Skip to comments.Fighting Sioux forced by NCAA to change mascot, brand
Posted on 11/15/2010 1:37:51 PM PST by Fiji HillEdited on 11/15/2010 2:36:07 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
Published: Monday, November 15, 2010 at 2:37 p.m. Last Modified: Monday, November 15, 2010 at 2:37 p.m.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Duke without the Blue Devil? Notre Dame without the Fighting Irish? Most students and alumni at those proud universities wouldn't dream of dropping those enduring symbols of school pride.
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Another Pyrrhic victory for the ‘we know better’ crowd.
This is pathetic. The tribes would rather be thought of as the “Drunk, Unemployed, Meth-Head Sioux”? You’d think they would appreciate the memorial to their glory days.
I’m a twin and am hopping mad about Minnesota’s baseball team! :)
hey NCAA: how ‘bout checking out STFU?
It worked ok for 80 years, now suddenly, it’s not ok.
NCAA= Not Consistant About Anything.
Wow, we think a LOT alike...scary...
I’d Sioux ‘em.
The Left continuing to rub out any and all symbolic and honorary references to the American Indian.
It's good to have some backup ;-)
I’m so sick of the NCAA....they run college football like their very own fiefdom....they selectively punish and then they come out with crap like this....WHO CARES WHAT A TEAMS MASCOT IS!!!!
I interpret this to mean the Sioux are too weak to be seen as inspiring collegiate mascots.
“hey NCAA: how ‘bout checking out STFU?”
Better yet, get serious and find out how much Awburn paid Cam Newton for his services. As they’re starting to say down here in Alabama, “Cam Newton - the best QB that money can buy!”
How about “Sioux your butt off”
What bull. They should change their name to the Aborigines.
Remember, one of the tribes actually liked it.
They should just assign all teams a number and eliminate names, and, of course, there will be no #1 team.
See my #5. “The Welfare-Recipient, Casino-Operating Sioux”?
If we remove all these ‘nicknames’ from our school mascots, then the NCAA is removing all memory of American Indians, as free-spirited, family protective, strongly competitive human beings from the early educational years of our children.
What these children will be left with, as they turn adults, is only a memory of the Indians as being the guy at the gambling casino who takes their parents money.
Way to go, NCAA.
The entire country has been infested with Political Correctness for the last 50 years, tho I prefer to call it Pavlovian Conditioning.
These things are plain and simply idiotic and frankly none of the NCAA’s business. Also those stupid Indian tribes don’t understand that it is done to honor them.
Actually the Florida Seminole Tribe does understand.
Just change it to Fighting Sue. Worked out OK for Johnny Cash.
“after the NCAA concluded the 80-year-old Fighting Sioux nickname was hostile and abusive. “
Well, I guess if you are a passel of politically correct weasely wussies, the “Fighting Sioux” WOULD seem “hostile” and “abusive”.
But were I a Sioux, or Lakota or Dakota or whatever you call that tribe, I would view an attribute like “fighting” as a positive one. After all, under such illustrious chiefs like Red Cloud, Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, and others, they made an illustrious defense of their homelands, families and way of life. (As contrasted with modern day Americans and western Europeans when confronted with the threat of an insane predatory ideology called “Islam”).
Why, once upon a time, you could have even referred to the “Fighting Americans.”
So when’s the NCAA gonna jump down Illinois’ throat?
How ‘bout Fighting Sue
In ancient times, it was a common practice to remove the names of unpopular kings by chiseling their names out of the stone of their monuments, or ‘obliterating’ them. In more recent times, various totalitarian regimes have done the same thing to those who ran afoul of the regime. I think that any self-respecting Sioux would be very concerned about his erasure from popular culture.
Hereafter the “Fighting Sioux” shall be known as the “Pigmented Prairie Pansies,” demonstrating that they are non-White, living in a natural environment, and peaceful in the extreme.
Will they be forced to change their name too?
I doubt whether those running the NCAA are even real Indians.
They don’t give a darn about the ‘feeling’s or ‘image’ of actual American Indians.
They care about one thing. The same thing Jesse Jackson cares about.
M O N E Y
Maybe they should change to the Leaping Lakota just to spite the NCAA!!!!
UND have been fighting this for some time now. Maybe they got a new PC Prez and knuckled under?
"Funny, but ever since EMUs Board of Regents foolishly voted to change the nickname to the Eagles, the football team, especially, has been grounded. One (1) winning season since 91 and that was just 6-5, in 1995. Eagles with clipped wings, apparently.
As I said, Im not alone in my outrage. Its been over 17 years, and I still cant get past it. Other alumni, many others, feel the same way. Some of the more belligerent (and wealthy) ones have told the school that there will be no more donations forthcoming until EMU is once again known as the Hurons."
Adoption of much of the Indian warrior culture has helped to make America great. Not so much now, but B4.
Per IIRC, Roosevelt: "If it wasn't for us, they would have killed themselves off a long time ago.
I had a lady friend, a very old and wise Seneca Indian...She says it was terrible; the children are not disciplined, most boys drink and are basically bums...AND THE GOOD ONES GO TO CANADA.
She was wonderful. Here name was Virginia Snow. She passed away a few yesrs ago.
By the way, as a German-American, I am offended by the GD pinkos who send their kids to Hessian Hills School. It is a painful reminder of the many Germans (not all Hessians) who were used as cannon fodder in the Colonial Rebellion. I want them to change their name.
You also have the Big Sioux Truck Stop.
Does this mean they will have to return all of the money that one guy donated to build a new hockey arena with the stipulation that the Fighting Sioux nickname be kept? And who will do the refunding, the school or the NCAA? And what about the 150 or so logos built into the arena?
The school should change its mascot to the “Fighting 7th Cavalry”.
What about North and South DAKOTA?
The NCAA should force them to change their name.
>> In ancient times, it was a common practice to...
And the acts of the Taliban in recent times.