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More Mascot Nonsense (my title)
USA Today College Hockey ^

Posted on 10/25/2001 9:33:30 AM PDT by wbill

Edited on 04/13/2004 1:38:29 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Officials at St. Cloud (Minn.) State want the University of North Dakota to leave its Fighting Sioux logo at home when its men's hockey team visits Nov. 2. "We don't tolerate hate speech," said Sudie Hofmann, associate professor and chairwoman of St. Cloud State's human relations and multicultural education department. Hofmann thinks the nickname and logo insult American Indians. But North Dakota has received no official request about the logo, athletic director Roger Thomas said Monday. The dispute isn't new. In March, St. Cloud President Roy Saigo submitted a resolution to the NCAA seeking elimination of all American Indian nicknames. Last year Ralph Engelstad, a Sioux hockey goalie about 50 years ago, threatened to pull a $100 million pledge to build a hockey arena. The state's higher education board voted unanimously to keep the nickname, saying it upholds the state's tradition and honors American Indians.


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To: KillerWabbit; Crusader Rabbit; Psycho_Bunny; Snow Bunny; Jessica Rabbit
And Wisconsin has Jessica Rabbit
52 posted on 10/25/2001 2:32:40 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: FreeTally
Sports teams are generally named after something fierce, tough and hard to defeat,

My junior high was called The Horned Toads. It was embarrassing.

53 posted on 10/25/2001 2:35:02 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: wbill
Howz bouts the "Gay Minority Native American AIDS Victim Endangered Species" for a team name/mascot?
54 posted on 10/25/2001 2:37:46 PM PDT by Jefferson Adams
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To: cdwright
I remember when even the Stanford 'Indians' was banned. This new level of PC police is getting absurd. Now just to mention a minority is off-limits. What a joke.
55 posted on 10/25/2001 2:41:19 PM PDT by RobertBauman
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To: LoneGOPinCT

The point of a mascot is to be a source of pride and honor for the team. Generally they are strong or awe-inspiring ... [post #7]

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I see what you mean (image from federal trademark database).

56 posted on 10/25/2001 2:42:29 PM PDT by berserker
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To: afraidfortherepublic
You SHOULD be afraid. Once the Bunny Brigade takes over and I'm crowned Emperor Bunny/Supreme Overlord of the Universe, all the rest of you are going to be good for is fetching us carrots and scratching us behind the ears.
57 posted on 10/25/2001 2:54:40 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny
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To: berserker
I wish these leftist demogouge/academicians would just attend one of the big pow-wows. Until they've seen it for themselves they would never believe how many "Chief Wahoo" images are displayed. Seems like a lot of the regulars are Cleveland Indians fans.
58 posted on 10/25/2001 3:52:37 PM PDT by Crusader Rabbit
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To: LoneGOPinCT
I'm still trying to figure out how the Mariners wound up with a moose for a mascot.
59 posted on 10/25/2001 3:54:30 PM PDT by tomakaze
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To: Psycho_Bunny
Borrowing a line from Bob the Dinosaur
"Don't charismatic leaders usually turn out to be egomaniacal, philandering sociopaths?"

60 posted on 10/25/2001 3:58:00 PM PDT by Crusader Rabbit
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Jessica Rabbit was great. heh heh
62 posted on 10/25/2001 8:15:54 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: KillerWabbit
Ha ha hahahaahahaha....Bunnies everywhere.

I love it, thank you for the ping and nice to meet you fellow freeper wabbit.

63 posted on 10/25/2001 8:31:00 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: berserker
See what I mean? I'm quaking in my boots! ;-)
64 posted on 10/26/2001 4:45:39 AM PDT by LoneGOPinCT
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