NFL's Washington franchise to change nickname, logo

By Steve Sell
July 13, 2020

Kicking off the week and who knows what it has in store for us…

WASHINGTON TO RETIRE NICKNAME, LOGO – After decades of debate, Washington’s NFL team is retiring its longtime nickname and logo.

The team announced the action this morning.

Washington owner Daniel Snyder long has resisted changing the name, as did previous ownership.

“The NFL and Dan Snyder have finally made the right call and Change the Mascot commends them for it," Ray Halbritter, Oneida Nation Representative and head of the Change the Mascot campaign said in a statement today. "This is a good decision for the country -- not just Native peoples -- since it closes a painful chapter of denigration and disrespect toward Native Americans and other people of color. Future generations of Native youth will no longer be subjected to this offensive and harmful slur every Sunday during football season.

"We have made clear from the start that this movement was never about political correctness, but seeking to prevent unnecessary harm to our youth, since we know from social scientists the many harmful effects this mascot has had on Native Americans' self-image. Today marks the start of a new chapter for the NFL and the Washington franchise, beginning a new legacy that can be more inclusive for fans of all backgrounds."

Washington is one of the NFL’s most storied franchises, along with Chicago, Green Bay, Detroit and Arizona (the Cardinals franchise has been around since 1920). Its nickname had stood for 87 years despite fierce backlash, especially recently.

Now comes the task of a new nickname. According to reports, “Warriors” is the name mentioned most, along with Senators (the former baseball team name) and Monuments.

There are other sports franchises that are in a similar situation as Washington and it will be interesting to see if they follow suit.

JUCOS MOVING FALL SPORTS TO SPRING? – The National Junior College Athletic Association released a tweet on Sunday recommending moving this fall’s sports to the spring.

So instead of spring football practices, we would have the actual season in the spring.

Plans are expected to be finalized sometime today, but at this point I have a feeling it’s a go. California’s junior colleges already moved their fall sports to the spring.

I have a feeling more and more of this type of action is going to be taken. Numbers of COVID-19 cases continue to explode and the risk is becoming more and more great.

GOLFERS HITTING IT OUT OF SIGHT – One of the few sports that is able to have some semblance of normalcy is professional golf as cases have been sparse.

In the re-start to the season, what I have noticed most is how far the younger players are hitting the ball. Not to say that Phil Mickelson and some of the other established players don’t hit it a mile, but this new breed of player is hitting it distances the likes never seen.

Golf courses are having a hard time holding some of these bombers. Par-5s, which in the old days used to be 3-shot holes for most players, are now becoming driver-iron, even holes that measure more than 500 yards. Some courses on tour even have some 600-yard par-5s, yet players are still reaching the green in 2.

The golf ball and equipment have been so enchanced with technology it’s making the game so easy for the pros. Just look at the scores of the tournaments since the re-start, they are ridiculously low.

I guess they’re going to have to start leaving the rough at 4 inches and put pins in difficult spots to make the game more difficult for the PGA players.

Kansas State Fair is cancelled

By Steve Sell
July 13, 2020

HUTCHINSON -- The Kansas State Fair for 2020 was officially cancelled today because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Fair was to have taken place Sept. 11-20.

According to multiple media reports, the vote was unanimous, 13-0. A big reason was that at least half the vendors told the Fair board they would not be attending this year due to health concerns.

A livestock show and other 4-H events are still expected to be held at least for now.

13Us finish state tourney with 3-1 mark

By Steve Sell
July 13, 2020

HUTCHINSON – The McPherson 13U baseball team concluded its season by going 3-1 in the state tournament over the weekend at Hutchinson.

The Bullpups rolled to easy 8-1 and 15-0 victories over the Hutchinson Storm Chasers and El Dorado Wildcats, respectively.

In the third game, the Bullpups played the ICT Rebels and it turned into a controversial ending. The teams were tied at 4-4 in extra innings, but it was determined the Rebels had used a pitcher for too many innings and they had to forfeit. McPherson coach Chris Allen said it was unfortunate, but the rules are clear.

McPherson then lost 4-3 to the Wichita Raiders, ending its 18-game winning streak. The Bullpups had started the year slowly at 6-4 before their streak and thus ended the year 24-5.

McPherson 8, Hutchinson Storm Chasers 1 – The 13s scored in every inning, with the second the big inning with three runs. Brock Richardson drove in three runs to lead the way, including a homer, and Copper Holler added two RBIs. Carter Allen came up with two hits. The pitching duties were split up among four pitchers.

McPherson 15, El Dorado 0 – An easy win for McPherson, which needed only three innings. Richardson stayed hot at the plate with three more RBIs. Bayer White picked up the win and did not allow a hit, while fanning five. He also had two hits, as did Holler.

McPherson 4, Wichita ICT Rebels 4 (McPherson wins by forfeit). This was the game with the controversial ending. Both teams had a pair of two-run innings, with McPherson’s second deuce coming in the seventh. Jase Fitzmorris led the McPherson offense with two hits and two RBIs. He also pitched five innings and fanned nine.

Wichita Raiders 4, McPherson 3 – A great season came to an end as the Raiders scored two runs in the sixth inning for the win. McPherson had led 2-0 heading into the fifth. Fitzmorris drove in all three Mac runs and Brody Seidl added two hits. Allen fanned five in 4 2/3 innings.

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NFL's Washington franchise to change nickname, logo

Kicking off the week and who knows what it has in store for us…

WASHINGTON TO RETIRE NICKNAME, LOGO – After decades of debate, Washington’s NFL team is retiring its longtime nickname and logo.

The team announced the action this... Read More

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