Sports Betting Props: Will The Racist Team Names Be Changed?

  • The Washington Redskins have +1200 odds to change their franchise name before Jan 1, 2020.
  • The Master's Tournament has +1000 odds of choosing a new name for the tournament.
  • The Texas Rangers are listed at +750 odds to change their team name.

WASHINGTONThe social climate in the United States has reached one of the biggest boiling points we’ve seen in modern history. Many long-time companies whose brand images are rooted in racism like Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben’s have now changed logos while denouncing the past mistakes of the company.

These same racial subtleties can be found throughout the sports world and this has created another betting opportunity.

The Washington Redskins, Texas Rangers, the Master’s Tournament, and Yale University have all been forced to reexamine their brands in a time where social justice has taken precedent.

These sports entities might not change their names as seen in the odds but there’s no telling if the pressure put on these teams will bring forth change.

Some progress has already been made as NASCAR banned Confederate flags from being flown at their events.

BetOnline has posted four betting props that allow bettors to win big on.

These props can be found under the politics section of the sportsbook and if one of the selected teams or events changes their names bettors could be in for a major return on these bets.

Will the Texas Rangers change their team name?

  • No -1600
  • Yes +750

The Texas Rangers aren’t the only team in the MLB that has had questions raised about their team name as the Cleveland Indians have also come under scrutiny for their brand.

The Rangers likely won’t be changing their team name as evident from the heavy favorite status given for them not to do so.

Furthermore, the Texas Rangers have come forth and said that they will not be changing their team name after an article was published urging the Rangers to do so.

Will the Master's change tournament name?

  • No -2500
  • Yes +1000

The Master’s is one of the most popular tournaments of the PGA Tour but its history makes it a prime candidate for a name change.

The Augusta National Invitational was what the tournament was originally called it wasn’t given the name “The Masters” until 1939.

Changing the name and forgetting the past won’t be easy for the golf tournament but its definitely a step in the right direction.

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The golf course has had a long history of rooted racism as the course was originally a plantation that housed slaves. Furthermore, the club didn’t have its first African-American member until 1990, and women weren’t allowed to be a part of the club until 2012.

With the current social climate take the +1000 odds on the Masters changing its tournament name before the conclusion of this year.

Will the Washington Redskins change their team name?

  • Yes +1200
  • No -5000

The Washington Redskins are not new to the backlash faced in their team name but the franchise has remained adamant that they will not change their name.

The NFL has taken a stand against racism as a league but the Redskins franchise name seems to go against that point.

There have been many petitions and articles published pushing the Redskins to change their name but owner Daniel Snyder has refused.

It may take the NFL forcing the Redskins to change their name at some point but that doesn’t seem like it’ll be happening soon.

Take the -5000 odds on the Redskins not changing their name by 2021 but expect it to happen in a couple of years.

Will Yale University change school name?

  • No -5000
  • Yes +1400

The prestigious Yale University has not been able to escape the fire as #CancelYale was trending on Twitter nationwide after it has been realized that the school was named after a slave owner.

Elihu Yale – in an opinion piece published by the Wall Street Journal – was called a “Slave Trader Extraordinaire” as that article pushed for the renaming of many Ivy League schools while saying Yale should be the first college to do so.

It’s not impossible for the university to change its name and the +1400 odds on the school to do so should be taken with confidence.

Change takes time and the social climate of America today is attempting to expel any form of racism in everyday life, which is why statues of former slave owners are being taken down and the glorification of these people is being reduced to a minimum.

Time will tell if the social pressure placed on these entities will force them to make adaptions to a world that is growing tired of racism.