February 21, 2007

The Peaceful Commies

So, Chief Illiniwek is giving his last rain dance this week, and is officially retiring as the University of Illinois mascot. So, I understand the reasons behind this, but I don't understand the choosing of "offendiest". When I was in junior high, they took away our Washington Warriors mascot, and replaced him with a thunderbird. Yet, the NFL team, the Washington Redskins are still alive and kicking? Is it because the NCAA and District 203 care more about their rep than the NFL? But, then again, why doesn't the NCAA care about the Fighting Irish, insinuating that Irish people are nothing more than ugly, intoxicated midget boxers? I found this replacement idea made by some students from the University of Illinois to be an appeasing substitute. But, if they ever play any schools in the Southern Belt, we may have another Ford's Theater upon us.