Skip to comments.Why isn't the name Boston "Celtics" considered racist?
Posted on 10/19/2013 3:33:07 PM PDT by DallasBiff
If the Redskins change their name, shouldn't the Celtics change their name to something like Chowderheads.
Yeah, this is definitely News.
And “Fighting Irish,” which implies that Irish are violent drunks.
If Syracuse University is allowed to keep their teams’ names, why not name a team after the Taliban.
Illinois needs to step away from its racist name and rename the state in honor of its politicians: ILL-ANNOY.
That would be Micks. And I wouldn’t flinch.
(signed, Proud Mickette)
And why is it mispronounced?
Bcoz elite pseudo intellectual whites with nothing better to do than LookatMe! havent determined it to be
On another board somebody suggested that Snyder should keep the name "Redskins" but change the logo to a potato.
Nobody normal is offended now suddenly after all these years by the name Redskins. This is all about power.
and the leprechaun logo is racist against short people.
Boston can’t even pronounce the name right. Celtic is pronounced “Keltic” not “Seltic”.
Doesn’t matter what you call them this year...it won’t be “Champions.”
They are going to be bad this year. Might be just as well to change the name.
As a Swedish-American, I object to the Minnesota “Vikings.” Where are my reparations?
Often wondered this. It's irritating.
and the Giants is racist against TALL people!
Don’t be silly, who cares about a team named after White people? How could that possibly be racist, remember the cardinal rule “ white people can only “be” racist, and can never be the victims of racism”. Caucasian in victimspeak translates to RACIST.
What about Broncos. Obviously a nod to animal abuse.
The Washington Redskins should change their name to the Washington Redinks. It would look similar and be more accurate.
The “Packers”? That’s homophobic!
Well aren't they?
I would like to know what the hell “cowboys” is suppose to mean?
Do they think women have not contributed to the livestock industry? It should be the Dallas Cowpersons.
or maybe homophyllic.
This year the Giants are just plain offensive.
More like the Dallas Cowpatties.
All of you racists - into the paddy-wagon!
As one of Irish descent, I disagree - the term “fighting Irish” refers to their bravery.
I say just shorten it to “Reds” and put a hammer and sickle on the helmet.
And so is the constant mispronounciation on all tv cooking shows of the herb Basil with a long A as in base when the correct way is with a short A as in back or basilica.
Vikings, Braves, Chiefs, Redskins, Celtics.....off the top of my head.....gotta be a few dozen college sports.... Where do we stop??
No, as "Chowderhead" is a horrible discriminatory slur against Democrats.
Is this a private fight or can anyone join in?
BTW, while switching channels I happened on David Letterman's show just as he was making fun of a man's skin color Of course, no outrage since he referred to a white person, Rep. Boehner.
But it is not:
Because it is incorrectly pronounced “sellticks”, instead of, more correctly, “kellticks”. ‘Scuse my phonetics.
What about redskin potatoes?
Cowboys is sexist. Giants is offensive to people of height. Patriots is representative of a time when evil white males ruled America. /sarc.
Someone needs to put a spear into Will Muschamp...God he sucks.
In today’s English, it’s pronounced Kelt. It may once have been differently pronounced but most words were pronounced differently long ago. To quote Blake (from memory, so...)
“A horse misued upon the road
Calls to heaven for human blood”
That rhymed 200 years ago.
How 'bout da Washington Bros..I mean last time I checked the team was 95% bros.
Sounds appro-bro to me.
What about really badly sunburned Celtics?
BTW, while switching channels I happened on David Letterman’s show just as he was making fun of a man’s skin color Of course, no outrage since he referred to a white person, Rep. Boehner.
Not to quibble but I have always considered Letterman and humor to be an oxymoron.
QB looked shaky last week. I didn’t see this week’s game. AUB-TXAM is a good game, last minute or so now.
Another SEC shootout, and Muschamp is still trying to play “three yards and a cloud of dust” like it’s the Big 10.
Definitely a ‘slam’ on USN CPO’s if the team is particulary bad.
an affront to ALL the cowards.
an affront to all people who stand their ground.
an affront to Southerners.
an affront to Country Music Fans.
etc etc etc
Did Missouri run the opening kick for a TD?
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