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"Padres" is offensive

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Now that some sports teams are getting bad vibes for their un-PC nicknames, I'm wondering why nobody has spoken out against the San Diego Padres' nickname. I mean, the Spanish monks that the team is allegedy named after were involved in the Inquisition where Jews, Muslims and other non-Catholics were "tortured and burned in a carnival-like atmosphere" (quote from History of the World Part I). Those guys also came to California in the 1760's and bullied the Native Americans into giving up their ancient traditions. I'm just curious if the stated historical facts could give some folks good reason to boycott the team.

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'Cause Padres is considered a good religious name, therefore noone's allowed to dislike it.

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Y'know it's funny, because the "Cowboys" always shot at Indians (another offensive nickname), the Chiefs is pretty un-PC, those Patriots? Oh man, they slaughtered English forces by the infrantry-load, NY Jets - c'mon, anyone heard of 9/11? Where was the public outcry after that unfortunate day? The Buccaneers, they slaughtered and robbed on the high seas, the Saints is an obvious reference to Catholicism (any religious associations = bad), and let's not forget the Panthers, an obvious reference to the violent tactics used by the Black Panthers of the 1960s.

And we're just talking about one pro league!

Seriously folks, is there something we can't get our panties in bunch about? Good "God"... I mean, "higher authority that may/may not exist, in a realm called "heaven" that also may/not exist" :upside:

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I mean, the Spanish monks that the team is allegedy named after were involved in the Inquisition where Jews, Muslims and other non-Catholics were "tortured and burned in a carnival-like atmosphere" (quote from History of the World Part I).

You're making this argument based on a Mel Brooks film? :blink:

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Hey neo_prankster, let's read about Bartolomé de las Casas, a very kind monk.

Not all the "Padres" are bad people.

Using your logic, we can think that all the Saints are heavenly people... but that's not the true: among them there are lots of sinners.

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This guy, bad?

Maybe you should get out of the house more, so we can have somthing to really discuss.

Padres1.jpg

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This guy, bad?

Maybe you should get out of the house more, so we can have somthing to really discuss.

Padres1.jpg

I thought baseball & skirts went out of vogue after WWII.

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That's funny. You brought up something you're not offended by just to once more attack the PC police straw man. Way to go. It's a tired topic on this board.

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Oh, I just thought people without fathers were offended by a team named after fathers... :unsure:

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Until I hear a real Padre complain in person, then will I give it some thought

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Now if they were called the "San Diego Madres" then you might have something...

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"Ow, you fat penguin!"

"You are such a disappointing pair. I prayed so hard for you. It saddens and hurts me that the two young boys whom I taught to believe in the Ten Commandments have come back to me as two thieves, with filthy mouths and bad attitudes!"

"Boys, you got to learn not to talk to nuns that way."

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Sheesh, if we wanted to play PC Police here, I bet we could find a problem with most of the nicknames used by teams these days...

*puts on the PC Helmet*

Vikings? That's gotta go. I mean, they only raped and pillaged their way across most of Europe in the 8th and 9th Centuries...might offend someone who's great great great great great great great great grandpappy got reduced into a mound of ground chuck by one of these guys...

Brewers? Demeaning to alcoholics and that ilk...Figure on seeing a coalition of MAAD, SAAD, & AA picketing Miller Park soon...

Pistons? That's a part to a car...cars are EEEEVIL! They cause global warming!! Someone fax Al Gore on this! This name cannot stand!!

Oilers? Honoring those that destroy the enviroment for oil?? Greenpeace shall be alerted!

Athletics? That's offensive to the couch potatoes across this great land! It's a "higher power" given right to be lazy in this country!

Giants? That's a slur against the vertically challenged! PROTEST! PROTEST!

*takes off PC Helmet...feels common sense returning*

Wow...that just made my brain hurt....

The point of all this is....singling out a name like "Padres" as being offensive opens the door for any crackpot to want to see a team's name get changed because it could *shudder* offend someone...

Personally, those that feel the need to protest what a team calls themselves need to go out and get lives.

Besides, when you use History Of The World Part I as a reference point, you lose ALL credibility on the subject.

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Sheesh, if we wanted to play PC Police here, I bet we could find a problem with most of the nicknames used by teams these days...

*puts on the PC Helmet*

I've been trying to think of reasons to object to Orioles and Ravens. Please help.

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Sheesh, if we wanted to play PC Police here, I bet we could find a problem with most of the nicknames used by teams these days...

*puts on the PC Helmet*

I've been trying to think of reasons to object to Orioles and Ravens. Please help.

"Ravens" - Named after Raven Simone of the Cosby Show? That shows clear favoritism to African Americans. All white people should be terribly offended, and ask for some team to be named the "Opies" for sports team name equality.

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Taking quotes from a Mel Brooks flick to support your argument about the Spanish Inquisition, Padres, blah, blah, blah...

Carnival-like atmosphere...nice one!

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Sheesh, if we wanted to play PC Police here, I bet we could find a problem with most of the nicknames used by teams these days...

*puts on the PC Helmet*

I've been trying to think of reasons to object to Orioles and Ravens. Please help.

"Ravens" - why does the Raven gotta be black? :P

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The name Giants is offensive to me.  I'm just 6' tall.  And my former growing-up-with team...the Reds.  Commies!!!!

(kidding.)

And my team the Pirates! Are they implying that all we Pittsburgers do is steal, raid, and rape? And the Penguins! We dont waddle around in tuxes all the time. And the Steelers exploit our past of polluting with all those mills! I dont F***ing believe it!

(also kidding)

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Lets use pc names for all teams. THE PITTSBURGH THE. THE FLORDIA ON. THE WINNEPEG OH . THE BOSTON FOR. See there are all sorts of pc names for sport teams.

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