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Posted By: ladydawgfan, 7/5/2020 6:37:04 AM

The MLB’s Cleveland Indians are looking to change their name following a similar controversy with the NFL’s Washington Redskins. “We are committed to making a positive impact in our community and embrace our responsibility to advance social justice and equality,” the team said in a statement posted to Twitter. “Our organization fully recognizes our team name is among the most visible ways in which we connect with the community. “We have had ongoing discussions organizationally on these issues. The recent unrest in our community and our country has only underscored the need for us to keep improving as an organization on issues of social justice,” the statement continued. “With that in mind,

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I'm personally offended by the name "Yankees!" After all, "yankee" is a pejorative in the south, rendering this name insulting and divisive.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: pinger 7/5/2020 7:07:34 AM (No. 467493)
Now the "I" word is as bad as the "N" word it would seem. Is it that Native Americans now think the word Indian is something bad. I don't think so. When the Left decided that a human being should be born, live his or her entire life, and die without ever being insulted, shamed, made to feel bad, hear a disturbing word, be excluded or disadvantaged...our country stepped onto the slippery slope descending to hell. Terrible parenting, terrible schooling, and the insistence that the last-place-team-gets-a-trophy-too has taught a sizeable number of Americans to hate their country and wallow in the wonders of victimhood.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Smoolie 7/5/2020 7:10:03 AM (No. 467496)
First, sports team names are, or were, given to honor the fighting spirit of those whose names are used. So this is not derogatory. Secondly, Major Leagues have pushed me to the point where they can call themselves whatever they want, I will not be watching or supporting them.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: rytwng 7/5/2020 7:25:25 AM (No. 467501)
Why? How stupid. How long before we change America to African America?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: philsner 7/5/2020 7:27:44 AM (No. 467505)
Go ahead. Everyone is already conditioned to life without professional sports.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: privateer 7/5/2020 7:30:02 AM (No. 467507)
Why not just call themselves the 'Cleveland Team'? Oh wait! That's exclusionary. It implies that some are entitled and good enough to put on a uniform and play in the games, while most are not. That's elitist!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: kbcama 7/5/2020 7:39:03 AM (No. 467512)
Cleveland Indigenous People! It's a mouthful but it is currently politically correct!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Philipsonh 7/5/2020 7:39:06 AM (No. 467513)
Reply #2 is absolutely correct.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Periwinkel 7/5/2020 7:45:46 AM (No. 467518)
Listen. Monday morning, Hugh Hewitt, the king of Cleveland, Ohio, will run fast to catch up and pretend this was his idea all along!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: F15 Gork 7/5/2020 7:53:27 AM (No. 467527)
These manufactured controversies are intended to do one thing - drive away fans and destroy sports and American traditions.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: lakerman1 7/5/2020 7:54:16 AM (No. 467528)
Cleveland Carrion? Cleveland Corruption? (in honor of Cleveland/Cuyahoga County governments) Cleveland Gangbangers? (in honor of Mayor Jackson's grandson) Cleveland Crackheads? Cleveland Cockroaches? Deleted. Inappropriate language in any form is not permitted.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: IowaDad 7/5/2020 7:57:51 AM (No. 467529)
The term "Baseball" is highly offensive. It is deliberately intended to appeal to our "base" instincts, including our animal desire to dominate, if not to kill and devour, our adversities. "Base is also territorial, demanding supremacy over a specified area, the very definition of colonialism and the quitessential driver of racism "Ball" is just appalling sexist. It refers to the anatomic source of all things bad about the cis-gendered faux "male" archetype, steeped in testosterone, strutting "his" pseudo-dominance uber alley. Nazi's have balls. Fascists have balls. Civilized people do not. Baseball must be banned in its entirety, including all statues to its purported heroes, the conversion of all all its stadia into autonomous zones, and the destruction all videos, films, books and cards drawing attention to this deviant and dangerous "sport".
