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11 years ago @ Goon's World - NCAA “Willing to... · 0 replies · +2 points

I support no new nickname. I'm fine being referenced as "North Dakota". Even if they come up with some stupid substitute, few will be happy. Plus, stockpiles of Fighting Sioux merchandise are only second to the stockpiles of guns and ammo in this part of the country, so...unfortunately for the anti-sioux crowed, the name (and the traditions) will live for a long, long time.

11 years ago @ Goon's World - Forum Sioux Survey... · 1 reply · +3 points

Are you kidding me? This poll promotes an agenda PERIOD. It builds a straw man with no point of reference. Look at the framing of the questions. Shouldn't there have been a comparison, like: Should state leaders have pursued the Aug 12 meeting with the NCAA or done nothing? Do you think Rep. Al Carlson handled the issue appropriately, or has the SBOE shown better leadership in regards to the name controversy?

I know and have somewhat accepted that we will formally lose the Fighting Sioux name (but to me we are The Fighting Sioux forever), but don't accept twisted bs like this and throw these guys under the bus in the last hours. If we would have had forceful leadership like this in the early battles with the NCAA, maybe the results would have been different. Am I missing something????

11 years ago @ Goon's World - UND Hockey Coach plead... · 2 replies · +2 points

Just a heads up. I had to remove all the spacing before and after the semi colon for the email addresses to send properly. It only took a minute, but I'd imagine others will have the same issue if you simply cut and paste the addresses.

11 years ago @ Goon's World - Sioux sled past Huskie... · 0 replies · +1 points

What are you talking about? Dell has proven to be rock solid almost all season long. Had a tough one against UNO, and maybe a few others, but I think he's proven and battle tested against some of the top teams in the country...along with the defense as a whole. Just my opinion. This is the first team I can think of in a long time that there isn't a single player that makes me too nervous. Bottom line, the sioux lead in almost every measurable category including goaltending.

11 years ago @ Goon's World - Color me surprised; No... · 1 reply · +3 points

I'm not done yet. Then we our scolded to use more of our own money to fight people who made bullshit decisions like SBOE.

11 years ago @ Goon's World - Color me surprised; No... · 2 replies · +3 points

Hey Noel, nobody's ever said that the alumni wouldn't be willing to pay for it. But if you are honest at all...it does kind of suck that we pay taxes and fees to support SBOE who goes directly against the will of the people. Whether it's regulatory bodies like the EPA or appointed boards like SBOE...I get a little chapped about citizens tax dollars being used against them with zero accountability.

11 years ago @ Goon's World - Color me surprised; No... · 0 replies · +4 points

No doubt. It seems like it is becoming very obvious the deck was pre-stacked. It still blows my mind that now it's about the "money of a lawsuit" when nobody would ask the tough questions or challenge the NCAA with difficult subject matter in the beginning. It was a fairly tidy, politically correct dance except for a letter that seemed more like political cover by our former UND president. No one asked the NCAA how much money they were going to pay for re-branding an entire program. Where does the NCAA's authority to arbitrarily make the decision with no financial 'buyout' on their side come from? This was a unilateral decision by an institution that has a pure monopoly. Hell ya the people and our state should have a say so vs unelected bureaucrats. Everyone should note that 4 out of the 9 SBHE members have terms that expire in June of 2011. Where do they each stand on this issue and who is responsible for the appointment of these individuals?

11 years ago @ Goon's World - Color me surprised; No... · 4 replies · +4 points

Question for Mike Haugen....How much money does it take to complete re-brand a name and legacy like The University of North Dakota FIGHTING SIOUX? I guarantee it's a hell of a lot more than a million dollars. I fully support continued legal pressure on the NCAA.

11 years ago @ Goon's World - Friday morning free fo... · 0 replies · +1 points

Ha. Your comments are almost an exact parallel to what's gone on in our country in the past ten years! One group calling into question another groups 'traditions' as being (gasp)...'offensive'. Maybe ND is the last hope of the western world because they refuse to give in to political correctness (at least the people and the fans, obviously the admin fell into the 'let's just all get along' crowd and threw the rest of us under the bus). Yep, those pesky traditions like players actually checking, or the fans having 'FUN' really frustrates non Sioux fans.

11 years ago @ Goon's World - Friday morning free fo... · 0 replies · +1 points

Ha. Your comments are almost an exact parallel to what's gone on in our country in the past ten years! One group calling into question another groups 'traditions' as being (gasp)...'offensive'. Maybe ND is the last hope of the western world because they refuse to give in to political correctness (at least the people and the fans, obviously the admin fell into the 'let's just all get along' crowd and threw the rest of us under the bus). Yep, those pesky traditions like players actually checking, or the fans having 'FUN' really frustrates non Sioux fans.

PS. I am sorry to letsgomavs that someone grabbed her horns. That's someone being an idiot that is just wrong.