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(CBC)   Pro football team under pressure to change ethnically controversial nickname. No not that one, or that one   ( cbc.ca) divider line
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2017-11-10 01:52:17 AM  
My recommended new name:

The Edmonton Seal-Clubbers.

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2017-11-10 03:26:16 AM  
Scott the Giant Dick has a lot of great nicknames for Canadian sports teams.
 
2017-11-10 07:52:21 AM  
Mmeehh, not to worry, pro football as you know it is going away anyway.

There is simply not enough money to go around and pay the brain damage claims.
 
2017-11-10 08:23:58 AM  
"Rough Riders" is available.
 
2017-11-10 08:29:51 AM  

WordsnCollision: "Rough Riders" is available.


Oh no you don't. It took us over 80 years to claim that name exclusively for us. Not yours. Damned Edmontonians would probably try wearing pumpkins on their heads or something too...
 
2017-11-10 08:40:25 AM  
The only Inuk to ever play for the Eskimos - he suited up as a halfback in 1955 - said he doesn't have a problem with the name.
"I think we should take pride in that," said Kiviaq, a lawyer known as David Ward before he fought a legal battle to use his original Inuit name. "I don't understand their argument."

But let's not let a proud Inuit's opinion get in the way of political e-peen stroking. Until I was told, I never considered the E word as an insult, it was just another word for Inuit. Luckily the fight to end hatred will keep the word offensive thereby re-enforcing hatred.
 
2017-11-10 08:44:16 AM  

CommonName2: But let's not let a proud Inuit's opinion get in the way of political e-peen stroking.


One guy says it's ok, so that's it, end of debate?

Canada's national Inuit association, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, which represents 60,000 Canadian Inuit, first petitioned the Eskimos in 2015.

Association leader Natan Obed said the Eskimos name is unacceptable, and reiterated his stance on its hurtful definition during an interview on Wednesday.
 
2017-11-10 08:46:57 AM  
Meh, we name everything from server software to motorcycles to attack helicopters after "first nation" types. The only people it really seems to upset are white folks at the Washington Post.
 
2017-11-10 08:54:44 AM  
Indigenous Inuks
 
2017-11-10 09:00:31 AM  
Edmonton has had Football, Hockey and Baseball teams named "Eskimos" or "Eskimeaux" for well over 100 years.

The term was first used by Calgary newspapers as an insult for Edmonton teams. But Edmonton took it as a term of pride, seeing as the Eskimos (as they were called then) are damned tough.

The other thing to remember, is that there is not any kind of derogatory imagery used. The team's logo is Two Es.
 
2017-11-10 09:17:37 AM  
I, for one, look forward to watching the Edmonton GreenYellows get stomped by the Roughriders next season.
 
2017-11-10 09:17:50 AM  
"The storied Edminton Eskimos franchise"

The storied who now?

/ you keep using that word...
 
2017-11-10 09:48:30 AM  
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Edmonton Esquilax!!!
 
2017-11-10 10:16:14 AM  
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2017-11-10 10:19:36 AM  

Old Huntstein: I, for one, look forward to watching the Edmonton GreenYellows get stomped by the Roughriders next season.


Your scenario, above, is only 50% ridiculous.   For 100% stoopid, imagine the Edmonton GreenYellows versus the Ottawa RedBlacks.......
 
2017-11-10 10:32:44 AM  

gunsmack: Meh, we name everything from server software to motorcycles to attack helicopters after "first nation" types. The only people it really seems to upset are white folks at the Washington Post.


Inuit are white people at the Washington Post?
 
2017-11-10 12:04:48 PM  
How about Oilers?  That's not culturally sensitive.
 
2017-11-10 12:32:04 PM  
The Edmonton CFLy McCFL-Faces?
 
2017-11-10 12:33:43 PM  
Snow Attractive and Successful Native Americans
 
2017-11-10 01:26:27 PM  

I sound fat: "The storied Edminton Eskimos franchise"

The storied who now?

/ you keep using that word...


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This man frowns on your lack of respect.
Then he smiles, and offers you a piping hot oatmeal raisin cookie.
 
2017-11-10 01:33:18 PM  
The Browns??
 
2017-11-10 02:45:53 PM  
The Politically Incorrect Bowl: the Edmonton Eskimos vs. the Washington Redskins.

(PS - If Ottawa and Saskatchewan met for the Grey Cup, who would win - the Rough Riders
or the Roughriders?  I'll bet even most Canadians wouldn't know who was who.)
 
2017-11-10 03:33:01 PM  

Li'l Robbie: The Politically Incorrect Bowl: the Edmonton Eskimos vs. the Washington Redskins.

(PS - If Ottawa and Saskatchewan met for the Grey Cup, who would win - the Rough Riders
or the Roughriders?  I'll bet even most Canadians wouldn't know who was who.)


The Rough Riders folded in 1996.
 
