Monday, August 08, 2005

Runnin' Utes Forever?

Does this offend you?

Well, after four profanity-laced attempts, I think I am finally ready to comment on last Friday's NCAA ruling on the use of the "Utes" nickname - of which the Ute tribe approves.

It's moronic.

If the NCAA can so easily be stampeded into stupid decisions by professional complainers, what good are they?

And a personal note to Mr. Bellecourt: Apparently, to you, the only legitimate American Indian is one that agrees with you.

"Before [universities] seriously decide to change, they run out and find some old hang-around-the-fort Uncle Tom-Tom, a Ute in the case of Utah . . . who says, 'Oh, we just love the Runnin' Utes,' " Bellecourt said. "Of course, that's exactly what they did to Martin Luther King."

Vernon Bellecourt, president of the National Council on Racism in Sports and Media

Nice. Trying to hide behind the ghost of Martin Luther King, after slandering his fellows.

Mr. Bellecourt does this for a living. It's a livelihood for him; he did it in Idaho with high school mascots back in 1999-2000. He goes around claiming racism and suing for a living.

My question is, will anyone hold him to that reprehensible "Uncle Tom-Tom" slander? Probably not, not in today's media. I will be surprised if they do.

But some of us did notice, Mr. Bellecourt. And we can tell a skunk when we smell him.

Get lost, Mr. Bellecourt. And get a hobby.


At 9:05 AM, Blogger Nathan said...

Big mistake by the NCAA. They should have let the schools and tribes settle things on a one-on-one basis. Many teams have treated their nicknames with a great deal of respect and honor. This is a great tragedy for the Ute tribe because the success of the UofU brought honor and recognition to them.

Honestly, without the UofU would anyone in the country even know there was such a thing as a Ute?

At 1:31 PM, Blogger Nathan said...

Once again, the white man is telling the Native Americans what is best for them.


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