|The IP Kat pauses on the field|
to ponder offensive sports team
trademarks and logos.
Traditionally, sports teams in the US are named after frightening wild animals or other similarly intimidating mascot. [Please don’t ask this Kat to explain the selection of her alma mater, New York University, of the name “The FightingViolets” for its sports teams. Despite the team name, the mascot is now a Bobcat.] For better or worse, a significant part of American history includes the acquisition of land (in some cases peacefully and in many others through battles) from Native American tribes. American settlers, in their early accounts of interactions with Native American populations, depicted the Native Americans as violent, “red-skinned” warriors.
|The current logo of the|
Washington Redskins - soon
to be a collector's item?
|Speaking of dodgy nicknames...|
The Brooklyn Dodgers were
nicknamed "The Bums".