So Gordon had put up a Shame Day post today involving the following image:
And while I absolutely cannot disagree whatsoever with the point of his post, which was focused on the inherent flaws in taking on naming one’s team [and as a result, one’s mascot] after a Native American stereotype or straight-up racial epithet, I did cover that in April in my post on the Cleveland Indians.
Really, though, if that image above isn’t reason enough as to why we shouldn’t have sports teams named after entire races of people then I don’t know what else to tell you. A picture is worth a thousand words, people.
In addition, here’s a really cool article [on the ESPN website] asking what would happen if ESPN decided to stop referring to the Washington Redskins by their team name.
That being said, I decided to give both him and myself a break this week. Kat took two off due to her wedding and accompanying marital bliss, and out of respect for her and her husband’s union we’ve decided to join her on her break [in spirit, of course]. The entire CWR crew will be back in action next week.
As has been my wont when doing these posts, on the right is a gif. It is of Nick Offerman, a.k.a. Ron ****ing Swanson, popping and locking.
You guys can always pop over to Victoria if you want to join us not-in-spirit. The den has a futon!
Enjoy the time off. My vacations tend to be Jagermeister fueled/induced, meaning I must have been a fraternity member in another life.
The Redskins having the same name in 2013 is just more proof that we’re living in the insane twin of a normal universe. I try to enjoy the ride.