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    Article You know the Esks are in the playoffs when:

    In what has become an annual tradition, you know that the Eskimos are in the playoffs when some politician from the opposition's city drags this out again:

    http://edmontonsun.com/news/local-ne...3-5bc0a8b6b021

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    Re: You know the Esks are in the playoffs when:

    This garbage again? It’s becoming a yearly tradition.

    One could argue that the word Bombers is offensive as it could loosely be tied to terrorism.

    The above sentence is stupid, which is exactly my point. ANYBODY can be offended by ANYTHING.

    If the PC police had their way, it would be the Edmonton Football Club vs the Winnipeg Football Club.

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    Re: You know the Esks are in the playoffs when:

    Blue Bombers is definitely militaristic and sexist(implied blue balls). Name should be changed to Pink Pansies. Oops, might offend florists?
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    Re: You know the Esks are in the playoffs when:

    Quote Originally Posted by pizmo View Post
    Blue Bombers is definitely militaristic and sexist(implied blue balls). Name should be changed to Pink Pansies. Oops, might offend florists?
    You just offended me by assuming I would be offended by the implied blue balls comment
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    Re: You know the Esks are in the playoffs when:

    I think what bothers me the most, is that these guys (both the paper and the politicians) don't give a rats a$$ about this topic until the week that their team plays the Esks in the playoffs. Then, they suddenly bring it up in a lame attempt at distracting a football team before a big game. Then after the game..... crickets until next years playoffs.

    When you actually think about it, what these politicians are doing using an issue that the Inuit may really care about so flippantly, with the primary objective of distracting a football team, is pretty offensive itself.
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    Re: You know the Esks are in the playoffs when:

    Quote Originally Posted by Looner View Post
    You just offended me by assuming I would be offended by the implied blue balls comment
    So the Pink Pansies comment is OK? I am offended that you would think that I was even trying to offend you. I could do much better than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeqEEla View Post
    I think what bothers me the most, is that these guys (both the paper and the politicians) don't give a rats a$$ about this topic until the week that their team plays the Esks in the playoffs. Then, they suddenly bring it up in a lame attempt at distracting a football team before a big game. Then after the game..... crickets until next years playoffs.

    When you actually think about it, what these politicians are doing using an issue that the Inuit may really care about so flippantly, with the primary objective of distracting a football team, is pretty offensive itself.
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    Re: You know the Esks are in the playoffs when:

    When we change our name I vote we go with RuffRyders.

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    Re: You know the Esks are in the playoffs when:

    Quote Originally Posted by Beerfish View Post
    When we change our name I vote we go with RuffRyders.
    But that would be offensive to women who prefer gentle lovin'
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    Re: You know the Esks are in the playoffs when:

    I would just like to know if the majority of people who are supposed to be offended by the name actually are offended. But if it's one or 2 very vocal people deciding to say something just to get attention and saying they represent the people but in actuality, the majority couldn't give a damn, is it really an issue?

    If a whole bunch of people are offended, then it probably should be changed but I just find that at times things get blow out of proportion way to easy these days.
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    Re: You know the Esks are in the playoffs when:

    How lame!!!

    I don't have issue with the fact that people bring this up from time to time and suspect there will be a time where it gets changed to the Edmonton Empire so that we don't offend the lovely people from the lovely former Esk Shire of South East Queensland. But the Mayor looks foolish to bring it up at this time when his team just happens to be facing them in a playoff game on Sunday.

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    Re: You know the Esks are in the playoffs when:

    Quote Originally Posted by TeqEEla View Post
    In what has become an annual tradition, you know that the Eskimos are in the playoffs when some politician from the opposition's city drags this out again:

    http://edmontonsun.com/news/local-ne...3-5bc0a8b6b021

    You know I find the city being named Winnipeg to be offensive to actual Winners since Winnipeg hasn't won very much in its existence. They should change their City Name.

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    Re: You know the Esks are in the playoffs when:

    Actually, Winnipeg is the origin of the name Winnie the Pooh. (I kid you not.)
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    Re: You know the Esks are in the playoffs when:

    Quote Originally Posted by glenvb View Post
    Actually, Winnipeg is the origin of the name Winnie the Pooh. (I kid you not.)
    OFFENSIVE!!!

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    Re: You know the Esks are in the playoffs when:

    And there’s the other side! Good on these folks for speaking up!

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    Re: You know the Esks are in the playoffs when:

    Why am I left feeling that the Loserpeg's mayors comments will be the largest offensive output by any person from Loserpeg this weekend ?

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    Re: You know the Esks are in the playoffs when:

    I said this last year, and I'm happy to say it again.

