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Postby stomperrob » Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:15 am

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Scott Stringer joins uproar over Nazi ties to new football stadium name
BY OREN YANIV
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Thursday, September 11th 2008, 11:10 PM

One local leader is joining the chorus of boos against the Giants and Jets for thinking about naming their new stadium for Allianz, an insurer with Nazi ties in World War II.

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer sent a letter Thursday to Jets President Jay Cross, Giants President John Mara and the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, asking them to reject a naming deal with the Munich-based company.

"I was one of the people who picked up the Daily News and said, 'How can this be?'" Stringer said. "They don't deserve to be rewarded."

His letter notes that historian Gerald Feldman had written that Allianz provided accident insurance to engineers handling the Zyklon B gas at the Auschwitz death camp.

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rest of article: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/footb ... _ti-1.html

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Giants and Jets fans join uproar over stadium naming rights bid by firm with Holocaust ties
BY OREN YANIV
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Thursday, September 11th 2008, 1:11 PM


Football fans and Jewish groups are outraged over the prospect of a new Giants and Jets stadium being named for German insurer Allianz because of its Nazi ties in World War II.

The company insured the Auschwitz death camp and had a chief executive serving in Hitler's cabinet. The company is on the short list of those vying to slap their name on the Meadowlands stadium in New Jersey via a lucrative sponsorship deal.

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Re: Uproar over Nazi ties to new Jets/Giants stadum

Postby 34=Sweetness » Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:48 am

It was 65 years ago, and they are under people who werent even alive back then, and if they were, they were children. They've apologized, they've paid reparation, etc. Do these people also boycott Hugo Boss for making uniforms for the SS, or Bayer for working for the Nazis, or BMW for making aircraft engines for Germany?
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Re: Uproar over Nazi ties to new Jets/Giants stadum

Postby knapplc » Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:04 pm

I'm with 34 here. This is not that same company. It's been ages since this happened. Do we really, really think this company, today, espouses Nazi principles? Really?
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Re: Uproar over Nazi ties to new Jets/Giants stadum

Postby ChipaDub » Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:41 pm

What a joke. Essentially saying Volkswagen should be running ads on TV because somewhere along the line they were linked to WWII Germany. What some people will do for attention.
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Re: Uproar over Nazi ties to new Jets/Giants stadum

Postby TheDiplomats » Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:56 pm

What a joke. Got to love the liberal turn society is taking.
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Re: Uproar over Nazi ties to new Jets/Giants stadum

Postby moochman » Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:59 pm

So I guess the proposal to change their name from Jets to the New York Evil Allianz isn't going pan out. New York Hitler Youth never even got to the table. Darn PC world.

I think the NFL should mandate that all new stadiums be name Our commisioner, the holy and honorable, Roger Goodell Stadium. Or maybe just be named for some historical figure from that cities/teams' past. I know, I am a dreamer.
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Re: Uproar over Nazi ties to new Jets/Giants stadum

Postby Matthias » Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:34 pm

TheDiplomats wrote:What a joke. Got to love the liberal turn society is taking.

moochman wrote:Darn PC world.

Liberalism and the PC movement have nothing to do with this; this is people who see anti-semitism in every shadow. But that movement has nothing to do with either of the movements you guys threw out.

And if you're going to make this political, it should probably be moved to GT.
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Re: Uproar over Nazi ties to new Jets/Giants stadum

Postby Amazinz » Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:44 pm

Of course it has something to do with it. It is the PC culture that gives them leverage. The Giants and Jets have already canceled talks with Allianz due to the pressure.
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Re: Uproar over Nazi ties to new Jets/Giants stadum

Postby Matthias » Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:49 pm

Amazinz wrote:Of course it has something to do with it. It is the PC culture that gives them leverage. The Giants and Jets have already canceled talks with Allianz due to the pressure.

No: it's the media feeding frenzy that gives him leverage. I may as well say it's the right-wing tempest-in-a-teapot let's-spend-weeks-talking-about-Jeremiah-Wright culture that gives them leverage. But it's not. It comes from a group strongly sensitive to anything remotely anti-semitic, and that's all.

Also, this discussion has nothing to do with football.
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Re: Uproar over Nazi ties to new Jets/Giants stadum

Postby iamgregg » Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:50 pm

Funny how I never heard of an uproar over the Allianz Arena in Munich. You'd think there would be, if there was any real reason to.

I just hope the new stadium looks half as good as it.

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