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Dappleganger:
I find the Cleveland Indians an interesting example because they were named in honour of a former player, Louis Sockalexis, regarded as the first native american to play professional baseball.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Sockalexis

Nik:

--- Quote from: Dappleganger on July 03, 2020, 02:30:28 PM ---I find the Cleveland Indians an interesting example because they were named in honour of a former player, Louis Sockalexis, regarded as the first native american to play professional baseball.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Sockalexis

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I think, with the benefit of hindsight, there are probably better ways to honor a guy than to name a team after his race. Broadly speaking, I'm not really sure the intentions of the people doing the naming matter compared to the larger question of whether it's appropriate to name a team after an ethnic group if it's not that particular ethnic group naming a team after themselves(to distinguish the Indians from, say, Notre Dame's teams).

OldTimeHockey:

--- Quote from: Nik on July 03, 2020, 12:20:44 PM ---And here it is: the Redskins are undergoing a thorough review of the team’s name.

And let’s be clear: There’s no review if there’s no change coming.

Redskins on way out. pic.twitter.com/ZrS3cCvhMg— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 3, 2020
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Interesting to see if this is isolated or is the first in a series of dominos that eventually applies to the Indians, Braves and Blackhawks.

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Read somewhere yesterday the Blackhawks have been receiving some heat.

L K:
Hey Chiefs fans are trash!

L K:
The Chiefs defense got away with a lot of holding all year.  The NFL is handing them their lunch here to help out Brady.   Catchable pass apparently isn?t a thing anymore from the officials

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