posted at 9/28/2010 1:31 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Spanish
[QUOTE]Yes it was because of the National Hispanic Heritage Month. I´m from México, and there are some things you have to know... NFL is a big, big thing here in my country... And not a new one. The two major Tv Station have been broadcasting the NFL since the 70`s. The average TV raiting for an NFL game is about 6.7 millions of viewers Any given sunday you can watch up to 5 games plus the monday night one. The most loved teams in méxico are by far the Steelers, niners and Cowboys. The dolphins have also a huge fan base here. There´s a movie theater calles "multi-cinemas" that shows the monday night game... its awesome to watch it there. The patriots have a regular fan base here. LOS PATRIOTAS DE NUEVA INGLATERRA is the correct name for our team in Spanish... some other football translations would be QUARTERBACK: MARISCAL DE CAMPO HALFBACK: CORREDOR WIDE RECEIVER: RECEPTOR ABIERTO TOUCHDOWN: ANOTACIÓN FIELD GOAL: GOL DE CAMPO FIRST DOWN: PRIMERO Y DIEZ CATCH: ATRAPADA by the way sheldong, the last time i checked the map Canada, the USA and México are part of north America, then there is central America, and then south America. ok? its a common mistake. In 2012 there will be up to 51. 4 millions of latinos living in your country plus some big names in the league have spanish heritage like Tony Romo, Mark Sanchez, Knowshon Moreno, the great Anthony Muñoz (retired) the two times superbowl winner Jim Plunkett was born in Mexico, Dominic Rhodes Rodríguez was adopted by a mexican couple, Daniel Sepulveda steelers K. Tom Flores Raiders coach, won a SB. in fact he was the first coach to be part of a "minority" to win one. because Ziggy Hood´s grandmother is mexican, OUR VERY OWN Aaron Hernandez, Raúl Allegre punter and kicker won a SB with bill parcels, Greg Camarillo´s father is mexican. Tony Casillas Defensive lineman for dallas is also mexican. to name a few... so lets face it, football is a global game now. Tons of mexican colleges have a football program now, there a college league at a national level that is pretty competitive. GO PATS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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You are not following what I was saying. (BTW, when I said South America, I knew about the rest. It was shorthand for Spanish/Portuguese speaking countries -- and Puerto Rico).
I have absolutely NO problem with 50+ million USA citizens having latino background. Our country is one of immigrants and I, myself, am the second generation born in this country. What I have a MAJOR problem with is the pandering by using any other language than English here in this country (except in certain places like airports, hospitals, and the like). All other ethnic groups that emigrated to the US learned English -- or at least their children did and spoke it as their FIRST language. As I also said I support ESL classes to help them learn English. I just object to subjects being taught in anything OTHER than English.
Now for the broadcast. I am sure that the stations broadcasting it in Mexico were using Spanish not only in the signs but also had Spanish speaking announcers. No problem with that at all. I just object to Spanish signs on an English speaking station. If I wanted Spanish signs -- and commercials -- I would switch to a Spanish channel (which I also don't have a problem with).
In short, if you decide to move to the US, learn the language, accept our customs, and still hold on to and be proud of your heritage.