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Old 01-31-2018, 02:46 AM   #16
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I understand the guys who play for the SF Chinamen insist on being paid in cash.
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Because major league sports -- NFL, MLB are just two -- are truly run by the major television and cable media giants for the sole benefit of sponsors and corporate 'partners', politically correct stupidity will continue to rear its ugly head and run amok.

Some day, boys and girls, the light bulb will go off and we, the sucker -- make that, lifelong, die-hard 'fans' -- will see that major league sports is nothing more than a glitzy infomercial of which we pay mucho bucks for the privilege of viewing.
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Old 02-03-2018, 09:44 PM   #18
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BS. Taking a knee to disrespect the nation if perfectly ok, but a logo is not?
Personally, I never watched a baseball game after the strike. Billionaires arguing with millionaires. Never missed it once.


MLB can my arse. No talent, just spitting and scratching - like some kind of semi-tamed animals. My apologies to tamed animals.
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Old 02-03-2018, 11:27 PM   #19
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Why are the others immune?

Atlanta Braves, Washington Redskins, Kansas City Chiefs, Florida State Seminoles, Chicago Blackhawks.

I'm sure the fans in Atlanta and Kansas City doing the "Tomahawk Chop" to rally their teams, or the horse riding duo of Osceola and Renegade storming up and down the field to fire up Florida State fans are rituals just as "offensive" to Native Americans and others. I'm not sure why Chief Wahoo is the predominant figure taking the heat for all of these teams.

St. John's changed their nickname from "Redmen" to "Red Storm" before the 1994-95 season. The Washington Bullets changed their nickname to Wizards in 1997 (due to the murder connotation). Both of those teams seemed to move on from their past without much fanfare (in retrospect).

Times have changed. People's sensibilities have evolved (for better or worse).

Personally, I don't care much. Either leave all be as are, or change them all and move on.

But to keep having these ongoing issues revisited every year is tiresome.
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They probably should change the team name next.

Cleveland Indians...WTF is that anyway?

Would we stand for a team named Cleveland Blacks? Or Cleveland African Americans? Or Kansas Whiteys? Or how about the Florida Hispanics?

Do it right, damnit...
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Then you might as well head down the long list..such as Eskimos, Rajin Cajins, Cowboys, ect.
Not to mention the scores of animal species that are offended.
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Regardless how you feel about Daniel Snyder he took a stand and refused to yield. They are, and will always be, the Redskins. I think the problem with Wahoo is that he is kind of goofy looking. Stanford was the Indians not long ago. Their chant at football games was "Give em the ax, the ax, the ax".
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Our high school's nickname was The Wolfpack, like North Carolina State. No one complained, even the zoophobic. Our football cheer: "Pursue Them...Pursue Them...Make Them Relinquish the Ball"
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Uneducated guess ,
Ohio is home to more Asian Indians than American Indians.

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They probably should change the team name next.

Cleveland Indians...WTF is that anyway?

Would we stand for a team named Cleveland Blacks? Or Cleveland African Americans? Or Kansas Whiteys? Or how about the Florida Hispanics?

Do it right, damnit...

OK.....ERIE Indians!
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Cleveland could have resolved this 25 years ago, they chose not to,fat greedy ducks.

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I just know that, for me, the worst cheer in sports is that Tomahawk Chop and the accompanying chant.
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Ohio is home to more Asian Indians than American Indians.

Ding!

But Ohio has a rich American Indian history due to 5 major tribes in the State. Those Tribes died off or were driven from the state early on.

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I wonder how MLB came to the conclusion that Wahoo should not be on the uniforms? Did they do a poll? I find it hard to believe that most Indians were bothered by the logo. I did read that some Indians were disappointed that the logo was being removed. If this keeps up, years from now people will forget that Indians exist.
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Anyone who looks at the Chief Wahoo image and isn't struck by its outright stereotypical racism is kidding themselves. And for all those wondering, I'm being dead serious here.
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