Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Light or Late Tuesday

The NCAA has backed off a little on their idiotic ruling on American Indian mascots in collegiate sport.

Seminole decision

The NCAA will allow Florida State to use its Seminoles nickname in postseason play, removing the school from a list of colleges with American Indian nicknames that were restricted by an NCAA decision earlier this month.

Gracious of them.

"Seminoles," was defined as "hostile and abusive" by a committee.

If they think that’s hostile and abusive, they must not attend many southern football games.

"The staff review committee noted the unique relationship between the university and the Seminole Tribe of Florida as a significant factor,"

Another factor was a recognition that members of the committee were oversensitive PC academics with too much time on their hands.

"I don't think anything has brought them together quite as much as this," said Wetherell. "Whether you're a Gator, Hurricane or Bulldog, those entities believe it's a Florida decision."

When did Florida annex Athens? Jeb Bush must be happy.

"When you make a mistake it's important to realize it and move on," Bush said. "They came to the right conclusion ... the Seminole mascot and the tradition at Florida State, is not offensive to anyone."

Except the NCAA

"The NCAA remains committed to ensuring an atmosphere of respect and sensitivity for all who participate in and attend our championships"

That’s all we need…sensitivity in football. How long before they ban tackling?