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2017-08-18 10:29:40 AM  
Can we diversify a team on the east coast, too?
 
2017-08-18 11:27:20 AM  
IDIC - Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations

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2017-08-18 11:38:02 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: Can we diversify a team on the east coast, too?


That would be pretty awesome. Not going to lie.
 
2017-08-18 11:42:44 AM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: Tr0mBoNe: Can we diversify a team on the east coast, too?

That would be pretty awesome. Not going to lie.


Moncton Wildcats or Halifax Citadels. I'll take either.
 
2017-08-18 11:45:47 AM  
Is there a more diverse country on Earth than the USA?
 
2017-08-18 11:52:49 AM  
 
2017-08-18 12:42:53 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Can we diversify a team on the east coast, too?


That would be nice.
 
2017-08-18 01:00:33 PM  
Winnipeg is not a paragon of diversity. The treatment of the First Nations people there is as bad as anything in the States. Wearing a t-shirt ain't gonna fix that.
 
2017-08-18 01:33:54 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Representative of the unwashed masses: Tr0mBoNe: Can we diversify a team on the east coast, too?

That would be pretty awesome. Not going to lie.

Moncton Wildcats or Halifax Citadels. I'll take either.


Agreed. We need a tenth team. Actually judging by the standings the east needs a CFL team.
 
2017-08-18 01:37:05 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Representative of the unwashed masses: Tr0mBoNe: Can we diversify a team on the east coast, too?

That would be pretty awesome. Not going to lie.

Moncton Wildcats or Halifax Citadels. I'll take either.


Sunnyvale Samsquanches
 
2017-08-18 01:42:09 PM  

AintNoAmoeba: Tr0mBoNe: Representative of the unwashed masses: Tr0mBoNe: Can we diversify a team on the east coast, too?

That would be pretty awesome. Not going to lie.

Moncton Wildcats or Halifax Citadels. I'll take either.

Sunnyvale Samsquanches


Apparently that has already been taken:
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But, different league/sport...
 
2017-08-18 01:52:36 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: skylabdown: Is there a more diverse country on Earth than the USA?

Yes. Many.

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2013/07/18/the-most-and-least-cul​turally-diverse-countries-in-the-world/


If by "culturally" you mean "linguistically," then I guess that map works.

The article even states that ethnic diversity is discounted because tribalism is more culturally diverse than assimilation, or something.
 
2017-08-18 01:53:05 PM  
It can be strength. But if your a CFL team and you've got a bunch of amputees and wheelchair folk diversity can be a weakness.
 
2017-08-18 02:02:35 PM  

IHadMeAVision: Tr0mBoNe: skylabdown: Is there a more diverse country on Earth than the USA?

Yes. Many.

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2013/07/18/the-most-and-least-cul​turally-diverse-countries-in-the-world/

If by "culturally" you mean "linguistically," then I guess that map works.

The article even states that ethnic diversity is discounted because tribalism is more culturally diverse than assimilation, or something.


Yeah... it's a complicated question with even more complicated answers.
 
2017-08-18 02:03:23 PM  

Siskabush: Tr0mBoNe: Representative of the unwashed masses: Tr0mBoNe: Can we diversify a team on the east coast, too?

That would be pretty awesome. Not going to lie.

Moncton Wildcats or Halifax Citadels. I'll take either.

Agreed. We need a tenth team. Actually judging by the standings the east needs a CFL team.


I say relocate the Argos to Halifax or Moncton... nobody cares about the CFL in the big smoke.
 
2017-08-18 02:04:35 PM  
Ironic?
The CFL only allows a certain number of non-canadians on each team.
 
2017-08-18 02:23:46 PM  

abhorrent1: Ironic?
The CFL only allows a certain number of non-canadians on each team.


Affirmative.
 
2017-08-18 02:24:59 PM  
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2017-08-18 02:45:24 PM  
Except don't ever ever ever point out the differences that constitute the diversity, because then you're a raging bigot.

But I think we can all agree that orange people should be barred from office.
 
2017-08-18 02:48:49 PM  
Yummy:

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2017-08-18 02:49:00 PM  
i thought ignorance is strength, but i wouldn't know

/pass the victory gin
 
2017-08-18 03:11:49 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Representative of the unwashed masses: Tr0mBoNe: Can we diversify a team on the east coast, too?

That would be pretty awesome. Not going to lie.

Moncton Wildcats or Halifax Citadels. I'll take either.


If you can find an owner and get a stadium in place, the CFL would love to put a team on the East Coast.

It would most likely be named regionally not for a city or province, one of Atlantic (like the Atlantic Schooners they tried to set up in the 1980s), Maritimes, or Acadia. Of course that is subject to  the person that puts up the money.
 
2017-08-18 03:48:39 PM  

dywed88: Tr0mBoNe: Representative of the unwashed masses: Tr0mBoNe: Can we diversify a team on the east coast, too?

That would be pretty awesome. Not going to lie.

