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Last Dance For U of Illinois' Chief Illiniwek

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by BNWriter, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    C'mon Starman, that's different. He was honoring all those blacks with their natural talent for song and dance.
  2. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    I was gonna post the Jolson but thought it would be way too over the top.

    NIce work, Starman. :)
  3. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    Cracked me up when ESPN showed a couple girls/young women crying during the last performance. I'm glad that mascot is gone.
  4. Cousin Jeffrey

    Cousin Jeffrey Active Member

    The student Chief fans are the biggest dorks, I'm sorry. I'm friends with Illini hoops fans, real ones and recent grads, and they think these fans are idiots, the Chief overrated. Why aren't more fans upset that their shooting guard left their reserve center to die in a car while the point guard didn't do anything to help?
  5. accguy

    accguy Member

    Covered a couple of games there. The first time I saw the whole Chief thing I was just floored.

    I was pretty much, "I can't believe they do this."
  6. doubledown68

    doubledown68 Active Member

    This is the same state that allowed Pekin High School to have a mascot called the "Chinks" all the way into the early 1980s.

    Like I said, the dance itself is laughable. The self-importance of the guy is what makes it hysterically funny.
  7. JBHawkEye

    JBHawkEye Well-Known Member

    That was Mike Downey's comment in the Trib today, and it was brilliant.
  8. trounced

    trounced Active Member

    East High Scho
    East High School in Rochester, NY, still uses Orientals as its nickname. It's the alma mater of former Bearcat horse puncher Art Long.
  9. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    When I was in the Akron area a little over a decade ago, Akron East was the Orientals too. Not sure if they still are or not.
  10. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Orientals are rugs.
  11. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Yeah. They changed their names to Asians. Or maybe it was Occidentals. I can't remember which.
  12. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Outing alert: Ace is really manky_jimy
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