June 27, 2006

Oskee Wow Wow!

I have to reference this and this for posterity. Well stated, Dr. Kupchella.

Here's a small sample from the second link of Dr. Kupchella's letters to the NCAA:

Perhaps the most amazing thing is that through all of this except for stirring things up you have accomplished nothing. Your stand against Indian nicknames and logos a stand that seem to start out against all references to races and national origin fizzled before it started when you left out Irish, Celtics, Vandals, and a host of other names. Then, for highly convoluted, hypocritical, and in some instances mysterious reasons, you exempted the Aztecs and other American Indian nicknames at the outset and, following that, you exempted the use of Chippewa, the Utes, the Choctaws, the Catawbas, and the Seminoles, leaving the NCAA position on even American Indian nicknames about as solid as room-temperature Jell-O. All of this was, and remains, highly arbitrary and capricious.

Betcha Miles and his buddies aren't accustomed to hearing someone speak truth to their unquestioned power.

Posted by Charles Austin at June 27, 2006 06:45 PM