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Fargo Forum: Faux Egalitarian Exercise to Select a Nickname Has Become Cartoonish

Wow! Are we entertained yet? I think the fight is only going to get nastier as time goes on. First, UND can't pick a nickname until they define the parameters for selecting one. Second, Kelly has already said he's going to wait to pick a nickname in the fall. That makes sense, wait till the students return to campus.Per the Fargo Forum and here. Silly, right? Well, no sillier than...
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Classy Move by David Backes

View image | gettyimages.com Classy move by one of my favorite former WCHA players. Former Minnesota State Maverick forward David Backes has written a nice check to his former school. Mankato, Minn. --- Captain of the St. Louis Blues and former Minnesota State Maverick men's hockey forward - David Backes - announced Monday at the school's Annual Blue Line Club Dan Meyer Golf...
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Mike Jacobs: Limit UND nickname vote to active athletes

In today's Grand Forks Herald, former Herald editor Mike Jacobs suggests that the current athletes pick the new UND nickname. I could live with that. There's a very good chance that we wouldn't end up with the moronic nickname Sundogs.Per the Grand Forks Herald. The best, most credible constituency to vote on a new nickname is the university's active athletes.-- the people who will...
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Say What?

I was reading this letter today, and one thing that the author wrote caught my eye.So, if I am reading this right, now it's a newspaper's job to help people move forward.A newspaper's job is to inform the masses via news stories. I don't think so Tim. We live in a democracy. This line of thinking would Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin very happy.Correct me if I am reading this wrong...
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NBC's NHL Broadcast Schedule

Wed., Oct. 7N.Y. RangersChicagoNBCSN7:30 p.m.Wed., Oct. 7San JoseLos AngelesNBCSN10 p.m.Thur., Oct. 8MinnesotaColoradoNBCSN9 p.m.Tues., Oct. 13Tampa BayDetroitNBCSN7:30 p.m.Wed., Oct. 14ChicagoPhiladelphiaNBCSN8 p.m.Tues., Oct. 20DallasPhiladelphiaNBCSN7:30 p.m.Wed., Oct. 21PhiladelphiaBostonNBCSN8 p.m.Tues., Oct. 27Tampa BaySt. LouisNBCSN8 p.m.Wed., Oct. 28PittsburghWashingtonNBCSN8...
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Redwing77's Endorsement and Prediction

by Redwing77Let's Recap:Nickname Committee failed in many ways (not all of the ways listed by Goon or myself, but I'm not going to sling mud at what is now a defunct committee).  There was, predictably, uproar about the omission of the "North Dakota" option.  President Kelley rebutted that he'll consider re-adding the option to the vote.  Stakeholders backed off.The PredictionPresident...
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UND Nickname Opinion

With all of the hustle and bustle in the last week over the list of potential names being downed to the final five, many people have had their opinions on the list of names at hand and many of them were not too positive. The general public was upset over the fact that the committee said that the public's voice would be heard and accounted for, but when the time came to shrink the...
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Grand Forks Herald: UND/No Nickname Option Will Be Considered

UND president Robert O. Kelly has done the right thing. In my opinion, this is also a response to the backlash from UND fans that were unhappy with the UND Nickname Committee deciding to remove North Dakota as an option for a final nickname. I believe this is the right decision.Per the Grand Forks Herald:UND President Robert Kelley will consider adding “North Dakota” to the list...
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Dave St. Peter on the 'No Nickname' Option for UND

If you haven't seen this, UND Nickname Committee member Dave St. Peter, Minnesota Twins president, gives his opinion on the North Dakota nickname option.  Per Howard Sinker, Star Tribune. St. Peter said he had two reasons for wanting to keep the no-nickname option. "I thought there was something incredibly powerful and unique about having the words 'North Dakota' stand alone without...
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The Catch-22 of Political Entities aka Why the Nickname Committee is Doomed to Fail

by Redwing77Goon asked me to turn my rather long winded comment into a blog post.  So, here it is, with a little more explanation:It's sad that I say this about my alma mater but... I am beginning to think that this is Marquette all over again. Brief Recap:  Marquette used to be known as the Warriors and were under as much (perhaps more) pressure to change the nickname.  The...
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UND Nickname Selection Committee is a Farce

I have been on vacation since last Thursday evening, and I left my laptop computer at home, instead of bringing it on my vacation. So, yes, I am a little late to the party. That doesn't mean I have been seething about this. Because I have. First, while I love the Fighting Sioux nickname, I understand that the University of North Dakota can not go back to being the Fighting Sioux...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

