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Gonzaga fans chant BROKE-BACK MOUNTAIN, at opposing players
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Posted on 02/13/2006 1:46:46 PM PST by thehumanlynx

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Fans of No. 5 Gonzaga have been asked to stop yelling "Brokeback Mountain" at opposing players.

The reference to the recent movie about homosexual cowboys was chanted by some fans during Monday's game against Saint Mary's, and is apparently intended to suggest an opposing player is gay.

The chants were the subject of several classroom discussions over the past week, and the faculty advisers for the Kennel Club booster group urged students this week to avoid "inappropriate chants" during the Bulldogs' Saturday game against Stanford, which was nationally televised on ESPN.

"We implore the students of the Kennel Club to show the nation this weekend what makes Gonzaga different," Kennel Club advisers David Lindsay and Aaron Hill wrote in a letter in the student newspaper, the Bulletin. "We challenge the students of the Kennel Club to exhibit the class, the creativeness and the competitive drive that has become a foundation of this great university."

Mark Alfino, a professor of philosophy at Gonzaga, said the matter had been widely discussed by faculty and students.

"Many faculty members have brought up the discussion in their classes," he said. "They find none of the students have been comfortable with the chant, and that's a good sign."

Ryan Olson, the president of Helping Educate Regarding Orientation, a gay-straight alliance on campus, said the chants are just the latest incident that shows GU is struggling to make gays and lesbians welcome on campus.

In a letter to the Bulletin, the HERO membership wrote, "This is not even remotely the first time that Kennel Club chanters have chanted homophobic phrases at basketball games."

"A lot of people in the Kennel Club say it wasn't them" that chanted "Brokeback Mountain," Olson said. "But there's something to be said about apathy as well. Students didn't stop people from saying it."

In Friday's Bulletin, senior Callie Monroe wrote a column calling the chants a case of "outright discrimination."

"Imagine yourself as a homosexual individual in the midst of your peers, classmates and friends during this 'Brokeback Mountain' cheer," Monroe wrote. "I simply do not understand how a student body claiming to live by Jesuit principles of acceptance and respect for all can allow an incident like this to happen and remain silent."

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TOPICS: Humor; Sports
KEYWORDS: basketball; brokebackmountain; bulldogs; catholic; espn; funny; girlymen; gonzaga; hero; homosexualagenda; jesuit; kennelclub; saintmarys; spokane; stanford; washington
I always liked the Gonzaga bball team b/c they hustled and had heart and honestly because they played a lot of white guys which showed that white guys arent dead in big time college sports.( White guys who deserved to play, btw)...

But i find this to be quite funny.

1 posted on 02/13/2006 1:46:49 PM PST by thehumanlynx
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To: thehumanlynx
...and is apparently intended to suggest an opposing player is gay.

No, the sheep herders went on to get married; I think it's intended to suggest an opposing player is a corn-holer.

2 posted on 02/13/2006 1:50:37 PM PST by randog (What the....?!)
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To: thehumanlynx

They ought to start chanting "Mary Poppins." Everybody will know what it means....


3 posted on 02/13/2006 1:52:50 PM PST by r9etb
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To: thehumanlynx; Sam's Army; Rutles4Ever; Jersey Republican Biker Chick; martin_fierro; ...

I'll never forget the night John Cheney yelled at me and my frat brothers to quit chanting "YODA! YODA!  YODA!" at Reggie Miller.  Actually, that's not true, I've already forgotten most of that night.  In fact, I only remember the Yoda thing because my friend told me about it the next morning.  And by "friend told me about it the next morning" I mean read about it in the police report at the public defender's office.

Owl_Eagle

(If what I just wrote makes you sad or angry,

 it was probably sarcasm)

4 posted on 02/13/2006 1:54:05 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Owl_Eagle

College bassetball < marty makes sign of flattened hand sailing over head >


5 posted on 02/13/2006 1:55:21 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: randog
apparently intended to suggest an opposing player is gay.

Well, isn't that a good thing nowadays? Maybe the chant was a compliment.

6 posted on 02/13/2006 1:56:30 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Standing at the tag line. . . .)
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To: martin_fierro; mikrofon

7 posted on 02/13/2006 1:58:25 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Nothing but fishnet. . . .)
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To: thehumanlynx
This is fargin hilarious! And of course the administration and whatever fricken acronym org for the homos are pissed. Jeez, it's a chant? Why on earth get upset about the publicity for such an important movie? /sarc

You can just hear the rythm, candence and tone of the chant. I haven't even heard it and I bet it goes something like the "Darryl" chants against Strawberry.

8 posted on 02/13/2006 1:58:52 PM PST by 101st-Eagle (Imagination is more important than knowledge-Albert Einstein..)
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To: Charles Henrickson; mikrofon; Owl_Eagle

'ZACKLY!


9 posted on 02/13/2006 1:59:17 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: thehumanlynx
In a letter to the Bulletin, the HERO membership wrote, "This is not even remotely the first time that Kennel Club chanters have chanted homophobic phrases at basketball games."

If the movie name "Brokeback Mountain" is a homophobic phrase why hasn't there been an outcry to change the name of the movie?

10 posted on 02/13/2006 2:00:36 PM PST by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: thehumanlynx

Long winters in Spokane do strange things to a college kid !


