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Holy Cross also was invited to join the original BE, but declined.... Regarding JSJ , he was responsible for the Lapchick statue, donated a lot of money and worked very hard on the project. Furthermore, he often posts interesting articles in the non bb threads which many, including myself enjoy reading.. If Fun can’t find anything negative to say about him, that speaks volumes about his character. :)
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"[color=#8800bb]The Crusader name is an undeniable part of Holy Cross' history," the college said in last week's announcement, adding: "At the same time, we acknowledge our responsibility to thoughtfully examine the sensitivities and implications this name may bear in light of the Crusades."[/color]

So it took a thousand years and 8 muslim students at The College of the Holy Cross to examine the "implications" of the name in light of the Crusades that happened 1500 years ago?
The irony is that this hogwash is being put under the microscope by the Jesuits whose order was founded by Ignatius who had a military background, and whose founding document declared that the society was founded for "whoever desires to serve as a soldier of God to strive especially for the defence and propagation of the faith and for the progress of souls in Christian life and doctrine." Jesuits are thus sometimes referred to colloquially as "God's soldiers"

At the College of the Holy Cross they can deny their history but when you put lipstick on a Jesuit in the end he is still a Jesuit.
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I personally don't mind if stories like this end up in the main basketball forum. Especially since tiny enrollment is the only thing keeping them from being one of the first two teams chosen if the Big East ever expanded.


Personally I don't mind anyone posting about what they find interesting - much less JSJ, about whom even I cannot be bothered to find anything negative to say and[color=#bb0000] there are no statistics available relative to what percentage of my posts are/ were considered positive or negative. [/color]In this case the parallels between Holy Cross - a catholic institution questioning the propriety of its mascot - and SJU - which jettisoned its mascot based on impropriety - are evident to all but the very very very stupid.


While I was on double secret probation I had the time to do such an analysis. That data showed that based upon responses to your posts 90 percent of your posts were considered negative. Of that number, a poll showed that 90 % of those fans also visited Big East Boards within 24 hours of a St. John's game. I, of course, find you to be too serious and lacking sarcasm and would [strike]never[/strike] be accused of the wrongful appropriation your style on this forum should you be banned or choose to stop posting here. ;)
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So ISIS and Al Qaida behead, drown, and burn innocent men, women and children and Holy Cross is wondering if their college sports mascot might offend someone. I'll give the points and take the Muslim terrorists. :whistle:
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Let's see, Mulledy had ties to slavery so consider removing his name. My gps would go haywire if all the Jefferson and Washington streets were removed, not to mention changing names of cities, states, universities because of ties to slavery. William Jefferson Clinton should consider a name change as shouls George Washington Carver..

The NCAA and NBA is renaming our game basketspheres so not to offend those without balls.

Batman will heretofore not be called the caped crusader.

I'm more concerned with Holy Cross' school color as purple, an obvious subliminal message that it's a gay school.

Finally, the Washington Redskins are doubly screwed, and will be referred to as " ".
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I always think of Crusaders as the inventors of equal opportunity programs. They killed everybody.
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I always think of Crusaders as the inventors of equal opportunity programs. They killed everybody.


Programs or pogroms? Anyway, everyone has been killing everybody since man climbed down out of the trees.

Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Take full vengeance for the sons of Israel on the Midianites; afterward you will be gathered to your people.” 3 Moses spoke to the people, saying, “Arm men from among you for the war, that they may [a]go against Midian to execute the Lord’s vengeance on Midian. 4 A thousand from each tribe of all the tribes of Israel you shall send to the war.” 5 So there were furnished from the thousands of Israel, a thousand from each tribe, twelve thousand armed for war. 6 Moses sent them, a thousand from each tribe, to the war, and Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, to the war with them, and the holy vessels and the trumpets for the alarm in his hand. 7 So they made war against Midian, just as the Lord had commanded Moses, and they killed every male. 8 They killed the kings of Midian along with the rest of their slain: Evi and Rekem and Zur and Hur and Reba, the five kings of Midian; they also killed Balaam the son of Beor with the sword. 9 The sons of Israel captured the women of Midian and their little ones; and all their cattle and all their flocks and all their goods they plundered. 10 Then they burned all their cities where they lived and all their camps with fire. 11 They took all the spoil and all the prey, both of man and of beast. 12 They brought the captives and the prey and the spoil to Moses, and to Eleazar the priest and to the congregation of the sons of Israel, to the camp at the plains of Moab, which are by the Jordan opposite Jericho.

13 Moses and Eleazar the priest and all the leaders of the congregation went out to meet them outside the camp. 14 Moses was angry with the officers of the army, the captains of thousands and the captains of hundreds, who had come from service in the war. 15 And Moses said to them, “Have you [c]spared all the women? 16 Behold, these [d]caused the sons of Israel, through the [e]counsel of Balaam, to [f]trespass against the Lord in the matter of Peor, so the plague was among the congregation of the Lord. 17 Now therefore, kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who has known man [g]intimately. 18 But all the [h]girls who have not known man [i]intimately, [j]spare for yourselves.

Now, that's a pogrom.
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That data showed that based upon responses to your posts 90 percent of your posts were considered negative


Ninety percent seems low: I demand a recount.*

* (Op cit Bill Buckley, who said the same thing when he was asked what his first official act would be if he won the NYC mayoral election)
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