Friday, February 16, 2007

Chief Illiniwek, RIP

Folks, we knew this day would arrive. It arrived sooner than later. Kow-towing to a cabal of freedom-hating, hypocritical, self-aggrandizing enemies of liberty, our alma mater announced that Chief Illiniwek will no longer perform after the Michigan men's basketball game on February 21, 2007.

This exhibits the failure of leadership from the President, Chancellor, Board of Trustees, and of course, the best athletic director in the country, at an annual salary of $400K, Ron Guenther. The reason that UI has offered for killing the Chief is that now the UI can host NCAA tournament events. Poppycock!

Does Champaign-Urbana really have enough hotel space to host a major tournament event? Doubtful. Further, I hear that UI doesn't even have a deal in place with the NCAA to host events in the future in exchange for scalping Chief Illiniwek.

Best part of this? Ron Guenther made a statement saying that as an alumnus he disagreed with the move! Way to cover your rear, Coach Guenther!


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