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Marquette has a new nickname
« on: May 05, 2005, 05:08:03 PM »
They are now to be refered to as the Marquette Gold.  Thats it, Gold. Man, thats stupid....
God must be a Tarheel.  If not, then why is the sky Carolina Blue?

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Re: Marquette has a new nickname
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2005, 05:10:36 PM »
Worst name I have ever heard.

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Re: Marquette has a new nickname
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2005, 05:24:29 PM »
I live in Milwaukee and people here are openly protesting it.  The Marquette students yesterday were pissed!

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Re: Marquette has a new nickname
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2005, 10:35:58 AM »
Apparently Dywane Wade is a little miffed about it...
ESPN: Your alma mater, Marquette, changed their nickname to the Gold. . . . What do you think of that?

Wade: To the what?

ESPN: To the Gold. The Marquette Gold. That's what they're going with now.

Wade: Awh . . . I got to call. I got to call in on that one.

ESPN: We are breaking some news.

Wade: I heard they were trying to change it back to Warriors.

ESPN: No, I guess they are going with Gold. I'm surprised they didn't call you to check to see if it was OK with you.

Wade: The Gold?

ESPN: Yeah.

Wade: No, I got to make a phone call to Marquette after we get off this . . . (laughter). . . . I don't know about that one.

ESPN: So that might change . . .

Wade: Marquette Gold. The Gold!

ESPN: All right, Dwyane . . . So far so good. I know your word carries a lot of weight at Marquette as well as Miami. Congratulations, enjoy the rest of the playoffs.

Wade: Thank you, I will. The Gold?

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Re: Marquette has a new nickname
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2005, 10:47:38 AM »
That was hilarious!

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Re: Marquette has a new nickname
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2005, 10:49:53 AM »
Personally, I don't see what the problem with Warriors is, as long as you're not playing up the Native American side of (why they orginally changed it in the first place).

The new athletics monogram is nice though:

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Re: Marquette has a new nickname
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2005, 03:29:12 PM »
Heaven forbid we pay homage to the fighting spirt of Native Americans.

Meanwhile, the football team in D.C, arguably the most politically correct city in the country, is still called the "Redskins".   

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Re: Marquette has a new nickname
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2005, 03:57:20 PM »
Heaven forbid we pay homage to the fighting spirt of Native Americans.

Meanwhile, the football team in D.C, arguably the most politically correct city in the country, is still called the "Redskins".   
I think if Native Americans didn't feel offended, nothing would have changed.  But I agree, sometimes political correctness goes too far, or gets too wacky.

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Re: Marquette has a new nickname
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2005, 04:15:39 AM »
Heaven forbid we pay homage to the fighting spirt of Native Americans.

Meanwhile, the football team in D.C, arguably the most politically correct city in the country, is still called the "Redskins".   
I think if Native Americans didn't feel offended, nothing would have changed.  But I agree, sometimes political correctness goes too far, or gets too wacky.

I'm sure your'e right.  My point is that Native Americans would probably be better off spending their energy on enforcing voided treaty rights, etc. To the extent they want to work on a name, they should focus on actually offensive names like "Redskins".  (If any city should be politically sensitive, it should be D.C., of course.) 

To me, a mascot that honors the fighting spirit of any people (Vikings, Spartans, etc.) is a compliment, but whatever.

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Re: Marquette has a new nickname
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2005, 11:11:28 PM »
My Dad's high school had the "Fighting Quakers."  Seems to be the thing true Quakers would take offense at, but of course, they didn't put up a fight about it.