Tuesday, March 18, 2008
UND hockey fan
Hey there everybody. I am currently a student at UND and am proud to say that my life revolves around hockey. Ever since I was a little boy it was my dream to be playing hockey at UND and follow in the footsteps of my father who taught me everything I know about the sport. Unfortunatly I didn't seem to inherit the athletic genes that my father was glorified with. Despite my inability to be out on the ice I never miss an opportunity to be watching the team in the stands. I am probably the most crazy hockey superfan you can imagine, usually doning facepaint and the whole works.
When I first started hearing about the controversy over our school mascot I was shocked. I had never even considered the fact that our mascot being the "Fighting Sioux" could be offensive. I grew up around the campus and have always felt that it's the most respectful place to be. With the controversies about the mascot being debated all I can think about is how my hockey career (well the teams) might be affected. I mean we have a chance to win the NCAA championships this year and I'm not gonna miss an opportunity like that! I don't know what I would do if the hockey games were no longer allowed to take place. Maybe I would start doing my homework again, but i would sacrifice it any day for the roar of the crowd when our team scores a goal. Amazing. I would just like the controversy to be solved. I have been loyal to the school and like the tradition of being the "Fighting Sioux", but as long as the hockey stays the same I would accept a new name. Although it would be even better if we can just keep the name. Whatever happens, hockey better not be postponed or my weekly routine will be all out of whack.