February 16, 2007

I will fight no more forever.

U of I: Mascot will no longer perform

I wonder how long it will be before members of a certain Peaceful Religion will start demanding that schools with names like Crusaders and Knights and Padres and Deacons start being a little more sensitive to their feelings.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at February 16, 2007 12:06 PM

Ah, but you forget about our brethren in the animal kingdom. How about the pain & suffering inflicted on the proud bulldog, the delicate and reserved wildcat, dare I even suggest the noble War Eagle? Their history and tradition misused for the mere exploitation of a sporting event.

Seriously, don't any of these people have anything useful to contribute to society?

Posted by: skinnydan at February 16, 2007 12:26 PM


Posted by: Terry Oglesby at February 16, 2007 12:37 PM

War Eagle has such negative overtones. Peace Monkeys would be much less threatening. That is, as long as the monkeys are OK with it.

Posted by: skillzy at February 16, 2007 02:35 PM

Well, let's just face it--sports are bad in general because they stress horrid things such as competition and teamwork. And they perpetuate the patriarchy!

(Sorry about that--I'm trying out to be John Edwards' blogger. I'm still a bit shy about using naughty language, though, so I might not have what they're looking for.)

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at February 16, 2007 03:02 PM