VIDEO: Lorain County Nightmares Highlight Video From 22-8 Drubbing Of Cleveland Rams

first_imgThe Lorain County Nightmares showed again last night whey they are one of the premier teams in the PAFL this season with a 22-8 drubbing of the visiting Cleveland Rams.  It was a shut out until late in the game when the Rams scored a garbage time touchdown.The big win improved the Nightmares to 2-1 on the season.  They have next weekend off for the holiday before traveling to PA the weekend of June 2nd, to take on the Western Pennsylvania Wildcats.Enjoy these highlights courtesy of YOU Tube from last nights big win. Vince McKee Related TopicsLCNPAFLlast_img read more

Adidas offers to help high schools eliminate Native American mascots

first_img 561 0 Posted November 6, 2015 1,535 0 Link to post Location:Outside Washington DC 2,894 posts 5,026 4,356 Yeah, but then they’re stuck wearing Adidas gear TheFallenHaveRisen 334 This topic is now closed to further replies. 68 Link to post (edited) Sports Logo News Link to post There’s a civil discussion in here somewhere. Let’s hope we don’t lose sight of that. Sports Logo News Link to post Posted November 6, 2015 Link to post 12,229 posts Link to post Favourite Logos:Cardinals’ StLUtah Jazz noteHartford Whalers 1 4 kmccarthy27 Grand Pooba of Walksylvania Location:North of Ogdenville Page 1 of 3   Xist2inspire Xist2inspire 2 Forums Home 0 1,188 posts I wish that instead of just trying to eliminate Native American themes altogether, more effort would be put towards finding positive Native American themes to use. There’s a lot of wonderful and interesting visuals, colors, styles, etc. that come along with Native American themes, and it’d be a shame to throw the baby out with the bathwater, so to speak. Too often the question when something’s wrong is “how do we not do this,” when it should be “how do we do this right.”What is wrong with something like the Braves, named after Native American warriors, which literally calls them brave…Agreed on both points. I can’t speak for everyone but I don’t see Braves being an offensive name, so long as it’s done tastefully…and at this point, I’d put it as the top choice to which the Washington NFL franchise should be renamed to when the time comes, seeing as it comes across as another name for Warriors given that it was the original name of the team.I wish that instead of just trying to eliminate Native American themes altogether, more effort would be put towards finding positive Native American themes to use. There’s a lot of wonderful and interesting visuals, colors, styles, etc. that come along with Native American themes, and it’d be a shame to throw the baby out with the bathwater, so to speak. Too often the question when something’s wrong is “how do we not do this,” when it should be “how do we do this right.”That’d be cool for schools on reservations or schools near reservations that are active in that community–at the first of the 3 high schools I went to, a Pechanga tribe member was my freshman football teammate, and it was so near that reservation that I’m sure he wasn’t the only one at the school–but otherwise it’s an egregious example of “let’s name ourselves after something cool(-sounding)”.You’re right though that this should hopefully open up a discussion over why we name schools after certain things, particularly in relation to Native Americans, as opposed to making this all look like a question of censorship vs. free speech.That’s fantastic news.Maybe Nike will finally offer to help out that NFL franchise in Washington….Too bad that the REDSKINS play on Landover, MD, not Washington.Oh, and ignore the troll.What SSOS said (bolded) sounds similar to a high school school from the region I grew up–the Cedar High Redmen (Cedar City, UT) sounds offensive at first (I personally wouldn’t condone the use of the name), until you find out that the school regulary coordinates with a local Tribal Council about the name and uniforms, and can continue using the name so long as Native Americans are represented in a respectful manner. A local article covers it in a little further depth.Adidas is simply using the guise of being the good guy to get their product in the high school level since a lot of teams just use Nike or Under Armor and their team builder sites. If these HS kids start to like tire treads and tin foil, they they would be accepted more in college. Just my .02.That’s what I was thinking too. Adidas started out and got big by offending people with their material, then offers to save face with the public and promote themselves at the same time…I guess that makes Adidas the Sarah Silverman of uniform manufacturers.Sorry, had to be said. Share on other sites 22,644 Share this post Midway Share on other sites GoGamecocks29 Favourite Logos:Johnny Canuck, Hartford Whalers, Lady Liberty, Stinger, Pre-Edge London Knights, Philadelphia Eagles, Florida Gators 334 GoGamecocks29 I wish that instead of just trying to eliminate Native American themes altogether, more effort would be put towards finding positive Native American themes to use. There’s a lot of wonderful and interesting visuals, colors, styles, etc. that come along with Native American themes, and it’d be a shame to throw the baby out with the bathwater, so to speak. Too often the question when something’s wrong is “how do we not do this,” when it should be “how do we do this right.” Gothamite Midway Share on other sites Share this post Members I have no problem with adidas doing this, I’m just disappointed with the fact that they continuously create visually offensive uniforms. 