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Reply 12 - Posted by: govlawyer 7/5/2020 8:06:19 AM (No. 467538)
The Cleveland Rainbow Warriors.....it has a ring to it.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: TheRevJMP 7/5/2020 8:18:20 AM (No. 467551)
The Cleveland Flaming Lakes.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Venturer 7/5/2020 8:31:09 AM (No. 467560)
How is it making a positive impact in a community to cower and knuckle under to radical nutjobs who insist on tearing down statues and changing the names of schools and streets that are named for historical persons. The perpetually offended minority of citizens who's crazed hate for anything American over rides the sensibilities of the majority of Americans? It seems in order to get attention we can no longer be the silent majority, we must riot and burn and loot. Otherwise we must cater to fanaticism and racial hatred.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: udanja99 7/5/2020 8:31:39 AM (No. 467561)
Why not just go ahead and disband the team? Your conservative fan base is running away and I don’t expect that too many millennial left wing Antifa types are into football.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: bamapreacher 7/5/2020 8:32:05 AM (No. 467562)
Why should they change the name? Would a team name itself the Washington Pansies or the Cleveland Wussies or the Atlanta Snowflakes? No, they name themselves after fighters, warriors, etc. Redskins, Braves and Indians honor Native Americans for the fighters they were.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: chillijilli 7/5/2020 8:38:17 AM (No. 467567)
Keep the name and simply change the mascot to a motorcycle.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Paperpuncher 7/5/2020 8:41:06 AM (No. 467569)
For the most part this is not coming from Native Americans but rather suburban white women and pajama boys living in their mothers basement. As for the team owners. All I can say is grow a pair!
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Reply 19 - Posted by: TCloud 7/5/2020 8:44:18 AM (No. 467575)
Liberal thought with its Preconceived Capitulation has destroyed FUN. My fun days are now tossing lead at the rifle range, hand loading and testing. Back to basics teaching fun gun safety and responsibility and the Historical lessons that go with it. Back to basics and to HELL with the rest...do you follow me yet?
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Lawsy0 7/5/2020 9:03:46 AM (No. 467594)
I'll join in here whipping a dead MLB horse. Now in alphabetical order: The Cleveland Amigos The Cleveland Browns The Cleveland Hammers The Cleveland Homies The Cleveland Sons of Anarchy
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 7/5/2020 9:04:42 AM (No. 467596)
The Cleveland team changed its name in 1915 from "Spiders" to "Indians" to honor the memory of Louis Sockalexis - - a very gifted and very alcoholic athlete who had played for them in the late 19th century - - but who had recently died from complications caused by his alcoholism. Never has a major league franchise honored someone whose career was so brief and so unremarkable - - and whose life was a series of self-inflicted tragedies. But - - that's where the name "Indians" came from.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Catfur27 7/5/2020 9:10:23 AM (No. 467605)
...I think we should also come up with new - less offensive - name for all those people living in Bombay ( Mumbai)....Calcutta ( Kalkotta) ...and New Delhi ( Kosher Deli ..??)
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Reply 23 - Posted by: texaspast 7/5/2020 9:15:41 AM (No. 467611)
Cleveland Grovelers and the Washington Porkers.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: marbles 7/5/2020 9:18:01 AM (No. 467616)
While I oppose letting yourself be bullied by P.C. and the MOB, as a whole, the Indians were losers. Depicted as noble by Hollywood, they were rather backward compared to the reflexively vilified Europeans .The Indians owned slaves, they tortured, scalped and dismembered their enemies who were members of other tribes. This was going on for centuries before the evil white man showed up. They never had a written language, No concept of the wheel. No inventions or discoveries that furthered civilization. Naming a team after the Indian is an honor , not a denigration.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: bigfatslob 7/5/2020 9:25:23 AM (No. 467628)
The Cleveland Pussy Whips has a nice ring to it the team logo would be interesting too.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: earlybird 7/5/2020 9:27:05 AM (No. 467632)
Local news. If Cleveland doesn’t care, why on earth should we? I can’t wait until someone takes a look at the Cleveland Browns...
