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The Fargo Forum is at it Again

Today, the Fargo Forum is up to it's old tricks. Again, the Forum can't help itself, they have to write yet another OP, Ed, slamming UND fans. Ugh, we really don't need them inserting themselves in the nickname argument. Maybe they're trying to stoke the fires before the NDSU vs. UND football game. I think the Forum should spend more time talking about last Saturday's football game...
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Enough with the Sundogs, It's time to reject this

This is why I get frustrated. Today, Marvin Asp of East Grand Forks, MN, wrote an article to the Grand Forks Herald. His letter has some seriously flawed logic. First, the guys has no idea what a Sundog is. Second, if Sundogs is the new nickname of the UND, I can say with much certainty, there will be a lot of backlash from fans and alumni.Check it out, from the Grand Forks Herald...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert O. Kelley, " No UND/North Dakota option"

The University of North Dakota President Robert O. Kelley has spoken, UND/North Dakota will not be an option. This could get ugly. I think it's a bad decision, but this is just my humble opinion. Here's the letter from President Kelley. I do like the fact that members of other schools or people that have poor intentions can't vote for the UND nickname. I applaud President Kelley...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Swamp Rabbits > Sundogs

As we go through the nickname process at the University of North Dakota, why is that other places can come up with better names thane we can? Seriously, according to multiple blogs and Internet sources, ECHL’s Greenville Road Warriors have changed their name — starting next year, they’ll be the Greenville Swamp Rabbits. That nickname is absolutely genius. They haven an awesome...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Grand Forks Herald: Don't saddle next president with UND nickname issue

Today, Tom Dennis of the Grand Forks Herald has posted a pretty interesting article. I think Dennis makes some really good points. Whether we like it or not, this issue eventually needs to be solved. UND President Kelley needs to decide if UND is going to be simply North Dakota or one of the five nickname choices. That being said, Kelley needs to involve the students, alumni and...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

More Patrick Kane News

The investigation moves forward for Patrick Kane. These types of investigations take time. Here's the statistics for rape convictions. (RAIIN). I have no idea how this turns out. Per ESPN.COM:So Phase Three of the NHL’s expansion process has now begun for Las Vegas and Quebec City. What does that really mean? Quite frankly, not as much as the title would indicate. As Bill Daly...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Moving forward

Good Afternoon! Fall is slowly approaching, and I am actually bummed out. This has been one of the best summers that I can remember. It's been hot, the weather has been perfect. I wish it could go on, at least for three more months. But I digress. I guess I can move to Florida if I don't like the ND winters. Students are returning to campus. College football kicks off the 2015...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

A Guess About Ticket Policies and a Suggested Response

SCSU is just the latest school to impose ridiculous sanctions on, what is basically, a targetted visiting audience (DU and UNO were the others... with DU coming in previous years).  It got me thinking as to why:The answer is rather obvious, objectively speaking.  Home arenas should be for the home team and the home team's fans should have first crack at all the best seats.  No...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Star Tribune: Wild Assistant coach Darryl Sydor arrested For DUI

Minnesota Wild assistant coach Darryl Sydor has been arrested and charged with second DUI. This is a very serious charge and nothing to sneeze at. Driving under the influence with your children in the back of your vehicle is a serious offense. Also, blowing a .30 is is highly intoxicated. In my opinion, Sydor will/should be charged with child endangerment. Per the Star Tribune...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Letter to the NCAA

To Whom it may Concern at the NCAA,At the end of the 2011-2012 athletic season, the University of North Dakota dropped the name of 'Fighting Sioux' as per your request as you saw the name to be offensive and hostile. It was a tough one to swallow for athletes, fans, students, alumni, and faculty alike, however, the University has embraced just being the University of North Dakota...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Grand Forks Letter: Imagine 'The Donald' taking on the NCAA

Whether you like Donald Trump or not, he has added some entertainment to the primary season. Here's a letter from Scott Olson of Grand Forks. Olson says that the NCAA sanctioning UND because of a fan chanting Go Sioux is the kind of P.C. that Trump is talking about. Thoughts? Per the Grand Forks Herald: The story, "NCAA may investigate Sioux chants," said that the NCAA has issued...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Grand Forks Herald Letter: Rancor suggests nickname choice should be delayed

Bryan Boger from Grand Forks suggest in his letter to the Herald that the nickname choice should be delayed. The Move on people won't like this letter. Like I mentioned in the past, I am for the UND and anything but Sundogs option. That being said, I would like to see this concluded. I am also surprised that a plan for a vote hasn't been developed yet. Per the Grand Forks Herald...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Grand Forks Herald: Tom Dennis Nails it

