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NFL Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
NFL.com ^ | Updated: Sept. 17, 2013 at 04:31 p.m | National Football League

Posted on 09/22/2013 1:59:54 PM PDT by re_nortex

The National Football League and its teams will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15) with a series of special events focused in week 3 of the season.

All NFL teams will enhance the celebration with local efforts throughout the month including designated home games with in-stadium themed elements and local community outreach in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

(Excerpt) Read more at nfl.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: hispanic; nfl
The comments at the NFL site are interesting, some of which are:

The NFL has ONLY one Latino coach. The Carolina Panthers NC Ron Rivera is Puertorican who attended Cal, HELLO? BTW I despise the Hispanic term.period.

cool.

puerto rico is not the island of Hispaniola. there for he is not Hispanic...he is puerto rican. dummies. people from mexico are not Hispanic...they are Mexican.. please be smarter than the TV or the high school that blinds you.

well, someones gotta rotate my tires and sweep my yard.

Tony Romo? Surely has some ethnicity outside of TX

Awesome!

Lots of different cultures come into the mix in the NFL.

Here's the logo they're using for this:


1 posted on 09/22/2013 1:59:55 PM PDT by re_nortex
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To: re_nortex

That’s crazy.


2 posted on 09/22/2013 2:01:08 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: re_nortex


3 posted on 09/22/2013 2:03:55 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: re_nortex

Its understandable in major league baseball and they’ve done it for years but I wasn’t aware there were a whole lot of hispanics in the NFL.


4 posted on 09/22/2013 2:05:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: re_nortex
Hey, the NFL's got one very famous hispanic: Aaron Hernandez's Alleged History of Guns, Drugs Key to Trial, Sources Tell ABC News
5 posted on 09/22/2013 2:05:54 PM PDT by raybbr (I weep over my sons' future in this Godforsaken country.)
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To: re_nortex

Erm, isn’t an NFL team a de facto ‘outreach’ program for the city/region in which it plays?

If you see someone wearing an NFL jersey, do you attempt to ascertain the team, the player (from the number/name) or do you attempt to determine the ethnic background of the player? The question answers itself, of course.

Even when they have an item, an activity or an entity that already represents and promotes unity - in this case a sports team - liberals want to divide by race. The Germans, the Afrikaners, the Khmer Rouge, the Turks - modern leftists are as racially-focused as any of these historically notorious groups.


6 posted on 09/22/2013 2:10:15 PM PDT by relictele ("An elective despotism was not the government we fought for..." - James Madison)
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To: raybbr

There are a number of comments on the NFL’s website noting that particular elephant in the room. The absence of
Aaron Hernandez in the list of Hispanics involved with the NFL is quite telling.


7 posted on 09/22/2013 2:10:31 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: relictele

ethnic background of the player => ethnic background of the wearer.


8 posted on 09/22/2013 2:11:07 PM PDT by relictele ("An elective despotism was not the government we fought for..." - James Madison)
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To: bgill

Muy loco


9 posted on 09/22/2013 2:13:22 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: re_nortex

Insanity.
Playing to their fans.


10 posted on 09/22/2013 2:15:11 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: re_nortex

In the early 1980’s, long before such terms as “celebrate diversity” became popular in the MSM, the Oakland Raiders won two Super Bowls with Tom Flores as their head coach, and Jim Plunkett as their starting quarterback.

I’d like to see the league celebrate hispanic heritage month by successfully lobbying to get these two men into the football Hall of Fame.


11 posted on 09/22/2013 2:16:52 PM PDT by 04-Bravo
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To: re_nortex

Do we get to jump the fences and sit where ever we want? And jump the lines at consessions and get everything for free?


12 posted on 09/22/2013 2:18:03 PM PDT by NCDave (AKA, "That idiot over there")
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To: re_nortex
That the hell does "hispanic" mean? Words mean things. In reality, in this context, it means: Descendents of indiginous peoples in nations colonized hundreds of years ago by Spain or Portugal. THAT is what it means, or else it means things relating directly to the European nation, and the caucasian people, of Spain. The word "Hispanic" is 100 percent caucasian European in its origin.

