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Sportswriter wants to change name of Masters

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:47 am
by RickRund
Someone will always be offended by something... Stupidity has raised the bar...


Re: Sportswriter wants to change name of Masters

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:58 am
by CelticCat
I have a serious question for you - do you just wake up every day looking for things to be angry about? You post a lot on here about things that you don't like.

Re: Sportswriter wants to change name of Masters

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:07 am
by iaafan
CelticCat wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:58 am
I have a serious question for you - do you just wake up every day looking for things to be angry about? You post a lot on here about things that you don't like.
I always ask myself, does it even matter? The name of the major golf tournament in Augusta, Georgia makes absolutely no difference to me. They didn't allow blacks until 1990! Didn't allow women until 2012!!!!! I just don't give two shiznits about people like that. I have no sympathy for people that get upset about this.

Re: Sportswriter wants to change name of Masters

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:16 am
by The Butcher
iaafan wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:07 am
CelticCat wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:58 am
I have a serious question for you - do you just wake up every day looking for things to be angry about? You post a lot on here about things that you don't like.
I always ask myself, does it even matter? The name of the major golf tournament in Augusta, Georgia makes absolutely no difference to me. They didn't allow blacks until 1990! Didn't allow women until 2012!!!!! I just don't give two shiznits about people like that. I have no sympathy for people that get upset about this.
Kind of like the band Lady Antebellum changing their name to Lady A. Who really cares?

Re: Sportswriter wants to change name of Masters

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:36 pm
by 91catAlum
CelticCat wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:58 am
I have a serious question for you - do you just wake up every day looking for things to be angry about? You post a lot on here about things that you don't like.
He doesn't seem angry to me, he's pointing stupid behavior of those who get upset about things like the word "Master".
Perhaps you should move on from these threads, or put him on your Foes list.

Re: Sportswriter wants to change name of Masters

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:14 am
by CelticCat
91catAlum wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:36 pm
CelticCat wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:58 am
I have a serious question for you - do you just wake up every day looking for things to be angry about? You post a lot on here about things that you don't like.
He doesn't seem angry to me, he's pointing stupid behavior of those who get upset about things like the word "Master".
Perhaps you should move on from these threads, or put him on your Foes list.
Why? I like to see what everyone is thinking about these things. I’ve never added anyone to my foe list. It was more of a curiosity, there are just people, left and right, who seem constantly angry. Life is too short to add people to your foe list or be angry all the time. I still employ the time honored tradition of skipping past content I don’t like or agree with (well at least a majority of it). :)

Re: Sportswriter wants to change name of Masters

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:47 am
by iaafan
91catAlum wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:36 pm
CelticCat wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:58 am
I have a serious question for you - do you just wake up every day looking for things to be angry about? You post a lot on here about things that you don't like.
He doesn't seem angry to me, he's pointing stupid behavior of those who get upset about things like the word "Master".
Perhaps you should move on from these threads, or put him on your Foes list.
Augusta held on to racism and anti-feminism for as long as it could. It's a wonderful, beautiful place in a physical sense, but it's history is very dark. The entire area from S.C/Georgia to Louisiana is like this. I wouldn't doubt that there are still country clubs that don't allow blacks and women. I hope not. People put up with it for too long. I don't feel bad for anyone from the South that still holds on to these "values" where they think they and they're old way of life is better than everyone's. It's unfortunate that people are racists, but it isn't unfortunate that they have to pay a price for being racists. Anything that supported racism until it had to stop and only reluctantly does so, doesn't get any sympathy from me when their monuments are torn down and names are changed.

The name Masters, refers to the masters of the game of golf. It doesn't, in any way that I know of, refer to the name Master that many slave owners required their slaves to refer to them as. Does it? I hope that Augusta National has done some things to remedy its past to a point where a lot of people don't get on board with this name change. However, if it does end up getting changed, I won't be shedding any tears. Who can forget Fuzzy Zoeller's "collared greens" comment/joke and Tiger Woods' "forgive, not forget" response to it?

Re: Sportswriter wants to change name of Masters

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:04 am
by 91catAlum
CelticCat wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:14 am
91catAlum wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:36 pm
CelticCat wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:58 am
I have a serious question for you - do you just wake up every day looking for things to be angry about? You post a lot on here about things that you don't like.
He doesn't seem angry to me, he's pointing stupid behavior of those who get upset about things like the word "Master".
Perhaps you should move on from these threads, or put him on your Foes list.
Why? I like to see what everyone is thinking about these things. I’ve never added anyone to my foe list. It was more of a curiosity, there are just people, left and right, who seem constantly angry. Life is too short to add people to your foe list or be angry all the time. I still employ the time honored tradition of skipping past content I don’t like or agree with (well at least a majority of it). :)
I agree with you, although I admittedly do have a couple griz trolls on my foes list.
But RickRund is a pretty mild-mannered poster in my experiences, I dont find him angry at all. Just conservative, which I'm sure rubs some people the wrong way if they are more liberal.

