When someone brings up the team name of the Atlanta Braves, one can always counter with the Dallas Cowboys or Cleveland Cavaliers. (If the latter move to Rochester, will they keep the alliteration and change to the Roundheads? One wonders.) When the Cleveland Indians are brought up, one can retort with the Boston Celtics or Minnesota Vikings.
But the Washington Redskins? Uh, we are polite enough to call Notre Dame the "Fighting Irish" and not the "Drunken Micks", after all, and "Redskins" is something of a pejorative, albeit one that is largely a creation of Hollywood serials rather than actual 19th Century bigotry.
Bobbi's proposed solution of renaming them the "Ofays" for a few years lacks the proper sting; perhaps a more suitably local term? The Washington Tax Leeches, perhaps?