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  • KevinR
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    Originally posted by Halfmiler2 View Post

    Or even the Toronto Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles, Pittsburgh Penguins, or Anaheim Mighty Ducks.
    Of all the bird mascots, the only one that truly possesses a nasty (dare I say, fowl?) attitude is the blue jay. Followed closely by mockingbirds.

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  • bambam1729
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    Originally posted by tandfman View Post
    I don't think they've objected to the St. Louis Cardinals, the Philadelphia Eagles, or the Atlanta Falcons.
    Well, they should. As an Irish-American, I, for one, have never been happy the name Boston Celtics - especially because they can't even pronounce it correctly.

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  • bad hammy
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    Originally posted by Atticus View Post
    I understand the Gastropod Society has been upset about UC Santa Cruz's mascot for some time now.
    Not to mention the Chiquita folks . . .

    Best all-time reference to the UC Santa Cruz mascot is at the 1:20 mark of this outstanding video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_oaTP_oRsc

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  • Halfmiler2
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    Originally posted by tandfman View Post
    I don't think they've objected to the St. Louis Cardinals, the Philadelphia Eagles, or the Atlanta Falcons.
    Or even the Toronto Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles, Pittsburgh Penguins, or Anaheim Mighty Ducks.
    Last edited by Halfmiler2; Yesterday, 08:25 PM.

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by bambam1729 View Post
    Isn't that offensive to Birds? Where are the PETA people to protest this?
    I understand the Gastropod Society has been upset about UC Santa Cruz's mascot for some time now.

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  • tandfman
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    I don't think they've objected to the St. Louis Cardinals, the Philadelphia Eagles, or the Atlanta Falcons.

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  • bambam1729
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    Originally posted by tandfman View Post
    McGill University (Montreal, Canada) has changed the nickname of its men's teams from the Redmen to the Redbirds.

    https://www.insidethegames.biz/index...cgill-redbirds
    Isn't that offensive to Birds? Where are the PETA people to protest this?

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  • tandfman
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    McGill University (Montreal, Canada) has changed the nickname of its men's teams from the Redmen to the Redbirds.

    https://www.insidethegames.biz/index...cgill-redbirds

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  • tandfman
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    A Toronto suburb has changed the name of a street named for a German naval captain, who was a Nazi.

    https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/202...w-moniker.html

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  • TN1965
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    UC Berkeley removed the names of 'racist' figures from two of its buildings

    The names from LeConte Hall and Barrows Hall were removed Wednesday, according to a statement from university chancellor Carol Christ. This comes after a formal review process found the buildings' namesakes had values not consistent with those of the university, the school said.

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/19/us/uc...rnd/index.html

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  • tandfman
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    Headline - Barbados removes statue of British naval officer Horatio Nelson for his role in the slave trade

    https://globalvoices.org/2020/11/18/...e-slave-trade/

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  • Conor Dary
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    Meanwhile....across the pond...

    Greg Clarke resigns as Football Association chairman after remark about black players

    https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/54894864

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  • tandfman
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    Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
    Meanwhile....

    We had to salute Stonewall Jackson’s statue at VMI when I was a freshman (now a defunct practice). I think it was supposed to imbue us with a sense of southern pride and history. But all it taught me was that Jackson was a very weird dude.

    The cadets all hated his guts and called him “Tom Fool.” He had this goofball teaching method of just reciting the textbook verbatim, was a hypochondriac, he believed posture kept his organs “balanced,” rode horses with one arm up for blood flow, and constantly sucked on lemons.


    https://mobile.twitter.com/noonanjo/...85990583934977
    Headline - VMI to Remove Statue of Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson

    https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/nati...ckson/2694640/

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  • Conor Dary
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    Meanwhile.... this is a lovely place...

    At VMI, Black cadets endure lynching threats, Klan memories and Confederacy veneration

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local....co/ZA4GeuYCqX


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  • 18.99s
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    I'll withhold my conclusion and criticism until I see how many of the 44 school names actually get changed, which were changed, and what they're changed to. The list of 44 is only a starting point which will get narrowed down when they can't get enough of the decision-makers to agree to them.

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