26,359 posts Almighty Adidas offers to help high schools eliminate Native American mascots 0 Location:Georgia Adidas is simply using the guise of being the good guy to get their product in the high school level since a lot of teams just use Nike or Under Armor and their team builder sites. If these HS kids start to like tire treads and tin foil, they they would be accepted more in college. Just my .02. 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The idea of replacing that much equipment at zero cost is going to sound too good to pass up for some schools. Now if they allow discounts on replacement items as well then it will be an even bigger sell. Forums Home 2 Posted November 7, 2015 561 nash61 SportsLogos.Net 118 Share this post 22,252 posts 0 2,510 posts Share on other sites 0 Share this post Link to post Link to post hawk36 Posted November 7, 2015 With apologies to Reagan… the scariest words in sports marketing are “We’re from Adidas, and we’re here to help.” 3,353 259 Sign in to follow this   Unpredictable DustDevil61 nash61 Favourite Logos:Eastern Washington Eagles PrimarySeattle Seahawks primaryCal primary and secondary Posted November 7, 2015 I think I would rather have high schools with native american nicknames than high schools wearing Adidas. 0 Share this post 0 557 Seems like a poor ploy from Adidas to seem like they care. Not impressed. five boroughs, one City. Members Link to post Share this post Is this a subtle throwback to the “Anaheim isn’t a suburb” conversation? 1,049 posts Location:City of Champions and the Pirates 189 TheFallenHaveRisen 0 262 2,668 posts Posted November 6, 2015 16 Share on other sites Jay_Mellowed 0 Favourite Logos:*Devil Rays alternate cap logo, 1998*Red Sox cap logo*Chargers primary logo*Lake Elsinore Storm cap logo Posted November 6, 2015 Link to post Posted November 6, 2015 178 Share this post 6 5,786 posts Posted November 7, 2015 Share on other sites Jay_Mellowed Share this post MJWalker45 0 98 Edited November 6, 2015 by Mockba Favourite Logos:KC Royals 1968 Rejected Cow, Fresno Grizzlies 2015 Fresno Raisin Eaters 1906 Throwback, MIA Marlins 2015 Cuban Heritage Night, POR Trail Blazers 1970-90 Primary/Alt, SEA Mariners 1999 TAtC Home Alt All Activity Posted November 6, 2015 98 5,923 posts 3 53,285 posts 1insaneguy Location:Chelan Seattle 1 Location:Washington Members Share this post 1,119 posts 1,535 MJWalker45 What is wrong with something like the Braves, named after Native American warriors, which literally calls them brave… 0 Prev Ark Share on other sites That’s fantastic news. Maybe Nike will finally offer to help out that NFL franchise in Washington…. That’s fantastic news.Maybe Nike will finally offer to help out that NFL franchise in Washington….Nike is salivating waiting for that to happen. hormone 557 (edited) Posted November 6, 2015 You Get Nothing! You Lose! Good Day Sir! Link to post Posted November 6, 2015 296 posts Members Share on other sites Share this post Hail to the Team Share on other sites The complaint department is closed. Link to post 1insaneguy Share this post Share on other sites Members 178 3 Members Members Seriously though, I wish that instead of just trying to eliminate Native American themes altogether, more effort would be put towards finding positive Native American themes to use. There’s a lot of wonderful and interesting visuals, colors, styles, etc. that come along with Native American themes, and it’d be a shame to throw the baby out with the bathwater, so to speak. Too often the question when something’s wrong is “how do we not do this,” when it should be “how do we do this right.”Xist2inspire does make a good point. 919 Sports Logos Share on other sites That’s fantastic news. Maybe Nike will finally offer to help out that NFL franchise in Washington….Too bad that the REDSKINS play on Landover, MD, not Washington. Posted November 6, 2015 Link to post Share on other sites 178 Members 919 Share this post 178 Next Link to post Followers 2 I wish that instead of just trying to eliminate Native American themes altogether, more effort would be put towards finding positive Native American themes to use. There’s a lot of wonderful and interesting visuals, colors, styles, etc. that come along with Native American themes, and it’d be a shame to throw the baby out with the bathwater, so to speak. Too often the question when something’s wrong is “how do we not do this,” when it should be “how do we do this right.”That’d be cool for schools on reservations or schools near reservations that are active in that community–at the first of the 3 high schools I went to, a Pechanga tribe member was my freshman football teammate, and it was so near that reservation that I’m sure he wasn’t the only one at the school–but otherwise it’s an egregious example of “let’s name ourselves after something cool(-sounding)”.You’re right though that this should hopefully open up a discussion over why we name schools after certain things, particularly in relation to Native Americans, as