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02-26-2013, 07:57 PM
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haha nice.

also, these guys are playing out of SBP? Really? Wouldnt the civic centre make more sense?
I think SBP is temporary until Civic Centre 2.0 is back up and running.

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I have never understood the "OMG RACIST" thing about calling sports teams things like the Braves, Blackhawks and "Tomahawks". You're giving the highest level of sports, a competition where people are working together towards being the best at something, a name that is if anything a compliment towards whatever it is being named.

Christ, people are ridiculous these days.

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I have never understood the "OMG RACIST" thing about calling sports teams things like the Braves, Blackhawks and "Tomahawks". You're giving the highest level of sports, a competition where people are working together towards being the best at something, a name that is if anything a compliment towards whatever it is being named.

Christ, people are ridiculous these days.
Not to mention a Tomahawk is the name of a weapon. How is that in any way racist?

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Not to mention a Tomahawk is the name of a weapon. How is that in any way racist?
I've argued this point with at least 5 people so far. I really don't get it.

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02-26-2013, 08:52 PM
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Not to mention a Tomahawk is the name of a weapon. How is that in any way racist?
Agreed. There's no native association anywhere in the logo, nothing to get one's arms up in rage over.


That being said, it's clear that the Ottawa Tomahawk are actively endorsing and supporting this city's rich tradition of naming it's minor sports teams with the most embarrassingly awful names possible. I'd rate this as a notch below "Fat Cats", but two notches above "Rapidz".

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02-26-2013, 08:55 PM
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Agreed. There's no native association anywhere in the logo, nothing to get one's arms up in rage over.


That being said, it's clear that the Ottawa Tomahawk are actively endorsing and supporting this city's rich tradition of naming it's minor sports teams with the most embarrassingly awful names possible. I'd rate this as a notch below "Fat Cats", but two notches above "Rapidz".
Forget minor sports teams. Have you seen the rumored names for the new CFL team?

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And we named our Soccer team after hair. Furry? Are you kidding me??

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02-26-2013, 09:00 PM
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Forget minor sports teams. Have you seen the rumored names for the new CFL team?
I'm still holding out hope, man. Can't put them on the "bad team name" list until they make it official.

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02-26-2013, 09:02 PM
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Not to mention a Tomahawk is the name of a weapon. How is that in any way racist?
I think most people don't know or realize that the Tomahawk is a type of dunk.

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02-26-2013, 09:06 PM
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I think most people don't know or realize that the Tomahawk is a type of dunk.
That must be some kind of slang alter-meaning, because:

"The name comes from Powhatan tamahaac, derived from the Proto-Algonquian root *temah- 'to cut off by tool'.[3] Algonquian cognates include Lenape təmahikan."

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That must be some kind of slang alter-meaning, because:

"The name comes from Powhatan tamahaac, derived from the Proto-Algonquian root *temah- 'to cut off by tool'.[3] Algonquian cognates include Lenape təmahikan."
I think you took his joke too far.


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02-26-2013, 09:11 PM
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I think you took his joke too far.

OH MAN.

OK. I didn't read that as "Dunk", I read another word entirely, in which you add an "R" and it becomes pretty racist towards aboriginals, all things considered.

Hah. OK then. Carry on. I'll go get my coffee and try to wake up, haha.

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02-26-2013, 09:15 PM
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That must be some kind of slang alter-meaning, because:

"The name comes from Powhatan tamahaac, derived from the Proto-Algonquian root *temah- 'to cut off by tool'.[3] Algonquian cognates include Lenape təmahikan."
Yes, I know what a Tomahawk is.

In basketball there's a type a dunk called the Tomahawk. The name of the team has absolutely nothing to do with the weapon or Natives.

Edit: Wasted knows. He knows, man.

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02-26-2013, 09:17 PM
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I think most people don't know or realize that the Tomahawk is a type of dunk.
That's because most people don't care about the boring and terrible "sport" known as basketball.

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02-26-2013, 09:38 PM
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I think most people don't know or realize that the Tomahawk is a type of dunk.
Judging by the logo, I can't tell if I'm supposed to associate this with weapons, dunks or birds.

They really tried to go all out for this.

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02-26-2013, 09:43 PM
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Beautiful logo. Will absolutely be supporting this badminton team.
There is no emoticon that captures how hard this made me laugh, so I'm going with this -


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02-26-2013, 10:24 PM
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Judging by the logo, I can't tell if I'm supposed to associate this with weapons, dunks or birds.

They really tried to go all out for this.
Agreed. they should just have gone with a damn tomahawk and left the wings and balls alone.

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02-26-2013, 10:43 PM
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Whatever the name is, who is the ownership group and management - are there any basketball people involved? Dave Smart and Tony House come to mind in Ottawa for both basketball and business. Not sure the direction on and off the court only time will tell??

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Lmao at Tony House. If we are thinking about the same guy, huge ****ing *******.

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Upon public outcry, Ottawa's newest basketball team is dropping Tomahawk name. New logo and name expected tomorrow @ctvottawa #ottnews
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BREAKING: CTV has learned Ottawa's new professional #basketball team will no longer be called the Ottawa Tomahawks #ottnews #ottcity #ottawa
Well that was fast...

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Not to mention a Tomahawk is the name of a weapon. How is that in any way racist?
I don't get it either, I googled Tomahawks when I noticed a ton of people screaming out "that's racists" & ended up reading about weapons. Did I miss something?

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02-27-2013, 12:12 AM
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Good god this society is quickly turning into a cesspool.

Pretty soon you won't be allowed to not be friends with everyone to elude being accused of some kind of prejudice.

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To me, It's ridiculous that somebody would be offended by this name...

Aside from that, it's basketball and thus I really don't care...

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I think naming a team after a race like "Indians" or "Redskins" is stupid, but this is a weapon with very clear ties to basketball. I've always been a believer that you can't decide what other people are offended by and should look to avoid offending, but give me a break.

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I have never understood the "OMG RACIST" thing about calling sports teams things like the Braves, Blackhawks and "Tomahawks". You're giving the highest level of sports, a competition where people are working together towards being the best at something, a name that is if anything a compliment towards whatever it is being named.

Christ, people are ridiculous these days.
You are completely right, just ignore the small minority of sheep and laugh.

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Carolyn Waldo ‏@carolynwaldoCTV
Upon public outcry, Ottawa's newest basketball team is dropping Tomahawk name. New logo and name expected tomorrow @ctvottawa #ottnews

Well that was fast...
Good lord, that's scary. That means that they will either:
1) come up with an entirely new name and logo in 24 hours. It will be the visual equivalent of that 5 page essay you did back in 1st year university, in3 hours before it was due, and were happy with a D+ grade because the alternative was getting a zero... or
2) they are going to go with whatever was the "runner up" name/logo that couldn't beat out "Tomahawks" in the vetting process. I can only imagine what other names were on the list that made them think "Tomahawks" was awesome: Ottawa "Carpetbaggers", Ottawa "XTreem Masheens", Ottawa "Onslaught", or something equally as terrible.



As usual, I'm secretly hoping they call themselves the Capital City Goofballs.

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