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View Poll Results: Should the name be changed?

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  • Yes, the name and logo should be changed

    10 23.81%
  • No, leave the name and logo the way it is.

    32 76.19%
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  1. #1
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    Default Spinoff: Anyone bothered by this team name?

    The new majorish baseball team in our town has been named The Rippers, with a logo of menacing-looking man wearing a Victorian top hat carrying a baseball bat — Jack the Ripper.

    Thoughts?

    Would the team name bother you? Would it bother you enough not to go to the games?



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    Nope, doesn't bother me a bit.



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    They're glorifying a serial killer, which I think is tacky. However, I think people see Jack the Ripper as more of a scary legend than a real person anymore. I'd say leave it.
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    I just read an article in the news about a new non-fiction book that suggests Jack the Ripper was really Jackie the Ripper- the infertile wife of a doctor who had been having affairs with prostitutes.

    So... I actually think it's a little funny because when I see that, I imagine how a testosterone-fueled team might react if it did come to light that Jack is Jackie. They can have a new mascot, complete with petticoat.



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    Nope, it doesn't bother me at all. The Ripper murders happened more than a hundred years ago. I'm not sure why anyone would get in a twist over the name.
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    When I hear 'The Rippers' I think of farts.

    I'm such a child



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    Yep, me too. A team of buttblasting gas buglers, barking spiders, angry ducks running amok and cabbage eating blowhards.

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    I think it's tacky, but eh. When have sports teams names ever been classy anyhow?



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    Quote Originally Posted by abrant View Post
    When I hear 'The Rippers' I think of farts.

    I'm such a child




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    Makes me think of Jesse and the Rippers
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    Couldn't they do better than that? I think it's tacky, and if you learn more about how horrific the crimes really were, it's even worse.

    Patricia Cornwall gave a very good argument at solving the Jack the Ripper cases. Her book, Jack the Ripper: Case Closed is a really good read, I won't divulge her theory, but it wasn't a "Jackie." Convinced me 100%.



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    seriously, aren't there bigger world issues to solve than a baseball team name? people need to stop being so sensitive
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    Well, I think it's really tacky and I hate it. They want people to rally behind "the rippers"? I.e. a legendary murderer? I think it's tasteless.



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