.
While their mascot and nickname might be controversial, their success in the NFL is not. Despite maintaining very intense rivalries with the Cowboys, New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles, the Redskins have three Super Bowls and five overall NFL championships.
While we wait for the next title run, here are four Redskins items that every Washington fan should own.
Women’s Tank Top
The Redskins team logo is on the front of the tank top but we love the twist in the back – the burgundy and gold halves meet with tie-able ends.
Compared to concession prices at FedExField, this soft-sided cooler and lunch bag seems like such a bargain. It can accommodate up to nine cans, and thanks to Coleman technology, this must-have tailgating cooler keeps food and drinks cold up to 24 hours – enough to survive a full day of NFL action.
Redskins Youth Football
Sure, you could buy an official NFL football for pregaming before the ‘Skins game, but do you want to risk landing that sweet pigskin in a puddle of mud or having an RV run it over in the parking lot? This youth football has a grip that lets you wing the ball much further, and it won’t mind a bit if it gets a little wet in the process.
We love this alternate take on a Redskins cap, with its black background and the team’s logo outlined in bright gold. Remember to take it off and wave it around madly while singing “Hail to the Redskins” after each score.