by Grand Forks Herald
November 13, 2012 at 1:00 am in Grand Forks Herald
Recently, some UND athletics department news releases and some Herald sports stories have used “Green and White” to refer to the university’s athletes. Continue Reading
Tags: brief, logo, Nickname, Sports, University of North Dakota, updates 12 Comments »
Surely, UND has been a victim of identity theft.
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“Sioux” was never their identity to begin with.
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Do Prince’s, an “artist formerly known as”, stickt, as in, an unpronounsable symbol. It could be an S with an X superimposed on it.
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Normally I agree with almost 100% of what you say. Not this time.
Besides the blatant unconstitutionality of the law prohibiting the adoption of another nickname, it simply delays the inevitable: choosing a new name and moving on.
As long as people tip toe around the subject, afraid to incite the passions which are simmering just below the surface, we will never reach closure.
A period of grieving is appropriate, but face it: it does not matter if it is 5, 10, or 20 years from now; someone is going to get their feelings hurt when a new name is finally adopted. That is inevitable. You do not mitigate its effects by ignoring it and hoping it will go away.
If the sports writers want to call UND the Green and White to spice up their stories: let them. When I first read it I thought they were talking about EGF.
Think of it in terms of a divorce: how long is it appropriate to wait until you remarry? There is no right answer, but as long as someone thinks there will be a reproachement, no time is long enough. Does that mean the other partner puts their life on hold while he/she waits for the other one to come around?
I would say no.
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From insiders I get “there will never be a new name”.
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Insiders die of old age or move to AZ/FL.
As I said during the debate, people continually discount & try to marginalize the vote that should count the most: the students. They are not going to sit by & let some disgruntled old malcontent ruin their college career. They pay too much for it.
The only advantage of the cooling off period is to see what raises organically from the ether. Since “Your University of North Dakota Men’s/women’s … ” is too much of a mouthful, they will nickname the teams themselves.
Provided it is not too pornographic, run with it.
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Ryan I agree with you.
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Huh. A perspective I had previously failed to consider.
From the time the legislature set a “no-nickname” time frame, I figured the WHOLE POINT of not permitting the adoption of a new nickname…
…was to leave open the possibility that “Fighting Sioux” could somehow be re-adopted after the NCAA has had time to forget about the whole mess. That way UND wouldn’t have to change the nickname *twice* to get back to where they were before.
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I agree Shurkey, the whole point of that inane piece of unconstitutional legislation was to try to buy time for a back door deal of some type.
As I said above, being unrealistic does not help the grieving process, it simply delays the inevitable pain.
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Far as I’m concerned, they’re the “Transitional Fighting Flickertails”.
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No name is required. NORTH DAKOTA!!
Why is some nickname required? To make play by play announcers and sports writers happy?
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How about the North Stars!
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