The first Grey Cup I remember watching, as a 12 year old with my entire family in the living room, not missing a moment on our first tv (black and white, of course) was the 1954 match between Jackie Parker's Edmonton Eskimos and Sam Etcheverry's favoured Montreal Alouettes. The West hadn't won the Cup since 1948 - back then the East was dominant the way the West is now.
There were a number of great players - Parker played not only QB for the Esks but also, if I recall correctly, a full game on defence. Johnnie Bright, Normie Kwong, Rollie Miles, a young Bernie Faloney; for the Larks of course perhaps the CFL's greatest ever passer Sam Etcheverry, Red O'Quinn, Hal Patterson...
And the game featured a miraculous comeback for the win by the Eskimos. Elements of that game have stuck with me through the decades, and, although thanks to my dad's passing on his interest to me I was already a fan of Canadian Football, I have remained a diehard CFL fan ever since.
So do you mean today, Monday, I am no longer allowed to say or print the word Eskimo. If i can't say Eskimo anymore do we have to change all the records that used Eskimo or all the sportscasts that used Eskimo.
I just want to know because I have been using Eskimo for many years now with no problems. Maybe it is connected to Covid and all 'those people'?
What a joke. It's more embarrassing than it is PC.
Adios ESKIMOS ! The whackos win again. You know, 'those people' !