Quite literally (in the literal sense, not the figurative sense), there are endless combinations. Zeke Squad Dez Dispensers Green Initiative Amari 2600 Amari Teenage Riot T. Dolla $ign Praise the Jord-y Tate is Enough Ain’t No Such Thing as Halfway Cooks Cobb Deep Steady Cobbin’ All About the Benjamins (This one is better if you get both Travis and Kelvin.) SLEEPERS: One from each team | 14 RBs | 7 QBs | 12 WRs | 9 TEs Hurns Notice Born to Maclin (Trust us -- this is better than "Return of the Maclin".) All I do is Winston I’ll Make You Jameis Dirty Landry Landry Service Le'Veon a Prayer Upper Deckers Stacked Deckers Gospel According to Matthews (or "Mathews" if you draft Ryan Mathews like an idiot.) Notorious DGB’s All That I Snead Can You Diggs It?
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The accumulation of research on the harm done has led to over 115 professional organizations representing civil rights, educational, athletic, and scientific experts adopting resolutions or policies that state that the use of Native American names and/or symbols by non-native sports teams is a form of ethnic stereotyping that promotes misunderstanding and prejudice which contributes to other problems faced by Native Americans.
Defenders of the current usage often state their intention to honor Native Americans by referring to positive traits, such as fighting spirit and being aggressive, brave, stoic, dedicated, and proud; while opponents see these traits as being based upon stereotypes of Native Americans as savages.
It's amazing the number of funny team names that have stood the test of time.
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An analysis of a database in 2013 indicates that there are currently more than 2,000 high schools with mascots that reference Native American culture, While 28 high schools dropped the name "Redskins" in the 25 years between 19, 14 schools changed the name between 20 alone.
The topic is an issue on a national level, with a hearing before the US Senate Committee on Indian Affairs in 2011, In November, 2015 President Obama, speaking at the White House Tribal Nations Conference, stated "Names and mascots of sports teams like the Washington Redskins perpetuate negative stereotypes of Native Americans" and praised Adidas for a new initiative to help schools change names and mascots by designing new logos and paying for part of the cost of new uniforms.
Certainly, there were the occasional ones explained only by the bygone anachronisms of yesteryear such as the Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers and the Philadelphia Sphas (“Spha” stood for South Philadelphia Hebrew Association, with its players primarily Jewish).
For the most part, however, the names just made sense. The NHL’s ‘Original Six’ consisted of the New York Rangers, Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings.
An expansion team today could very well end up with a moniker that Grandpa wouldn’t have dreamed of back when he was buying penny candies at the five and dime store. Although the team was disbanded in 1924, they remain the high point of a long legacy of hockey in the Emerald City, one which supporters hope rekindle in a few years if and when the NHL chooses to expand. Early this year, it appeared that an announcement regarding expansion to Seattle was impending.
The use of terms and images referring to Native Americans/First Nations as the name or mascot for a sports team is a topic of public controversy in the United States and Canada.