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(El Paso Times)   "So we need a name for a new baseball team in a primarily Hispanic community. Oooh, I know"   (elpasotimes.com) divider line 182
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2013-10-23 12:50:39 AM  
I'm surprised they don't go with something like "the fighting tacos".
 
2013-10-23 01:20:09 AM  
The Don'trunagain Republic.
 
2013-10-23 01:27:06 AM  
The burrito banditos
 
2013-10-23 01:36:15 AM  
A lot of teams are named after animals. Wolverines is a common one.

Plus, I am not sure if anyone outside the hispanic community chose that name.

I say lets hear the whole story first before we get out the pitchforks.
 
2013-10-23 03:10:31 AM  
I kind of expected the "Beaners"
 
2013-10-23 03:10:51 AM  
Los Pollos Hermanos.
 
2013-10-23 03:12:52 AM  
I was honestly expecting a team named Beaners.


/Their fight song would be short and to the point.
 
2013-10-23 03:14:43 AM  
Compared to what it could have been (my first guess was the Wetbacks), Chihuahuas isn't all that bad.
 
2013-10-23 03:14:55 AM  
It beats The Redskins.
 
2013-10-23 03:14:57 AM  
To be fair, sorta, Chihuahua is the name of the state in Mexico directly across the border.

What the heck happened to the El Paso Diablos?  I guess they're completely gone, or... not?
 
2013-10-23 03:17:42 AM  
"The five finalists in the mascot naming process were Aardvarks, Buckaroos, Chihuahuas, Desert Gators and Sun Dogs."

That's a sorry group of finalists right there. Can't really blame them for Chihuahuas at that point.
 
2013-10-23 03:17:59 AM  
Sounds like they did this mostly because they thought they'd make money from people buying cutesy stuffed toys and shirts with a cartoon dog on it. I don't think it was meant to be offensive, just marketing. The problem is that it doesn't sound very imposing or impressive. When I hear "chihuahua" I think of a small yappy dog that, while cute depending on the dog, isn't anything I'd be particularly impressed by.

It'd probably have gone over better if they'd given the community an opportunity to submit names and then pick through 3-4 of them that the stadium owners decided were the best of the bunch. That's what my local baseball team did (the name was after a local animal and was fairly unoffensive, although silly) and it actually worked out well for them since it drove up attendance.
 
2013-10-23 03:18:07 AM  

SirTanon: I kind of expected the "Beaners"


Snapper Carr: I was honestly expecting a team named Beaners.


The Martian Manhandler: Compared to what it could have been (my first guess was the Wetbacks), Chihuahuas isn't all that bad.


So I'm the only one who hovered over the url expecting to see 'spics'?
 
2013-10-23 03:19:07 AM  
Better than Los Coños.
 
2013-10-23 03:20:04 AM  
Despicable?
 
2013-10-23 03:20:24 AM  
The Gauchos?  The Breeders? The Mighty Chalupas? The Lawn Care Specialists? The 9 guys in one House?
 
2013-10-23 03:22:13 AM  

you are a puppet: SirTanon: I kind of expected the "Beaners"

Snapper Carr: I was honestly expecting a team named Beaners.

The Martian Manhandler: Compared to what it could have been (my first guess was the Wetbacks), Chihuahuas isn't all that bad.

So I'm the only one who hovered over the url expecting to see 'spics'?


Nope.
 
2013-10-23 03:23:42 AM  

robohobo: The Gauchos?  The Breeders? The Mighty Chalupas? The Lawn Care Specialists? The 9 guys in one House?


Their girlfriends will be airbrushed on their jerseys?
 
2013-10-23 03:26:45 AM  
The Lowriders?
The Fruit Pickers?
The Chicken Pluckers?
 
2013-10-23 03:28:32 AM  
In response to racially insensitive team names, I always hoped some sport franchise would take the name White Boys - for instance: The St. Louis White Boys
 
2013-10-23 03:29:11 AM  
Yo quiero Taco Bell.
 
2013-10-23 03:29:59 AM  
The Racine Crackers.
 
2013-10-23 03:32:34 AM  

Smitty Werben Jagerman-Jensen: In response to racially insensitive team names, I always hoped some sport franchise would take the name White Boys - for instance: The St. Louis White Boys


Always remembering that when Jackie Robinson played in an away game against the St. Louis Cardinals he could not stay with his teammates at the whites-only hotel.
 
2013-10-23 03:33:07 AM  
Reminds me of when Lamar Hunt said the Kansas City Chiefs were named after the head of the police department...while playing in Arrowhead stadium.
 
2013-10-23 03:35:36 AM  

Degenz: Reminds me of when Lamar Hunt said the Kansas City Chiefs were named after the head of the police department...while playing in Arrowhead stadium.




They were named after a bank president. He had the nickname chief.
 
2013-10-23 03:35:46 AM  

Prof. Frink: you are a puppet: SirTanon: I kind of expected the "Beaners"

Snapper Carr: I was honestly expecting a team named Beaners.

The Martian Manhandler: Compared to what it could have been (my first guess was the Wetbacks), Chihuahuas isn't all that bad.

So I'm the only one who hovered over the url expecting to see 'spics'?

Nope.


Seconded.

Seeing "Chihuahuas" was a relief.
 
HBK
2013-10-23 03:38:14 AM  

SirTanon: I kind of expected the "Beaners"


Yep.
 
2013-10-23 03:38:45 AM  
What, was "The Chupacabrans " taken?
 