    [PC logic on]

    Bombers have ties to terrorism, as stated above.

    Stampeders and Roughriders have ties to animal cruelty.

    Lions and Ti-Cats have ties to cat-fighting, which is the cat version of dog-fighting, which got Michael Vick in prison.

    Allouettes has ties to both rooster fights and the inhumane conditions of hens in prison-like metal coops.

    Argonauts is insulting to refugees who have fled to Canada by boat.

    And last but not least, Redblacks is a blatant slam against Africans AND First Nations people. It's like "Redskins", but worse.

    Hence, in the immortal words of Chris Jones... "Everybody does it, we're the only ones that get picked on for doing it."

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    Re: You know the Esks are in the playoffs when:

    It’s OK, I think most politicians should be jailed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenvb View Post
    Actually, Winnipeg is the origin of the name Winnie the Pooh. (I kid you not.)
    Actually it was a Canadian soldier in WWI that named his adopted bear in the London Zoo after his adopted hometown.

    So not accurate.

    Winnipeg is the origin of Loserpeg.
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    Re: You know the Esks are in the playoffs when:

    So..... I think it's stupid for the mayor to bring it up right at this moment. I was ready to be disappointed in him (again, he's on a bit of a streak). But what he actually said was not what most people assume someone 'complaining' would say. Observe the following:

    Sun Headline: Eskimos should change name: Bowman

    Global News Headline: Winnipeg mayor says Edmonton CFL team could have more ‘inclusive’ name than Eskimos

    AND what he actually said: "I think there’s an opportunity to have a more inclusive name. That’s ultimately a decision for the team though and I will obviously respect that.”

    So, worth bringing up at this time? no. But he did not claim they had to or should change it, despite the Sun loving controversy and essentially lying in their headline.

    Anyway, not a guy I usually bother to defend..... he can certainly take his plans for Amazon headquarters, open intersections and various other things to a dark part of a dense hole, but this is really a nothing statement.
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    Re: You know the Esks are in the playoffs when:

    A more "inclusive" name? What does that even mean?

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    Re: You know the Esks are in the playoffs when:

    Quote Originally Posted by Macavity View Post
    AND what he actually said: "I think there’s an opportunity to have a more inclusive name. That’s ultimately a decision for the team though and I will obviously respect that.”
    He was also fed the question by some knob reporter so that's about the best answer you could give without totally pissing off one side or the other.
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    Re: You know the Esks are in the playoffs when:

    Quote Originally Posted by SandManFan View Post
    He was also fed the question by some knob reporter so that's about the best answer you could give without totally pissing off one side or the other.
    Good point! Nothing like forced controversy...
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    Re: You know the Esks are in the playoffs when:

    Thanks for having our back on this one Iveson you traitor.

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    Re: You know the Esks are in the playoffs when:

    Quote Originally Posted by SandManFan View Post
    He was also fed the question by some knob reporter so that's about the best answer you could give without totally pissing off one side or the other.
    "No comment" would have worked just fine.

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    Re: You know the Esks are in the playoffs when:

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    Thanks for having our back on this one Iveson you traitor.
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    Re: You know the Esks are in the playoffs when:

    Its simple. They change the name and I'm permanently done with the league and the club. I'm hanging on by a thread as it is and that would cement it
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    Re: You know the Esks are in the playoffs when:

    Quote Originally Posted by Nanookster View Post
    Iveson is a complete ass. He should stick to building bike lanes.
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    Re: You know the Esks are in the playoffs when:

    Quote Originally Posted by jimvinny View Post
    A more "inclusive" name? What does that even mean?
    Who the **** knows?

    Hey, lets call the team the Edmonton Everyone's Football Club!! That's inclusive. In fact that's the most inclusive name you can ever come up with! It literally includes Everyone and you keep the EE!!! WHEEEEEEEEE!!!

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    Its simple. They change the name and I'm permanently done with the league and the club. I'm hanging on by a thread as it is and that would cement it
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    Re: You know the Esks are in the playoffs when:

    Maybe they should change the name to Edmonton Eskimo Pies
    We win two fold - any grief goes toward Eskimo Pies' parent company Nestle; plus, Len Rhodes can probably whip up a lucrative sponsorship deal.
    I'm kidding of course...
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    Re: You know the Esks are in the playoffs when:

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugoagogo View Post
    Maybe they should change the name to Edmonton Eskimo Pies
    We win two fold - any grief goes toward Eskimo Pies' parent company Nestle; plus, Len Rhodes can probably whip up a lucrative sponsorship deal.
    I'm kidding of course...
    yeah but now I want an eskimo pie...jerk
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