Opponents of the Washington Redskins’ name in Minneapolis are pulling out all the stops to bar the team from using its controversial name during its November game against the Minnesota Vikings. Now, a city attorney will explore whether the Mill City has the legal authority to ban the name entirely.
The decision to look into taking legal action was part of two resolutions recently passed by the Minneapolis city council. The first resolution, which passed unanimously last week, officially condemned “the racist, offensive name of the Washington, D.C. football franchise.” One councilmember said the name is an affront to “a sensitive city.”
At the encouragement of the National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media, the city will seek to find out if it can issue restraining orders against offensive mascots or nicknames, as well as bar products or companies that use similar names from doing business in the city.
City attorneys and council members expressed concern that the First Amendment might prove difficult to work around.
Good Freaking Grief! How long will it be until we have an entire set of words that come with warning labels, or disclaimers? I mean honestly, how far down this hole are we willing to slide?
But this is exactly what a hyper-PC culture leads us to: morons like Joy Reid proclaiming, “I’m just going to warn you guys about that in advance” before airing the apparently now-shocking word. If only Joy would offer a similar warning to her viewers before she disparages Republicans, right? Of course, then she’d be providing so many disclaimers that there would be no time left for any actual content on her poorly rated show. In other words, yes, please do it.
Folks, it is so long past time to push back, and push back hard against this back door Fascism and thought control. ENOUGH! It is time we told the miscreant whiners that always have their panties in a bunch to blow their noses and grow up!
Almost the opposite version of the Washington Redskins name controversy has emerged at the University of Denver. The mascot for DU’s sports teams, the Pioneers, used to be “Denver Boone,” a Daniel Boone–esque frontiersman figure, until he was retired in 1998 for not properly representing the student body because of his race and gender; a university committee recently decided they simply won’t replace him.
“Boone was a polarizing figure that did not reflect the growing diversity of the DU community, but rather was an image that many women, persons of color, international students and faculty members found difficult to relate to as defining the pioneering spirit,” the university’s chancellor said in a statement earlier this year.
Pioneering spirit? Hell no the Leftist whiners do not get that. The only thing they get is self-pity, race baiting, and government handouts. And, what is this business about “relating” to a mascot? I mean, frankly that sounds rather dirty and is likely illegal, what? Oh they do not mean “relating” in that way? Seriously though, what idiot goes to college hoping to “relate to a freaking mascot? Oh yeah, of course, the same damn whiny bastards that are contracting Offendeditis over Daniel Boone. If Daniel Boone were alive today, he might just wear himself out kicking the asses of these miscreants, and i bet it would do them a LOT of good!
A D.C. Council member is preparing to introduce a resolution calling on the Washington Redskins to change its name, perhaps to the Washington Redtails.
Council member David Grosso, an independent elected last year, said he plans to pursue his non-binding resolution because the current name is “a derogatory, racist name.”
“It’s been a long time that we’ve had this name associated with Washington, and I think its time we take a stand and change it,” Grosso said.
Grosso is circulating his resolution to other council members to try to get co-sponsors. So far, he said, council members Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) and Kenyan McDuffie (D-Ward 5) have agreed to sign on to it.
Just think how much better we would all be if busy body legislators kept their focus on important mattes rather than trying to dictate every move we make.
The Baltimore Ravens want one long final ride for Ray Lewis. Having disposed of Andrew Luck and the Colts, they now face a more imposing challenge.
Next up, Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.
Anquan Boldin set a franchise record with 145 yards receiving, including the clinching touchdown in the Ravens’ 24-9 victory Sunday over Indianapolis in an AFC wild-card game. The win delays star linebacker Lewis’ retirement for at least another week as Baltimore (11-6) heads to top-seeded Denver (13-3) next Saturday.
Can the Ravens D stand up against Peyton’s offense?
The Seattle Seahawks finally won a road playoff game Sunday, taking a 24-14 NFC wild-card victory over the Washington Redskins, who lost Robert Griffin III to another knee injury in the fourth quarter.
Marshawn Lynch ran for 131 yards, and Russell Wilson completed 15 of 26 passes for 187 yards and ran eight times for 67 yards for the Seahawks, who broke an eight-game postseason losing streak away from home.
Seattle will visit the top-seeded Atlanta Falcons next Sunday.
Lynch’s 27-yard run with 7:08 remaining gave the Seahawks (12-5) the lead. On Washington’s next series, Griffin reinjured the right knee he sprained about a month ago while trying to field a bad shotgun snap.
The knee buckled badly, and the Seahawks recovered the fumble and kicked an insurance field goal
Can the Atlanta Falcons stop red hot Seattle next week?
Wow, I guess Romo showed his critics to be what I always thought they were, clueless! Romo showed a lot of guts and leadership yesterday!
IRVING, Texas — While a CT scan revealed only one fracture to Tony Romo‘s ribs, the Cowboys’ quarterback has been diagnosed with a punctured lung, according to sources.
Coach Jason Garrett, who never specifically addressed the lung puncture, said Monday that he did not rule out Romo playing next week against Washington, and sources confirmed that it doesn’t change his status for that game.
“I would not think there’s any reason to think that he won’t play Monday,” Garrett said. “We’re certainly hopeful.”
A source said the puncture was “very small.”
Romo said Sunday that because he was able to close out the game against the Niners, he would play against the Redskins on Monday Night Football. In the locker room Monday, Romo said the pain was the same as it was after the game.