Bunny Deville: Did I miss anyone?
Bunny Deville: ChiefsPiratesVikingsBravesRedskinsPadresRangersand don't forget the Fighting Whiteys.Did I miss anyone?
pd771: Bunny Deville: ChiefsPiratesVikingsBravesRedskinsPadresRangersand don't forget the Fighting Whiteys.Did I miss anyone?TitansTrojansPackers- MEAT PACKERS ARE PEOPLE TOO! PEOPLE SHOULDN'T BE MASCOTS!
AceThunder: How about Bears? Hairy gay men are people too!
Generation_D: Whiny out of town asshats.And one former high school classmate (he was CHS 1979 I believe), who is 1/16 cherokee, who none the less was upset the mascot was making fun of "his people." Who never said a word about it growing up, but suddenly got all political once this stuff got going, a way to get attention and get even with jocks I bet.Oskee Farking Wow Wow, Chief Forever.
MiamiBlues: Ok, let me put it this way:Saying that Chief Illiniwek honors and represents Native Americans is like saying Richard Simmons honors and represents white people. I mean, isn't Mr. Simmons a demeaning caricature of white people.
Generation_D: Whiny out of town asshats.
Hoopy Frood: He thought Cherokees were among the Illiniwek?
Fano: I am 59 inches tall and am offended by the New York Giants.
Supes: Fano: I am 59 inches tall and am offended by the New York Giants.Shouldn't it be the giants who are offended?
Vega.: Isn't WVU's mascot a "mountianeer"? I guess this group would have them change their mascot too using their faulty logic.
Grunt2006: As a UIUC alum, the only issue I had with the exit of the chief was that the NCAA is the one who forced it.The NCAA is responsible for organizing college athletic events. They are not in charge of telling the schools what is ethical, or pc, or anything of that nature. That is what the board of colleges, or even the Big 10 conference (which is there for far more than athletic purposes) are for.The NCAA, in my opinion, vastly overstepped its authority it threatening schools with economic sanctions.This. Well put and exactly what I have said in the past. Since when can the NCAA infringe on a University's right to the First Amendment? If a college wants to change their athletic teams' nickname to the "Drunken Hillbillies", "N(a)ggers", "Drooling Retards", it's well within their rights providing it's not obscene. Is it smart marketing? No, but it's within their rights to do that./Well, the Drunken Hillbillies would probably get some serious alcohol endorsement money.
Huck Chaser: The NCAA can allow, or not allow, whomever they want into their organization. I don't know the details of the "sanctions" you're talking about, but they are well within their rights to say, "If you want your school to remain a part of the NCAA, you need to do this, this, and this."
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