The COC blog was 1-1 yesterday in mascot based NCAA Tournament predictions. Our loss came at the hands of the Albany Great Danes. We’ve launched an investigation into the validity of their breed as they exhibited a very high prey drive and Wikipedia told us that Great Danes don’t have a high prey drive. And Wikipedia wouldn’t lie to us, would they? Anyway, we’re having the AKC look into this matter.
This week the University of Iowa wanted to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of Chris Street. Street was a member of the Hawkeyes basketball team who died in a car accident. The university petitioned the NCAA to allow all the players to wear Street’s name on the backs of their jerseys. The NCAA denied the request. Keep in mind they let Xavier and Providence do it to honor the Sandy Hook victims. I’m not denying that the tragedy was awful, but Xavier is in Cincinnati and Providence as of this moment is still in Rhode Island. Sandy Hook is in Connecticut. Iowa wants to honor someone who played at the NCAA level at Iowa!
They also routinely let schools like Oregon wear multiple hideous things like this:
Or they will let teams wear camo unis like these:
Is there a Citizen who can explain this nonsense to me?
Carry on, Citizens!