PerryMason

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  1. No one has argued conviction for convictions sake. So while you wax philosophical with your pithy comment, real discussion on the merits wages on.
  2. Your statement assumes that it IS wrong, which i totally disagree with based on the word origin created by Natives, the low precentage of Natives who find it offendive and multiple high school mascots in Native populations called Redskins. How many non natives find it offensive is irrelevant. Being offended FOR someone else is ridiculous. We may disagree about whether the name is right or wrong on its own, but the mob telling you it is wrong and you should change it does not determine the rightness or wrongness of the name. Caving to pressure on something like this that isnt obviously immoral or illegal is much easier than standing firm. It actually takes a stronger person to say I’m not going to give in because I havent done anything wrong.
  3. Now youre getting it. The people who are “offended” wont be satisfied not matter what you do. And once you do what they ask they know youl’ll bend to their will anytime they come knocking. This is why you stand firm.
  4. Yeah not changing it could hit your pocketbook...for now, but changing it could hit your pocketbook for much longer. Dont change it, take the hit let things die down and let the free market decide.
  5. The reason this issue comes for a while and then goes for a while is because a small mob decides to go after it when its politically expedient. The reason that in the past it has faded away is because they did not give in to that mobs demands and were backed with legal precedent as well. This is the same reason they shouldn't change it now, if you submit to the mob demands because they have once again come knocking not only will they know they own you from that point forward but they likely won’t ever be satisfied. You changed the team name? Great now change the logo. You did that? Well you should do some other thing we want because you have a bad past as a team that had a bad name for 100 years. It doesn't end, it just comes in waves. The name Redskin was originated by Natives to distinguish them selves from the white man (https://repository.si.edu/handle/10088/31970). It has at some point been used as a derogatory term in history, but I have yet to hear it used that way in my entire life (and ive heard everything in the book for every race, color, creed, etc). But more importantly, the meaning of words change over time. Even if the word used to mean something innocent to those natives mentioned in Goddards research, it eventually meant something else to others later, and now i submit to you that it means something else now. I submit that the term Redskins has almost entirely if not completely merged with the reference to the NFL team. In fact you'd be hard pressed to find people who dont associate the word with the team automatically upon hearing it. Maybe right now its more popular to just say ah who cares its just a name, but i think you have stick to your guns and highlight these things to the public so they understand the history and honor the team name stands for.
  6. I dont think any of us can say definitively that no MD will ever sign off on him playing again or say definitively what a patients prognosis is without being a) a medical doctor and b) having examined Alex and his medical records personally. And there IS a reason for him to take the risk: To overcome that which people say cant be overcome and that he wont let the injury stop him and keep him from his passion and will to play football. He wants to prove it to himself and sometimes that more important than fame, money and accolades.
  7. 1) Should be no problem to have fans in the stands by September 2) If its not, this idea is going to end up being super awkward and distracting and people will just ask that they stop doing it after a few games
  8. No one in seats? By September? Only by choice or because a particular state governor isnt allowing it...most everything will be open and full throttle by Sept. except maybe California...but i think even they'll fall in line by then
  9. No he struggled with arm strength, accuracy was one of his strengths....although he did have abad 3 game stretch.
  10. Unpopular opinion here, but id take Jake Fromm and have him compete for the starting job...two years ago everyone talked about him like he was the next sure thing at QB at the top QB in the draft when he declares....comes down to earth this past year but the talent is there...Im just not sold on Haskins. I hope Haskins proves me wrong if hes the starter but I dont mind rolling the dice on Fromm esp in the 3rd and 4th rounds. Fromm is going to be a successful QB in the NFL.
  11. Its not a sure thing that he’s still an elite talent...he battled lots of injuries towards the end of his career and has lost a TON of weight since retiring...and he’s only gotten older. The odds are probably actually AGAINST him being elite for Tampa this year.
  12. I mean it kind of is...the point he’s making is that making a big free agency splash by signing aging veterans who were the best at their position not too long ago (sometimes even the year previous) seems to never work out Yeah i mean aside from just the greatest QB of all time and one of the most physical and dynamic TEs to ever play the game who had massive chemistry with that QB....they basically did nothing!
  13. First off, i agree that disciplining your child is important. However, Jesus didn’t have children (based on any reliable sources), and “raise thy child with an iron fist” is not in the bible. Anywhere. Proverbs does mention the importance of discipline but no where does it say raise them with an iron fist. Also the problem have with AP isn’t him disciplining his child, its the severity of the discipline. Have you seen the pictures? The punishment was brutal compared to the “crime” especially for a small child.