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Archive for June, 2006

New Zable photos

Posted by thetribehasspoken on June 30, 2006

From Tribeathletics. I haven’t gotten out to the field in about a week, and it looks great! I’ll have to make a trip in the next few days.

Another note:Pics and my report from the O’s vs. Nationals series last weekend along with my “Tribe in the MLB:June” post will be coming soon.

Go Tribe!

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Zable photos 6/23

Posted by thetribehasspoken on June 23, 2006

Went to Zable today, and have 3 new photos to show you guys.

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#3 

Anyway, I'm going to the O's vs. Nationals game Friday and Saturday and will come back with photos of Harris, Bray, and Ray(tough game for him last night, first blown save). Should be fun!

Like always, feel free to comment.

Go Tribe!

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New Zable Photos 6/21

Posted by thetribehasspoken on June 22, 2006

7 new Zable photos from several different angles. I couldn't get as many from inside the stadium because of all the "Field is closed/no tresspassing" signs, but I think I did just fine, and got some good shots(along with some bad ones):

Taken from the Alumni side entrance, showing the "Tribe" symbol that will be in the endzones.

From main entrance, just inside the gate.

Further inside the stadium…

Checking out the visitors side endzone…

From the side of the stadium opposite the University Center

Another one from there…

And last but not least, my personal favorite, from the University Center.

Looks pretty good, eh? You're welcome(as always) to put your thoughts in the comments section.

Go Tribe!

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Turf down at Zable….

Posted by thetribehasspoken on June 20, 2006

Photos can be found here. I'm still going out almost every day, and will soon get another photo or 2 up of the new turf.

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Zable Photos…

Posted by thetribehasspoken on June 17, 2006

Went to Zable today, and have some pics for you guys of the new yet to be installed turf. Enjoy!

Zable pic #1

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Zable pic #20

Crim Dell

Some of them are pretty dark, don't know why.

Another Note:The Tribe will NOT play Kansas next year, that game fell through the cracks.

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Gene Nichol letter to NCAA

Posted by thetribehasspoken on June 16, 2006

Can be found here. Here is my highlight(though the letter is short)…

I add only that the William & Mary logo cannot reasonably be seen as violative of NCAA standards. It is not intended to be hostile and abusive. Nor is it regarded as such—either internally or externally. Present NCAA determinations of mascot policy—what is allowed and what is forbidden—are neither comprehensible nor capable of being sensibly defended. I’m guessing that members of the committee may realize this is so. An interpretation that penalizes the College of William & Mary while embracing the depiction of a brave on horseback, in war paint, plunging a flaming spear into the turf at midfield, to the delight of 85,000 chanting, tomahawking fans, is, at best, enigmatic.

 Sound familiar? Queue the wayback machine…

June 11, 2006. "I love University of North Dakota!"

If the NCAA doesn't let us keep the feathers(or Tribe), we need to follow in line. As I've said before, there is no way that 2 feathers and the name "Tribe" is more hostile and abusive than a guy with war paint on riding a horse while holding a flaming spear with 60,000 people shouting an indian chant and doing the "Tommahawk Chop".

Gene, if you're going to steal my stuff, at least give me credit!(-:

Anyway, the new turf has arrived at the stadium, and when I get a working digital camera I'll upload some photos onto the site.

Go Tribe!

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I love the University of North Dakota!

Posted by thetribehasspoken on June 11, 2006

For taking legal action against the NCAA. The letter is extremely long, so I'll cut out some of my favorite tidbits.

The NCAA's organizational arrogance extends to the innovative and abusive use of the English language. You indicated that Florida State University was exempted because it has a "special relationship" with the Seminoles. At the time you said this, Florida State enrolled just four Seminole students. We have one-hundred times more Indian students here, yet FSU's is a "special relationship" while ours, you say, is "hostile and abusive."

Right on!