More flawed logic

Per Dave Davidson, Sr. Devils Lake ND.Grand Forks Red River High School—whose nickname is Roughriders—is not national; it is local. It is not moving on from an American Indian image and never had one. It is an entirely different situation, and in its case, the nickname is neither hostile nor derogatory, and it represents the high school with dignity. There are no similarities...
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Murphy officially to ASU; Gerlach to Major Juniors

Forward Wade Murphy has transferred officially to Arizona State University per Brad Schlossman.  In my opinion, it's not surprising but rather disappointing.  I had heard great things about Murphy coming into his time at UND and he just couldn't put things together.He has to sit out a year (in 115 degree heat) before being able to lace the skates up, but all the best for him....
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Here Comes Your Fighting Sundogs, Hopefully not

The UND Nickname Committee has decided that these are the seven remaining nicknames: Fighting Hawks, Green Hawks, Nodaks, North Dakota, North Stars, Roughriders, Sundogs. Six of the seven nickname choices are acceptable. I like the no nickname option or Rough Riders. I could live with one of the Hawks. I find nickname Sundogs to be intolerable and down right moronic.If the University...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Twenty players headed for salary arbitration

There are 20 NHL players headed toward salary arbitration. As you can see, there's a college hockey connection for some of the players on the list. Arizona Coyotes: Philip Samuelsson (July 21) B.C., Brendan Shinnimin (July 20) Calgary Flames: Lance Bouma (July 22), Paul Byron (July 30), Josh Jooris (July 28) UCColorado Avalanche: Andrew Agozzino (July 20), Mat Clark (July 22)Edmonton...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

It's Hard Being Phil Kessel

I have been watching the Phil Kessel trade unfold in the media the last couple of weeks and it's been interesting.During my lifetime, I have not seen a player receive so much negative press. In fact, some of the stuff that has been written about him is downright malicious. Here's some of the stuff that's caught my eye since Kessel was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins.After all he...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Is New Orleans Saints Logo is Racist?

This story was on the Daily Caller two days ago. Are the Saints the next ones to come under fire? Thoughts?Wynton Yates, Eyewitness News -- The fleur de lis is a symbol that is deeply ingrained in Louisiana's history. Seen in architecture, the state flag and on the helmets of the Saints, it's everywhere. But while it is now seen as the mark of our great state, it was once used to...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Roughriders nickname = Racism

s I have been reading some of the letters to the editors and C.T. Marhula from Grand Forks tells us that we can't select the Roughriders nickname because it's racist. So, let me get this straight,  the nickname Roughriders are racist? Does that mean that the Saskatchewan Roughriders also are racist, too? I am getting confused with all of this political correctness run amuck...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Grand Forks Herald Letter: Roosevelt's racism puts 'Roughriders' off-limits

I honestly don't know what to make of this Letter to the editor, but it seems we're reaching here or that we are quick to find something that offends us. First, I love the Fighting Sioux nickname and wore it with pride this past week in Michigan. That being said, the Fighting Sioux nickname isn't coming back. I see no way that it does. Here's the latest letter from Tom Anderson...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

UND Releases list of Incoming Freshmen

by Redwing77UND is going into next season with 10 brand new faces.  This is the largest freshman class since 2011-2012.  Here's an overview:Forwards:Brock Boeser (pronounced BESS-er):  Highly skilled forward taken in the first round in the 2015 NHL draft by Vancouver.  Ht: 6-0    Wt: 191      Pos: F     Hometown: Burnsville, Minn.                 Previous...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Oshie Picks a Number

by Redwing77 New Capitol T.J. Oshie has picked a new number: Thanks for all of the # suggestions! Going with 77. #Caps pic.twitter.com/lh8OZNEaZp — TJ Oshie (@TJOshie77) July 6, 2015I've always loved that number. 
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T.J. Oshie to Wear Number 77

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Brandon Dubinsky not a Fan of Mike Reilly

One has to wonder if this wasn't a drunk tweet or something along those lines. That being said, Columbus Blue Jackets isn't a fan of former Gopher Mike Reilly. Obviously, Reilly isn't the first college hockey player to go this route to the NHL, but I can see how Dubinsky and his Blue Jackets teammates might not be that impressed with the ex-Gopher's decision. Dubinsky has since...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

God Bless America

I got to thinking, this is very appropriate today. Enjoy.
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Happy 4th of July

A photo posted by Memes Are Supposed To Hurt (@_everydayhockey_) on Jul 4, 2015 at 8:40am PDT Happy 4th of July from the bloggers at Goon's World. What are you thankful for on this holiday? Going to a press conference at the REA. A photo posted by Eric J. Burton (@eric.burton.94801) on Jun 22, 2015 at 9:24am PDT Coach Berry takes questions from the media. A photo...
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