The Philadelphia Eagles football team has used the name for over 75 years (except for a bried time during WWII when they became the Steagles). With their recent signing of Michael Vick and his court ordered requirements to promote dog health issues, they are changing their name.
Effective this season, the team will be known as The Philadelphia Beagles.
Snoopy will become the official team mascot (due to a payment of over $100 million dollars to the estate of Peanuts creator Charles Schultz). A section of the rowdiest fan bleachers will now become "the Dog House," while the opponents section will be called "The Pigpen." The MetLife blimp, known as Snoopy One, will fly over the stadium during all home games.
The moves have been supported by both The Humane Society and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (P.E.T.A.).
When asked their opinion on the name change, a spokesman from the A.C.L.U. said "That's just stupid. Even we wouldn't go that far."