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Michael Brendan Dougherty (The Slurve, National Review) and Travis Waldron (Huffington Post)

On The Score, Michael and Travis analyze the possibility that the Oakland A’s may abandon their working class city to play in gilded San Francisco. Michael suggests that this is another instance of sports reflecting society, and Travis makes the case against the public funding of stadiums. Next, they do a deep dive into the vexed issue of offensive team names and mascots, notably the Washington Redskins and Chief Wahoo of the Cleveland Indians. Would the Atlanta Braves by any other name smell as sweet? Noting the religious origins of the San Diego Padres, Michael emphasizes that context matters. They lament how these controversies spill into left/right culture war battles. Plus: Great sports teams names vs. awful ones.

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Recorded:Nov 6    Posted:Nov 8, 2013
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The Score | Nov 8, 2013 | Michael Brendan Dougherty & Travis Waldron

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