Big Bad Bruins

Well this is just great:

The Ahwahnee Hotel and other Yosemite National Park landmarks soon will be renamed amid a legal dispute between the government and the facilities’ outgoing operator.

On March 1, the famed Ahwahnee — a name affixed to countless trail guides and family memories — will become the Majestic Yosemite Hotel. And Curry Village, a collection of cabins near the center of the park that has carried the same name since the 1800s, will become Half Dome Village, park spokesman Scott Gediman said Thursday.

Now Delaware North wants to be paid more than $50 million for the rights. Cesaro said the company was willing to lend the names for free until its court claim is resolved.

Yosemite National Park — another name that also is claimed by Delaware North and remains in dispute — will stay put, Gediman said.

That would be the Delaware North that owns the Boston Bruins. How can I continue to like a team that’s owned by an idiot that claims the rights to the name Yosemite National Park. Of course this seems to be a bit appropriate:

The name “Yosemite” (meaning “killer” in Miwok) originally referred to the name of a renegade tribe which was driven out of the area (and possibly annihilated) by the Mariposa Battalion. Before then the area was called “Ahwahnee” (“big mouth”) by indigenous people.

Ah yes, name the place after the people who lived there before you kicked them out of the area.

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