2013-10-23 03:40:38 AM  

tokyogirl79: Sounds like they did this mostly because they thought they'd make money from people buying cutesy stuffed toys and shirts with a cartoon dog on it. I don't think it was meant to be offensive, just marketing. The problem is that it doesn't sound very imposing or impressive. When I hear "chihuahua" I think of a small yappy dog that, while cute depending on the dog, isn't anything I'd be particularly impressed by.

It'd probably have gone over better if they'd given the community an opportunity to submit names and then pick through 3-4 of them that the stadium owners decided were the best of the bunch. That's what my local baseball team did (the name was after a local animal and was fairly unoffensive, although silly) and it actually worked out well for them since it drove up attendance.


Damn near every historically good team in every major sport in America has a name that isn't imposing or impressive.

Steelers, Packers, 49ers.  Yankees, Cardinals, Dodgers, Giants (ok, there's one).  Lakers, Celtics, Bulls (two).  Canadiens, Red Wings, Maple Leafs.

Insisting on "imposing" names is how you get terrible things like the Predators or Thrashers.
 
2013-10-23 03:48:57 AM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: The Lowriders?
The Fruit Pickers?
The Chicken Pluckers?


That'd be the current House Republican team...
 
2013-10-23 03:52:08 AM  

UsikFark: robohobo: The Gauchos?  The Breeders? The Mighty Chalupas? The Lawn Care Specialists? The 9 guys in one House?

Their girlfriends will be airbrushed on their jerseys?


Along with their alternate jerseys which feature RIP and the birth/death date of their cousin "lil cholo'.
 
2013-10-23 03:55:27 AM  
The grounds crew?
 
2013-10-23 04:01:14 AM  
31.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-10-23 04:03:34 AM  
ah clueless whitey looking out for the brown folk who can barely feed themselves let alone name a team
after a a dog that comes from a hispanic country.

euro.mediotiempo.com
 
2013-10-23 04:05:23 AM  

robohobo: UsikFark: robohobo: The Gauchos?  The Breeders? The Mighty Chalupas? The Lawn Care Specialists? The 9 guys in one House?

Their girlfriends will be airbrushed on their jerseys?

Along with their alternate jerseys which feature RIP and the birth/death date of their cousin "lil cholo'.




Part of every beer will be poured out in honor of thier fallen homies
 
2013-10-23 04:05:27 AM  
isleofran.com
the Chi Chi Rodriguezes
 
2013-10-23 04:09:15 AM  
El Pasoan here, a few thoughts

I HATE this new name, silly at best and offensive at worst
Lots of people here wanted the Sun Dogs which I thought was an awesome and evocative name
The Diablos are now owned by the Tigua indians and have no place to play, they were booted out of Cohen stadium
This stadium and team were jammed down out throats. We demolished our city hall to make room for it and moved city government into an old newspaper building
The whole project is already over budget
If this project finally completes the revitalization of downtown EP then it will be worth it. If not it will become our Monorail.
I don't even like baseball
Oh well, at least we're getting an Alamo Draft House soon
 
2013-10-23 04:09:48 AM  
Like the Dachau Dachshunds?
 
2013-10-23 04:13:11 AM  
The Unusually Tall 13 Year Old Pitchers?
 
2013-10-23 04:18:08 AM  
If this was in southern California it would be 'Los Doyers'
 
2013-10-23 04:24:22 AM  

SirTanon: I kind of expected the "Beaners"


That's what I was thinking. That way you can be racially insensitive and also, isn't a beaner in baseball someone who deliberately hits another player with a thrown ball or is it a ball thrown to hit someone?
 
2013-10-23 04:30:18 AM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: Degenz: Reminds me of when Lamar Hunt said the Kansas City Chiefs were named after the head of the police department...while playing in Arrowhead stadium.

They were named after a bank president. He had the nickname chief.


Whatever you say, Tonto.
 
2013-10-23 04:36:56 AM  

UsikFark: Better than Los Coños.


How about Los Pendejos or Los Maricones?
 
2013-10-23 04:37:37 AM  
For maximum trolling, I suggest El Paso Reconquistas
 
2013-10-23 04:38:56 AM  

Degenz: Mid_mo_mad_man: Degenz: Reminds me of when Lamar Hunt said the Kansas City Chiefs were named after the head of the police department...while playing in Arrowhead stadium.

They were named after a bank president. He had the nickname chief.

Whatever you say, Tonto.


I may be sleep-deprived, but I think that might have been a Beverly Hillbillies reference.

/nothing too obscure, etc
 
2013-10-23 04:44:57 AM  
Nothing wrong with naming your team after some kind of dog:

azkals.wikispaces.com
From asong kalye (street dog)

/snarl and bite
//now best team in Southeast Asia
///slashies!
 
2013-10-23 04:49:01 AM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: Degenz: Reminds me of when Lamar Hunt said the Kansas City Chiefs were named after the head of the police department...while playing in Arrowhead stadium.

They were named after a bank president. He had the nickname chief.


RIP Don Drysdale
 
2013-10-23 04:50:38 AM  
static.scripting.com
Yo quiero un nuevo nombre.
 
2013-10-23 04:54:40 AM  
For a second there I thought they used some kind of racial slur.

But comparing them to chihuahuas is pure evil.
 
2013-10-23 05:00:36 AM  
The new name is a little bit silly and definitely not imposing, but pretty much perfect for the minor leagues. Keep in mind that the parent club is the Padres, with a silly and nonimposing swinging friar mascot of its own (and a mostly AAA roster). Although a case could be made that Padres is offensive to the Indian tribes who were subjugated by by the missions. But most of those tribes are living extremely large off of Whitey's gambling habits (Asians too) so I doubt they care too much. Anyway, Ay Carumba!
 
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