Daniel Snyder

Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder finally (and likely hesitantly, if history is any indication) addressed the latest round of murmurs surrounding a nickname change for D.C.’s most-storied sports franchise:

“We will never change the name of the team,” Snyder told USA TODAY Sports this week. “As a lifelong Redskins fan, and I think that the Redskins fans understand the great tradition and what it’s all about and what it means, so we feel pretty fortunate to be just working on next season.”

What if his football team loses an ongoing federal trademark lawsuit? Would he consider changing it then?

“We’ll never change the name,” he said. “It’s that simple. NEVER — you can use caps.”

Well, alrighty then.