"Latino" is just as vague. What, based on the European language, "Latin"? How does that translate into a disadvantaged brown-skinned dark-eyed minority?

It is all a bunch of horse poop. Americans of every color and political party know it. It's why you see them flying American flags all over the place. The Americans are getting restless.

13 posted on 09/22/2013 2:38:25 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: cripplecreek

well seeing as whites are a minority too does this mean that they will have a white Euro month and let that be celebrated?


14 posted on 09/22/2013 2:54:19 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: re_nortex

I am 2nd generation American of Mexican ancestry but I also have European blood due to my great grandmother who is Spanish. Many Mexicans have Spanish heritage.

In fact, I have a cousin on my mother’s side saying he is a proud Latino. I am like “WTF!” I don’t recall any family member from South America.

Also 2 days ago I was applying for a admin position at a college and I became furious because what they have done.
Ok they had nationality and Race. So I put Hispanic and for Race I place White...White Hispanic whatever that is. Then another section appeared and it says HM-Hispanic, HM - Other Hispanic. I was so pissed I have no clue what that meant. So I just stopped and did not submit my application. I am not going to put up with this crap.


15 posted on 09/22/2013 3:11:35 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: re_nortex

Will they get Aaron Hernandez to be their spokesperson?


16 posted on 09/22/2013 3:14:29 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: re_nortex

Here’s another Hispanic they can celebrate:

Rafael Septien

A Dallas County, Texas, grand jury indicted him January 22, 1987, on a charge of mishandling of a minor. Septien pleaded guilty on April 8, 1987, to a charge of indecency with a child in an agreement with prosecutors that brought him a sentence of ten years of deferred probation and a $2,000 fine.[5] He was released by the Cowboys a week later. He never played professional football again.


17 posted on 09/22/2013 3:16:11 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: cripplecreek

There aren’t, which is why they want more, which is why they reach out. Highest attendance game ever was in Mexico City so there’s the clearly potential, but “potential” in business means “money we aren’t getting”.


18 posted on 09/22/2013 3:19:35 PM PDT by discostu (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: manc

So, are they begging for Sir Alex to return yet?


19 posted on 09/22/2013 3:20:10 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: re_nortex

He was cut before training camp, he is not involved with the NFL.


20 posted on 09/22/2013 3:22:33 PM PDT by discostu (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: manc

There are. Pretty much every Euro country gets a heritage month or at least a week. German heritage month is October for rather obvious reasons.


21 posted on 09/22/2013 3:26:36 PM PDT by discostu (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: re_nortex
Tony Romo?

I know that this was a question from the NFL site; but, when I see a name like "Tony Romo" I think Italian. Am I wrong?

22 posted on 09/22/2013 3:44:33 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: LibertarianLiz
...when I see a name like "Tony Romo" I think Italian.

Tony Romo's full name is Antonio Ramiro Romo. The full story on his background is here: Tony Romo's heritage always close by . A number of people mistake him for Italian.

23 posted on 09/22/2013 4:01:51 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: re_nortex

What irritates me about this is spanish language is available on SAP on every NFL broadcast. When they then take cuts from the SAP and replay it on regular audio, that isn’t celebrating hispanic heritage... it is pushing it as the normal. I have no problem with SAP. In fact I think its great. But, why do they need to broadcast the SAP over normal for 1 month periodically to celebrate something? Do they broadcast English on the SAP channel?


24 posted on 09/22/2013 4:02:39 PM PDT by phalynx
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To: dfwgator

After that shocking performance then yes.

Ashley Young should never put a united top on ever again, Fellani is just a big lump and to think Wenger gets Ozil and we get mop head.