2017-11-10 04:24:41 PM  
Thought exercise:

Let's say all minority related sports team names are changed.  How long until people start complaining that only traditionally white groups get sport teams named after them?  Cowboys, Yankees, Cavaliers, Vikings, Celtics, Knights, Rangers, Senators.  Where is the diversity in that?

Personally I do like the European Football Naming styles.  Cleveland Baseball Club, Washington F.C., Kansas City United...
 
2017-11-10 04:38:58 PM  

phoenix352: Thought exercise:

Let's say all minority related sports team names are changed.  How long until people start complaining that only traditionally white groups get sport teams named after them?  Cowboys, Yankees, Cavaliers, Vikings, Celtics, Knights, Rangers, Senators.  Where is the diversity in that?

Personally I do like the European Football Naming styles.  Cleveland Baseball Club, Washington F.C., Kansas City United...


What if, instead of naming teams after race-based group, we just used generic derogatory terms for all teams? Like the Assholes or the Pieces of Sh*t?
 
2017-11-10 04:45:26 PM  
Go Bombers!
 
2017-11-10 04:45:42 PM  

IAmRight: phoenix352: Thought exercise:

Let's say all minority related sports team names are changed.  How long until people start complaining that only traditionally white groups get sport teams named after them?  Cowboys, Yankees, Cavaliers, Vikings, Celtics, Knights, Rangers, Senators.  Where is the diversity in that?

Personally I do like the European Football Naming styles.  Cleveland Baseball Club, Washington F.C., Kansas City United...

What if, instead of naming teams after race-based group, we just used generic derogatory terms for all teams? Like the Assholes or the Pieces of Sh*t?


That seems really extreme.  I still like the "City: Sport Club" naming system.
 
2017-11-10 04:50:07 PM  

Li'l Robbie: The Politically Incorrect Bowl: the Edmonton Eskimos vs. the Washington Redskins.

(PS - If Ottawa and Saskatchewan met for the Grey Cup, who would win - the Rough Riders
or the Roughriders?  I'll bet even most Canadians wouldn't know who was who.)


The Rough Riders and Roughriders met in the Grey Cup game four times, with the Rough Riders victorious thrice - 1951, 1969 and 1976. The Roughriders lone win over the Rough Riders came in 1966.

/Canadian
//Argos fan
///rouge!!
 
2017-11-10 04:58:21 PM  

phoenix352: Thought exercise:

Let's say all minority related sports team names are changed.  How long until people start complaining that only traditionally white groups get sport teams named after them?  Cowboys, Yankees, Cavaliers, Vikings, Celtics, Knights, Rangers, Senators.  Where is the diversity in that?

Personally I do like the European Football Naming styles.  Cleveland Baseball Club, Washington F.C., Kansas City United...


There aren't non-white cowboys, rangers, yankees, or senators?
 
2017-11-10 05:03:15 PM  
Huh, when did Eskimo become a racial slur?

I've never heard it used in a negative way.  In fact, I've never heard it used in any aspect other than informational or with respect due to the harsh conditions they manage to successfully live in.  A Google search just comes up with it not being a self-selected word.

So you are an Eskimo?
Well, we prefer to be called Iniuit.
Oh. OK. Inuit it is then.

So it may be inaccurate, but does that really make it racist?
 
2017-11-10 05:26:12 PM  

Walkingtalkingeye: Go Bombers!


Don't worry dude! The bombers' season will be over in 2 short days.
 
2017-11-10 05:36:01 PM  

meanmutton: phoenix352: Thought exercise:

Let's say all minority related sports team names are changed.  How long until people start complaining that only traditionally white groups get sport teams named after them?  Cowboys, Yankees, Cavaliers, Vikings, Celtics, Knights, Rangers, Senators.  Where is the diversity in that?

Personally I do like the European Football Naming styles.  Cleveland Baseball Club, Washington F.C., Kansas City United...

There aren't non-white cowboys, rangers, yankees, or senators?


Do you associate a lot of minorities with being Cowboys and Rangers, or Yankees? Ottawa's logo is a white dude in roman regalia.
 
2017-11-10 06:35:20 PM  

CommonName2: The only Inuk to ever play for the Eskimos - he suited up as a halfback in 1955 - said he doesn't have a problem with the name.
"I think we should take pride in that," said Kiviaq, a lawyer known as David Ward before he fought a legal battle to use his original Inuit name. "I don't understand their argument."

But let's not let a proud Inuit's opinion get in the way of political e-peen stroking. Until I was told, I never considered the E word as an insult, it was just another word for Inuit. Luckily the fight to end hatred will keep the word offensive thereby re-enforcing hatred.


Someone who played for the Eskimos is obviously going to be biased. He could be, hypothetically, the only person who ever approved of the name. The fact that he played for them isn't even evidence that he though it was ok initially, since human beings have a well-known tendency to modify their beliefs after the fact to suit their actions.
 