opposed to making this all look like a question of censorship vs. free speech.That’s fantastic news.Maybe Nike will finally offer to help out that NFL franchise in Washington….Too bad that the REDSKINS play on Landover, MD, not Washington.Oh, and ignore the troll. Members 118 Link to post 262 Share on other sites Members 22,644 189 1,535 Link to post Members http://www.timescolonist.com/adidas-offers-to-help-schools-transition-away-from-native-american-mascots-with-logo-redesign-1.2104451Adidas is offering to help high schools nationwide drop Native American mascots.The athletic shoe and apparel maker said Thursday it will provide free design resources to schools looking to shelve Native American mascots, nicknames, imagery or symbolism. The German company also pledged to provide financial support to ensure the cost of changing is not prohibitive.Adidas announced the initiative in conjunction with the White House Tribal Nations Conference on Thursday in Washington. Adidas executives were among those attending the conference, which includes leaders from the 567 federally recognized tribes.The company, which has its North American headquarters in Portland, Oregon, also said it will be a founding member of a coalition that addresses Native American mascots in sports.According to the group Change the Mascot, there are about 2,000 schools nationwide that have Native American mascots.The advocacy group says about a dozen schools have dropped Native mascots over the past two years and another 20 are considering a change.Eric Liedtke, Adidas head of global brands who travelled to conference, said sports must be inclusive.”Today’s announcement is a great way for us to offer up our resources to schools that want to do what’s right — to administrators, teachers, students and athletes who want to make a difference in their lives and in their world,” Liedtke said in a statement to The Associated Press. “Our intention is to help break down any barriers to change — change that can lead to a more respectful and inclusive environment for all American athletes.”The voluntary program would give schools access to the company’s design team for logo redesign and uniform design across all sports. It seeks to be a collaborative effort with schools.The use of such mascots has drawn increased attention and controversy in recent years. The NFL’s Washington Redskins have resisted appeals by Native American and civil rights groups to change their name and mascot.In 2005, the NCAA warned schools that they would face sanctions if they didn’t change Native American logos or nicknames. Some colleges kept their nicknames by obtaining permission from tribes, including the Florida State Seminoles and the University of Utah Utes.Some states have taken action at the high school level. Last month California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law that prohibits schools from using the term “Redskins.”Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper recently ordered the creation of a commission to study the use of Native American mascots and come up with a list of recommendations for possible legislationIn Oregon, the state Board of Education in 2012 ordered high schools to ban such mascots or risk losing public funding. The schools have until 2017 to comply.Change the Mascot’s Jackie Pata, Executive Director of the National Congress of American Indians, and Oneida Nation Representative Ray Halbritter applauded Adidas’ move in a joint statement.”We hope that a number of companies including FedEx, whose name adorns the Washington NFL team’s stadium, will step forward and follow Adidas’s lead,” the statement said. “Adidas clearly understands that in 2015, businesses cannot sit on the sideline on this issue and that they must choose which side they are on. It is inspiring to see that Adidas has chosen to be on the side of inclusivity and mutual respect and has set an example for others to follow.”___Adidas set up an email address for schools wishing to inquire about the service: [email protected] See more at: http://www.timescolonist.com/adidas-offers-to-help-schools-transition-away-from-native-american-mascots-with-logo-redesign-1.2104451#sthash.98mNu8Pu.dpuf Recommended Posts Share this post Posted November 6, 2015 Members By nash61, November 6, 2015 in Sports Logo News Share this post Members 1,900 posts 583 posts 4,356 2,572 2,080 posts Favourite Logos:Seattle Sounders FC Share this post hawk36 1,453 posts 16 334 16 Share this post Share on other sites Link to post Posted November 7, 2015 Prev Board Man + Young Trece 118 Hail to the Team Posted November 6, 2015 Page 1 of 3   919 Location:Fort Worth, TX Followers 2 Go To Topic Listing Ark 0 Members That’s fantastic news.Maybe Nike will finally offer to help out that NFL franchise in Washington….Too bad that the REDSKINS play on Landover, MD, not Washington. The BILLS play in Orchard Park, NY, not Buffalo.The COWBOYS play in Arlington, TX, not Dallas.The GIANTS and JETS play in East Rutherford, NJ, not New York.Your point is…? 2,572 Adidas offers to help high schools eliminate Native American mascotslast_img read more

Orioles announce 2018 promotions and special events

