Political Correctness in the NFL

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  1. JRingo

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    Hope this is the right forum as I am a newbie here. Heard on the radio that the NFL is considering a 15 yard penalty for use of the N word. Will that apply to all that use it? What about the use of the M word as in Mother or the F word as in others? Just curious as to what you think. Will we ever draw a line? Michael Sam seemed pretty thick skinned to me in his interview..
     
  2. steelbtexan

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    This is the new God'ell NFL.
     
  3. Showtime100

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    I never even thought of using the N word but I sure used a lot of other words when I played football. If I played today they'd suspend me just as soon as look at me for my filthy mouth.
     
  4. Marshall

    Marshall Not pretty, but ALIVE!

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    Why stop there? Just penalize all vulgarity. It will take time to adjust, but it can be done.
     
  5. Double Barrel

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    It's just words. Get over it, people.

    Actions are what should be penalized. People choosing to be offended over mere words are thin-skinned.

    This goes for society in general, as well. :howdy:
     
  6. Ranger Tom

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    Slurs of any kind should already be covered under the rules for unsportsmanlike conduct, which is 15 yards if I'm not mistaken.
     
  7. TheIronDuke

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    The problem is that it's not white people calling black players the n word, it's black players calling each other that. It's highly common and not used to offend each other and it's not racially charged at all. This is a stupid idea.
     
  8. infantrycak

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    Not really directed at you.

    I think people are getting bent for no reason. It is not ordinary in the great majority of business contexts to run off at the mouth with racial epithets. Even vulgarity is frowned upon or prohibited. Seems like a giant walk on by, nothing to see to me.
     


  9. Marcus

    Marcus Ruthless pragmatist

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    So, they're doing away with the unsportsmanlike conduct penalty? Is that correct?

    If it's not, please explain the difference.
     
  10. nero THE zero

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    This might be something more appropriate for NSZ, but I saw a commentator on ESPN discussing this. She said that you have to question the motives of the people implementing this policy; that if saying this word is a double standard, why do the people banning the word want to say it?

    WTF?

    It's racist to say the n-word; and now it's racist not to say the n-word?

    This is ridiculous.
     
  11. Malloy

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    I'm guessing it's all about context?

    Like the new taunting thingie, you could act up, but if it were directed at someone it's not ok...

    I have no problem with doing it like that
     
  12. ArlingtonTexan

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    People are under the delusion that NFL is not a big corporate entity and the players are not real (or at least) normal humans.
     
  13. Marshall

    Marshall Not pretty, but ALIVE!

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    Which means you have given in to the slide of the culture. Vulgarity does not have to be the way of life it has become. It is certainly unsportsmanlike, so I agree with the previous poster. Just tell the officials to start calling it, notify the teams to be aware of this change and implement it.

    Why are you so thin skinned about losing the vulgarity?
     
  14. JPPT1974

    JPPT1974 July 4th Blessings!

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    Goodell wants to make the NFL the No Fun League! But understand of the politically correct words of saying racial or discriminatory words. As people take that very seriously not just the NFL but the world!s
     
  15. TheIronDuke

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    Anyone who thinks vulgarity in sports is a recent event is living under a rock. Hell, coaches use vulgarity in high school football incredibly often, don't know how we're going to ask grown men to watch their language in a very intense and competitive environment. Guess the coaches can wash their mouths out with soap after each n bomb.
     
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    As Herm Edwards said, "The NFL is 70% black -- if the players wanted to put a stop this they would."
     
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    Who said recent had anything to do with it?
     
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    Why is this?
     
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    Goodell says if just one person is offended by something that they will listen. The no-no say list is about to get really long.
     
  20. infantrycak

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    Again, if this is an appropriate rule for every other workplace in America why not the NFL?

    Is Rooney some pansy who doesn't know football? He's already instituted a prohibition throughout the work environment for his players.

    Personally, I cuss like a sailor (not the racial epithets part) but I have always been aware it is not appropriate in certain contexts and at work was subject to my bosses' restrictions.
     

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