NBA team owners will no longer be called owners

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  1. 1967SG

    1967SG Member

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    Sure, but how is your (Canada's) SJ history?
     
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    stevieboy Clouds yell at me Silver Supporting Member

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    That's true. It's just a business changing some wording in it's marketing or public relations because it thinks it might make them look better, and there's nothing new or remarkable about that. Which is why I don't consider it particularly significant or a sign of the impending apocalypse. It's interesting enough to me to discuss it here, sure, but I'm not having any kind of a OMG!!! reaction.
     
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  3. stevieboy

    stevieboy Clouds yell at me Silver Supporting Member

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    Quoting you again to point out there's another NBA team that starts with W. That used to be called the Bullets, that changed it because... Oh, no, I just opened up a whole new can of worms for this thread!
     
  4. Yer Blues

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  5. 1967SG

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    Sorry I did not patent the use SJW - you will just have to accept that...or not.....LOL You might want to get A-Bone to help you. He is about the only one who had any luck with me.
     
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    I predict the NFL will follow suite.

    Good thing I watch neither.
     
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    This is so dumb
     
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    I lIke Grand Poobah.
     
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    Imagine being so fragile that a term an organization you’re not a part of decides to use offends you.
     
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    It would certainly make it easier to move them from one city to another! Then avoiding the whole Oakland (LA, Las Vegas, ...) situation.
     
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    That'll show em. They're raking in billions in record profits year after year. But keep it up; it's bound to make dent one of these years.
     
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    They should be referred to as CEOs.

    If they own the team, they should be called owners I suppose.

    I don't watch sports, so I dunno.
     
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    That darn movie forever changed how training is done!
     
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    As Winston Zeddemore said in Ghostbusters, and being something I echo on a regular basis, "if there's a steady paycheck in it (especially to the tune of $10 million a year), I'll believe anything you say."
     
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    Seems as if the OP intended to generate exactly the type of responses we've seen over 5 pages.
     
  16. rowdyyates

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    The heart of the matter. A huge amount of time is spent on this endeavor.
     
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    I don't think many of them hold that title.
     
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    stevieboy Clouds yell at me Silver Supporting Member

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    And so are we.
     
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    Arguing using dictionary definitions is a fools game. Meanings change over time, and context matters a lot. The owner of a building? Fine. Owner of a person? Not fine.

    Any time I see someone trying to argue using the dictionary definition the comment is basically saying "Okay but like, if you ignore the context and go by this one line that a small group of people wrote, it ACTUALLY means..."

    Dictionaries are only a snapshot of a language, not a rule for how it has to be used.
     
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