The arrogance of this statement is appalling. It is as if to say, "American Indians may think it is OK, but the NCAA knows better," or perhaps, "If these tribes (now at least six in number) are not astute enough to recognize that they are the objects of hostility and abuse, let them wallow in it.

More good stuff…

Instead of the logical conclusion, that if American Indians, themselves, think Indian nicknames are OK, perhaps they really are OK, we get the latest in a long series of non-Natives deciding what's best for American Indians.

FINALLY! I've been saying this all along, and was wondering when somebody of importance would point it out.

We have more than 30 separate programs in support of American Indian education. Most of these are administered by a staff of seven American Indians. Most of the programs are based in a new American Indian Center funded by the University and by generous donors. These programs include a thirty-year-old Indians-Into-Medicine program which has educated about one-fifth of all (enrolled) American Indian physicians in the United States. Your action has, unfortunately, put all of this under a cloud of "hostile and abusive."

The more I read the better this letter gets!

By the way, it was widely and cynically noted here that "Pontiac" is a corporate sponsor of the NCAA. But perhaps this is unfair; both the NCAA and General Motors may well have gotten the permission of the descendants of Chief Pontiac or the Ottawa Tribe

Uh-oh. Hitting 'em where it hurts, the sponsers!

Imagine a scenario in which we bow to the NCAA and remove every vestige of our connection to our traditional nickname, and we earn the right to host one of the exempted schools, say Florida State, in a championship game. Your policy would allow Florida State to come into town with its logo and nickname proudly displayed, led by someone who paints himself up like an Indian "on the warpath" and carries a flaming spear. He could ride into our stadium on a horse and lead FSU fans in a tomahawk chop and an Indian chant. This, while our fans, then the obvious victims of an unfair and irrational policy, seethe in rightful anger.

And for my personal favorite…

Perhaps the most amazing thing is that through all of this except for stirring things up you have accomplished nothing. Your stand against Indian nicknames and logos a stand that seem to start out against all references to races and national origin fizzled before it started when you left out Irish, Celtics, Vandals, and a host of other names. Then, for highly convoluted, hypocritical, and in some instances mysterious reasons, you exempted the Aztecs and other American Indian nicknames at the outset and, following that, you exempted the use of Chippewa, the Utes, the Choctaws, the Catawbas, and the Seminoles, leaving the NCAA position on even American Indian nicknames about as solid as room-temperature Jell-O.

If the NCAA doesn't let us keep the feathers(or Tribe), we need to follow in line. As I've said before, there is no way that 2 feathers and the name "Tribe" is more hostile and abusive than a guy with war paint on riding a horse while holding a flaming spear with 60,000 people shouting an indian chant and doing the "Tommahawk Chop".

Go Tribe!

Screw the NCAA!

(Thanks to CAAZone for finding this…)

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K-State on the schedule next year?

Posted by thetribehasspoken on June 4, 2006

According to the Topeka Capital-Journal, yes.

Underwood said the Wildcats have reached a tentative agreement to open the 2006-07 hoops campaign against William & Mary on Nov. 11. He did caution, however, that the contract hasn’t been finalized just yet because K-State still is trying to complete its schedule.

There is also a good chance we (Rock) Chalk up a loss vs the Jayhawks while on that trip. Stay tuned…

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The Tribe in the Majors:April and May

Posted by thetribehasspoken on June 1, 2006

Chris Ray:Has been absolutely lights out for the O's. He is 14/14(would be 15/15, but one game had a technicality that gave him a win instead) in saves and has been the only consistent pitcher in the O's pen. His 1.12 whip, 2.42 ERA, and 23 K's compared to his 13 BB's literally have O's fans thinking he is the chosen one.

Brendan Harris:Has only gotten in 7 games. He's 1-8 this year, hitting .125, but a few weeks ago he got a game-saving web gem, so he has had a bright spot.

Bill Bray:Just got called up by the Washington Nationals today(5/31), but has had impressive minor league numbers so far. He took Joey Eischen's spot on the roster.

NOTE:This does not include games played on 5/31

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