Outkick blogger Ian Miller blames the teams attendance problem on its name change. The history and connection between the organization and fans was developed as the Cleveland Indians, which was mostly unceremoniously discarded when political pressure became too much for team ownership to handle, he wrote.
There may be other possible explanations, but with many of the previous excuses; i.e. poor weather, or mediocre on-field play falling by the wayside, it seems one of the more likely reasons, Miller added.
Polling has repeatedly, overwhelmingly found that Americans in general and Native Americans in particular support Indian nicknames for sports teams. Its only a few bleeding-heart libs who dont.
Sports Illustrated conducted one of the most recent polls, earlier this year. The numbers were consistent with many past polls: 83 percent of Native Americans said teams should not discontinue Indian nicknames, and 79 percent of the general public approved of such nicknames.
As usual with spoilsport radical, woke leftists, a minority is trying to impose its unpopular views on the masses. When the Indians announced the name change last year, generations of fans expressed their disapproval.
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