When you first heard that Pixar is releasing a film called Brave you were probably surprised to learn that it's about a feisty Scottish girl, not one of the Atlanta Braves. Now it's emerged that the Atlanta National League Baseball Club, which owns the team, has been working for months to save other moviegoers from facing the same confusion. Though the team doesn't have a trademark on the singular word "brave," it's objecting to Pixar using the title because fans often use the term when referring to a single player. Shame on Pixar for trying to trick people into watching a kids movie with a female protagonist by suggesting it's about the adventures of a baseball player on team with a problematic name.
My friend was just talking about how she went to a sport's game & was like "It was the Giants versus the Redskins" & I was taken aback. Man, really? THE REDSKINS? That is just supposed to be OKAY? I mean, I grew up in Cleveland & we've got the embarrassing "Indians," which is bad enough— fun fact, they used to be the Cleveland Spiders, which is an AWESOME name for a team— but there are just teams out there actually named after straight up slurs? Woah. People are HUGE RACISTS.