Dallas Cowboys and Cleveland Indians

Chief Oghema Niagara Thunderwater (Cleveland Thunder was proposed as the new name for the Cleveland Indians by his great-great-great grandson.)

Which of these American sports teams is your favorite?

1) Cleveland Indians

2) Los Angeles Mexicans

3) Houston Negroes

4) New York White People

Only one of these names is real, but it’s not going to be real much longer. The Cleveland Indians is becoming the Cleveland Guardians after the end of the 2021 season.

The Washington Redskins has already changed its name to the Washington Football Team, so it’s about time for this. It’s long seemed weird (and insulting) to me to name a sports team after a racial/ethnic group. Hopefully the Minnesota Vikings will change their name next (yes, Virginia, Vikings are real).

Once we’re rid of racial/ethnic group team names, maybe we can then move on to other misleading ones. Do the Dallas Cowboys run to the field to herd cows? Do the Houston Astros play in the International Space Station? Do the Texas Rangers still arrest people and fondly miss their former member The Lone Ranger?

And how could the Baltimore Ravens  down the New York Jets–by getting caught in their propeller? No, I don’t think jets have propellers. And where could the Baltimore Ravens and the Indianapolis Colts and the Miami Dolphins play each other–air, land, or sea? And when the Boston Red Sox go for a spin with the Chicago White Sox, why don’t they both become the Pink Sox?

OK, so logical team names ain’t likely. I’ll stick with being happy getting rid of the racist ones.


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13 Responses to Dallas Cowboys and Cleveland Indians

  1. TawTew the Naturally Perfumed says:

    It does seem an odd thing. I am glad they are changing it. I do like the Pink Sox!

  2. Dharma says:

    I want to see the Pink Socks!

  3. Dancasso says:

    I believe some teams names were chosen to show characteristics. Lions, Bulls, Bears are all tough.

    But that doesn’t explain all the names.

  4. Tom T. Trucker says:

    The Dallas Cowboys would never play the Cleveland Indians in a league game. One’s football and the other baseball. I grew up hearing the Cleveland Indians, so didn’t think much about it at the time.

  5. Christian Andy says:

    One of the most offensive team names is the New Orleans Saints. To Roman Catholics, saints are have a high level of holiness and are deceased. But the Bible has this among other verses

    Revelation 14:12 “Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.”

    Do the team members have to be Christian and have to keep God’s commandments?

  6. Even back then, the name was weird. Did they throw baseballs, or fire boss and arrows?

  7. Roger Ham says:

    A football team named Football Team? Now that’s weird.

  8. Miley Spears says:

    Those team names are weird. Why did it take so long to fix them? People knew this racial stuff was a problem in the 1960s!

  9. DougWells says:

    You haven’t even gotten into the Montgomery Biscuits or the Modesto Nuts or the Santa Cruz Banana Slugs.

  10. Pet Girl says:

    I like the Butte Pirates!

  11. Dr. Sinister Craven says:

    Not only that, but pirates break the rule. So it sounds like the team cheats.

  12. MillardScore says:

    Slam Dunk!

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