Moncton Wildcats or Halifax Citadels. I'll take either.

If you can find an owner and get a stadium in place, the CFL would love to put a team on the East Coast.

It would most likely be named regionally not for a city or province, one of Atlantic (like the Atlantic Schooners they tried to set up in the 1980s), Maritimes, or Acadia. Of course that is subject to  the person that puts up the money.


St. John's Screech would be fun
 
2017-08-18 03:49:25 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Siskabush: Tr0mBoNe: Representative of the unwashed masses: Tr0mBoNe: Can we diversify a team on the east coast, too?

That would be pretty awesome. Not going to lie.

Moncton Wildcats or Halifax Citadels. I'll take either.

Agreed. We need a tenth team. Actually judging by the standings the east needs a CFL team.

I say relocate the Argos to Halifax or Moncton... nobody cares about the CFL in the big smoke.


Like hell we don't!! Arrrrrrrrggggggggggoooooooooooos! The real FC in Toronto since 1873.
 
2017-08-18 03:52:50 PM  
The Maritimes needs people with real jobs to buy tickets. We can't afford to keep propping up the welfare provinces anymore than we already do.
 
2017-08-18 04:00:29 PM  

skylabdown: Is there a more diverse country on Earth than the USA?


Depends on your definition and metrics of diversity.  The U.S. has the largest immigrant population, and the largest immigrant descendent population in the world.  However, we're pretty much only a one or arguably two language country.  Our ethnic cultural areas pale compared to most other cities (outside of NYC and one or two west coast cities).  We're pretty monocultured in many aspects.

Basically we have pretty high diversity, but only in very specific ways.
 
2017-08-18 04:10:51 PM  

kdawg7736: [i.imgflip.com image 500x500]


can't tell if this is serious or not, but no, diversity and unity are not antonyms of each other. you could go with diversity and uniformity, or division and unity, but then the concepts involved are completely different, despite the words sounding alike.
 
2017-08-18 04:35:49 PM  

Khellendros: skylabdown: Is there a more diverse country on Earth than the USA?

Depends on your definition and metrics of diversity.  The U.S. has the largest immigrant population, and the largest immigrant descendent population in the world.  However, we're pretty much only a one or arguably two language country.  Our ethnic cultural areas pale compared to most other cities (outside of NYC and one or two west coast cities).  We're pretty monocultured in many aspects.

Basically we have pretty high diversity, but only in very specific ways.


Well, there's only one primary language, but there's a immense fark ton of secondary languages (mostly spoken by said immigrant population).
 
2017-08-18 05:46:02 PM  
So the most diverse nations seem to have civil wars?
 
2017-08-18 06:36:40 PM  

Good Gord: Tr0mBoNe: Siskabush: Tr0mBoNe: Representative of the unwashed masses: Tr0mBoNe: Can we diversify a team on the east coast, too?

That would be pretty awesome. Not going to lie.

Moncton Wildcats or Halifax Citadels. I'll take either.

Agreed. We need a tenth team. Actually judging by the standings the east needs a CFL team.

I say relocate the Argos to Halifax or Moncton... nobody cares about the CFL in the big smoke.

Like hell we don't!! Arrrrrrrrggggggggggoooooooooooos! The real FC in Toronto since 1873.


And, in what is by far the largest market in the country, they have the lowest attendence by a significant margin. They had 16k per and Montreal had 20k in 2016. And that was a lot closer than 2015.
 
2017-08-18 06:46:51 PM  

Geotpf: Khellendros: skylabdown: Is there a more diverse country on Earth than the USA?

Depends on your definition and metrics of diversity.  The U.S. has the largest immigrant population, and the largest immigrant descendent population in the world.  However, we're pretty much only a one or arguably two language country.  Our ethnic cultural areas pale compared to most other cities (outside of NYC and one or two west coast cities).  We're pretty monocultured in many aspects.

Basically we have pretty high diversity, but only in very specific ways.

Well, there's only one primary language, but there's a immense fark ton of secondary languages (mostly spoken by said immigrant population).


The US is near the top of every list if you use absolute numbers because the US is really big (insert Xkcd comic here).

In rates the US isn't near as far ahead. As a percent of population the US has roughly 15% foreign born, compared to 20%. Of course how to measure diversity is a whole other can of worms.
 
2017-08-18 07:16:54 PM  

hamrag: Yummy:

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I'll say.  What is that, a double-double?
 
2017-08-18 11:18:25 PM  
Diversity may be strength but the CFL still has a team name that is not that different from Redskins.
 
2017-08-18 11:37:45 PM  

mechgreg: Diversity may be strength but the CFL still has a team name that is not that different from Redskins.


the Eskimos have never had a mascot or logo that even remotely looks like a person. Do you think anyone sees the team and thinks Inuit?
 
2017-08-18 11:54:13 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: mechgreg: Diversity may be strength but the CFL still has a team name that is not that different from Redskins.

the Eskimos have never had a mascot or logo that even remotely looks like a person. Do you think anyone sees the team and thinks Inuit?


