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With the completion of the Canal Fulton Northwest turf, I noticed that they decided to remove the "Indians" name from the design. I can only assume that this is due to the movement of teams and organizations to remove Native American team names.
What are your thoughts on this topic?
Personally, if it offends people, I don't have a problem with changing names. It is just a mascot and it is just sports, neither thing REALLY matters. I wouldn't be up in arms if the Cleveland Indians and Northwest changed their names.
I am curious what on earth Northwest would change it to. The Northwest Canal Boats? hahaha Not sure if there is anything specific to our city that would make sense or work.
If you were to rename our program, what would it be? (Legit names please.)
I went through a lot of ideas with my wife last night and I kind of like a shark name of some sort. Maybe just the Sharks, or the Hammerheads, or the Great Whites. I kind of like the Great Whites best. You don't see names like that very often.
The colors would kind of work. Our grey/white for the color of the shark and the red for blood...haha
We are still the Indians...for now...just an interesting topic to discuss. It isn't my opinion that it should be changed, but is of others. My only thing is that Native Americans might think that they should be a Mascot...kind of demeaning...even if it IS, in fact, in honor of them.
Something funny is that the Phoenix is one of the ideas I had for NW. haha
Being as how I am a commoner, I resent Buckeye Valley being the "Barons" and Norhmor being "Knights". Since all the members of my family that were or are in the military are enlisted, I also protest any team with the name "Generals". Come to think of it, I just plain can't stand nicknames at all. Drop 'em all.