Did you see what the Atlanta Braves are planning for next year?
A return of the screaming savage logo on their batting practice caps. Political correctness be damned, and I love it.
There are fewer things more offensive to me than the political correctness movement. Fortunately, no professional football or baseball teams caved and changed their nicknames because of PC. The Washington Bullets changed their name to Wizards.
As if a team nickname would prompt somebody to go ballistic. The Bullets got their name when they were in Baltimore, which is close to where ordnance manufacturers are located.
But, the PCers found it offensive and Washington caved and changed the name. Fortunately, the Braves, Indians, Chiefs and Redskins held their traditional ground.
To me, more offensive than the names is the weakness in changing your ground to placate the disgruntled let’s-find-something-to-bitch-about rumbling minority.
For the most part, team names are either territorial as something to identify the team to the city in which it plays or create a fearsome image.
I can’t, even for one moment, believe an organization sat in a meeting room and said, “let’s find a name that will offend this group of people.’’
I can, however, envision them coming up, or revising, a logo that will sell, sell, sell.