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Discussion in 'Rant Zone' started by Shotgun Dave, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. rantanamo

    rantanamo Member

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    couldn't we just be nice people. Who cares if its politically correct or not. Name should have been changed a long time ago. I don't even see what the other viewpoint could be. Well, it used to be racist, so its fine now? We are being overly politically correct by saying a racial slur should not be a team name in our biggest sport? Seriously, why even get to the point of it being an issue of a PC society. How about just saying, its just downright weird to use in the first place OR EVEN why the hell did they use the name in the first place? All are excuses to be ignorant. Why not just cease the ignorance on it period? There's simply no hypothetical here. Its just stupid to use, PERIOD.
  2. windward

    windward NFL Historian

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    Bob Costas thinks he's the sports world version of Walter Cronkite.
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  3. 65fastback2plus2

    65fastback2plus2 Well-Known Member

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    as bad as that one was, the one he gave on guns after newtown last year was worse
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  4. Cowboys22

    Cowboys22 Well-Known Member

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    Everything you say is true but does it really matter how a word originates or how it was used 200 years ago when today it is blatantly racist? Could we name a team Negros or Orientals? For that matter, could anyone name a team anything that refered to a race of people other than Native Americans? I think not. So let's simply do away with the names and logos that some of them find demeaning and offensive.
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  5. Cowboys22

    Cowboys22 Well-Known Member

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    What do you think they hired him and gave him that segment to do?
  6. windward

    windward NFL Historian

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    I'm nt disagreeing with what he said in this instance, but he has used his bullyulpit to expound on issues like gun control. If I want to hear about that stuff I will turn it to CNN.
  7. Cowboys22

    Cowboys22 Well-Known Member

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    Fine, but direct your anger at the producers or whoever hired him and gave him that segment. He is simply doing what he was hired to to. He is not breaking away from his analysis of the 1st half to deliver some impromptu soapbox speech. He was given that halftime segment specifically to expound to any issue of the day he feels appropriate.
  8. windward

    windward NFL Historian

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    Who said I was angry at him specifically? I know the producers are just as culpable.
  9. Hook'em#11

    Hook'em#11 Well-Known Member

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  10. ologan

    ologan Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I can see it now......."The 2025 NFL schedule has just been released, and your heroes (sorry Blackie Sherrod!), Team A, will kick off the season on Tuesday night football vs. Team B. The game will be carried on NFL Networks 1,2,3 & 4, along with The Al Jazeera network."
  11. theebs

    theebs Believe!!!!

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    Bob Costas is outstanding.

    The sports media and the media need more like him.
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  12. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    I agree.
  13. RamziD

    RamziD Well-Known Member

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    Agree. He's one of the best.
  14. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    I thought he made a valid argument but I've been reading for months now about them needing to change their name. Snyder says no way. I don't see how they could make them.
  15. Cowboys22

    Cowboys22 Well-Known Member

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    It really never helps an argument when you go to the absurd to try an make your point. No one is talking about doing away with names based on fake outrage. I think once you get passed the redskins' name and the Indians' logo, there isn't much else that could be considered genuinely offensive. Anyone trying to go beyond those two would find support drop way off. I know mine would. The only other thing I can think of is that tomahawk chop thing the Braves do. I can see how that might be offensive to Native Americans but it's way below the other two.
  16. Cowboys22

    Cowboys22 Well-Known Member

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    The league probably cannot force Snyder to change it but what do you think Snyder would do if the league announced the following: "As long as the franchise in our Nations Capitol keeps its racist and offensive name, they will never host a super bowl, they will never play a nationally televised game, and their broadcast region will be limited to the immediate area around Washington DC and the local market of the team they are playing."

    Now, it is likely that would be met with a lawsuit but I believe the league has the power to do each of those things as they choose where superbowls are played, make the schedule, and own the video rights to the games. I'm not 100% sure on who chooses what games are shown where but I bet the league has influence over the networks and could get them to go along.
  17. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    I think the NFL would probably be sued for a record amount by Daniel Snyder if they choose to do that.
  18. Cowboys22

    Cowboys22 Well-Known Member

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    Okay, but would he win? The league has control over all those areas. Or would Snyder decide its not worth the fight any longer? I highly doubt any of those will ever happen but if it gets to the point where the league decides it must be changed, they have avenues of control over the teams to try and persuade them to comply.
  19. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    I don't know the legalities of any of this. I just presume he would fight it based on his comments.
  20. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye. Staff Member

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    Bob Costas is great, provided he sticks with sports-related commentary and limits himself to meaningless and largely vacuous topics, such as how football enriches our lives. When it comes to social commentary, I can find more insight on the back of a Cracker Jack box.
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