11 posted on 02/13/2006 2:06:45 PM PST by llevrok (Drink your beer, damnit! There are sober people in Africa.)
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To: thehumanlynx

with an article like this, I would start saying it if I were a student at Gonzaga just to be a jerk and defy the faculty.

They do realize that by making this an issue, the problem will now become WORSE?


12 posted on 02/13/2006 2:06:51 PM PST by rwfromkansas (http://xanga.com/rwfromkansas)
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To: thehumanlynx
"We challenge the students of the Kennel Club to exhibit the class, the creativeness and the competitive drive that has become a foundation of this great university."

"We the Kennel Club, have come to the decision that sometimes it is best to not rise to every little challenge directed to us."

13 posted on 02/13/2006 2:15:30 PM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: thehumanlynx

This is so funny to me. I don't know where people come up with some of these chants. A few years ago Indiana Univeristy got all upset because people were chanting, "Hoosier daddy?" (like "who's your daddy) That one still cracks me up.

My brother works at a high falootin' private school on Chicago's north shore and they chant, "That's alright! That's okay! You'll all work for us someday!"


14 posted on 02/13/2006 2:20:38 PM PST by retrokitten (www.retrosrants.blogspot.com)
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To: thehumanlynx

Good for the students. This is at least a small indication that the homo agenda isn't working.


15 posted on 02/13/2006 2:23:24 PM PST by lady lawyer
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To: thehumanlynx

I'm sick of those actors portraying gays in the West as "cowboys." They are "sheep herders" and one can only assume that the gay/homo crowd doesn't wish to be associated with the old joke about men and sheep.


16 posted on 02/13/2006 2:24:57 PM PST by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: thehumanlynx
Good thing they're not yelling it at their own players (or are they?)

17 posted on 02/13/2006 2:28:01 PM PST by steelcurtain
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To: steelcurtain

LOL


18 posted on 02/13/2006 2:50:14 PM PST by outofhere2
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To: Owl_Eagle

You know, I always judge the amount of fun I've had, but the number of pages in the police report!


19 posted on 02/13/2006 3:29:12 PM PST by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.)
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To: Owl_Eagle
I'll never forget the night John Cheney yelled at me and my frat brothers to quit chanting "YODA! YODA! YODA!" at Reggie Miller. Actually, that's not true, I've already forgotten most of that night. In fact, I only remember the Yoda thing because my friend told me about it the next morning. And by "friend told me about it the next morning" I mean read about it in the police report at the public defender's office.

I thought I had finally stopped laughing at this story until I read your post! ROTFLMAO!

20 posted on 02/13/2006 3:43:33 PM PST by Niteranger68 ("Only 4 out of 3 Democrats actually vote.")
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To: thehumanlynx

Where's the diversity, tolerance and inclusiveness of the Kennel Clubs views?


21 posted on 02/13/2006 3:56:34 PM PST by jw777
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To: thehumanlynx

"They find none of the students have been comfortable with the chant, and that's a good sign."

A perfect illustration of the accomplishments of political correctness. In the classroom under the scrutiny of a professor, the students tow the 'pc' line, but in a crowd with anonymity, their true feelings are revealed. It's the consequence of the liberal perception that you can mold perspectives by mandating behavior while totally ignoring character. Liberal colleges are grinding out hollow, mindless automotons without consciences.


22 posted on 02/13/2006 4:36:02 PM PST by Spok (Est omnis de civilitate.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Chortle!!! LMSSAO!


23 posted on 02/13/2006 10:41:26 PM PST by SAJ
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To: Owl_Eagle
And by "friend told me about it the next morning" I mean read about it in the police report at the public defender's office.

Yeah right!
BTW, A friend will come down and post your bail at 3AM, no questions asked.
But...
A real friend will be sitting next to you saying
"Damn! That was Fun!"

24 posted on 02/14/2006 4:23:52 AM PST by cuz_it_aint_their_money (Replacing Dan Rather with Katie Couric is like replacing an idiot with an imbecile.)
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To: Owl_Eagle

thats funny stuff, Reggie could shoot the ball, but that man is butt ugly


25 posted on 02/14/2006 5:29:50 AM PST by thehumanlynx (“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” -Edmund Burke)
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To: steelcurtain
No way, Morrison is too good to be gay.

To whomever, JJ Redick gets much worse things directed at him. Personal insults about his family, F&%$ YOu JJ!, and all sorts of other things every place he goes.

26 posted on 02/14/2006 5:32:59 AM PST by thehumanlynx (“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” -Edmund Burke)
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To: thehumanlynx

Good for the kids. I'm glad to see they have enough spirit to condemn reprehensible homo behavior. Hopefully they will go after their homo profs also.


27 posted on 02/14/2006 8:48:58 AM PST by kimosabe31
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To: thehumanlynx
Fans of No. 5 Gonzaga have been asked to stop yelling "Brokeback Mountain" at opposing players.

What do you expect? It's a university run by Jesuit priests, for gosh sakes...

28 posted on 02/18/2006 8:41:25 AM PST by Snardius (And you KNOW what I'm talking about...)
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To: steelcurtain

Morrison may have his quirks but playing "drop the soap" isn't one of them...

29 posted on 02/18/2006 8:46:06 AM PST by Snardius (And you KNOW what I'm talking about...)
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