Daily Discussion: US Trademark Office cancels Washington Redskins patent, says it’s racist. Help give the Redskins a new name
After a lengthy court battle between Native Americans and the NFL’s Washington Redskins, the US Patent and Trademark Office yesterday canceled the patent on the name “Washington Redskins”, citing that “Redskins” is a disparaging, racist term. This will not force the Redskins to change their name, nor does it stop the team from selling Redskins merchandise, but the fight for the team to keep the name may be nearly lost, so at some point, they’re probably going to have to think of something else to call the football team. The last time a DC team changed its name because of good reasons they went with the “Wizards”. So they could try that.
Since a couple people said they were interested in IHC doing fantasy league, I went ahead and made one. We will draft live at 8:30pm on Thursday of this week and this is purely for fun! Personally, I haven’t ever done fantasy before and wanted to try it out this year. I picked Yahoo but you can join with either a gmail or facebook account. This is open to anyone and everyone who wants to join, the link is as follows:
Hope to see some of you in the lobby on Thursday!
Sports fans and referees alike in Japan have been using a highly advanced 3D “bullet time” replay system for a couple years and now it’s coming to the NFL. By having a whole bunch of small remote controlled cameras pointed at the field, a high quality 3D Matrix style bullet time replay can be generated in about 30 seconds.
“They won’t magically turn you into a lustful cockmonster”: Chris Kluwe explains gay marriage to a politician who is offended by an NFL player supporting it
While there’s still a strong stigma against those who are openly gay in men’s professional sports, it doesn’t mean professional athletes are neutral on gay marriage and gay rights. Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo has spoken out in favor of a Maryland ballot initiative that would legalize gay marriage. Maryland state delegate Emmett C. Burns Jr. then wrote a letter to Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, urging him to “inhibit such expressions from your employee.” This is Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe’s response to Burns.