Hey ZEB! I found something that fits under this topic. Do you live in New Jersey, anybody?
You know why this is so important to this legislator? He says it in his article.
“I’ve always cringed when people say they’re going to see the Devils,” said Stanley. “The merchandise, the paraphernalia is based on the actual demonic devil. Personally, it causes a little bit of an issue with me.”
That is State Assemblyman Craig Stanley, who is trying to foist his personal tastes onto a hockey team, and is introducing the bill next month that would rename the team in accordance to a statewide competition.
“This is an age where symbolism is very important.” - Craig Stanley
I don’t know about you guys, but I agree with Mr. Stanley. The name “New Jersey Devils”, even though it doesn’t come from a satanic reference of any kind, is quite immoral. I think a better name would be “New Jersey Pollutants” or “New Jersey Toll Booths” or maybe even “New Jersey Governor Scandals”.
Let’s clean things up over there! Starting with the hockey team!
To follow this in the general sense:
My beloved Marquette Warriors/Golden Eagles/Gold… still can’t decide on a school nickname. They want to try and find one that won’t offend anyone and still get the backing of the students and alumni.
Let’s not even mention that the term warrior refers to (soldier) no mention of Indian anywhere.
Now the NCAA wants to legislate that no school can have any nickname referrencing Indian names or heritage.
There would seem bigger issues for state legislators and NCAA comittees to worry about.[/quote]
There is nothing more worthy of the politically correct thought control police than making sure that a team name does not offend!