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Voting starts tomorrow. This needs to be said:

The idea of North Dakota adopting the official nickname "Fighting Hawks" is both completely illogical and totally and absolutely in every way not unique or representative to our region, state, or school.

Hawks don't fight:  While I do concede that I am not an expert in ornithology, I'm pretty sure the idea of hawks fighting is completely nonsensical.  Hawks soar, hawks prey, hawks hunt and they probably do some other things to kill time but they don't fight.   Do we really want to have the official name of our school be something that doesn't even make sense?

Hawks isn't original at all:   Somewhere on this forum there are stats on how many schools who have had to change their native American nicknames opted to go with Hawks as a nickname and the number is astounding!  Look it up.

Make no mistake about it, Changing our name to Fighting Hawks is actually changing our name to Hawks.  Fighting can be put in front of any name and by the way of the three names up for vote it fits Hawks the least by a million miles.  Fighting Roughriders- 0k, Fighting-Nodaks-I like how this sounds, Fighting Hawks-Huh?? really??  ...hey look at those hawks fight!  They are very impressive fighters those hawks..

The fact that Hawks got Fighting included in it as a nickname option is almost a little suspicious? One could argue that putting 'fighting' with hawks was a ploy to manipulate people into being drawn to a generic name by including fighting in the name making it feel similar to "fighting Sioux'?  I'm just saying.

 

Please tell everyone you can these reasons to NOT vote for Hawks.

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Voting starts tomorrow. This needs to be said:

The idea of North Dakota adopting the official nickname "Fighting Hawks" is both completely illogical and totally and absolutely in every way not unique or representative to our region, state, or school.

Hawks don't fight:  While I do concede that I am not an expert in ornithology, I'm pretty sure the idea of hawks fighting is completely nonsensical.  Hawks soar, hawks prey, hawks hunt and they probably do some other things to kill time but they don't fight.   Do we really want to have the official name of our school be something that doesn't even make sense?

Hawks isn't original at all:   Somewhere on this forum there are stats on how many schools who have had to change their native American nicknames opted to go with Hawks as a nickname and the number is astounding!  Look it up.

Make no mistake about it, Changing our name to Fighting Hawks is actually changing our name to Hawks.  Fighting can be put in front of any name and by the way of the three names up for vote it fits Hawks the least by a million miles.  Fighting Roughriders- 0k, Fighting-Nodaks-I like how this sounds, Fighting Hawks-Huh?? really??  ...hey look at those hawks fight!  They are very impressive fighters those hawks..

The fact that Hawks got Fighting included in it as a nickname option is almost a little suspicious? One could argue that putting 'fighting' with hawks was a ploy to manipulate people into being drawn to a generic name by including fighting in the name making it feel similar to "fighting Sioux'?  I'm just saying.

 

Please tell everyone you can these reasons to NOT vote for Hawks.

100% agreed that Kelly and his wife will shorten it to hawks so people/students don't yell Sioux after fighting at events...

University of North Dakota Hawks?

University of North Dakota Nodaks?

University of North Dakota Roughriders...

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Google Fighting Hawks in images 

Yes, I have seen the images you have posted on this forum and they do look good. But do you really think the suits in Twamley Hall will adopt anything other than a cartoonish, milk-toast logo that is very hard to get excited about? That is why Fighting Hawks is not a good choice for us.

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Google Fighting Hawks in images 

I see soaring, I see hunting,  maybe a little dancing?  Some fussing?  Surely nothing to inspire me to feel good about Fighting with Hawks. 

But maybe I'm just a stubborn Fighting Nodak! lol

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Google Fighting Hawks in images 

and if they do fight, they fight each other.  Not so team oriented...

Fighting only works as a superlative connotation if it refers to people nicknames or maybe animals who group in packs and fight others...

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and if they do fight, they fight each other.  Not so team oriented...

Fighting only works as a superlative connotation if it refers to people nicknames or maybe animals who group in packs and fight others...

i see what you're saying.  But, in this context, it would be the UND teams aka Hawks, fighting as a group....   Nodaks don't traditionally group in packs and fight others, either.

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Have you been downtown after bar close?

but  I've learned on this website from Roughrider supporters, Nodaks are strictly old hicks in bib overalls and straw hats.....  I never see those dudes downtown at night....    :)

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I know it's too late,but how about the North Dakota Disaster??..Seems like that's what this nickname insanity is.....Well,sort of....Hey,come to think of it...North Dakota Hicks would suit the whole thing just fine..very appropriate...plenty of drunken Hicks in the state...Some of them watch UND hockey...Including myself...Yep

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Here comes your University of North Dakota Fighting......Hawks!!!!!! It will take some time, but it will grow like a festering boil on the a** of this proud university.

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but  I've learned on this website from Roughrider supporters, Nodaks are strictly old hicks in bib overalls and straw hats.....  I never see those dudes downtown at night....    :)

I was thinking rube more than hick. 

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I thought that was already happening since 2012.

You do have a point there.................

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Do people have there emails with the link yet?

I don't.

Edit: I see on the latest alumni email, they are going out Monday morning.

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Here comes your University of North Dakota Fighting......Hawks!!!!!! It will take some time, but it will grow.

You can put whipcream on a turd and it's still a turd.  :-)   

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Do people have there emails with the link yet?

I don't.

Edit: I see on the latest alumni email, they are going out Monday morning.

It's here; 5AM Monday.

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Voting starts tomorrow. This needs to be said:

The idea of North Dakota adopting the official nickname "Fighting Hawks" is both completely illogical and totally and absolutely in every way not unique or representative to our region, state, or school.

Hawks don't fight:  While I do concede that I am not an expert in ornithology, I'm pretty sure the idea of hawks fighting is completely nonsensical.  Hawks soar, hawks prey, hawks hunt and they probably do some other things to kill time but they don't fight.   Do we really want to have the official name of our school be something that doesn't even make sense?

Hawks isn't original at all:   Somewhere on this forum there are stats on how many schools who have had to change their native American nicknames opted to go with Hawks as a nickname and the number is astounding!  Look it up.

Make no mistake about it, Changing our name to Fighting Hawks is actually changing our name to Hawks.  Fighting can be put in front of any name and by the way of the three names up for vote it fits Hawks the least by a million miles.  Fighting Roughriders- 0k, Fighting-Nodaks-I like how this sounds, Fighting Hawks-Huh?? really??  ...hey look at those hawks fight!  They are very impressive fighters those hawks..

The fact that Hawks got Fighting included in it as a nickname option is almost a little suspicious? One could argue that putting 'fighting' with hawks was a ploy to manipulate people into being drawn to a generic name by including fighting in the name making it feel similar to "fighting Sioux'?  I'm just saying.

 

Please tell everyone you can these reasons to NOT vote for Hawks.

Great post!  You said everything that I have been feeling, thank you!  Go Nodaks.

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