What else would Eskimo mean?
 
2017-08-19 12:46:58 AM  

mechgreg: Representative of the unwashed masses: mechgreg: Diversity may be strength but the CFL still has a team name that is not that different from Redskins.

the Eskimos have never had a mascot or logo that even remotely looks like a person. Do you think anyone sees the team and thinks Inuit?

What else would Eskimo mean?


maybe it's just a name? Has anyone complained about the Patriots? Senators? Etc etc.

To the best of my knowledge the Eskimos do nothing that is in anyway derogatory towards Inuit people. There's no Chief Wahoo, no Redskin logo. Their mascot is a polar bear for Petes sake
 
2017-08-19 02:42:31 AM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: mechgreg: Representative of the unwashed masses: mechgreg: Diversity may be strength but the CFL still has a team name that is not that different from Redskins.

the Eskimos have never had a mascot or logo that even remotely looks like a person. Do you think anyone sees the team and thinks Inuit?

What else would Eskimo mean?

maybe it's just a name? Has anyone complained about the Patriots? Senators? Etc etc.

To the best of my knowledge the Eskimos do nothing that is in anyway derogatory towards Inuit people. There's no Chief Wahoo, no Redskin logo. Their mascot is a polar bear for Petes sake


I still think the Montreal Canadiens (ca cest "Canadians" en Francais) is racist. That team and their fans are whiny biatches. By keeping the team name Canadiens they stereotype us. Other nations think we are all whiny biatches because of them.

I think we should change their name to the Montreal Poutines or something.

/tired
// you farkers should know where I'm going with this
_/_/_/ hat trick
 
2017-08-19 03:03:15 AM  

Siskabush: Representative of the unwashed masses: mechgreg: Representative of the unwashed masses: mechgreg: Diversity may be strength but the CFL still has a team name that is not that different from Redskins.

the Eskimos have never had a mascot or logo that even remotely looks like a person. Do you think anyone sees the team and thinks Inuit?

What else would Eskimo mean?

maybe it's just a name? Has anyone complained about the Patriots? Senators? Etc etc.

To the best of my knowledge the Eskimos do nothing that is in anyway derogatory towards Inuit people. There's no Chief Wahoo, no Redskin logo. Their mascot is a polar bear for Petes sake

I still think the Montreal Canadiens (ca cest "Canadians" en Francais) is racist. That team and their fans are whiny biatches. By keeping the team name Canadiens they stereotype us. Other nations think we are all whiny biatches because of them.

I think we should change their name to the Montreal Poutines or something.

/tired
// you farkers should know where I'm going with this
_/_/_/ hat trick


all I can say is Go Riders!

/can't believe I had to white knight the Eskimos
//why yes I do have many Roughriders themed pieces of clothing
///I also shop for hats in grocery stores
 
2017-08-19 07:59:26 AM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: mechgreg: Representative of the unwashed masses: mechgreg: Diversity may be strength but the CFL still has a team name that is not that different from Redskins.

the Eskimos have never had a mascot or logo that even remotely looks like a person. Do you think anyone sees the team and thinks Inuit?

What else would Eskimo mean?

maybe it's just a name? Has anyone complained about the Patriots? Senators? Etc etc.

To the best of my knowledge the Eskimos do nothing that is in anyway derogatory towards Inuit people. There's no Chief Wahoo, no Redskin logo. Their mascot is a polar bear for Petes sake


It totally is a derogatory term. If you go to the Canadian arctic you don't really see it anywhere.
http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2016/04/24/475129558/why-you​-​probably-shouldnt-say-eskimo

So does this mean if the f the Redskins had a bear for an mascot people would be cool with it?
 
2017-08-19 11:47:40 AM  
Let's go Eskies! 7-1 wooo!

The back of the shirt was the best, no pictures in the article though:

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2017-08-19 11:56:46 AM  

Siskabush: Representative of the unwashed masses: mechgreg: Representative of the unwashed masses: mechgreg: Diversity may be strength but the CFL still has a team name that is not that different from Redskins.

the Eskimos have never had a mascot or logo that even remotely looks like a person. Do you think anyone sees the team and thinks Inuit?

What else would Eskimo mean?

maybe it's just a name? Has anyone complained about the Patriots? Senators? Etc etc.

To the best of my knowledge the Eskimos do nothing that is in anyway derogatory towards Inuit people. There's no Chief Wahoo, no Redskin logo. Their mascot is a polar bear for Petes sake

I still think the Montreal Canadiens (ca cest "Canadians" en Francais) is racist. That team and their fans are whiny biatches. By keeping the team name Canadiens they stereotype us. Other nations think we are all whiny biatches because of them.

I think we should change their name to the Montreal Poutines or something.

/tired
// you farkers should know where I'm going with this
_/_/_/ hat trick


What stereotyping?

Seems like an accurate representation of Canadiens.
 
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