Willkommen auf forum.metallicafan.de – die deutsche METALLICA-Community!
Das Forum war Teil der Community von METALLICAfan.de, Deutschlands meistbesuchtester METALLICA-Fansite.
METALLICAfan.de hat nach über 11 Jahren Ende 2010 die Seiten geschlossen. Dieses Forum bleibt weiterhin erhalten.
Wir freuen uns auf viele spannende Diskussionen rund um METALLICA, Metal, u.v.m.!
WASHINGTON -- Washington Redskins president Bruce Allen said in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Saturday that the pro football teams nickname is "respectful" toward Native Americans. Cheap Nike Rockets Jerseys . On Thursday, half the U.S. Senate urged National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell to change the Washington clubs name, saying it is a racist slur and it is time to replace it. The franchise responded by releasing Allens letter. "Our use of Redskins as the name of our football team for more than 80 years has always been respectful of and shown reverence toward the proud legacy and traditions of Native Americans," he wrote. The letter references research that "the term Redskins originated as a Native American expression of solidarity." It notes that the teams logo was designed by Native American leaders and cites surveys that Native Americans and Americans as a whole support the name. Redskins owner Daniel Snyder has refused to change the name, citing tradition, but there has been growing pressure including statements in recent months from President Barack Obama, lawmakers of both parties and civil rights groups. Last month, Reid took to the Senate floor to say Snyder should "do what is morally right" and change the name. In a letter Thursday, 49 senators mentioned the National Basketball Associations quick action recently to ban Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life after he was heard on an audio recording making offensive comments about blacks. They said Goodell should formally push to rename the Redskins. "We urge you and the National Football League to send the same clear message as the NBA did: that racism and bigotry have no place in professional sports," read the letter, which did not use the word "Redskins." Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida wrote his own letter saying he doesnt believe that retaining the Redskin name "is appropriate in this day and age." In a written response Thursday, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said "the intent of the teams name has always been to present a strong, positive and respectful image." Reid and Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington state led the letter-writing effort. All senators on the letter are Democrats. Cantwell spokesman Jared Leopold said Republicans were not asked to participate. The senators noted that tribal organizations representing more than two million Native Americans across the U.S. have said they want the Redskins name dropped. Despite federal laws protecting their identity, "Every Sunday during football season, the Washington, D.C., football team mocks their culture," they wrote. "The NFL can no longer ignore this and perpetuate the use of this name as anything but what it is: a racial slur." Authentic Clint Capela Jersey . -- Scottie Wilbekin sat on the bench for the final minute, holding a bag of ice against his left knee. Cheap Rockets Jerseys Free Shipping ." Also, defencemen "were found to be at a higher risk of suffering a concussion than other players, perhaps due to turning their back to retrieve pucks along the boards, which leaves them vulnerable. http://www.cheaprocketsjerseysauthentic.com/?tag=authentic-hakeem-olajuwon-jersey . According to bodog.ca, Cleveland moved up to grab the best odds to win the Larry OBrian trophy at 4-1 on Friday. By comparison, the Miami Heats odds plummeted from 3-1 favourites before LeBron left, to 50-1.7. Teague one handed three pointerTheres something to be said about having the nerve to go up and take a shot from downtown late in a close playoff game, but what is there really to say when that shot is one handed? Teague answers that question with a simple Jordan like shrug of the shoulders.6. Josh McRoberts Dunks over BirdmanWhats the best way to handle getting dunked on? Just simply walk away as Birdman does after Bobcats power forward Josh McRoberts shows him which one of them can really take flight.5. Vince Carter Buzzer BeaterAlthough this buzzer beater by Vince Carter brought up some bad memories for Raptors fans, its still a necessary inclusion. At 37 years old, Carter shows why hes still a threat on the court, and why the Raptors have shown interest in bringing Vinsanity back to Toronto this summer.4. Lillard Tomahawk JamWow. This clip features Lillard throwing down an insane tomahawk jam with his opposite hand. One can only hope we get to see a little more of Lillard in next years post-season, as the playoffs seem to light a boonfire under him. Stitched Rockets Jerseys Online. 3. DeRozan Left Handed DunkWhile the Raptors valiantly represented what the North side could do in the playoffs, DeMar De Rozan showcased what he could do with his South paw, throwing down a vicious dunk. Its never easy losing a game 7, but you just have to believe the Raptors are in good hands with DeRozan at the helm, no matter which hand he decides to jam with.2. Stephenson FlopWhile the other top plays on this list are actual "top" plays, this flop play was too good to exclude from the list. Stephensons egregious flop happened only a couple of days ago and has already sparked a massive meme movement called "sleepy Stephenson." What can we say, we love the arts.1. Lillard Buzzer BeaterBefore this years playoffs who knew Lillard was this cold blooded? Not only did this three pointer clinch the game, it clinched the series. The Trailblazers playoff run may have been a quick flash, but with Lillard leading the charge, expect the North-Westerners to shine bright next season. Cheap Throwback Baseball Detroit Tigers JerseysCheap Throwback Baseball Colorado Rockies JerseysCheap Throwback Baseball Houston Astros JerseysCheap Throwback Baseball Kansas City Royals JerseysCheap Throwback Baseball Los Angeles Angels JerseysCheap Throwback Baseball Los Angeles Dodgers JerseysCheap Throwback Baseball Miami Marlins JerseysCheap Throwback Baseball Milwaukee Brewers JerseysCheap Throwback Baseball Minnesota Twins JerseysCheap Throwback Baseball New York Mets JerseysCheap Throwback Baseball New York Yankees JerseysCheap Throwback Baseball Oakland Athletics JerseysCheap Throwback Baseball Philadelphia Phillies JerseysCheap Throwback Baseball Pittsburgh Pirates JerseysCheap Throwback Baseball San Diego Padres JerseysCheap Throwback Baseball San Francisco Giants JerseysCheap Throwback Baseball Seattle Mariners JerseysCheap Throwback Baseball St. Louis Cardinals JerseysCheap Throwback Baseball Tampa Bay Rays JerseysCheap Throwback Baseball Texas Rangers JerseysCheap Throwback Baseball Toronto Blue Jays JerseysCheap Throwback Baseball Washington Nationals Jerseys ' ' '