Hello There, Guest! (LoginRegister)

Post Reply 
D1 School Bans Team Name
Author Message
bullet Offline
Legend
*

Posts: 46,972
Joined: Apr 2012
Reputation: 1762
I Root For: Texas, UK, UGA
Location:
Post: #81
RE: D1 School Bans Team Name
(02-14-2021 09:23 PM)Erictelevision Wrote:  What skin is it off your backs to not offend people?!

Its almost impossible to find something that somebody won't be offended by.

You should base it on rational people. Lots of rational people would get offended by Redskins. No rational person gets offended by Crusaders or Warriors.
02-15-2021 10:30 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
bullet Offline
Legend
*

Posts: 46,972
Joined: Apr 2012
Reputation: 1762
I Root For: Texas, UK, UGA
Location:
Post: #82
RE: D1 School Bans Team Name
If you are going to avoid offending anyone, you would have to get England to change their name. Because of Richard the Lionhearted's success in the Crusades (unlike many of the French and Germans), for centuries Arabs would tell their children to be good or the English would get them.
02-15-2021 10:32 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Love and Honor Offline
Skipper
*

Posts: 6,046
Joined: Nov 2012
Reputation: 191
I Root For: Miami, MACtion
Location: Chicagoland
Post: #83
RE: D1 School Bans Team Name
(02-14-2021 07:36 PM)bullet Wrote:  I think Redskins needed to go, but Redhawks is just a really awful replacement.

At least there are actual red-tailed hawks native to SW Ohio so there's some connection even if its pretty generic. The change committee had two other finalists under as well - Thunderhawks (not awful) or literally the Miamis (would've been hilarious).
(This post was last modified: 02-15-2021 10:42 AM by Love and Honor.)
02-15-2021 10:41 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Erictelevision Offline
1st String
*

Posts: 1,299
Joined: Jan 2016
Reputation: 8
I Root For: Uconn hoops
Location:
Post: #84
RE: D1 School Bans Team Name
Bullet: you're right that some people (an ifinitestimal minority) are LOOKING to be offended. IMO: Warrior is a perfectly neutral nickname, unlike Redman, which isn't much better than Redskins.
02-15-2021 02:22 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
bill dazzle Offline
All American
*

Posts: 2,926
Joined: Aug 2016
Reputation: 207
I Root For: VUMemIUDePaulNC
Location: Nashville
Post: #85
RE: D1 School Bans Team Name
(02-14-2021 09:26 PM)Erictelevision Wrote:  
(02-12-2021 12:15 PM)bill dazzle Wrote:  I'm likely one of the more socio-politically progressive posters on this board. But I must admit: Most of these name changes border on absurd.

I recall when Belmont changed its nickname to Bruins from Rebels. The latter offered (university officials contended) an Old South/Confederacy vibe. I get it. But not all "rebels" are Confederates. Belmont could have kept the Rebel nickname and created a new mascot and theme. Could have made it playful. Too late now.

Don't run away from your history (but don't embrace the ugly elements either). There is a compromise to be found. Sadly, many universities are failing to see that.




What "compromise" do you propose?



Generally speaking a "rebel" is a person who resists authority, control, or convention. The compromise is Belmont could have kept the Rebel name but with a non-Confederacy mascot. How about a female student mascot (that would have been something different) depicting an important rebellious historic figure?

If Belmont felt it had to change the nickname, I posted elsewhere on this board (can't fine at this moment) that the university could have chosen a music-themed nickname (for the nod to Nashville) that no other university has.

UCLA has the Bruins. Belmont could have opted for something distinctive and/or specific to Nashville. It did neither. It was a major missed opportunity, one that irks me to this day.
02-15-2021 03:55 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
e-parade Offline
2nd String
*

Posts: 475
Joined: Apr 2015
Reputation: 49
I Root For: UMass
Location:
Post: #86
RE: D1 School Bans Team Name
As a fan from a University that had a really good rebranding (Redmen -> Minutemen), I'm always a fan of them when they go from something generic to something much more fitting.

I think all generic nicknames should be changed to something more meaningful, with certain exceptions being grandfathered in. How many Bulldogs do we need in the SEC? Everything ends up just being this clip over and over again: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XItRcMuraCI
02-16-2021 10:11 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 




User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)


Copyright © 2002-2021 Collegiate Sports Nation Bulletin Board System (CSNbbs), All Rights Reserved.
CSNbbs is an independent fan site and is in no way affiliated to the NCAA or any of the schools and conferences it represents.
This site monetizes links. FTC Disclosure.
We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit http://www.networkadvertising.org.
Powered By MyBB, © 2002-2021 MyBB Group.