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Atlanta Braves court controversy with 'Screaming Indian' caps
Sporting News MLB ^ | December 27, 2012 | Sporting News MLB Staff

Posted on 12/31/2012 12:13:35 AM PST by Lancey Howard

The Atlanta Braves have not used their controversial "Screaming Indian" logo in any official capacity since 1989, but the team plans to bring it back next season as part of its new batting practice hats.

And so far, the reaction on the Web has been less than positive.

(Excerpt) Read more at aol.sportingnews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chat; sports
One thing you can count on from "sports commentators" is political correctness run amok. It's the same community where scumbags like Keith Olbermann come from.
1 posted on 12/31/2012 12:13:43 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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2 posted on 12/31/2012 12:15:48 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard
This was the offical logo of the Milwaukee Braves in 1957:


3 posted on 12/31/2012 12:19:02 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

He looks happy.


4 posted on 12/31/2012 12:21:29 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

That’s just the fire water laughing.


5 posted on 12/31/2012 12:26:25 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

Here’s another thread about sports and the PC thugs:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2973547/posts?page=3


6 posted on 12/31/2012 12:31:41 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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7 posted on 12/31/2012 12:40:35 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Lancey Howard

Chief Wahoo is way cooler.


8 posted on 12/31/2012 12:44:47 AM PST by Cyman
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To: Berlin_Freeper

9 posted on 12/31/2012 12:47:00 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

Boo hoo. They should change their name to the “Heathen Savages” Eff the aboriginal Americans if they don’t like it. It probably isn’t the injuns bitching about it in the first place


10 posted on 12/31/2012 1:24:59 AM PST by Figment
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To: Lancey Howard

He’s not screaming. He’s laughing at the White people.


11 posted on 12/31/2012 1:26:39 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: Lancey Howard

LOL

Though it should be:

GO AHEAD

Ask it

But, I suppose it could also be a statement of fact in response to the question.


12 posted on 12/31/2012 1:56:15 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Lancey Howard

Great teeth. Think he uses whitening strips?


13 posted on 12/31/2012 4:22:35 AM PST by sjm_888
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The Brave always looked like he got his finger caught in a high voltage socket.

Go Phils!

ff

14 posted on 12/31/2012 4:39:14 AM PST by foreverfree
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To: Lancey Howard

I hope they bring back Chief Nocahoma and his teepee.


15 posted on 12/31/2012 4:45:15 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Lancey Howard

Screaming Indian?

Tell these 30 IQ liberal apes that the Indian is singing a happy song about bunnies and chipmunks.


16 posted on 12/31/2012 4:47:05 AM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: sergeantdave

With a happy look like THAT, he must have just killed and eaten a spotted owl!


17 posted on 12/31/2012 4:50:11 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Bread and Circuses; Everyone to the Coliseum!)
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To: Lancey Howard

Screaming? The logo looks more like a LOL indian.


18 posted on 12/31/2012 4:53:53 AM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Lancey Howard

I did.

And I don’t give a damn. :)


19 posted on 12/31/2012 4:55:45 AM PST by Overtaxed
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To: Lancey Howard

Funny Face TV ad

20 posted on 12/31/2012 4:59:21 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: FreedomPoster

I’m old enough to remember the Chief. :>D


21 posted on 12/31/2012 5:00:25 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: foreverfree

As a Phillies fan anything having to do with the Atlanta Braves offends me. While they go after the hat why not ban the “chop”? Go gettem p.c. liberals!!


22 posted on 12/31/2012 5:04:17 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: Lancey Howard

That is the happiest brave I’ve ever seen. I suggest AOL adopt the “Screaming Liberal” logo.


23 posted on 12/31/2012 5:04:33 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: Lancey Howard

Maybe they would be happier with a half black-half white wannabe socialist dictator on their hats?


24 posted on 12/31/2012 5:18:39 AM PST by jughandle
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To: Lancey Howard

Well, I don’t like it only because it’s ugly — don’t care if it’s PC or not.

What was wrong with the “A” on the cap? It looks so much better.

Regards,


25 posted on 12/31/2012 5:18:39 AM PST by VermiciousKnid (Sic narro nos totus!)
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To: Lancey Howard

What was that thing in the middle of the field for the Washington Redskins game yesterday?


