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Offensive Mascots All-Purpose Thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by BNWriter, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. BNWriter

    BNWriter Active Member

    I don't think we have ever had an all purpose thread for this subject, but considering the Washington/Kansas City/Cleveland/Illini (Illinois) situations where their mascots come under fire, I thought having one might come in handy, particularly after seeing this item:


    The item does not indicate how parents/teachers/students feel about the mascot (I had to wonder myself about how asking a HS girl to dress as a belly dancer for the mascot at half made the student feel....).

    Any thoughts (of course there will be.....). Have at.
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    "We have been using the snarling face to instill fear in the opponent. That's what a mascot does.

    This is tremendous. Good find.

    Go Arabs!
  3. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

  4. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    The Frisco Coons say hi.
  5. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    This one pains me a bit, but the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL


    The logo and mascot are not very offensive -- they have polar bear and an overstuffed football with arms and legs as their mascots during games and promotional appearance -- but the name itself is deemed offensive, on the level of the Indians.

    Also their play this season was extremely offensive to their fans.
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  6. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    That went away more than a decade ago. They're the Raccoons properly now (what the nickname meant to begin with) and they're now just one of (soon to be) eight high schools in that town.
  7. Bodie_Broadus

    Bodie_Broadus Active Member

    My HS is called Tomahawks.

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