The Washington, DC NFL football team is searching for a new name, and it is reportedly considering one that has perked up the ears of X-Men fans. Sports reported Darren M. Haynes tweeted out that the company that manages the Washington team's current website also registered DCSentinels.com. This report has led to speculation that "DC Sentinels" may be the new name of the franchise, or at least one under consideration. Sentinels are soldiers who wait and keep watch. It wouldn't be an unfitting name for the team located in the nation's capital. The name was also under consideration for an XFL team before that league fell apart.
👇LOOK👇 pic.twitter.com/zu0wfQK0CX— Darren M. Haynes (@DarrenMHaynes) July 22, 2020
But for X-Men fans, the word "sentinel" brings up a different image. The Marvel Universe, sentinel sare robots built for hunting down mutants. They were created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee during their founding X-Men run and featured significantly into the popular X-Men cartoon from the 1990s, engraving them into the minds and memories of an entire generation of children. They also appeared in the 2014 film X-Men: Days of Future Past, which became the first X-Men movie on Disney+ earlier this month.
Seeing "sentinels" trending has some X-Men fans confused. Keep reading to see how X-Men fans are reacting.
I saw Sentinels trending and I thought is was good news about “The Matrix,” or X-Men.
But... it’s just football stuff. pic.twitter.com/3UWh9gnvzI— Isiah Muhammad (@Isiah_Muhammad) July 22, 2020
Could Be Hardprevnext
This is how I feel and what I visualize when I hear “DC Sentinels” ... I mean I’m a huge X-Men fan but... pic.twitter.com/FblcTxJj8f— Mark (@GospelOfMark) July 22, 2020
If Washington goes with the Sentinels as a team name, hopefully they get this guy to be their mascot. pic.twitter.com/daDrmApPOo— Joseph Lee (@JosephLee411) July 22, 2020
Robots on the Street
I saw #sentinels trending and was ready to accept that the government would 100% put giant robots on the street.— 𝕷𝖔𝖗𝖉 𝕾𝖆𝖓𝖈𝖍𝖊𝖟 👹 (@SuckMeSanchez) July 22, 2020
Got Me Worried
Not going to lie, in light of DHS becoming the Republican Guard For So Damned Insane Trump #sentinels trending got me worried we’d slipped into complete totalitarianism over night, wheeew pic.twitter.com/aY8PDPBjij— DHS Treason #ACAB (@US_PatriotServ) July 22, 2020
Release the Sentinels
I thought Trump really released the damn Sentinels.😂 pic.twitter.com/AwpYDTrUhw— ∞ (@MadTitan666) July 22, 2020
Sentinels is trending, so I instinctively think that it has something to do with the X-men, but nope, just football pic.twitter.com/eSUlqY5l5K— Shamar English (@english_shamar) July 22, 2020
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