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    Illinois-Northwestern Retiring Trophy

    ESPN - Northwestern Wildcats, Illinois Fighting Illini to retire Sweet Sioux Tomahawk trophy

    This is kind of sad. I understand the need to be politically correct but it's a part of our history. Sad.



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    Re: Illinois-Northwestern Retiring Trophy

    They will now play for the PC cup.

    Also think its dump the Illini cant use the cheif as a mascot.



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    Re: Illinois-Northwestern Retiring Trophy

    I've always thought that we need to get rid of the telephone trophy with MIzzou. It's really disrespectful to phones everywhere. And don't get me started on Floyd of Rosedale........



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    Re: Illinois-Northwestern Retiring Trophy

    Quote Originally Posted by 4429 mcc View Post
    They will now play for the PC cup.

    Also think its dump the Illini cant use the cheif as a mascot.
    I love it when WASPS tell minorities what should and shouldn't offend them. Good stuff.



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    Re: Illinois-Northwestern Retiring Trophy

    Quote Originally Posted by ia8manfan View Post
    I've always thought that we need to get rid of the telephone trophy with MIzzou. It's really disrespectful to phones everywhere. And don't get me started on Floyd of Rosedale........

    And what about the folks that run telephone wire for a living? Why should we compete for something that celebrates their failure? Why should they have to be reminded about it, especially if they play College Football on their console at home (which is where they're most likely to hear about it)? Why take the taunting into their own homes?



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    Re: Illinois-Northwestern Retiring Trophy

    Quote Originally Posted by everyyard View Post
    I love it when WASPS tell minorities what should and shouldn't offend them. Good stuff.
    I'm an Irish-American, yet Notre Dame gets to tell me I'm not allowed to be offended by their stereotypical portrayal of a drunken, brawling Irishman.

    After all, if you're going to be PC about one thing, you should be PC about ALL things...


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    Wink Re: Illinois-Northwestern Retiring Trophy

    Quote Originally Posted by everyyard View Post
    I love it when WASPS tell minorities what should and shouldn't offend them. Good stuff.
    What do insects have to do with this discussion?



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    Re: Illinois-Northwestern Retiring Trophy

    Quote Originally Posted by Me State View Post
    What do insects have to do with this discussion?

    oooooh, that one stings.


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    Re: Illinois-Northwestern Retiring Trophy

    Quote Originally Posted by everyyard View Post
    I love it when WASPS tell minorities what should and shouldn't offend them. Good stuff.
    I love when PC people such as yourself act offended on behalf of something (which I'm assuming) you're not. Are you an Illini Indian?

    Anyways, I thought this was interesting:

    Fighting Whites - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    If I was a team with a minority nickname, I'd just change it to something a little more PC. Like the Fightin' Whites. Of course, if that became the case, minorities would cry because their names were under-represented.


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    Re: Illinois-Northwestern Retiring Trophy

    [quote=CyForPresident;733456

    This is kind of sad. I understand the need to be politically correct but it's a part of our history. Sad.[/quote]

    Yeah I remember studying about the Sweet Sioux Tomahawk trophy in 7th grade history. It will be greatly missed.



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    Re: Illinois-Northwestern Retiring Trophy

    As we get more politically correct and want to avoid hurting wolves, dogs, mustangs, sooners, longhorns, we may soon see team names like:

    The Pasta Pastels
    The Weedeaters
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    The Fightin Roaches
    The Orange Peels
    The Redwoods
    The Love Whales
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    Re: Illinois-Northwestern Retiring Trophy

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    As we get more politically correct and want to avoid hurting wolves, dogs, mustangs, sooners, longhorns, we may soon see team names like:

    The Pasta Pastels
    The Weedeaters
    The Sunset
    The Fishworms
    The Fightin Roaches
    The Orange Peels
    The Redwoods
    The Love Whales
    The Asparagus Feel Goods
    The Viagara Reactions
    The French Fries
    The GMs (paid advertising)
    The Gay Machine
    All of them except for that one made sense, lol.


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    Re: Illinois-Northwestern Retiring Trophy

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernHawk View Post
    All of them except for that one made sense, lol.
    And what is wrong with a Happy Machine?



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    Re: Illinois-Northwestern Retiring Trophy

    Quote Originally Posted by rbrook View Post
    And what is wrong with a Happy Machine?
    Well, happy isn't what first came to mind.

    I wonder what their mascot would be....?


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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernHawk View Post
    Well, happy isn't what first came to mind.

    I wonder what their mascot would be....?
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