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 on: Today at 12:50:37 PM 
Started by pjrocksmb - Last post by pjrocksmb
That's the problem. It's easier just to give in, than to debate. Easier isn't always right though. And debate isn't automatically hate.

My two cents because it will be sad if they change the name. There's nothing hateful or derogatory about the name Eskimos. And spare me the blubber garbage please. In fact, as much as I despise the team, I have to say it's one of the top names for a professional sports team in North America. It symbolizes toughness, ruggedness, perseverance, and overcoming. These people settled the vast and beautiful north of our country while battling the most harsh weather conditions on earth. They not only embraced it, they conquered it and thrived in it. Many of them choose to remain there today and are an essential part of the sovereignty of our north. They're such an important part of our history.

How befitting then of a professional football team in the northernmost major city in North America to have a name embodies those elements. In a way it embodies a part of Canadiana in the way we many of us feel as Canadians about living in our climate and thriving so well as a country doing it. The team name was clearly intended to honor and it's apparent many Inuit agree and are honored. They should have a team named after them.

Yes, the Inuit want to be called by a name they have given themselves. That is understandable and generally people don't call them Eskimos anymore. But the team name predates that change. Everybody understands that. Tradition and history are important though and there is really no need to change it. And it is all about power anyway. What's next? Do we go after songs with Eskimo in it? Look out Paul McCartney and Manfred Mann, they're coming for you.  
 



Debate is good and yes doesn't relate to hate.  But I think the name should and will be changed.

 22 
 on: Today at 12:37:37 PM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by Sir Blue and Gold
I can totally see it from a player perspective. From a fan point of view though it is infuriating, especially because it was Durant. If it were a longtime Bomber it wouldn't be near as bad. You could write it off in your head as a retirement payment for years of blood, sweat and toil. Instead it was the Riders longtime QB who probably deserved a better fate in Regina than he got, but he definitely stuck it to us one more time. I'll have to admit though, had it been the other way around, the dude would be a Bomber legend.

 23 
 on: Today at 12:31:33 PM 
Started by pjrocksmb - Last post by Sir Blue and Gold
Semi relevant: The Washington NFL team has "retired" their logo and name. New identity to come later. Funny how quickly money drives change.

https://www.tsn.ca/report-washington-football-team-to-change-nickname-1.1494802


 24 
 on: Today at 12:16:06 PM 
Started by pjrocksmb - Last post by blue_or_die
The obvious choice that hasn't been mentioned is the Edmonton Inuit.

That is assuming the Inuit actually want the name to be changed.

Edmonton Inuit logo only requires one less stroke on the double E.

lol, it hasn't been mentioned because it's not so obvious. Are we sure we want to be naming teams after entire ethnic groups? I thought the point was we are trying to get away from that. Toronto Africans? Ottawa Polish?

 25 
 on: Today at 11:45:28 AM 
Started by bigbuff33 - Last post by bigbuff33
PJ...didn't realize how much the Bombers mean to me...till we've had it taken away...
Miss going to practices during the week...
Miss the build up to game day...
Miss the electricity at a game..

It's so surreal...just another piece in this scary pandemic.
I have no idea what will be...
I truly believed that we had a legit shot at back to back Grey Cups...

 26 
 on: Today at 10:07:51 AM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by Sec223
Cody could make some extra cash if someone paid him 70K every time he hit the upright and cost his team a game. Shut up already. Mr Clanger Smiley

 27 
 on: Today at 03:18:37 AM 
Started by pjrocksmb - Last post by Big Daddy
The obvious choice that hasn't been mentioned is the Edmonton Inuit.

That is assuming the Inuit actually want the name to be changed.

Edmonton Inuit logo only requires one less stroke on the double E.

 28 
 on: Today at 02:35:50 AM 
Started by the paw - Last post by Big Daddy
Opinions not based on factual information are ignorant in that they ignore - intentionally or not - the facts.

Trudeau keeping up with foreign aid, the same as previous PMs have done for years, has nothing at all to do with his role in saving the CFL. Having an opinion that differs is absolutely okay permitted that opinion actually has some objectivity and rationality backing it.

"The PM doesn't care about Canada or the CFL!" That's an opinion but it doesn't make it right, much less factually accurate. Your assertion the current PM of this country doesn't put Canada first is nothing but an opinion steeped in some odd bias and a lack of knowledge. Unless you've completely ignored the last few months and the mountain of money he's thrown at Canadians to keep the nation afloat during this pandemic.

You also need to realize the PM alone doesn't get to determine whether or not the CFL gets federal aid. Putting this squarely on a single individual is not reasonable at all, especially as the CFL itself continues to wrestle with its 2020 aspirations.

Not to pick on you BG84, but you can't have it both ways.  You first defend Trudeau by citing the "mountains of money he's thrown at Canadians" and then go on to say it is not reasonable at all to put these decisions on one individual. 

So...if he is throwing money at Canadians it's all thanks to Trudeau, but if money is withheld for a Canadian institution then he "doesn't get to determine whether or not the CFL gets federal aid".  (See how quotations work?)

Okay, that makes sense... 

 29 
 on: Today at 02:27:49 AM 
Started by the paw - Last post by Big Daddy
You should pay more attention to the thread. I was paraphrasing this post:

And no, I didn't attack you. So, save the histrionics. I pointed out an error you made when you said the PM has never attended a CFL game.

If you were paraphrasing, why did you put it into quotes? 

Sorry, that's a lame answer.

 30 
 on: Today at 02:23:49 AM 
Started by pjrocksmb - Last post by bomb squad
Easier to love than hate.  Easier to change a name than to alienate people.  Time we accept change and start healing from mistakes made in the past.  Yeah its hard but its neccessary.

That's the problem. It's easier just to give in, than to debate. Easier isn't always right though. And debate isn't automatically hate.

My two cents because it will be sad if they change the name. There's nothing hateful or derogatory about the name Eskimos. And spare me the blubber garbage please. In fact, as much as I despise the team, I have to say it's one of the top names for a professional sports team in North America. It symbolizes toughness, ruggedness, perseverance, and overcoming. These people settled the vast and beautiful north of our country while battling the most harsh weather conditions on earth. They not only embraced it, they conquered it and thrived in it. Many of them choose to remain there today and are an essential part of the sovereignty of our north. They're such an important part of our history.

How befitting then of a professional football team in the northernmost major city in North America to have a name embodies those elements. In a way it embodies a part of Canadiana in the way we many of us feel as Canadians about living in our climate and thriving so well as a country doing it. The team name was clearly intended to honor and it's apparent many Inuit agree and are honored. They should have a team named after them.

Yes, the Inuit want to be called by a name they have given themselves. That is understandable and generally people don't call them Eskimos anymore. But the team name predates that change. Everybody understands that. Tradition and history are important though and there is really no need to change it. And it is all about power anyway. What's next? Do we go after songs with Eskimo in it? Look out Paul McCartney and Manfred Mann, they're coming for you.   
 


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