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6/16/2022 5:16 pm  #81


Re: Colonials Name Dead in 2023-24

Everyone seems to be losing track of the really important meaning of this move:

In 2023/24, the COLONIALS are going undefeated!!!!!!!
 

 

6/16/2022 8:29 pm  #82


Re: Colonials Name Dead in 2023-24

If anyone is so inclined the Hatchet is looking for comments about the new name:

@nikkighaemi4
Hi! The Hatchet is currently working on a story about GW retiring the Colonials moniker and is looking to get community thoughts and reactions. If you’re interested in an interview to share your thoughts, please reach out to me via DM or email me at nghaemi@gwhatchet.com.

 

6/16/2022 9:49 pm  #83


Re: Colonials Name Dead in 2023-24

Hahaha, there’s less than a 0% chance of GW changing their nickname to the Generals. The first thing the pro-change freaks would say is that “Generals” celebrates US military that has systematically oppressed minorities for centuries. You give these lunatics an inch and they’ll take a mile.

 

6/16/2022 10:02 pm  #84


Re: Colonials Name Dead in 2023-24

What a bitter man you are

 

6/16/2022 10:10 pm  #85


Re: Colonials Name Dead in 2023-24

CAM wrote:

What a bitter man you are

That’s rich coming from a person who is somehow offended and “bitter” over the term “Colonial” lol.

Last edited by GWGrad2013 (6/16/2022 10:14 pm)

 

6/16/2022 11:04 pm  #86


Re: Colonials Name Dead in 2023-24

Next time call me a woke libtard snowflake to really drive the point home <3

 

6/16/2022 11:25 pm  #87


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CAM wrote:

Next time call me a woke libtard snowflake to really drive the point home <3

Uh-huh. One day you’re going to leave the college bubble and move on from that peri-college life, and you’re going to realize that that being offended by things like the word “Colonials” is not normal and is not a main-stream point of view of life.

And you know what? You’re going to feel relief and feel unburdened; I’m sure it’s got to be very stressful and distressing to be sincerely outraged constantly. I feel for you, brother.

Last edited by GWGrad2013 (6/16/2022 11:26 pm)

 

6/17/2022 8:46 am  #88


Re: Colonials Name Dead in 2023-24

The way the men's team has played the last few years suggests that we, the fans,are the oppressed peoples that the University was concerned about. As for a new moniker, almost every George Washington high school I could find has "Eagles" as their moniker. Looks like AU has screwed us out of that one. 

 

6/17/2022 8:53 am  #89


Re: Colonials Name Dead in 2023-24

Also why is it going to take until possibly 2024 come up with a new mascot? Sad comparisons, including records, to that disgraceful organization formerly known as the Redskins. Incredible, too, is the fact that the university will be using the objectionable "Colonials" for another year or two. The GWs would be a better choice. Let's hope that Chris Caputo can lead us out of this morass. 

 

6/17/2022 11:15 am  #90


Re: Colonials Name Dead in 2023-24

moneybox wrote:

The way the men's team has played the last few years suggests that we, the fans,are the oppressed peoples that the University was concerned about. As for a new moniker, almost every George Washington high school I could find has "Eagles" as their moniker. Looks like AU has screwed us out of that one. 

With the cash that GW has, we could buy out AU. have another campus, and take their eagle.

As for waiting a year, I agree with you. If Colonials is so offensive, they should get rid of it immediately, and call us the Basketball team, as did the Redskins. If it's bad, but we can wait a year, it's not that bad at all, and maybe check with people outside of the complainants. If I remember correctly, the American Indian population (based on polls) had less than 10% who found Redskins offensive. Hardly a majority.

Of course those that are offended by the Colonials must be against the revolution, and would rather be British, because those colonials made America. They declared our independence, formulated our Constitution and our Bill of Rights. They later called for the end of slavery. Their ancestors joined a world war that was against evil people who wanted to end the world of an entire race.

But what does the truth or facts have to do with it. When we continue to have crime and murder rates increasing, a world war that is going on (everything but multiple areas of battle...clearly it's Russia, Iran, No Ko, and China, against the rest, and the areas of battles can open up in a moment). World wide inflation. A University that is pretty much too expensive for the 'masses' to pay for. An athletic department that can't get itself together.

Maybe there are other, more important things to spend their time and money and effort dealing with. Tutor some inner city kids. Build some programs that will help the poor. Clean the streets. Anything. But all they are doing is the least they can do, and fighting those who don't care, but are wealthy enough to pretend to care.

Sorry, some words on this thread must have triggered me. We're allowed to rant if triggered...aren't we? 
 
 

Last edited by chrisw (6/17/2022 12:32 pm)

 

6/17/2022 1:55 pm  #91


Re: Colonials Name Dead in 2023-24

I move we change the name of the board to gwcolonialshoops.boardhost.com. Do I have a second?

 

6/18/2022 4:52 pm  #92


Re: Colonials Name Dead in 2023-24

Thought Colonials was a meh name when I arrived in Foggy Bottom in 2004. Still think it's a meh name.

Totally fine with changing it.

Maybe the George Washington Presidents? Continentals? Bald Eagles?

Fight song will be unaffected regardless.

Hail to the Buff,
Hail to the Blue,
Hail to the Buff and Blue!
All our lives we'll be proud to say,
We hail from GW! (Go Big Blue!)
Oh, by George, we're happy we can say,
We're GW, here to show the way, so
Raise high the Buff!
Raise high the Blue!
Loyal to GW
You bet we're
Loyal to GW!
Fight!

 

6/24/2022 8:37 am  #93


Re: Colonials Name Dead in 2023-24

I have no concern with changing the name. The best point I read to date is if the moniker is so offensive go the GW Team route right away. I've written the school that my concern is that GW will put itself through such a tortured process that we end up with a garbage nickname like Commanders or Guardians that will compound the heartburn over this change. My bet is that GW over-values student input in an effort to sit at the cool kids table; so, its Riverhorses here we come!

All I need is a plural nickname with a single syllable diminutive.

 

6/24/2022 9:09 am  #94


Re: Colonials Name Dead in 2023-24

" never did like the moniker, but its the REASON that it is being changed that irritates people (me at least). I will reserve judgment until I learn the new moniker, but if its the Hippos, I'm out..."

My thoughts exactly. 
I imagine whenever this moniker was decided on, maybe inthe 1930's, iyt must have been thoughtthat GW himself was a "Colonial."  it is kind of a quaint and goofy name for a team.... BUt it sure ain't Colonist or Colonizer........so the fact that somone is in high dudgeon and thinks getting rid of it will make people feel more comforable or whatever.....really?  GMAFB!

 

6/28/2022 3:32 pm  #95


Re: Colonials Name Dead in 2023-24

I vote for Revolutionaries, Revs for short. River Horses is ok, not exactly Hippos but still kinda cavalry-ish. The youths seem to really like the hippo for some reason. 

Very tired of hearing the term "moniker" though. The Hatchet accepted 100% the GW official terminology there.

Last edited by squid (6/28/2022 4:22 pm)

 

6/28/2022 5:11 pm  #96


Re: Colonials Name Dead in 2023-24

squid wrote:

Very tired of hearing the term "moniker" though. The Hatchet accepted 100% the GW official terminology there.

I am sure calling it a "nickname" is considered exclusionary to anyone not named "Nick"...

Last edited by GW Alum Abroad (6/28/2022 5:11 pm)

 

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