So many among our blog community predicted this and now it's news fact . . .
MSM VIEW THE CHIEFS AND THE CHOP AS PROBLEMATIC AND DISGRACEFUL!!!
Even more interestingly . . .
THE CHIEFS AND ARROWHEAD CHOP ARE LIKENED TO FAKING MILITARY GLORY!!!
This passage from today's MSM onslaught is relevant and offers a new spin to the argument . . .
"I asked him how he feels about people who pretend to be veterans when they are not. That is what the Native headdress equates to: Chiefs went to battle and earned it, much like the medals military veterans earn. But he refused to see the correlation."
Here are some of the better headlines that condemned the moniker, mascot and representations of Kansas City's team . . .
First-person essays and interviews with unique perspectives on complicated issues. A self-described lifelong Kansas City Chiefs fan once asked me the meaning of the words that are sung as the crowd performs the "Arrowhead Chop" at Chiefs games, the beloved fan chant made up of a series of literal " oh oh oh "s.
NFL's Kansas City Chiefs, one of several American sports teams that copy Native American imagery and traditions, will take the field for Super Bowl LIV. How did the team, which was founded in 1959, come to have such a loaded name? And why does the practice of such cultural appropriation still endure?
Kansas City Disgraced?!?!
Native American mascots might be the last form of traditional American racism that people of every color and creed will rush to support and defend. On any given Sunday during the regular NFL season - right there in the stands - one can find a black guy in a headdress, a white guy in redface, and a Latino or Asian duo tomahawk chopping with one hand and gripping an overpriced alcoholic beverage in the other.
Millions of people will be tuning into the 54th annual Super Bowl this Sunday to watch the San Francisco 49ers take on the Kansas City Chiefs for the championship title. And this year, the big question looming over the field will once again be where the NFL - and the country - stands on the use of Native American imagery in sports.
Accordingly, we throw the question back to our beloved late night readers and invite our blog community to think about the big picture not now but 50 years from now . . .
HAVE THE CHIEFS & THE CHOP BECOME OUTDATED, DISGRACEFUL AND A DETRIMENT TO KANSAS CITY?!?!
Once again, this inspire our playlist for tonight . . .
As always, thanks for reading this week and have a safe and fun Saturday night.