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What’s In a (Sports Team) Name (or Mascot)?

Posted Tuesday, October 22, 2013

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What’s In a (Sports Team) Name (or Mascot)? During a recent half time report, Bob Costas voiced his opposition to the Washington Redskin's nickname, which he referred to as an "insult, a slur." The ensuing controversy caused some Clevelanders to take a look at the Indians' mascot and conclude it's time for Chief Wahoo to go. Others say he's part of the team's history. We'll dive into these questions, plus examine where team names come from.

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Scott Allen, sports reporter for USA Today and Mental Floss
Mark Naymik, columnist for the Northeast Ohio Media Group
Jeff Mount, blogger on Wahoo’s on First and Indians Fan
Robert Roche, director of the American Indian Education Center

Additional Information

Bob Costas on Redskins name: ‘It’s an insult, a slur’
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What’s in a Nickname? The Origins of All 32 NFL Team Names
The Origins of All 30 NBA Team Names
What’s in a Nickname? The Origins of All 30 NHL Team Names

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