first_imgThe Baltimore Orioles are nearing spring training and they have just released their promotions and special events.Here is the press release from the Orioles.The Orioles today released their 2018 promotional schedule highlighted by many new items, including DYLAN BUNDY and TREY MANCINI Bobbleheads, a BUCK ‘SNOW’ALTERSnow Globe, an Orioles Garden Gnome, as well as several exclusive giveaway items for children including a Retro Oriole Bird Bank presented by Weis Markets and a Retro Talking Alarm Clock presented by United Concordia Dental. Several family-friendly events will once again return this season, including Kids’ Opening Day, an expanded eight-game “Friday Fireworks at America’s Ballpark” series, and Kids Run the Bases every Sunday, presented by Weis Markets.This season’s promotional list features a variety of apparel for fans of all ages including the return of the fan-favorite Birdland Hawaiian Shirt featuring a new design, five T-Shirts, an Orioles Lightweight Hoodie, an Orioles Puffy Vest, an Orioles Floppy Hat presented by Miller Lite, and an Orioles Cap presented by DAP. The Orioles will also celebrate parents with a Mother’s Day Pashmina Scarf and a Father’s Day Neck Tie, each given to the first 20,000 fans 18 and over.Additionally, fans will have an opportunity to showcase their Maryland pride on July 14 with the return of the second annual Celebrate Maryland Day at Oriole Park. The first 35,000 fans 15 and over will receive a black Orioles Maryland Flag Script Replica Jersey featuring the Maryland state flag. During the game, Orioles players and coaches will also wear Orioles Maryland flag script jerseys and caps, which will be authenticated and auctioned for charity. More details about this event will be available at a later date.Parts of Oriole Park at Camden Yards will transform into a winter wonderland on June 25, six months before Christmas, when the Orioles debut a new “Halfway to Christmas” promotion complete with a unique Buck “Snow”alter Snow Globe. The snow globe, which will feature the three-time Manager of the Year, will be distributed to the first 25,000 fans 15 and over.Two new Orioles bobbleheads and a new garden gnome will be unveiled in 2018. The first bobblehead will feature Orioles pitcher Dylan Bundy on June 12, and the second will depict 2017 American League Rookie of the Year Finalist Trey Mancini on July 28. Each bobblehead will be given to the first 25,000 fans 15 and over. Another season highlight will be an Orioles Garden Gnome giveaway on July 29 for the first 25,000 fans 15 and over.Also new this year, the “Friday Fireworks at America’s Ballpark” series will take place every Friday from May through August, allowing fans the opportunity to enjoy the popular postgame activity following eight games this season.The Orioles will begin the 2018 season on Opening Day, Thursday, March 29, when all fans in attendance at Oriole Park will receive an Orioles Schedule Magnet presented by Long Fence. The Orioles will wrap up the first homestand on Sunday, April 1, with the fourth annual Kids’ Opening Day, as all fans 14 and under will receive a Retro Oriole Bird Bank presented by Weis Markets. A variety of unique activities will be offered to randomly-selected children, such as delivering the lineup card before the game and serving as a guest public address announcer. Following the game, kids ages 4 to 14 can run the bases like their favorite Orioles players during the first of 13 Kids Run the Bases opportunities, presented by Weis Markets, taking place after every Sunday home game in 2018.Additional kids-exclusive events this season include two Youth Baseball and Softball Days, presented by Maryland 529, for pre-registered youth teams (April 29 and May 13) and Field Trip Day, presented by WJZ-TV, for pre-registered school groups on May 16. Additionally, on August 12, all fans 14 and under receive a Retro Talking Alarm Clock, presented by United Concordia Dental, with a prerecorded message from the longtime voice of the Orioles Radio Network JOE ANGEL.On April 22, the Orioles will recognize Earth Day when the first 20,000 fans 15 and over will receive an Earth Day Tote Bag presented by MLB Network. The reusable bags will feature a green Orioles script logo. Additional details about Earth Day activities will be available at a later date.The Battle of the Beltways series between the Orioles and Washington Nationals, presented by Maryland 529, will take place at Oriole Park on May 28-30. On May 28, all fans will receive a Memorial Day T-Shirt, and on May 30, the first 20,000 fans 15 and over will receive an Orioles Cooler Backpack, presented by Visit Sarasota.Fan Appreciation Weekend will take place September 28-30 and will include three giveaways: an Orioles Coaster Set for the first 20,000 fans 15 and over on September 28; an Orioles Puffy Vest for the first 35,000 fans 15 and over on September 29; and an Orioles Duffle Bag for the first 20,000 fans 15 and over for the regular season home finale on September 30.A current list of 2018 promotions and ticket discount offers follows. Individual game tickets will go on sale to the general public on January 25 beginning at 2:00 p.m. Season Plan Members and orioles.com Warehouse Wire subscribers will receive special pre-sale opportunities today. For more information, fans may call 1-888-848-BIRD or visit www.orioles.com.Please follow and like us:last_img read more