How is this stuff still alright?
Ok. So I'm no angel and (as long as this is not the first post you've ever read here) this blog is certainly not the right soapbox for me to stand on to make a point like this. BUT...it's 2008. I know we have a lot of big problems out there. The war, gas prices out of control, Carrot Top has apparently taken over Las Vegas, but c'mon! Look at these damn team logos! We already took over their land and forced them to run our casinos, do we have to rub it in too?!
I don't feel very strongly about too many issues. I'm a middle-class white male age 18-39. I don't have too many real problems. I dropped a bundle taking some broad out on a date and she didn't call me back. That's about my biggest problem. But hey, I like sports. And in this quiet little refuge from society in which I spend most of my time I must take a stand.
Let's look at each logo, shall we?
Atlanta Braves - What would you say that expression is on his face? Taking a round of musket fire in the back or a big 'ol ahhh-chhooooo from the small pox he got last week?
Washington Redskins - So I guess this is the one where you could claim it's not that bad, right? Please. Aside from the fact that the team name is the REDSKINS, the profile of that proud stoic warrior looks like it's an etching on a tombstone.
Cleveland Indians - And we come to Chief WaHoo. Do I really have to say anything? A big, grinning, red-faced Native American cartoon. Wow...Really?
I don't know. I guess as far as minorities go, there aren't enough Native Americans around to make a big stink, and they probably have bigger fish to fry than fixing this. But what I do know is, if there was a baseball hat with a Spanish guy wearing a sombrero holding a taco, or two nondescript Black guys with black skull caps on, or heck even a White guy with black framed glasses, suspenders and a calculator all hell would break loose.
Why is this still ok?