Monday, June 02, 2003

The UND FS? 

A couple of years ago there was a battle on campus whether or not our student newspaper could refer to the University of North Dakota's sports teams by their nickname, The Fighting Sioux. Now the StarTribune, which stopped using Native American nicknames for teams nine years ago, is considering whether to rescind the ban. This won't make our president very happy.

The STrib suggests using the initial I for the Cleveland Indians (so you could call them the I's, just as the Athletics are the A's). Well, if you've ever read Ball Four and remember the two favorite words of manager Joe Schultz, you'd not want to use FS for UND. (Hat tip: Tongue Tied.)