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Why isn't the name Boston "Celtics" considered racist?
10/19/14

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.


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: belongsinchat; celtics; frontpagenews; massachusetts; redskins
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1 posted on 10/19/2013 3:33:07 PM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: DallasBiff

Yeah, this is definitely News.


2 posted on 10/19/2013 3:34:21 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: DallasBiff

And “Fighting Irish,” which implies that Irish are violent drunks.


3 posted on 10/19/2013 3:34:28 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant
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To: DallasBiff

The Palefaces.


4 posted on 10/19/2013 3:34:53 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: DallasBiff

If Syracuse University is allowed to keep their teams’ names, why not name a team after the Taliban.


5 posted on 10/19/2013 3:36:15 PM PDT by wolfpat (Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. -- Cicero)
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To: DallasBiff

Illinois needs to step away from its racist name and rename the state in honor of its politicians: ILL-ANNOY.


6 posted on 10/19/2013 3:37:56 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: DallasBiff; All

That would be Micks. And I wouldn’t flinch.

(signed, Proud Mickette)


7 posted on 10/19/2013 3:38:08 PM PDT by KGeorge (Till we're together again, Gypsy girl. May 28, 1998- June 3, 2013)
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To: DallasBiff

And why is it mispronounced?


8 posted on 10/19/2013 3:39:27 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: DallasBiff

Bcoz elite pseudo intellectual whites with nothing better to do than LookatMe! havent determined it to be


9 posted on 10/19/2013 3:40:03 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat ("Shut the Mother down")
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To: UnwashedPeasant
Exactly - and "Fighting Irish is, from a PC viewpoint surely much worse.

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.

10 posted on 10/19/2013 3:40:14 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: DallasBiff

and the leprechaun logo is racist against short people.


11 posted on 10/19/2013 3:40:31 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: DallasBiff

Boston can’t even pronounce the name right. Celtic is pronounced “Keltic” not “Seltic”.


12 posted on 10/19/2013 3:40:59 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: DallasBiff

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.


13 posted on 10/19/2013 3:41:14 PM PDT by Vermont Lt ( 1-800-318-2596, Mr President.)
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To: DallasBiff

As a Swedish-American, I object to the Minnesota “Vikings.” Where are my reparations?


14 posted on 10/19/2013 3:41:42 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Scandi-lous)
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To: DallasBiff

15 posted on 10/19/2013 3:42:16 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: muir_redwoods
And why is it mispronounced?

Often wondered this. It's irritating.

16 posted on 10/19/2013 3:42:37 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: max americana

and the Giants is racist against TALL people!


17 posted on 10/19/2013 3:42:53 PM PDT by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: DallasBiff

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.


18 posted on 10/19/2013 3:44:06 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Rio

What about Broncos. Obviously a nod to animal abuse.


19 posted on 10/19/2013 3:44:10 PM PDT by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: Dante3

The Washington Redskins should change their name to the Washington Redinks. It would look similar and be more accurate.


20 posted on 10/19/2013 3:44:19 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (In the red zone.)
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To: DallasBiff

The “Packers”? That’s homophobic!


21 posted on 10/19/2013 3:46:16 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (The Queen Boy Packers.)
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To: UnwashedPeasant
And “Fighting Irish,” which implies that Irish are violent drunks.

Well aren't they?

22 posted on 10/19/2013 3:47:14 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: DallasBiff

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.


23 posted on 10/19/2013 3:47:16 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: Charles Henrickson

or maybe homophyllic.


24 posted on 10/19/2013 3:47:42 PM PDT by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: Rio
and the Giants is racist against TALL people!

This year the Giants are just plain offensive.

25 posted on 10/19/2013 3:48:06 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Toespi

More like the Dallas Cowpatties.


26 posted on 10/19/2013 3:48:33 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: DallasBiff

All of you racists - into the paddy-wagon!


27 posted on 10/19/2013 3:50:20 PM PDT by Ray76 (Get thee behind me, Obama.)
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To: DallasBiff
Bring back the Atlanta Crackers!


