Kent Syverson letter: Time to change offensive sports team names

Summary: Letter writer calls for change of offensive sports team names.

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Kudos to the Washington football team on their new nickname: the Commanders.

Kudos also to the Cleveland baseball team on their new nickname: the Guardians.

As long as we're on the subject, I believe we need to make a couple more changes. The good news is that with these teams, the changes are very simple.

The first one is for the Kansas City Chiefs. Since there are a variety of chiefs to choose from, all they have to do is change their emblem. Replace the arrowhead with a fire engine. That way, they can keep their colors.

The second one is for the Atlanta Braves. All they have to do is eliminate the "s" from the end, then they will be known as the "Brave." That could mean anybody.


As for other teams with nicknames that now seem offensive. I leave it up to you. Do what you think is right.

Kent Syverson

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