Re: Sportswriter wants to change name of Masters

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:39 pm
by arvcat2
:P
91catAlum wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:36 pm
CelticCat wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:58 am
I have a serious question for you - do you just wake up every day looking for things to be angry about? You post a lot on here about things that you don't like.
He doesn't seem angry to me, he's pointing stupid behavior of those who get upset about things like the word "Master".
Perhaps you should move on from these threads, or put him on your Foes list.
I am putting CelticCat on my foes list until he changes his racist user name. After all, the Celt’s are not, or were, exactly the most diverse, inclusive, & woke society. Just a bunch of white folk who probably practiced slavery back in the day, like just about all cultures did. C’mon man, be that social justice warrior and change your user name before the cancel culture mob comes for you :P

Re: Sportswriter wants to change name of Masters

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:43 pm
by TomCat88
I didn’t even know they had a Masters golf tournament. I thought that was for fishing.

Re: Sportswriter wants to change name of Masters

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:49 pm
by Bobcat4Ever
Okay, how many on here with Master’s degrees? I think Rick is just pointing out the end of the string in a ball that doesn’t need to be unrolled.

Re: Sportswriter wants to change name of Masters

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:51 pm
by catatac
Bobcat4Ever wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:49 pm
Okay, how many on here with Master’s degrees? I think Rick is just pointing out the end of the string in a ball that doesn’t need to be unrolled.
While we're at it, should we get rid of bachelor's degree? Bachelor implies man, or male. I'd bet $1,000 there are women out there that find this offensive.

Re: Sportswriter wants to change name of Masters

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:12 pm
by TomCat88
catatac wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:51 pm
Bobcat4Ever wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:49 pm
Okay, how many on here with Master’s degrees? I think Rick is just pointing out the end of the string in a ball that doesn’t need to be unrolled.
While we're at it, should we get rid of bachelor's degree? Bachelor implies man, or male. I'd bet $1,000 there are women out there that find this offensive.
That's an interesting one. Bachelor in this case is a corruption of the word Baccalaureate, which has no male/female association. Perhaps a change to Baccalaureate would be appropriate. We may as well clean up as much of this stuff as possible while we're at it. I actually like the sound of Baccalaureate and it fits in with the other Latin terms used for graduates.

Re: Sportswriter wants to change name of Masters

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:53 pm
by catatac
TomCat88 wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:12 pm
catatac wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:51 pm
Bobcat4Ever wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:49 pm
Okay, how many on here with Master’s degrees? I think Rick is just pointing out the end of the string in a ball that doesn’t need to be unrolled.
While we're at it, should we get rid of bachelor's degree? Bachelor implies man, or male. I'd bet $1,000 there are women out there that find this offensive.
That's an interesting one. Bachelor in this case is a corruption of the word Baccalaureate, which has no male/female association. Perhaps a change to Baccalaureate would be appropriate. We may as well clean up as much of this stuff as possible while we're at it. I actually like the sound of Baccalaureate and it fits in with the other Latin terms used for graduates.
That is interesting, and I always wondered why they called it a bachelor's degree rather than Baccalaureate degree!

Re: Sportswriter wants to change name of Masters

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:13 pm
by Mtcatfan
So we really just need to eliminate Master from our vocabulary, dictionaries etc. Maybe make it a crime to say the word - along with many others. This country is losing it.

Re: Sportswriter wants to change name of Masters

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:25 pm
by CelticCat
arvcat2 wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:39 pm
:P
91catAlum wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:36 pm
CelticCat wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:58 am
I have a serious question for you - do you just wake up every day looking for things to be angry about? You post a lot on here about things that you don't like.
He doesn't seem angry to me, he's pointing stupid behavior of those who get upset about things like the word "Master".
Perhaps you should move on from these threads, or put him on your Foes list.
I am putting CelticCat on my foes list until he changes his racist user name. After all, the Celt’s are not, or were, exactly the most diverse, inclusive, & woke society. Just a bunch of white folk who probably practiced slavery back in the day, like just about all cultures did. C’mon man, be that social justice warrior and change your user name before the cancel culture mob comes for you :P
Dangit, I knew my day would come.

Re: Sportswriter wants to change name of Masters

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:55 pm
by RickRund
CelticCat wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:25 pm
arvcat2 wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:39 pm
:P
91catAlum wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:36 pm
CelticCat wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:58 am
I have a serious question for you - do you just wake up every day looking for things to be angry about? You post a lot on here about things that you don't like.
He doesn't seem angry to me, he's pointing stupid behavior of those who get upset about things like the word "Master".
Perhaps you should move on from these threads, or put him on your Foes list.
I am putting CelticCat on my foes list until he changes his racist user name. After all, the Celt’s are not, or were, exactly the most diverse, inclusive, & woke society. Just a bunch of white folk who probably practiced slavery back in the day, like just about all cultures did. C’mon man, be that social justice warrior and change your user name before the cancel culture mob comes for you :P
Dangit, I knew my day would come.
:lol:

Re: Sportswriter wants to change name of Masters

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:22 pm
by 91catAlum
My wife bought me a subscription to Masterclass.com for my birthday. I wonder what she's trying to tell me...
I wonder if they'll be changing their name soon...
I wonder if I'm a racist if I watch it...