I never wanted Moyes in the first place because he always lost to the bigger clubs, and has no idea about Europe but it seems they got him because he won’t rock the boat like Morinho


25 posted on 09/22/2013 4:13:34 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: phalynx

If we write forms and have other languages then there is no incentive for them to ever learn our language .


26 posted on 09/22/2013 4:14:45 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: manc

I must admit I wasn’t sad to see Fellaini go, he was useless for us before the transfer, they’ve played pretty well since all the drama was resolved. Baines and Barkley look great!


27 posted on 09/22/2013 4:38:16 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

he;s just a big dirty lump who sells big wigs.

Today we lacked creativity and Kagawa could have done that, so could Nani and why would we keep playing Welbeck when his great goal scoring record for us last season was 1 and he;s hardly a decent goal scorer anyway.

Moyes rings on Cleverly with 3 mins into the second half, he , Moyes really screwed up on team selection and I don;t know one united fan who thinks Young should ever get any more from united.

Yes I;m still gutted and will be for days over today.


28 posted on 09/22/2013 6:33:10 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: dfwgator

Baines is a great player, instead we get big lump who seems to not have fond out how to sprint, just what on earth was he doing today other than being lazy.


29 posted on 09/22/2013 6:34:30 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: re_nortex

And don’t we get to see pink shoes and pink uniform accessories next month for breast cancer awareness, or some such?


30 posted on 09/23/2013 8:38:37 AM PDT by Fair Paul
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To: discostu

As a 75%+ German-American in a region heavily influenced by German culture, this is news to me.

My guess is most Euro types have “months” with zero publicity.


31 posted on 09/24/2013 10:13:33 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

All depends on where you hang out and what you pay attention to. We have an Oktoberfest in Tucson every year. I don’t know how often they mention German history month but they put the fest right in the middle of it. Oddly enough St Patrick’s Day is right in the middle of Irish Heritage Month. We have a Greek festival in Tucson that actually isn’t during during Greek History Month (which is March, guess they don’t like competing with St Patrick’s Day). The amount of publicity is really dependent on the group, if you have a bunch of people in that group that think the commemorative month is important and schedules events you’ll find out about it, if you don’t you won’t.


32 posted on 09/24/2013 10:29:02 AM PDT by discostu (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: discostu

Local stuff is 1 thing. I’m talking about any kind of state or national-level promotion. You KNOW that there is no Euro promotion of any weeks or months, even if they officially signed off on it. We ALL KNOW there is Black Month, and now Hispanic Month, and even Women’s Month. Who can name anything else? Oh, LGBT month is disgustingly rearing its ugly head. Once again, there is no promoted Oriental month either. Only the whining losers get months. Why don’t sports worry about not having any orientals?

I am very aware of mere festivals. Baltimore used to have a ton of them in succession in the same place. That is not the same as putting it all over TV and using pro sports to promote them.


33 posted on 09/24/2013 11:57:21 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: cripplecreek

Plenty of mexicans, the clean the urinals.


34 posted on 09/24/2013 11:59:21 AM PDT by MaxMax (If you're not pissed off, you're not paying attention)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

It’s all about the size of the group. If there’s a national group that actually cares about the month it’ll get promoted nationally. Look at Black History Month, used to be HUGE, especially on the History Channel, now nobody cares.

I can name MANY others. But that’s because I rejoice in the silliness of these commemorative days, months and years. Between the cultural stuff, the disease stuff, and the food stuff every day of the year is part of at least a dozen of them.

You should talk to the NBA about not worrying about having orientals. They put a LOT of effort into getting Chinese players over here, and trying to help them succeed. And MLB has put in some similar efforts to get Japanese players.

Pro sports in this point is not promoting it, they’re pandering to it. The NFL is desperately trying to become international, they want the money from the fans and they want the players in the pipeline. That’s America Bowl has existed in one form or another for decades, that’s why there was NFL Europe, and that’s why they’re paying attention to Hispanic Heritage Month.


35 posted on 09/24/2013 12:16:06 PM PDT by discostu (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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