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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:45 am
 


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(CNN)The Cleveland Indians are changing their name next season to the Cleveland Guardians, the Major League Baseball club announced Friday morning, after the old moniker drew criticism for decades from Native Americans.

"You see, there's always been a Cleveland -- that's the best part of our name," actor Tom Hanks says in a video announcement he narrated for the team, which posted it on Twitter. "And now it's time to unite as one family, one community, to build the next era for this team and this city."

The move is part of a larger cultural shift across the US as corporate brands reexamine their use of racist caricatures and stereotypical names.

The team announced last year that it would be making a name change, joining the NFL's Washington Football Team to say in 2020 that it was moving on from a name evoking Native Americans. Cleveland removed the "Chief Wahoo" logo, a caricature of a Native American character, from its uniforms following the 2018 season.

The choice of Guardians draws inspiration from Cleveland's architectural history. The Guardians of Traffic are the large art deco statues that adorn the Hope Memorial Bridge that connects the city's west side with the east side.

"We are excited to usher in the next era of the deep history of baseball in Cleveland," team owner and chairman Paul Dolan said in a news release. "Cleveland has and always will be the most important part of our identity. Therefore, we wanted a name that strongly represents the pride, resiliency and loyalty of Clevelanders."

The Cleveland club will retain its colors, it said. It will hold a news conference at 2 p.m. ET to detail the name change.


"Worse than 9/11! The libtards are ruining my childhood!", say multitudes of those with some seriously misplaced priorities controlling their lives. :lol:

PS: Go Guardians, Go! :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:51 am
 


I would have called them "The Cleveland Rocks".



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:51 am
 


I watched that show with Chef David Chang (Korean American) yesterday who said he wanted to buy the Washington Redskins and change the name to the Washington "Chinks".

He's very Politically Correct. ;)


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:58 am
 


Trump's already shit his luxury diaper in outrage over it.

https://www.rawstory.com/trump-cleveland-guardians/

Fucking snowflakes. ROTFL


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:02 pm
 


But the names of our sports teams are 'tradition'! It's important to the functioning of society that they remain unchanged. This is the most important issue facing society right now.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:04 pm
 


They'll be so angry they'll have no choice except to storm the Capitol, to of course literally save their country from total collapse, and/or post some really stupid opinions on Twitter. 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:21 pm
 


Its always better to walk before they make you run. No one ( in their right mind that is) wants to be the last team to change their name. If someone waits until they are forced by government to change a name, that will not go over to well with the money paying public. With all the bad news these days concerning the First Nations/ Native Americans, you would think that teams would be tripping over themselves to get to the head of the line to change their name if it has any ties to the indigenous populations.

At least Cleveland picked a forever name that they can roll with. They can spend the money once for the name change and be done with it for good. Unlike the Washington Football Team. Is that like the lamest name or what? Talk about generic. I'm dating myself here but there was a movie in the 80's called Repo Man. Basically every product in the movie was generic, (whatever happened to generic products by the way? ). If a character would drink a beer, the can would just have the word BEER on the can. Nothing else. No pictures, no logos, nothing. I am reminded of that everytime I see the Washington Football Team. Pretty fucking lame.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:24 pm
 


raydan raydan:
I would have called them "The Cleveland Rocks".

Awesome suggestion! :lol:


Oh well, this headline is one I file under WRFC?

First world problems :roll:


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 2:47 pm
 


I'll still call them the Cleveland Indians, just like I'll still call the Edmonton CFL team the Eskimos, and just like I call the Washington football team the Redskins.

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