26 posted on 12/31/2012 5:39:50 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: popdonnelly; FreedomPoster

Me too...along with paying nosebleed but getting whatever seat I chose in an empty Fulco.

Old enough to remember when this fascist azz crap woulda been laughed or shot back to the hellhole it came from...with some beat down hippies just for good measure.


27 posted on 12/31/2012 5:56:40 AM PST by Vigilantcitizen (Dave Mustaine for president.)
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To: Lancey Howard

That’s very good — took me a bit to get it but it’s early here...


28 posted on 12/31/2012 6:16:47 AM PST by Moonmad27 ("I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way." Jessica Rabbit)
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To: Lancey Howard

Can I say that’s an ugly hat, or would that be racist?


29 posted on 12/31/2012 6:28:00 AM PST by Gil4 (Progressives - Trying to repeal the Law of Supply and Demand since 1848)
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To: Lancey Howard

If you want to determine how inferior any culture or religion is, simply see how easily they are offended.

Strong cultures and beliefs are not rattled by a word, picture, joke but inferior ones always are offended.


30 posted on 12/31/2012 6:46:18 AM PST by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: Wurlitzer
Strong cultures and beliefs are not rattled by a word, picture, joke but inferior ones always are offended.

Mics and Wops rule the world!

31 posted on 12/31/2012 6:47:48 AM PST by Sirius Lee (Sarah Palin - "Republicans like Rove... are said to be concerned she will win.")
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To: P.O.E.

I checked to see if this product exists. Lefty Lemon is one of a few.

http://www.funnyface.com/


32 posted on 12/31/2012 6:52:06 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: P.O.E.

HA! I remember Funny Face Drink Mix. My dad used to buy that for me when I was a very wee tike (before Mom got on her health food kick). Had not thought of Chinese Cherry in many years.

As far as the Braves cap is concerned, its still better than Chief Wahoo up in Cleveland. That’s one logo I actually can’t blame an Indian for finding offensive.


33 posted on 12/31/2012 6:52:48 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Berlin_Freeper

and for those of you who are Cricket fans...

http://www.mumbaiindians.com/


34 posted on 12/31/2012 6:54:11 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Lancey Howard

“Hu” means “Tiger” in Mandarin. I have a cat named Xiao Hu, ‘Little Tiger.’


35 posted on 12/31/2012 7:07:23 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Lancey Howard

Took a few seconds for it to register; that’s damn funny!


36 posted on 12/31/2012 7:34:03 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Russ

Im a Phils fan since birth, so I find the Braves offensive. I think they were most offended by Dykstra’ s 10th inning bomb off Wohlers in Game 4 of the 93 NLCS.


37 posted on 12/31/2012 7:38:48 AM PST by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: P.O.E.

I think that was my first encounter with political correctness when their names got change to Jolly Olly Orange and Choo Choo Cherry!


38 posted on 12/31/2012 7:41:00 AM PST by jimmyo57
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To: P.O.E.

Youtube has some hilarious non pc commercials from the 50s and 60s!


39 posted on 12/31/2012 7:42:05 AM PST by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: Lancey Howard

Ill never forget Chris Collinsworth trying to get Kobe to say he wasn’ t proud to represent the USA in the Olympics. To his credit, Kobe didn’t bite.


40 posted on 12/31/2012 7:46:59 AM PST by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: FreedomPoster

This might be the first step to bringing him back.

From the wiki it says...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chief_Noc-A-Homa

“When it was revealed that Chief Noc-A-Homa would appear on the Braves 2013 batting practice caps, it drew criticism, stating that the logo is offensive against Native Americans.”


41 posted on 12/31/2012 7:51:53 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
I doubt Chief Noc-a-Homa will be back - at least not in the guise of Levi Walker, Jr. (the last of the three men to play the Chief).

The Braves and Walker parted ways in the 1985 off season.

Walker wanted a pay raise (from $60 per game) and the Braves, well, the Braves were dissatisfied with Walker's history of failing to show up when he was supposed to be there.

42 posted on 12/31/2012 4:49:06 PM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Lancey Howard

Made me laugh!


43 posted on 12/31/2012 4:52:34 PM PST by eddie willers
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