Check out Tom Dennis of the Grand Forks Herald for his latest. Dennis has had some good editorial articles lately and this one absolutely nails it. Bravo Tom!Per the Grand Forks Herald: First, fans would have to keep cheering for the Fighting Sioux; that may or may not continue as the years wear on.Second, an opposing team would have to both take offense and also complain about...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Fargo Forum Editorial: UND, don't pander to protesters'

They must be bored in Fargo, ND? They really can't help themselves. Must not have anything to report. Per Fargo Forum: First, they want the university’s list of selections for a new UND team name to include “North Dakota.” It’s a transparent ploy to somehow retain some iteration of “Fighting Sioux,” which has been retired. Second, they want the immediate resignation of...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Move On Crowd Missing Point

First, I find the nickname issue to be interesting and frustrating at the same time. So, you're going to get coverage of that issue. Thanks in advance for reading. Second, one thing that I have noticed through the nickname transition; is a group of people I like to refer to as the "move on crowd". That fine, they're entitled to their opinion. This is a very diverse group, made up...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Grand Forks Herald Letter: 'UND Sundogs' shines as nickname choice

I can't believe that there are five people that like this moronic nickname. It's absolutely horrible. If for some stupid reason UND became the Sundogs, we would be the laughing stock of college hockey. All you have to do is search the Urban Dictionary to see what I am talking about. Per Grand Forks Herald Letter to the editor: Who has determined that a "majority" want the UND athletic...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Grand Forks Herald: Sioux chants could mean consequences at UND

Good luck enforcing that. What a joke. Can we say back to the courts again.Whether UND picks a new nickname or goes with simply "North Dakota", fans are still going to yell Sioux at the end of the national anthem. The handwringers aren't going to be able to stop it.Funny, I already reported this last week.Per the Grand Forks Herald:But it's common knowledge in the Grand Forks area...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

North Dakota Wins.... Developing

So, were told by some folks that simply being "North Dakota" isn't a popular option, and should be squashed.Apparently, that's not the truth, at least with current UND students. Based on the results, I think that President Robert O. Kelley has no choice but to include the option North Dakota as a choice for UND's new nickname.Per the Grand Forks Herald and Say Anything Blog:Results...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins Rebuild?

In an article posted on NBCSports.com today, it seems as if the Boston Bruins are going through a transition period in the upcoming season. Now this doesn't mean that they will be a cellar team, however, because of the recent roster movement, and ages of some remaining top players, the big bad Bruins may not be so big and bad this coming up season.After missing the playoffs last...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

A Couple of Housecleaning Items

Frist, as we get closer to the UND and NHL hockey season there will be more of a frequency of items being posted. Years past, I posted more during the summer, but I decided to take a different approach this season. There're roughly eight weeks till the college hockey season begins. So, enjoy your summer and get ready. As you have probably noticed, I've taken most of the summer off...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Four Year Athlete Obsolete

At the end of every Men's Division 1 NCAA Hockey season, most of the 59 teams fan bases hold their breaths and wonder one thing. Who are we going to lose early this year? It has become a common thing for athletes not staying all four years in order to be sure to sign that entry level pro contract into the NHL.According to USCHO.com, 30 players chose to leave their schools early,...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Interesting Read on Patrick Kane Situation

Criminal investigations take time, the wheels of justice move slowly. Almost at a snail's pace. If I had to guess, I would say that this investigation probably won't be over when training camp starts in 36 days. As an NHL fan, you hope that the allegations against Patrick Kane aren't true. Obviously, you're innocent until proven guilty. David Haugh, Chicago Tribune -- They also...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

WSJ: Name Game in Search of a New North Dakota Mascot

Nothing new here. The title is a bit off as well, UND is looking for a new nickname, the mascot will come later. Per the Wall Street Journal: But a committee assigned to identify a new nickname for the school, which first met in March, voted recently by a margin of 7-4 to eliminate North Dakota as an option. Some argued that the state name didn’t actually count as a nickname. The...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

PFT: Vikings Lead NFL In Arrests Over the Last Five Years

Kind of a dubious honor.  It also doesn't surprise me, not in the least. Per Pro Football Talk: According to data compiled by former San Jose Mercury News reporter Mike Rosenberg, the Vikings are leading the way with 18 arrests the last five years. They’re followed by the Broncos (16), the Colts and Buccaneers (13 each) and the 49ers (12).At the other end of the spectrum, the...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Grand Forks Herald Letter: Character of players in nickname debate shows

This letter lacks a few facts, or just plain omits them. But hey, let's not let facts get in the way of a good argument.Again, without going over the facts again. Not all of the Tribes were screaming against the Fighting Sioux nickname. The Spirit Lake Tribe approved of UND's use of the Fighting Sioux nicknamePer the Grand Forks Herald:Character, Aristotle observed, is best revealed...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss
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