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Ottawa TomaHawks considering name change


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#16    Thanato

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 05:11 PM

View PostRafterman, on 01 March 2013 - 03:42 PM, said:

Good to know that all issues within the First Peoples (isn't that what you guys call them up there?) community are so well in hand that they can move on to issues like this.

Oh you have no idea.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 06:23 PM

How in the world is 'axe' racist?

Seriously, lemme axe yall a question....

Imma axe it one time and then I'm not gonna axe it again.

How is the word 'axe' racist?


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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:07 PM

Some have put forward the theory that this was nothing more than a publicity stunt. In Ottawa most sports that aren't hockey have a hard time getting coverage. Before this story I didn't even know we were going to have a basketball team. And all the articles only quoted one why why was outraged. Not sure if they later commented but larger groups like the AFN were rather quiet. Some the theory that came up on the local message boards is that the team came out with a name, got some guy to be super outraged and generate a big media buzz, then quickly change the name. Kind of hope that theory is true since if not there's some really dumb people out there.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 08:25 PM

View PostCorp, on 01 March 2013 - 07:07 PM, said:

Some have put forward the theory that this was nothing more than a publicity stunt. In Ottawa most sports that aren't hockey have a hard time getting coverage. Before this story I didn't even know we were going to have a basketball team. And all the articles only quoted one why why was outraged. Not sure if they later commented but larger groups like the AFN were rather quiet. Some the theory that came up on the local message boards is that the team came out with a name, got some guy to be super outraged and generate a big media buzz, then quickly change the name. Kind of hope that theory is true since if not there's some really dumb people out there.

Hadn't thought of that possible angle...   Hmmm.. Sounds plausible...





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