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 7/5/2020 9:53:34 AM (No. 467665)
Just a matter of time before the Chicago White Sox start feeling the cancel culture, too.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: starboard 7/5/2020 10:16:46 AM (No. 467694)
Native Americans are not unhappy with the names. This was created by the liberal P C culture. The same people who don't like to say Merry Christmas.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: joew9 7/5/2020 10:24:03 AM (No. 467701)
No sense in honoring brave warriors by naming teams after them. Better to ignore them. Never talk of their bravery. Never even mention them. Then perhaps in another century no one will even know they ever existed. That is apparently the goal of the left. The only warriors they consider worth honoring are those that are obsequious to the government.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: laurenc 7/5/2020 10:24:59 AM (No. 467702)
Washington Geronimos
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Reply 31 - Posted by: ronniethek 7/5/2020 10:53:09 AM (No. 467727)
I don't know about Cleveland (maybe the African Supremes?) but the Redskins should change their name to the Swamp Critters. Has a ring of authenticity-no?
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Reply 32 - Posted by: wangbuster 7/5/2020 11:38:19 AM (No. 467786)
Notice the uniforms of NFL players lately? How about "Washington Tighties" ?
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Reply 33 - Posted by: lakerman1 7/5/2020 11:41:42 AM (No. 467790)
lucianne's filter is not sophisticated. I posted a Spanish name for the Cleveland team that has several different meanings, including one obscene meaning. I didn't mean it as obscene - therefore, Lucianne owes me an apology.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: Strike3 7/5/2020 11:47:51 AM (No. 467799)
Ten paragraphs of liberal weenie words to explain why the team is giving in to the mob and political correctness. Go ahead, change your name to the "Disappearing Wimps" which is the most appropriate label I can think of. People may be offended by "Wimps" but what the heck, they are wimps after all.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: Cousair 7/5/2020 11:48:35 AM (No. 467801)
The name that is most inclusive for the team would be the: Cleveland Foreskins, Seems to have more pricks from top leadership to the lowest linebacker.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: whyyeseyec 7/5/2020 12:09:24 PM (No. 467829)
If Cleveland can't be Indians then be Cowboys.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: bighambone 7/5/2020 12:09:26 PM (No. 467830)
The Cleveland Indians and the Washington Redskins could simply switch names. At least that would confuse the name detractors for awhile?
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Reply 38 - Posted by: DogFacedPonySoldier 7/5/2020 12:20:02 PM (No. 467847)
Cleveland Spiders... that, I believe, was their original name.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: Historybuff 7/5/2020 12:34:33 PM (No. 467869)
The Cleveland Grovers - and see if anyone gets it.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: DVC 7/5/2020 2:06:22 PM (No. 467970)
How about the Cleveland Whiners?
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Reply 41 - Posted by: or gate 7/5/2020 3:24:47 PM (No. 468050)
Change the name to the war hoops.
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Reply 42 - Posted by: Mauigirl 7/5/2020 4:54:11 PM (No. 468119)
The SF Bay Area, PC capitol of the known universe, is home to a team called the Golden State WARRIORS! Horrors! Hard to believe....but true!! Fortunately, Governor Nuisance, an SF native, will soon step in and correct this travesty. The 2024 election isn't that far off and he needs to show the nation he's done something. No matter how idiotic.
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Reply 43 - Posted by: formerNYer 7/5/2020 9:49:49 PM (No. 468339)
Change it to "hey our river is on fire'
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Joe Biden tweeted Sunday night that if he gets elected, his administration “won’t just rebuild this nation—we’ll transform it,” raising speculation online about what exactly in the country will be transformed. The tweet comes after a politically charged Fourth of July weekend as the country works to manage a new surge in COVID-19 cases and tries to emerge from weeks of tense protests that have resulted in a widening divide between Democrats and Republicans. Biden’s tweet did not specify what exactly he means by transforming the country. His critics from the left have expressed concern that he served in the upper echelon of government for over 40 years
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