Gimme an O! Gimme an A! Gimme a K!
: Applebee’s restaurants try to act like local haunts by decorating their walls with memorabilia from local high schools. And so I was sitting in one the other day (no, I don’t choose to go there; the kids so) and looking at a band uniform emblazoned with the name of the school’s team: The Crusaders, complete with a picture of the mascot in armor. And I thought: It can’t be long before residents from the MidEast object to this as offensive and politically incorrect.
Can’t call your team Indians. Can’t have violent allusions. Pretty soon, they’ll be naming teams after trees.