Governor signs bill to keep UND Fight...

Governor signs bill to keep UND Fighting Sioux nickname

There are 63 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Mar 17, 2011, titled Governor signs bill to keep UND Fighting Sioux nickname. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple has signed legislation that requires the University of North Dakota to keep its Fighting Sioux nickname.

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Finepix

Taylor, TX

#52 Mar 17, 2011
I like "The Smelly Beavers".
im moving

Minneapolis, MN

#53 Mar 17, 2011
ND is awesome. Finally someone willing to stand up to the politically correct wrecking machine.
im moving

Minneapolis, MN

#54 Mar 17, 2011
Students Pay the Price wrote:
Speaking as someone from Fargo, I can say sadly this bigoted view of the world by the North Dakota legislature isn't surprising. Beyond the obvious racist nature of keeping the name for no reason other than pride, this will more than anything lead to UND students paying the price by not being allowed to participate in NCAA events, and not being allowed to host sporting events. Also, this will have a major impact on recruiting for athletics and academics, because what student would want to play for a team that is guaranteed to be penalized by the NCAA for as long as they keep the name? The Sioux tribes do not support UND's use of the name, and there is little tradition of the "Fighting Sioux" at UND - it wasnÂ’t long ago that their nickname was the Flickertails. I guess the Gophers wont have to worry about UND any more.
Hey a-hole, pick up a history book. The sioux were a brutal tribe. They slaughtered other indian tribes and white people too. They actually were responsible for the #1 loss of US citizens on US soil (in MN..sioux uprising..look it up) until 9/11/01.

It was not only the sioux that were brutal, many of the tribes were. They were constantly slaughtering each other, including women and children. It was there nature.

There is nothing racist about the fighting sioux name. they don't even mind it. it is a team name. that is it. BFD.
shadap

Minneapolis, MN

#55 Mar 17, 2011
white racist bigot wrote:
the white race is a sorry as- race, they don`t even have anybody to honor as a mascot.
How about the UND Calvery? After all the calvery did whoop the sioux.
Dee

Minneapolis, MN

#56 Mar 17, 2011
There is no reason not to change the name. This is pure political pandering to people that obviously couldn't care less about others
to kozmo cramer

San Francisco, CA

#57 Mar 17, 2011
You Wrote "Why would anyone give a tinkers damn about a name or mascot of a school. The U of M has an ugly rodent for its symbol"

Your answer is right there. That rodent puts the UofM at a huge disadvantage in recruiting vs the sioux. Its the best moniker in college sports. Why did the U of M ban playing UND due to the Sioux name but still continues playing the Illinois fighting illini? Dumb hypocritcal jealous toaster crumb licking idiots, that's why.
Carbon Bigfoot

Eden Prairie, MN

#58 Mar 17, 2011
Dee wrote:
There is no reason not to change the name. This is pure political pandering to people that obviously couldn't care less about others
It WAS political pandering by the NCAA to force the name change. Nice to see someone with some guts stand up to them.
Cozmo Kramer

Duluth, MN

#59 Mar 17, 2011
shadap wrote:
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How about the UND Calvery? After all the calvery did whoop the sioux.
Before you comment on this, you need to know the difference between "Calvery" (sic for Calvary) and Cavalry. Calvary (which you misspelled as calvery) is where Christ was crucified. Cavalry is a unit of mounted soldiers on horses back in the day of George Armstrong Custer.

You can't fix stupid.
Cozmo Kramer

Duluth, MN

#60 Mar 17, 2011
to kozmo cramer wrote:
You Wrote "Why would anyone give a tinkers damn about a name or mascot of a school. The U of M has an ugly rodent for its symbol"
Your answer is right there. That rodent puts the UofM at a huge disadvantage in recruiting vs the sioux. Its the best moniker in college sports. Why did the U of M ban playing UND due to the Sioux name but still continues playing the Illinois fighting illini? Dumb hypocritcal jealous toaster crumb licking idiots, that's why.
Another poster with a double digit IQ. You can't fix stupid.
Gibson

Clermont, FL

#61 Mar 17, 2011
Damn Right wrote:
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You are so, so, so misinformed. Where do you get your information? On the Internet?
from the Tom-Tom Telegraph
Bubs

