FargoSiouxHater wrote:Being in the heart of Sue(Now Flickertail) country, I can officially say I'm glad a decision has finally been made. Everyone around here basically knew that all of the extentions were just delaying the inevitable. For as much hatred I have for the team to the North, do I think the nickname should've been removed, absolutely not. Unfortunately, it's all about $$$$$$ and politics.
While I'm glad a decision had been made it just sucks that people of the Standing Rock reservation didn't get the chance to let their voices be heard in the manner the people of Spirit Lake did. If a vote actually materialized at the Standing Rock reservation, I have no doubt in my mind that the nickname would've been approved just like it was at Spirit Lake.
And I'm not afraid to say. Gopher fans here at GPL(most of you
) are a classy bunch and I really do enjoy talking with all of you.
To be fair, Standing Rock has had a lot of time to take a vote...wasnt Ron voted out a few months back. This has been an issue for a few years if Standing Rock cared that much they should have done more. JMHO.
As I have said since this first came up, the only people who should have a say are the tribes themselves. The NCAA and the University of North Dakota and its fans should have been left out of it. Considering most of us hockey fans are not of native heritage it isnt our place. If the tribes had a problem then make it an issue, if they didnt then dont. What this whole fight devolved too was laughable at best on both sides.
BTW I know that people like to bring up Notre Dame and FSU when this comes up but lets remember the Seminole Tribes allowed FSU (because of the money but still) to keep the name and the Irish people have no issue with "Fighting Irish" so it doesn't exactly parallel. I am not sure how the Illini feel about Illinois, and considering there arent a lot of Aztecs left (although technically all Mexicans can be traced back to Aztecs I guess) it would be hard for them to protest. I get the point, but the argument strains credibility.
I am not trying to cause a fight or insult anyone, I dont care either way if the name stays or goes since it is the players I despise not the team name
If you disagree with me, that is aok by me
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My name is not Dan...I am however a prick!