Skip to comments.The NCAA Political Correctness Witch Hunt; Luckily, the Fightin' Whities are going strong.
Posted on 06/12/2012 6:12:19 PM PDT by rhema
Now in its seventh year, the National Collegiate Athletic Association's battle with the University of North Dakota may be reaching a final conclusion. In 2005, the NCAA announced a complete ban on hosting post-season competition by 18 colleges that were using Native American mascots, logos, or nicknames. The ban was to become effective in February 2006 (TAS, November 23, 2009). The college sports governing body backed off its strident demand regarding some schools after learning that Native American groups endorsed use of their tribal names by their adoptive schools. The NCAA relented and gave the go-ahead for Florida State University, the University of Utah, and Central Michigan University to continue using Seminole, Ute, and Chippewa, respectively, without the risk of facing the post-season ban. However, the NCAA continued its feigned moral outrage at the University of North Dakota's Fighting Sioux nickname. The association was unmoved by the fact that the nearby Spirit Lake Sioux tribe and the Standing Rock Sioux tribe bestowed the Fighting Sioux nickname on the university in perpetuity during a pipe ceremony held on the UND campus in 1969 and tribal members actively campaigned for the school to continue to use the nickname. There is seemingly no rhyme or reason to how the NCAA compiled its lists of Native American mascots, logos, or nicknames that the organization found acceptable and those that were deemed offensive. Consider, for example, Bradley University and the University of North Carolina-Pembroke. Both schools use the nickname "Braves" yet Bradley landed on the NCAA banned list and UNC-Pembroke got a free pass.
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The NCAA has enough trouble just trying to manage sports. When it tries to make judgments about political correctness, it’s even worse.
Worse, I found out the founder of this team has his kids attending school with mine...sigh...
“However, the board felt the name would be offensive to older women (Cougar is a slang term for older women who are attracted to younger men) and instead gave the school the nickname “Chargers.” “
How stereotypically demeaning of and offensive to women!
“Chargers” is a severe accusation that one is a Gold Digger!
“Why, my husband’s Platinum American Express Card still has $327.53 left before it hits the $25,000 limit!”, she said.
The NOW (or NAGs) is filing a protest with the NCAA as we speak....er, write.
He's the guy who fired Bobby Knight ~
BTW, the Indian thing is about people who hate Indians
If I named my team "The Choctaws", would it be because I disrespected the tribe and thought them to total wimps and void of any merit?
I can only the pimps of discontent in this matter.
If you go down this road, many other nicknames are offensive, not just Indian nicknames.
Boston Celtics is offensive to the Celtic people.
Pittsburgh Pirates is offensive to real pirates.
Pittsburgh Steelers is offensive to steel workers.
San Diego Padres is offensive to priests and all clergy.
Minnesota Twins is offensive to real twins.
Milwaukee Brewers is offensive to real beer brewer workers.
New Orleans Saints is offensive to the Catholic Church.
Seattle Mariners is offensive to sailors everywhere.
Dallas Cowboys is offensive to real cowboys.
Texas Rangers is offensive to that law enforcement agency.
Buffalo Bills is offensive to Buffalo Bill Cody and his memory.
Not to mention, all of the animal nicknames are offensive to the animals, and thus, the PETA crowd can have their mock outrage about all of those.
Gaia is offended over the Oklahoma City Thunder
Then Gaia must also be offended by the San Diego Chargers, and the idea of a nickname inspired by lightning. So thunder and lightning are offensive if they inspire nicknames; who knew????
Why do you think the name is idiotic? I think it is great that racism from the Left can be mocked with such an example.
How about “The Submissive Sponge Cakes”? That will work as a mascot name?
So does that mean Siouxsie and the Banshees have to change their name?
NCAA headquarters are located in INDIANapolis, INDIANa.
I like the fighting banana Slugs— That’s the Santa Cruz University name.
What about the Musketeers!!
Dakota is an Indian name.
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