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Old 07-23-2021, 09:44 AM
 
Location: West Virginia
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The Cleveland Tribe would be much better than Spiders and less offensive than Indians. Tribe would join names like Warrior, Chiefs, Braves, and maybe Blackhawks (not a slur to a group of people like Redskin).

If that doesn't work, at least get a name that is tied in with Cleveland but allow them to keep the team colors and C logo. I'm a Braves supporter and we're keeping our name and logo but may have to scrap the FSU chant (the team's working with native groups and may come with a more authentic hype-rally chant and theme).
I agree with getting rid of the caricature they used but the name Indians is fine. AIM the American Indian Movement. The trouble with it is every name you mentioned can be considered offensive. In particular Blackhawks it could be argued should receive a royalty on every piece of merchandise sold. Royals glorify the slavery and oppression caused by a monarchy, Padres is the evil Catholics, Yankees has negative connotations.

Hurricanes, tornados etc are catastrophes and for the people that suffer them these type of names ar a slap in the face. Animal names… I could go on forever. Once you bend to the woke it never ends.


The list goes on and on and the thing is the new name the Indians chose is laughably bad. The only fair way to do it would be if everybody does like the redskins and just drops names and mascots entirely for the sake of all of us to feel equal.

Anyway I was going to cancel my MLB because they screwed up the app for me on Apple TV to the point it is unusable. Things like this and recently calling having an all female broadcast team historic is going too far. I am not normally rabid about such things but it is getting ridiculous.

Let’s change the names of chess pieces to represent equity in regards to gender next shall we?
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Old 07-23-2021, 11:27 AM
 
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Here's my Logo suggestion


Cleveland Indians name change?-s-l300.jpg
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Old 07-23-2021, 11:52 AM
 
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Lame name, even lamer logos. Why change the script? I was hoping for Cleveland Baseball Club. Offends no one, put Cleveland on all the shirts, done. At first, I didn't like Washington as the Washington Football Team, but now I see the wisdom. Choosing a new name only stirs more controversy, so why bother with a name at all... Focus on the city only.
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Old 07-23-2021, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Sioux Falls, SD area
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I agree with getting rid of the caricature they used but the name Indians is fine. AIM the American Indian Movement. The trouble with it is every name you mentioned can be considered offensive. In particular Blackhawks it could be argued should receive a royalty on every piece of merchandise sold. Royals glorify the slavery and oppression caused by a monarchy, Padres is the evil Catholics, Yankees has negative connotations.

Hurricanes, tornados etc are catastrophes and for the people that suffer them these type of names ar a slap in the face. Animal names… I could go on forever. Once you bend to the woke it never ends.


The list goes on and on and the thing is the new name the Indians chose is laughably bad. The only fair way to do it would be if everybody does like the redskins and just drops names and mascots entirely for the sake of all of us to feel equal.

Anyway I was going to cancel my MLB because they screwed up the app for me on Apple TV to the point it is unusable. Things like this and recently calling having an all female broadcast team historic is going too far. I am not normally rabid about such things but it is getting ridiculous.

Let’s change the names of chess pieces to represent equity in regards to gender next shall we?
Good Post. I'm with you on your opinions.

I was either hoping for the Cleveland Indiginous People or the Cleveland Baseball Team. Atlanta should change from the Atlanta Braves to the Atlanta Shrinking Violets. Cleveland could have used that mascot as well the way they just sucked up to the Woke crowd.

They should have just dumped the Indian mascot logo and left it at that.
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Old 07-23-2021, 11:59 AM
 
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Misery loves company.

This Redskins fan extends his condolences.
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Old 07-23-2021, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Suburbia
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I always thought those "guardians" on the bridge were very cool.

Not crazy that the team was forced to be "PC", but the new name is not bad. Better than the "Spiders" I suppose.
I agree. I think it works.
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Old 07-23-2021, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Upstate
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I guess the Braves are not worried.
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Old 07-23-2021, 02:00 PM
 
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Should be : Cleveland Cowards .
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Old 07-23-2021, 03:07 PM
 
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I heard they supposedly had 1,200 names in their initial group to choose from, I would be curious to know what the other ones in their Top 10 or Top 5 were after Guardians?

I guess when Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 comes out, they can have endless tie-ins!
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Old 07-23-2021, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Lousy name.


Isn't ownership still selling merchandise with Chief Wahoo on it?
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