Clermont, FL

#62 Mar 17, 2011
to kozmo cramer wrote:
You Wrote "Why would anyone give a tinkers damn about a name or mascot of a school. The U of M has an ugly rodent for its symbol"
Your answer is right there. That rodent puts the UofM at a huge disadvantage in recruiting vs the sioux. Its the best moniker in college sports. Why did the U of M ban playing UND due to the Sioux name but still continues playing the Illinois fighting illini? Dumb hypocritcal jealous toaster crumb licking idiots, that's why.
U of CA at SFRAN wants to use "Swirling Gerbils."
Marcus Reno

Clermont, FL

#65 Mar 17, 2011
Mainstream these gubbiment-dependent whiners NOW!
St Paul MN

Minneapolis, MN

#67 Mar 17, 2011
Hey there U of M, sorry to say we won't be seeing you this weekend. Sioux Hockey in St. Paul, doesn't get any better than this.
Guy in MPLS

Minneapolis, MN

#68 Mar 17, 2011
Senator Angry Clown wrote:
Maybe we truly are entering a time when we will cast away the tyrrany of political correctness.
And entering a period when government tyranny forces people to do things like keep a name?

Why does the Tea Party hate America and love government tyranny? A law that says the UND can't change the name? Seriously! What a waste of time. What happened to the Tea Party and the claimed laser focus on jobs? No, instead they come up with all this stupid goofball legislation that does nothing for anyone!

If we're going to do away with correctness please allow me to address you correctly as you should be addressed. That is to say your proper name is Moron.
Bill

United States

#70 Mar 17, 2011
Then it's offense to the hockey players - the fighting snakes? I group up in Snake Falls, SD.
Bud wrote:
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I worked with a American Indian a few years back and he gave me his perspective of the word Sioux.
He said he didn't appreciate people using the Sioux name because it was a white mans name for "Snake".
I figured that he would know.
AllenGivers

Loganville, GA

#71 Mar 17, 2011
Jacques wrote:
It is amazing that the Fighting Sioux name can be hostile to the NCAA but the Florida Seminoles head-dressed warrior on a white horse, can whoop into a football stadium and throw a spear into the ground... But that is acceptable to the NCAA.
The Florida Seminole mascot is not acceptable to the NCAA...it's acceptable to the three tribes that voted and approved the continued use of the name and symbol as a mascot. This did not happen in ND. One of the two tribes did not approve and there for, they are forced to change. Now you have a bunch of rich, white ranchers telling the independent and sovern Sioux to "go eff yourself".
AllenGivers

Loganville, GA

#72 Mar 17, 2011
Cozmo Kramer wrote:
<quoted text>Before you comment on this, you need to know the difference between "Calvery" (sic for Calvary) and Cavalry. Calvary (which you misspelled as calvery) is where Christ was crucified. Cavalry is a unit of mounted soldiers on horses back in the day of George Armstrong Custer.
You can't fix stupid.
And you can't fix ignorant and uneducated. The Cavalry is a designation for any mounted infantry the is used for recon, security and assault. Currently there is a air and armored cavalry.

Now you learned something crackhead.
Eric Shun

Saint Paul, MN

#73 Mar 17, 2011
Guy in MPLS wrote:
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And entering a period when government tyranny forces people to do things like keep a name?
Why does the Tea Party hate America and love government tyranny? A law that says the UND can't change the name? Seriously! What a waste of time. What happened to the Tea Party and the claimed laser focus on jobs? No, instead they come up with all this stupid goofball legislation that does nothing for anyone!
If we're going to do away with correctness please allow me to address you correctly as you should be addressed. That is to say your proper name is Moron.
You're pretty stupid, aren't you?
Eric Shun

Saint Paul, MN

#74 Mar 17, 2011
Finepix wrote:
I like "The Smelly Beavers".
Who doesn't?
chuck

Minneapolis, MN

#75 Mar 17, 2011
Finepix wrote:
Why does anyone care what a bunch in Injuns say?
The Indians for the most part really couldn't care. Most of us couldn't care. Many of us actually have lives and real concerns that we're involved with and consider this story an insult to our intelligence that it even makes the news. Ever heard of tsunamis, nuclear meltdowns, dangerously rising fuel prices, unemployment, rapidly increasing inflation, etc? Indians are concerned about actual problems in life such as these. The people who care about this story are white people who feel guilty just because they are white. The also think all white people are evil just for being white, and that Indians are all fine, upstanding citizens and victims who can't think for themselves. It's actually a pretty racist, arrogant attitude to have to presume your way of thinking on a race as a whole just because you're white and of course "educated" and "superior" and need to tell others what to think about themselves.

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