Let's keep this short and straightforward.
Nothing that's happened in the last week - not the Cubs winning the World Series, not Donald J. Trump becoming President-elect, nuthin' - has changed one whit how we will operate here at Hot Time. There's no normalizing of hate speech here. We have had and continue to have zero tolerance for expressions of any form of bigotry, be it based upon another's ethnicity, religion, sexual preference, gender identity, age, political affiliation, or able-bodiedness, including whatever other divisive shittiness humans invent to make each other miserable in the future.
That's not to say we're establishing the Care Bear Republic here - not at all. Get stuck in. Just make it about the soccer.