Totally OT but sports related: The "Cleveland Guardians"

utep2step

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I am at the opposite end. The Guardians make sense. Look at the "Guardians" photo and see what is in their hands? The icons of labor, trucks carrying material to build.

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MinerManiac

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I never had a problem with the name Cleveland Indians. There are obviously other team mascots named after grouos of people: the Minnesota Vikings, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Pittsburg Steelers, Nebraska Cornhuskers, and Dallas Cowboys to name a few. Now Chief Wahoo, on the other hand, was a racist caricature.

As for the Redskins, like everyone else I grew up with Washington's football team named that way. It seems weird to call them anything else. But "Redskins" is a racist nickname for Native Americans. It clearly is. This is a case where changing the name is the right thing to do.
 

utep2step

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Would you like a team to be called the "Fighting Abuelitas" with an elderly Mexican-American looking woman holding a "Matamosca" in a swinging pose hanging in man caves, hats and t-shirts to make profit? Oh hell no!
 
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