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#1 Oriole85

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 11:50 AM

CBS SportsJohn Wall would prefer if the Wizards were the Bullets again

 

In the early 1960s, the Chicago Packers were an NBA team that became the Chicago Zephyrs in their second year of existence. Then from 1963 until 1997, this franchise was referred to as the Bullets, no matter where they resided. They were the Baltimore Bullets, the Capital Bullets, and eventually the Washington Bullets. Then to remove such a potentially negative connotation, the franchise became the Wizards for the 1997-98 season and haven't changed since.

 

@MrMichaelLee John Wall on Bullets cap: “The Wizards logo is cool. I like all that, but I wish we could go back to these – I know we’re never going back."

 


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Posted 21 March 2014 - 11:58 AM

John Wall and pretty much every other fan out there.

 

"Wizards" might very well be the worst nickname in sports.


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Posted 21 March 2014 - 11:59 AM

Arenas and Crittendon approve.
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Posted 21 March 2014 - 12:12 PM

Capital Bullets for the win.

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 12:17 PM

Needs to happen. I was too young at the time. Can't imagine why they were so hot to trot to change it. This may be the single best example of PC messing with something that wasn't broken.

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 12:23 PM

Bullets and Redskins?

Can you imagine the uproar from the overly sensitive PC crowd?

It would be awesome just to watch them overreact.
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Posted 21 March 2014 - 12:25 PM

Needs to happen. I was too young at the time. Can't imagine why they were so hot to trot to change it. This may be the single best example of PC messing with something that wasn't broken.

Primary reason:DC crime rate... secondary reason)Pollin and Yitzhak Rabin were friends.


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Posted 21 March 2014 - 12:26 PM

Needs to happen. I was too young at the time. Can't imagine why they were so hot to trot to change it. This may be the single best example of PC messing with something that wasn't broken.

Primary reason:DC crime rate... secondary reason)Pollin and Yitzhak Rabin were friends.


Yeah I know it was crime related but that has got to be one of the most assinine assumptions ever. So ridiculous.

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 12:27 PM

Bullets and Redskins?


Can you imagine the uproar from the overly sensitive PC crowd?


It would be awesome just to watch them overreact.


One of those names has nothing to do with being overly sensitive + PC. They just changed the wrong name.

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 12:32 PM

Yeah I know it was crime related but that has got to be one of the most assinine assumptions ever. So ridiculous.

Here's a little history of it from Dan Steinberg:

Sports Illustrated wrote that Pollin "didn't want to contribute to Washington's reputation for violent crime." USA Today said it was because "gun violence is at epidemic level in far too many parts of this country." The New York Times said Pollin changed the name "after his friend Yitzhak Rabin, Israel's prime minister, was shot to death." The AP said it was "because of the violent connotation." The New York Post said it was "in reaction to violent crime in Washington." Mike Wise said it was "to honor the memory of his friend, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who was assassinated." Mike Lee said it was "after his friend, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, was gunned down." Christine Brennan said it was because Pollin "was so concerned about violence in the D.C. streets." The Dallas Morning News said it was "in deference to the high gun violence rate in Washington."

 

Pollin said[,] "We haven't made a final decision. In the old days, our motto was Faster than a speeding Bullet.' That's how we were envisioned in Baltimore. Today the connotation is a little different. It's connected with so many horrible things that people do with guns and bullets. I don't know. We're considering it. We'll make a decision this summer."

 

Steinberg thinks the Rabin connection was more coincidental.


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Posted 21 March 2014 - 12:44 PM


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Posted 21 March 2014 - 01:31 PM

John Wall and pretty much every other fan out there.

 

"Wizards" might very well be the worst nickname in sports.

It is. By far.


I never had friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 01:36 PM

And here I thought this thread would be about bringing them back to Baltimore. Oh well.



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Posted 21 March 2014 - 02:17 PM

And here I thought this thread would be about bringing them back to Baltimore. Oh well.

 

Unless you have a plan for a heist involving the entire Verizon Center, it's unlikely :P


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Posted 21 March 2014 - 04:11 PM

Unless you have a plan for a heist involving the entire Verizon Center, it's unlikely :P

 

I'll make sure it can fit on a flatbed going up 95....gimme me a saw.






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