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January 31, 2014

In Your Opinion: Let's name teams after vegetables

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---- — I have given serious thought recently to a problem to come that has been ignored, unfortunately, by everyone. It is this: now that the names of sport teams that denigrate Native Americans are being changed, I am sure that the people of PETA will soon pay attention to the names of animals used for sports teams. 

My solution is this: let the teams concerned name themselves after vegetables. (I had thought, at first, of “vegetables and fruits,” but I realized immediately that that idea would not fly.)

I can see no possible objection to names like “The Buffalo Artichokes” or “The Massapequa Potatoes.”

Problem solved.

Eugene “Yutz” Reilly