2017-11-10 06:37:28 PM  

phoenix352: meanmutton: phoenix352: Thought exercise:

Let's say all minority related sports team names are changed.  How long until people start complaining that only traditionally white groups get sport teams named after them?  Cowboys, Yankees, Cavaliers, Vikings, Celtics, Knights, Rangers, Senators.  Where is the diversity in that?

Personally I do like the European Football Naming styles.  Cleveland Baseball Club, Washington F.C., Kansas City United...

There aren't non-white cowboys, rangers, yankees, or senators?

Do you associate a lot of minorities with being Cowboys and Rangers, or Yankees? Ottawa's logo is a white dude in roman regalia.


I associate minorities with being Cowboys FFS. Where do you think the iconic "Cowboy hat" came from??
 
2017-11-10 06:50:40 PM  

itcamefromschenectady: phoenix352: meanmutton: phoenix352: Thought exercise:

Let's say all minority related sports team names are changed.  How long until people start complaining that only traditionally white groups get sport teams named after them?  Cowboys, Yankees, Cavaliers, Vikings, Celtics, Knights, Rangers, Senators.  Where is the diversity in that?

Personally I do like the European Football Naming styles.  Cleveland Baseball Club, Washington F.C., Kansas City United...

There aren't non-white cowboys, rangers, yankees, or senators?

Do you associate a lot of minorities with being Cowboys and Rangers, or Yankees? Ottawa's logo is a white dude in roman regalia.

I associate minorities with being Cowboys FFS. Where do you think the iconic "Cowboy hat" came from??


Does it come from the piece of apparel traditionally worn by those who tend to cattle, usually for sun protection?

Like in the picture below.

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2017-11-10 07:17:06 PM  

phoenix352: itcamefromschenectady: phoenix352: meanmutton: phoenix352: Thought exercise:

Let's say all minority related sports team names are changed.  How long until people start complaining that only traditionally white groups get sport teams named after them?  Cowboys, Yankees, Cavaliers, Vikings, Celtics, Knights, Rangers, Senators.  Where is the diversity in that?

Personally I do like the European Football Naming styles.  Cleveland Baseball Club, Washington F.C., Kansas City United...

There aren't non-white cowboys, rangers, yankees, or senators?

Do you associate a lot of minorities with being Cowboys and Rangers, or Yankees? Ottawa's logo is a white dude in roman regalia.

I associate minorities with being Cowboys FFS. Where do you think the iconic "Cowboy hat" came from??


Does it come from the piece of apparel traditionally worn by those who tend to cattle, usually for sun protection?


"original cowboy hats originated in Northern Mexico"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cowboy_​h​at
 
2017-11-10 07:49:50 PM  

FuManchu7: Huh, when did Eskimo become a racial slur?

I've never heard it used in a negative way.  In fact, I've never heard it used in any aspect other than informational or with respect due to the harsh conditions they manage to successfully live in.  A Google search just comes up with it not being a self-selected word.

So you are an Eskimo?
Well, we prefer to be called Iniuit.
Oh. OK. Inuit it is then.

So it may be inaccurate, but does that really make it racist?


If a group of people tell you what their name is and you're like "eh, Imma call you whatever I wanna call you," you could either be a giant asshole, or you could be racist, because you would've changed what you call someone if you respected said person/group of people. And if you don't respect an entire race of people...well, that seems pretty racist.

"Hey, Doug!"
"My name is David."
"Okay, Doug."
"My name is David."
"Look at Doug here, getting all mad for no reason."
"You have a problem with me or something?"
"What? How dare you think I have a problem with you! You're the one with the REAL problem!"
 
2017-11-10 08:01:26 PM  

meanmutton: phoenix352: Thought exercise:

Let's say all minority related sports team names are changed.  How long until people start complaining that only traditionally white groups get sport teams named after them?  Cowboys, Yankees, Cavaliers, Vikings, Celtics, Knights, Rangers, Senators.  Where is the diversity in that?

Personally I do like the European Football Naming styles.  Cleveland Baseball Club, Washington F.C., Kansas City United...

There aren't non-white cowboys, rangers, yankees, or senators?


1/3 of cowboys apparently we're either black or Hispanic ( in real life ). It was generally a sucky life to lead and only lower status citizens would do the work for the little pay they got.
 
2017-11-10 09:34:53 PM  

WordsnCollision: Li'l Robbie: The Politically Incorrect Bowl: the Edmonton Eskimos vs. the Washington Redskins.

(PS - If Ottawa and Saskatchewan met for the Grey Cup, who would win - the Rough Riders
or the Roughriders?  I'll bet even most Canadians wouldn't know who was who.)

The Rough Riders and Roughriders met in the Grey Cup game four times, with the Rough Riders victorious thrice - 1951, 1969 and 1976. The Roughriders lone win over the Rough Riders came in 1966.

/Canadian
//Argos fan
///rouge!!


Are you real? I've never seen an Argo fan before...

This weekend we get revenge for 76. We must Excorcise Gabriel!

/Go Riders!
 
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