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Discussion in 'NFL Forum' started by matsellah, Oct 17, 2013.
I think the solution is simple: they can keep their name, but remove their trademark protection.
That works for me. I honestly agree that it's a bad name, but there's just a really odd timing to the sudden interest in the name.
Seems like? lol
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Not really, its been debated since the 90s, and even more so after the NCAA rule change on colleges with Native American mascots. Toss in the prevalence of social media now, and its not really surprising this debate gets kicked up during football season.
it was debated in the 90's, not since. There's been a pretty large lull in that debate.
You know, the name "Yankees" was a slur against white, Dutch settlers in the New England area, and is still used as a slur by those in other countries, deriding Americans. Where is the outrage there, or are we being politically correct only to those of non-Caucasian decent?
Get a life, lefties.
Anyone ever file a complaint? Doubtful. Also a patrioticish song refers to us as Yankees...... So I think you are reaching LB
The term itself is not derogatory, origin is unclear, but the commonly believed origin is similar to a dutch pet name "Janneke" which is similar to "Johnny." So, it most likely was simply a common name the US Dutch Settlers called themselves, and only later did the British pick up on it and use it in a derogatory fashion to describe the Colonists, much like our WW2 brethren referred to the Germans as "Jerries."
So, hopefully that answered your question as to why there is no outrage over "Yankee." Nice try, though.
I totally agree. lol