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Old 10-02-2013, 06:57 PM    (permalink
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There have been a few attention-grabbing legal name changes in sports (World B. Free and Chad Ochocinco stand out), but 49ers safety Donte Whitner might be the first to do it in a bit of a protest.

Whitner said he's changing his name to Donte Hitner. He has been pushing the #LegalHitner hashtag on Twitter (complete with T-shirts bearing the phrase) as the NFL tries to crack down on his hard-hitting style. He wasn't happy to get a $21,000 fine from the NFL for a hit last week on Rams receiver Chris Givens, and that seems to have given him the final nudge to change his name.

Apparently this name change is serious, too. He asked his mom for permission and everything.

Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-sh...5861--nfl.html
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:22 PM    (permalink
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Not since he left Buffalo. Tee hee.
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Never remembered him leading with his helmet so much. He could be the poster-boy of "using your helmet as a weapon". LOL.

That being said... I <3 John Lynch.
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The fact that his new name would be one letter away from "Hitler" probably hasn't occured to him. Football players aren't the brightest lights on Broadway (or the shapest knives in the drawer, or however you want to put it). I wish I could make fun of this by making an image of a red helmet with a Nazi schwastika in a white circle, but I don't know how to do that Photoshop stuff.
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Old 10-04-2013, 01:33 PM    (permalink
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The fact that his new name would be one letter away from "Hitler" probably hasn't occured to him. Football players aren't the brightest lights on Broadway (or the shapest knives in the drawer, or however you want to put it). I wish I could make fun of this by making an image of a red helmet with a Nazi schwastika in a white circle, but I don't know how to do that Photoshop stuff.
Tony Promo should change his name then. Because it is only one letter away from being a derogatory title. Since everyone thinks of the other word when you hear Romo. Since it's just one letter away.
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Tony Promo should change his name then. Because it is only one letter away from being a derogatory title. Since everyone thinks of the other word when you hear Romo. Since it's just one letter away.
Absolutely. He should make that change. He could make a boatload of endorsement money selling car parts.
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Tony Promo should change his name then. Because it is only one letter away from being a derogatory title. Since everyone thinks of the other word when you hear Romo. Since it's just one letter away.
That was a horrendous failure of logic. Why is it soooo difficult to have a rational opinion when it comes to a player for the Niners?

Hitner obviously draws up a connection with Hitler. I don't think Donte is smart enough to reason that out but it was an absolutely hilarious decision that ends up worse than "OchoCinco".

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Old 10-04-2013, 02:59 PM    (permalink
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That was a horrendous failure of logic. Why is it soooo difficult to have a rational opinion when it comes to a player for the Niners?

Hitner obviously draws up a connection with Hitler. I don't think Donte is smart enough to reason that out but it was an absolutely hilarious decision that ends up worse than "OchoCinco".

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Smart football players don't let Romo happen. Just saying.

I like the PFT bit at the end...as if that is supposed to legitimize your crackback LOL.
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Old 10-04-2013, 03:53 PM    (permalink
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Cool, so he'll have a different name on his jersey when he trash talks after doing absolutely nothing.
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Come on ness, homos are a little different than hitler.
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Guess all the good "S" names are off-limits now for whatever kids he might have.
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This isn't even that bad. He took the W off of his name. It's not a complete change like Johnson --> Ocho Cinco or Artest --> World Peace. It's still kind of silly if you ask me, but i don't see this as extreme as the examples noted.
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Hitner obviously draws up a connection with Hitler. I don't think Donte is smart enough to reason that out but it was an absolutely hilarious decision that ends up worse than "OchoCinco".
Sorry to bump this but I can't believe the basic ESPN spin/discussion of this change didn't make a bigger deal out of this. Look at the thread title here even, such an easy connection, but let's face it: it's a giant nazi reference. It's his name, I get it I get it. But there is such a thing as cultural awareness and sensitivity that this clown is throwing out the window.
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