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    Re: LIU Going D1 in all sports

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    Congratulations to LIU and the NEC!

    If only one of the Patriot League members would add football - are you listening, American, Boston University and Loyola?
    How about Fairfield University? They have a beautiful new lacrosse stadium that could be used for football.

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    Re: LIU Going D1 in all sports

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    Fairfield’s Rafferty Stadium Sears 3,500, has seats on both sides of the field and has a large video scoreboard. They would make a good candidate to join the Patriot League in football.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Son of Eli View Post

    Fairfield’s Rafferty Stadium Sears 3,500, has seats on both sides of the field and has a large video scoreboard. They would make a good candidate to join the Patriot League in football.

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    Re: LIU Going D1 in all sports

    Quote Originally Posted by Son of Eli View Post
    Fairfield’s Rafferty Stadium Sears 3,500, has seats on both sides of the field and has a large video scoreboard. They would make a good candidate to join the Patriot League in football.

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    Fairfield only had football for seven years, 1996-2002, and was the first of the MAAC schools to drop the sport.
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    Re: LIU Going D1 in all sports

    New update:

    Blackbirds is too racist - what say ye Midwesterners and Southerners?

    https://nypost.com/2019/05/05/liu-al...to-blackbirds/
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    Re: LIU Going D1 in all sports

    Quote Originally Posted by bonarae View Post
    New update:

    Blackbirds is too racist - what say ye Midwesterners and Southerners?

    https://nypost.com/2019/05/05/liu-al...to-blackbirds/
    How is the description of a wild animal racist? Ban Blackbirds and you may as well get rid of Tigers, Blue Hens, Bison, Eagles, etc.

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    Re: LIU Going D1 in all sports

    Quote Originally Posted by bonarae View Post
    New update:

    Blackbirds is too racist - what say ye Midwesterners and Southerners?

    https://nypost.com/2019/05/05/liu-al...to-blackbirds/
    I mean...it's not. It's a bird. Blackbirds are no more racist than Redbirds, and as far as I know, nobody has complained to Illinois State about that.
    I do understand the desire to start fresh and have a mascot that isn't connected to either of the two merging schools, but racism doesn't even come into it.

    Personally, I like the Sharks because it's much more unique than Eagles or Falcons and is something you'd only find on the coast, whereas the birds are found all over.
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    Re: LIU Going D1 in all sports

    Quote Originally Posted by bonarae View Post
    New update:

    Blackbirds is too racist - what say ye Midwesterners and Southerners?

    https://nypost.com/2019/05/05/liu-al...to-blackbirds/
    Probably so...go to 4:58

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    Re: LIU Going D1 in all sports

    Quote Originally Posted by bonarae View Post
    New update:

    Blackbirds is too racist - what say ye Midwesterners and Southerners?

    https://nypost.com/2019/05/05/liu-al...to-blackbirds/
    The person who claims this is an idiot. We have all kinds of them around here. Are they talking about all black birds, red wing blackbirds and yellow headed blackbirds? Just a poor attempt to deflect legitimate questions. I understand that they want new colors and a new nickname, but this is grasping at straws.


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    Re: LIU Going D1 in all sports

    Quote Originally Posted by Laker View Post
    The person who claims this is an idiot. We have all kinds of them around here. Are they talking about all black birds, red wing blackbirds and yellow headed blackbirds? Just a poor attempt to deflect legitimate questions. I understand that they want new colors and a new nickname, but this is grasping at straws.


    Maybe they should go with "Meadowlarks" - keeps the heritage (and the uniqueness of the mascot) & skirts/avoids the perceived 'issue.'
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    Re: LIU Going D1 in all sports

    Quote Originally Posted by FUBeAR View Post
    Maybe they should go with "Meadowlarks" - keeps the heritage (and the uniqueness of the mascot) & skirts/avoids the perceived 'issue.'
    Works for me. Grand Meadow MN are the "Superlarks".
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