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  1. Chewey

    Branding Survey

    Wasn't control over "branding" the reason why the "North Dakota" and "Fighting Sioux" language was scrapped? Wasn't "branding" to be solved by the new U.S. Post Office logo and insipid nickname? Seems to me that UND would have helped its "branding" by just staying "North Dakota". Weren't we all worried that, without a nickname, others would be defining who we were and "branding" us as they saw fit? Doesn't the fact that no one even at the school knows "who we are" eviscerate all of arguments and contradict all of the odious, rudimentary paste that spewed from the mouths of the anti-North Dakota crowd previously?
  2. Sioux need to continue playing aggressively. Prevent defense usually winds up being just the opposite.
  3. Didn't see a thread on this but the clock is ticking at NDSU regarding "culturally insensitive" references in their song, among other things. "NDSU's system for confidential reporting of bias issues." WTF?
  4. They should have a big weekend in Kalamazoo. My brother and I will be in attendance with our Fighting Sioux sweaters. Surprising tie with CC last weekend. They'll be ready to exact some correction this weekend. Should be fun to watch.
  5. Let the alibis start in 3, 2, 1.......
  6. Inexcusable. It's a nice arena and a great place to watch a game and it's a program with an extremely rich history. I guess many of the DU folks would probably rather be out skiing. Good thing to see the Rodents go down in flames tonight though.
  7. Will we get into trouble with the NCAA because of the feathers on the bird logo? They are sacred to NA's after all....
  8. I'm sure a couple of the boys would have worn a few feathers in their hats.............Calling Mr. Brien
  9. Nodaks would be the best and most "creative" option, given the circumstances. At least it's not a copycat nickname or a stupid weather phenomenon.
  10. You're quite right. It would have won hands down, and they know it; that's why it wasn't one of the options. The reasons why the school absolutely, positively, without a doubt needs to have a nickname are tenuous at best. Regardless of what the nickname is, sales of merchandise will not be anywhere near what they were with the Fighting Sioux nickname. They wont be that much better, if any, than the sales of North Dakota only materials. To use their own logic against them (i.e. the people who want to stay "North Dakota" really want to be the "Fighting Sioux"), all of the marketing fluff and other justifications really can be translated, as I've said before, to this: "We want to have a nickname - any nickname, even a horses#!# one- just so that we're not the "Fighting Sioux" and so that people are hopefully less inclined to say 'Fighting Sioux' at games." The meme that "North Dakota" violated the terms of the surrender agreement was a complete lie and was exposed as such. They still have plan B which is the whole marketing angle - an area that is so nebulous and esoteric and which can be impacted by so many varied perspectives that can never be completely identified let alone understood. With the surrender agreement, all one had to do was read it, acknowledge it and wait for the inevitable admissions.
  11. Precisely. The ones who are propagating falsehoods and who "just don't get it" are the ones who still are saying that the surrender agreement requires UND to adopt a new nickname. The committee indicated that this was not the case. I believe Kelley indicated this was not the case, too. In any event, it's been publicly stated that it's not the case. It might be a good idea to read something recent before regurgitating the same false pablum that was mentioned a year ago. Just a thought.
  12. Just another point of reference as to how utterly stupid the whole process has been. From the date the name was retired to now, one could not have purposefully and intentionally programmed a bigger clusterf$@&. So many PhD's. So many advisers. So many paid consultants. So much money. So many focus groups. This is what everyone got for it.
  13. Nodaks is the only one that even comes close to being unique. They all suck badly, however. Nodaks, at least, would be sort of going the route of the MIAC with Johnnies, Tommies, etc.
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