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Wm. Gary Olinger, Published April 06 2011

Don’t buckle to idiot politics regarding Sioux

I am an avid Gopher fan and even have T-shirts and hats (West Marriucci, Minnesota’s Western Team, University of Southern Canada) that started some great rivals between the University of North Dakota and the University of Minnesota. Even chants. (Yes, I am the person chanting “USA” when UND fans yell “Let’s go, Sioux.”)

Losing the symbol when polls of American Indian citizens mostly support the logo is political correctness taking over common sense. Don’t buckle to idiot politics.

The Gophers are going to the Big Ten for hockey, but our rivalry will always be there. Despite our liberal regents, Gopher fans want to play the Sioux, not the Euphorian Mothers Against Checking in Hockey (EMACHS).