***UPDATE: Please also see a powerful post on this topic over at doubleplusundead blog.***
Remember back when the NFL couldn’t have Rush Limbaugh on TV, or even be a minority owner of a team, because of his “extremist” (read as “non-Leftist”) views and/or the “concern” that HE might say something offensive??
So instead, they let
this moron Bob Costas speak.
Courtesy of John Nolte over at BREITBART.com:
We saw it after that terrible movie theatre shooting in Colorado back in July, and now we’re seeing it with the tragic murder/suicide involving Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher. Damn logic, damn facts, damn waiting for a little something known as an investigation — we have a tragedy, we have a gun, and now we have yet another opportunity to push an agenda meant to strip Americans of their God-given Second Amendment rights.
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Tagged 2nd Amendment, bias, Bob Costas, football, freedom, gun, gun control, Jason Whitlock, Javon Belcher, Kansas City Chiefs, murder, NBC, nfl, suicide
Why the Redskins’ name should be left up to… the Redskins
UPDATE – June 18, 2014: ***[In light of the 50 Senate Democrats who recently sent a letter to the National Football League and demanded the Washington Redskins football team change its name, as well as the U.S. Patent Office having just cancelled the Washington Redskins’ trademark registration (by calling the team’s name “disparaging”), we’ve updated the post below accordingly…]***
The feelings that a sports team’s fans have about their team’s nickname/logo are incredibly strong, maybe more so today than even in years past. In the old days and in every sport, plenty of athletes would spend their entire careers with one team, whereas that’s incredibly rare now. So when we’re rooting for a team, it may consist of almost entirely new personnel from one year to the next.
THIS makes the team nickname one of the only consistent aspects with which to identify. We end up rooting for an icon and an image, whether it’s a Giant, a Viking, a Bruin, or a King.
And that’s why this brouhaha over the Washington Redskins’ nickname has folks so thoroughly steamed.
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Posted in politics, racist, Social commentary, sports
Tagged American Indians, football, Native American, nfl, nickname, political correctness, Redskins, sports, team nickname, Washington DC, washington redskins