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An e-mail Re: 2006 Ledyard Tourney Team Monikers

Stephen Shields writes:

I am feeling terribly slighted, and I am deeply saddened and disappointed.

As an alum of St. Lawrence University (recently characterized at NRO by Jonah Goldberg, as, uh, “humorless”), I think it’s important to point out our hockey team name: The Skating Saints! We used to be The Larries, and the mascot had the smiling physiognomy of a slightly Spock/Satan character with a crew cut. Lots going on there.

If you could point this out to Ms. Harper, I’m confident some further outrage could be developed in Hanover. Surely a letter ought to go out from the AD apologizing to the Dartmouth community for inviting a team with a name that is offensive to sinners. We could use the exposure in the Globe and AP, good for recruiting you know.

Also, imagine (I know I do) a Saints v. Sioux final on December 30th. We’d have (martyred) Christianists taking on indigenous peoples. Andrew Sullivan could drop the puck for the first face-off.

And, of course, re: the BU Terriers, the NH PETA folks might be encouraged to weigh in.


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