28 posted on 10/19/2013 3:50:40 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: UnwashedPeasant

As one of Irish descent, I disagree - the term “fighting Irish” refers to their bravery.


29 posted on 10/19/2013 3:51:39 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: DallasBiff
Change the name to Red’sKins. Use the apostrophe. Say it is in honor of the family of someone named Red.
30 posted on 10/19/2013 3:51:56 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

I say just shorten it to “Reds” and put a hammer and sickle on the helmet.


31 posted on 10/19/2013 3:53:40 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Riley

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.


32 posted on 10/19/2013 3:56:42 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: dfwgator
Lee Corso did a Seminole dance earlier today. Be prepared.
33 posted on 10/19/2013 3:57:51 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: DallasBiff

Vikings, Braves, Chiefs, Redskins, Celtics.....off the top of my head.....gotta be a few dozen college sports.... Where do we stop??


34 posted on 10/19/2013 3:59:11 PM PDT by halfright (FAST & FURIOUS! DON'T ALLOW THEM TO DIVERT YOUR ATTENTION.)
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To: DallasBiff
If the Redskins change their name, shouldn't the Celtics change their name to something like Chowderheads.

No, as "Chowderhead" is a horrible discriminatory slur against Democrats.

35 posted on 10/19/2013 4:01:01 PM PDT by Lonely Bull
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To: UnwashedPeasant

Is this a private fight or can anyone join in?


36 posted on 10/19/2013 4:01:30 PM PDT by tbpiper
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To: Mastador1
True.

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.

37 posted on 10/19/2013 4:05:15 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: muir_redwoods

But it is not:

http://medievalscotland.org/postings/kelticseltic.shtml


38 posted on 10/19/2013 4:06:14 PM PDT by Sparky1776
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To: DallasBiff

Because it is incorrectly pronounced “sellticks”, instead of, more correctly, “kellticks”. ‘Scuse my phonetics.


39 posted on 10/19/2013 4:06:49 PM PDT by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: DallasBiff

What about redskin potatoes?


40 posted on 10/19/2013 4:07:30 PM PDT by novascotianative
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To: halfright

Cowboys is sexist. Giants is offensive to people of height. Patriots is representative of a time when evil white males ruled America. /sarc.


41 posted on 10/19/2013 4:08:50 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: ConservativeStatement
Lee Corso did a Seminole dance earlier today. Be prepared.

Someone needs to put a spear into Will Muschamp...God he sucks.

42 posted on 10/19/2013 4:19:36 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Sparky1776

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.


43 posted on 10/19/2013 4:20:15 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: ConservativeStatement
"Change the name to Red’sKins. Use the apostrophe. Say it is in honor of the family of someone named Red."

LOL.

How 'bout da Washington Bros..I mean last time I checked the team was 95% bros.

Sounds appro-bro to me.

44 posted on 10/19/2013 4:20:44 PM PDT by Tula Git (There IS a coup in America and it's on track and almost complete.)
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To: novascotianative
What about redskin potatoes?

What about really badly sunburned Celtics?

45 posted on 10/19/2013 4:21:46 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Dante3

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.


46 posted on 10/19/2013 4:22:41 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: dfwgator

QB looked shaky last week. I didn’t see this week’s game. AUB-TXAM is a good game, last minute or so now.


47 posted on 10/19/2013 4:25:06 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Another SEC shootout, and Muschamp is still trying to play “three yards and a cloud of dust” like it’s the Big 10.


48 posted on 10/19/2013 4:27:12 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Libloather

CHIEFS
Definitely a ‘slam’ on USN CPO’s if the team is particulary bad.

BRAVES
an affront to ALL the cowards.

DODGERS
an affront to all people who stand their ground.

YANKEES
an affront to Southerners.

METS
an affront to Country Music Fans.

etc etc etc


49 posted on 10/19/2013 4:27:45 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --All incumbents must go. Complete turn over, House & Senate is needed.)
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To: dfwgator

Did Missouri run the opening kick for a TD?


50 posted on 10/19/2013 4:29:05 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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