Not just Smith but Keynes... Also interesting to learn that duress-based decision making is the big new trend down in the US of A... Lemme make a few calls and I'll look into seeing if we can't send a shipment of balls to ya to maybe see if it helps you man-up a bit
I'd suggest that any company, team, organization, etc be only allowed to name their entity after flowers but there's a good chance that those professionals in botany will be deeply offended.
Nah, son, this here's America! We do things BIGGER and BETTER!
The Washington REDBLACKYELLOWBROWNS! (Cleveland might have a problem with that last part).
Yeah I know Edmonton is changing from the Eskimos because a couple of people put up a fuss because they are not known as Eskimos anymore they are Inuit now.
How many children's books have to be rewritten to change Eskimos into Inuits?
Well, they've decided. The new name is. . .
The Washington Football Team!
Seriously. No kidding. They'll play this season (if it happens) as The Washington Football Team, and each player's number will be in gold (yellow) on the side of a burgundy (maroon) helmet with no center stripe.
Actually, most teams in soccer and suchlike don't have names. They're just "Liverpool Football Club" or "Sport Club Freiburg."
Somehow their fans manage to be motivated and passionate despite the crippling lack of irrelevant team names like the Detroit Lions or the BC Lions (when's the last time you saw a lion in Detroit or BC?).
Actually, for once Dan Snyder is doing the smart thing and not rushing the name change. Better to wait a year and get it right than rush out a new name. And what with Covid upsetting everything anyhow, seems like a good time to break traditions.
We have mountain lions in B.C. big mean ones . One of the north shore mountains surrounding Vancouver is named the Lions . So yes lions is an apt name for the British Columbian football club .
True. Lions play a lot of football.
Given the propensity to name teams after violent criminals of bygone days (Buccaneers, Pirates, Raiders, Vikings), maybe they should go with the "Washington Gangbangers."
It even has a sexual double entendre to thrill the fat-arsed Tuff Gize in the stands.
BTW wasn't Washington a slave owner?
Seems disingenuous to get rid of the racial slur but keep the slave owner name.
Treason doth never prosper, what's the reason?
For if it prosper, none dare call it treason.
-- John Harington
As much as I hate to admit it, flossy/hoid has a legitimate point here.
In fact, what's up with the White House in Washington?.. A former President/slave owner AND a racist House to boot?
Things are far worse than we had imagined
I disagree. While Washington was, indeed, a slaveowner, he was not an advocate of slavery.
Compare Thomas Jefferson, who had the gall to pen the words "all men are created equal" while owning slaves.
Did slaves dislike being slaves or I was it how they were treated by some owners?
Fed, housed, needs met, able to raise family, practice faith and in more instances than not educated or highly skilled.
That is one handsome looking chicken. Sounds like the Washington Redskins thing is settled... But I don’t think the Edmonton Eskimos thing is finalized yet. Sounds like that Edmonton team wants to keep the emblem of the double E (EE) but hasn’t come up with a final name yet. Here’s some we’ve heard bounced around on the radio over the last week or so, and some of our own suggestions:
Edmonton Elders (Edmonton Elderly?)
Edmonton Ewoks (I kind’a like that one)
Edmonton Egrets (or Eagles, or Eaglets)
Edmonton Entity (or Entities)
Edmonton Eh (a Canadian nod)
Edmonton Exaggerators (Yo’ momma is so...)
That’s all we’ve got for one night.
I've heard it hundreds of times from American racists. And from lots of Brits, talking about how great it was for their colonies when all they had to do was do what they were told and let Daddy Britain take care of all the hard work.
Yep, probably why so many of them risked their lives to run, and an entire network existed to help them.
Isn't that what you say about the U.S.? "If it's so bad, why are people dying to get in?" Well, if slavery was so good, why were people dying to get out?
But thanks for raising that old Confederate argument. I've heard it hundreds of times from American racists. And from lots of Brits, talking about how great it was for their colonies when all they had to do was do what they were told and let Daddy Britain take care of all the hard work.
The Irish didn't seem to see it that way. Nor the Scots, nor the French, nor the Americans, nor the Canadians, nor the Aussies, nor the Kiwis, nor the Indians, nor the Chinese, nor the Singaporese, nor several dozen other countries.
Just you and Blackleaf.