Tuesday, August 09, 2005

NCAA Bans Indian Mascots

In a move that reeks of political correctness taken to extremes, the NCAA has recently banned the use of Indian mascots on the part of sports teams at NCAA post-season tournaments.

Wonder if these yo-yos would -- if given the chance -- also ban the insignia used by the US Army's Second Infantry Division, with which sewn on their shoulders men have fought and died both in the current conflict in Iraq and in many of our nation's previous wars.

Also, I wonder if, had they been working for the US Treasury years ago, if they would have forbidden the minting of the Indian-head penny or the Indian-head nickel?

Idiocy! Sheer idiocy! What is the NCAA trying to prove?

Thankfully, at least one school, Florida State University (of Seminole fame) has threatened legal action.

I hope that FSU does more than "threaten" legal action against this repressive ruling befitting Soviet rulers more than a US collegiate sports organization.

2 Comments:

Blogger Call Me Grandma said...

I don't know why they would find it an insult? Aren't these symbols of pride? They are part of the heritage of this country. I never could understand the conflict here, either

Tue Aug 09, 10:12:00 AM PDT  
Blogger GunJam said...

I guess that is why you and I are not in any (ahem) "important" positions with six figure salaries attached -- because we just don't "get" this PC claptrap. :-)

Tue Aug 09, 09:18:00 PM PDT  

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