The Cleveland Indians’ announcement that they would be retiring the Chief Wahoo logo was met with fierce opinions on both sides. People who grew up with the logo are upset with a piece of their childhood being removed and angry at the idea of something they find innocent being offensive. On the other side, the
The Cleveland Indians are getting rid of Chief Wahoo. While this is the right thing to do, it doesn’t change the often messy relationship fans have had with the logo.
Chief Wahoo will be no more.
Andrew Zelman of Cleveland Scene Magazine joins the WFNY Podcast to discuss media in 2017 as well as a host of Cleveland sports topics.
Why did Dave Sterling name his latest podcast “Hot Sports Boys?” We hope to never find out the whole story.
The Cleveland Indians should abandon Chief Wahoo, but what should they become?
Bomani Jones wears a “Caucasians” t-shirt to mock the Cleveland Indians’ use of Chief Wahoo as a secondary logo on ESPN’s “Mike and Mike in the Morning.”
With Opening Day drawing near, Cleveland councilman Zack Reed has ordered the Indians to remove Chief Wahoo banners outside of Progressive Field.
No, the United Church of Christ isn’t concerned about the Cleveland Indians’ lack of hitting or their occasional bullpen woes. The UCC, conversely, has sent a stack of petitions signed by more than 1,000 people to the offices on the corner of Carnegie and Ontario this past Tuesday, calling for the team to not only
I recently saw someone on Twitter quip that it’s about that time of year where we get all hot and bothered about Chief Wahoo and whether he is racist or not or stays or goes. It is that time of year, no doubt—Wahoo debates tend to go into hibernation once the season comes to a
Good morning and Happy Thursday, readers! This is my inaugural installment in the new-world WWW at the site. Ben and I will be keeping Jacob’s Thursday slot warm for the time being, and I’m looking forward to sharing some thoughts with you here on occasion in a format that’s a little different for me. Everyone has
Fresh off news that the Washington Redskins have lost a trademark ruling regarding their name, the Indians are being protested during their visit to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The group, Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry, is led by a social worker named Amanda Blackhorse. “I know people don’t understand why we do this,” said Blackhorse, a social worker
I’ve been keeping up with a lot of the news around the NFL and the Redskins team name because it’s all a part of the cultural shift that I’m positive will end up impacting the Cleveland Indians’ mascot, Chief Wahoo. Today, Dan Snyder’s football team seems to have lost a big battle in his efforts
The discussions and debates surrounding mascots and team names have gone to Capitol Hill. While there’s still some debate about history, intent and political correctness, the one thing that has become abundantly clear to me is that Chief Wahoo is on the wrong side of history. It’s even more clear to me today considering what’s happening in Washington D.C. as
I had originally reached out to Will Leitch just before the Olympics and he said he’d gladly come on after them. Time flies in my world and I never got back to him, which is especially stupid on my part. Leitch joined me today and discussed his recent work on Donald Sterling, Leitch Across America,
When will Cleveland sports be about sports again? Well, for right now, there’s a lot of interest in issues off the field. I had a chance to catch up with Peter Pattakos of Cleveland Frowns on both the Cleveland Sin tax issue as well as the Chief Wahoo situation. You can find Peter at his
The coverage of the Cleveland Indians and their Wahoo logo continues both here on WFNY and nationally. Many people have suggested new names whether it’s going back in time to the Spiders or embracing the Feller logo and calling the team the Cleveland Fellers. Keith Olbermann really does have some interesting historical info in this
Spoiler alert! Brian and Craig both enjoyed Captain America 2. We discuss that movie in depth and how Marvel continues to impress with their massive film undertaking. We also spoke about the viral photo that came out of the first day of Brian’s filming of the Chief Wahoo documentary he is making. Check out this
There’s something vastly different about the Chief Wahoo debate this year. The protests have been going on at Opening Day for years, but the movement spawned a new arm since last season. There’s a new @DeChiefWahoo Twitter account that doesn’t have a ton of followers, but don’t be mistaken: This debate has moved beyond those