The Top 5 Most Offensive Team Names in Sports

In light of the Redskins controversy, I thought it would be a good idea to identify some of the most insensitive team names in sports.  It’s sickening just to think that people actually have to live their lives rooting for these teams. I figure that maybe if I complain about it, other’s will find the offense in these names as well. Here goes…

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5. San Diego Padres

The notion that every baseball fan in San Diego is Mexican and knows what the word ‘padre’ means is just disgusting. That they’re original logo depicted a fat Mexican priest with a small waist is also excessively discriminatory and suggests a complete disregard for Christian dietary habits.

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4. Syracuse Orangemen

Don’t really care that they’ve had the nickname for the last 300 years: orangemen means that it intentionally excludes female athletes from being orange. I wonder if they changed the color (say, for example, purplemen)-instead of making it gender neutral-that they’d still get sued. Can’t say that they definitely would. Either way Victor Moone needs to get in on that lawsuit and collect his tuition money back immediately.

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3. Sacramento Kings

That a team name would offer such blatant support for a monarchy offended several political groups last year, including “Obama-care-or-die, ”Hillary ’16,” and the green party.

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2. New York Giants

Strange that nobody considered the fact that every jew in Brooklyn would be bothered by this team name. Public relations nightmare.

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1. Carolina Hurricanes

Yeah great call, NHL. Let’s remind all the hockey fans from inner-city New Orleans of the devastation they went through five years (or so) ago. I’m white, I don’t speak French, and even I’m appalled. Just awful.

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