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    To celebrate "Hispanic Heritage Month" The NFL is forcing their affiliates to play spanish language ads, have spanish language singers and refer to Football as "Futbol Americano"

    The network doesn't seem to care that 100% of their audience speaks and understands english and instead is trying to push their own website www.nflatino.com without giving care to the rest of their audience.

    I for one will quit watching football for the next month. What will you do?

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    Ah yes...meditate before FIGHT...
    Heh!!!

    Ya know this really seems more like a locker room thread to me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dragons5 View Post
    Who cares what other countries do? There are multiple reasons why this is wrong:

    1. Foreign language tv and radio stations would never broadcast anything in English, yet we english speakers must be forced to learn a new language to accomodate one group of people?

    2. The USA is a nation built by Chinese, Africans, Arabics, Indians (native and East), Japanese, French, German, Polish, Hispanic, Irish, Russian, Jewish etc..... And yet corporate America has sliced us into two groups. English speaking vs. Spanish.

    3. Hispanic Heritage month celebrates leaders like those who fought at the Alamo and Cesar Chavez. They all fought to break away from Spain / Mexico and all spoke English. We do a dis service to their memories by forcing Spanish upon an English speaking nation.

    4. There are millions of Hispanics who do not speak Spanish at all. I work closely with 8 hispanics and only one of them knows any spanish at all.

    5. I see nothing wrong with people learning a new language, but being forced to learn that language so you can watch TV programming just so the NFL and GE/NBC can pander to "the fastest growing demographic" is a crock of crap and I will not stand for it.

    6. NBC owns Telemundo, they could easily have simulcast on the two stations. Spanish on Telemundo and English on NBC. People watching NBC ALREADY KNOW ENGLISH. This is a clear cut racist act to build programming for only one race on a National network.


    [quote=dragons5;26146]You have proven my point.

    Think to yourself. What good does it do to play spanish commercials or translate team names into spanish on an english network.

    ESPECIALLY SINCE THE PROGRAMMING IS AVAILABLE IN SPANISH ON A SPANISH NETWORK.

    You assume that all hispanics speak spanish? How wrong you are. nearly half of all hispanics in the country know little to no spanish at all, and it's their Heritage. So what is the NFL really trying to say?

    According their Communications Director they are doing this without care for the english audience. And it should also be noted that even though there are hundreds of different cultures represented in the NFL and in their Fan base that this is the only culture they support with a foreign language.

    If we continue to allow this dissolution of our past time and our entertainment medium and it will soon become the norm and not the exception. Our fore fathers first fought with boycotts and petitions and I beg all of you for the future of football as we know it and for the future of entertainment media and my sanity to please call the NFL if you are unhappy about this.[/quote]


    What point? That the NFL is forcing us to learn a foreign language? Exaggeration to an extreme.

    I assume all Hispanics speak Spanish? au contraire. I was having fun with the saying "I know 8 hispanics who don't speak spanish". This is too much of a generalization to be taken seriously.

    But this is the US. Our forefathers did lay down their lives to be able to speak our minds. So I think it is good for you and the other people upset by this, this attack on our freedoem of (English) speech, this terrorist infiltration of the holiest of shabbot traditions (to remain at piece and watch football), this travesty against our civil liberties, should call the NFL.


    I don't really want to debate - this is a non-issue. I'm just trying to have fun. --> If you are really worried about taking up a cause our forefathers would support with their petitions, take a look at the Patriot Act and write your congressman. These are the things they took action against. If you want to get upset about a few billionaires trying to make a little more money on a market with lots of potential (and yes there are 100's of others, but look at NFL Europe, games in Japan, etc. --> the NFL is an equal opportunity marketer), you'll probably have a hard time getting names on the paper....

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    [quote=stlchief;26271]
    Quote Originally Posted by dragons5 View Post
    You have proven my point.

    Think to yourself. What good does it do to play spanish commercials or translate team names into spanish on an english network.

    ESPECIALLY SINCE THE PROGRAMMING IS AVAILABLE IN SPANISH ON A SPANISH NETWORK.

    You assume that all hispanics speak spanish? How wrong you are. nearly half of all hispanics in the country know little to no spanish at all, and it's their Heritage. So what is the NFL really trying to say?

    According their Communications Director they are doing this without care for the english audience. And it should also be noted that even though there are hundreds of different cultures represented in the NFL and in their Fan base that this is the only culture they support with a foreign language.

    If we continue to allow this dissolution of our past time and our entertainment medium and it will soon become the norm and not the exception. Our fore fathers first fought with boycotts and petitions and I beg all of you for the future of football as we know it and for the future of entertainment media and my sanity to please call the NFL if you are unhappy about this.[/quote]


    What point? That the NFL is forcing us to learn a foreign language? Exaggeration to an extreme.

    I assume all Hispanics speak Spanish? au contraire. I was having fun with the saying "I know 8 hispanics who don't speak spanish". This is too much of a generalization to be taken seriously.

    But this is the US. Our forefathers did lay down their lives to be able to speak our minds. So I think it is good for you and the other people upset by this, this attack on our freedoem of (English) speech, this terrorist infiltration of the holiest of shabbot traditions (to remain at piece and watch football), this travesty against our civil liberties, should call the NFL.


    I don't really want to debate - this is a non-issue. I'm just trying to have fun. --> If you are really worried about taking up a cause our forefathers would support with their petitions, take a look at the Patriot Act and write your congressman. These are the things they took action against. If you want to get upset about a few billionaires trying to make a little more money on a market with lots of potential (and yes there are 100's of others, but look at NFL Europe, games in Japan, etc. --> the NFL is an equal opportunity marketer), you'll probably have a hard time getting names on the paper....

    Let's keep this quote getting longer so people will stop reading it... Geezzzz

    If Spanish bothers you then learn it and you won't have this problem.

    If you can't learn spanish then ignore it and quit buying fruit and vegetables if you want the immigrants to go away.

    Oh and start mowing your lawn and building your own houses and they will not have any jobs here to come and take away.

    Seems pretty simple, eh?
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    Who cares if it's in Spanish....drink enough beer and it all sounds the same
    The only reason a beer sweats around Canada is because he's decided it will be the next beer he drinks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canada's #1 Chiefs Fan View Post
    Who cares if it's in Spanish....drink enough beer and it all sounds the same
    Yeah, if you have to rely on the commentators/potatoheads to tell you what is happening on the field you obviously don't know much about the game of football.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canada's #1 Chiefs Fan View Post
    Who cares if it's in Spanish....drink enough beer and it all sounds the same

    My friend to the North - already in mid-season form....
    You can only have one favorite team. There are no "second favorites".
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    Quote Originally Posted by stlchief View Post
    My friend to the North - already in mid-season form....
    Drinkin season NEVER ends!!
    The only reason a beer sweats around Canada is because he's decided it will be the next beer he drinks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stlchief View Post
    My friend to the North - already in mid-season form....
    Quote Originally Posted by Canada's #1 Chiefs Fan View Post
    Drinkin season NEVER ends!!
    Mid-season would be the time from your 35th birthday to your 55th birthday...

    Preseason is from 16-21
    Late season 55th-70th
    Playoffs---is anything that is bonus beyond that...(right Chiefster?!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by rbedgood View Post
    Mid-season would be the time from your 35th birthday to your 55th birthday...

    Preseason is from 16-21
    Late season 55th-70th
    Playoffs---is anything that is bonus beyond that...(right Chiefster?!)

    Chiefster is immortal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hermhater View Post
    Chiefster is immortal.

    Chiefster is now even more immortalized.

    That happened to be my 500th post.

    You will life in infamy my friend, I'm glad that I could help!
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