Dealing with BYU going forward

Totally agree. There should be consequences.

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If BYU doesn’t want to play Utah, the legislature will be okay with that.

We need to make BYU want out of the relationship.

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speaking of Brigham Young University, its hard to disagree with this opinion piece

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Thanks sweetgrass. I posted it on Cougarboard.

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Wow, that’s quite over the top. “The most successful white supremecist in history”.

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I disagree. It certainly seems like Young was pretty racist, and the LDS Church has essentially confirmed that and pinned some of its discarded practices on that racism. However, I don’t think we should start renaming everything that is named after someone who did something offensive, race related or otherwise. The exception, of course, is if they are being recognized/celebrated for that offensive position or action. It’s possible to recognize and champion the accomplishments of such people without endorsing the negative aspects of their history. Gandhi was apparently a sexual deviant and essentially had a harem of young girls. Mother Teresa engaged in some reprehensible behavior. Abraham Lincoln’s views on race would be deemed reprehensible today. That said, we can still recognize and applaud the amazing things that they accomplished.

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https://www.mormonquotes.com/Racism

I won’t lose a wink of sleep if BYU is renamed. Would it be the right thing to do? Probably not, but these days we don’t have a lot of say over these things.

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I have received a lifetime ban from Cougarboard. El Jefe is really sensitive.

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For posting that article?

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Bet that goes over well.

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No, for posting the link to the website link containing a bunch of racist quotes and for including a couple of those quotes in his post.

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Personally, I think both boards should insta-ban any poster from the opposite team. Rival trolls don’t enhance a message board experience in any way.

Wear that badge with honor, Steggy! - LOL

This post made my day / weekend. I’ve been suspended multiple times there, in the past, when I cared, for pretty arbitrary reasons - he just didn’t want to hear anything contrary. (I think sometimes he’s like a sheriff in the South.)

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You have to give the author credit…signing his name and posting his picture while living in Lehi…hope he is prepared to clean lots of toilet paper from his trees.

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This is a rare half-hearted defense of El Jefe (particularly because he made his bed). But if I had to deal with the majority of posters over there my tolerance would also be near zero.

Which also makes me feel very grateful for (most) of you all - you make this board great fun and a nice reprieve during this time.

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We’ve had a handful of decent BYU fans (yes a few of them do exist) welcome on our board over the years (plus a lot of trolls) but only the very worst ones were banned (XX97 comes to mind for example) But you say one negative thing over on their board that goes against their thinking
and it’s a 99 year ban.

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I’d agree with trolls, but good natured stuff can be fun. Just to be a dick, that’s just irritating.

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As an Italian American, I think discussion about Columbus is long overdue and worthwhile.

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Great post.

The fisticuffs between fans seems to have gone way down the longer our paths have been separated. I rarely even lurk over there anymore - they just don’t get much mindshare. Like last year, great to get that game out of the way and move on.

Agree that Jefe’s challenge is pretty substantial.

In hindsight, parting ways was a good thing… even for them. The experience with the Cougar-Ute forum went sideways fast, after the separation.

There’s something to be learned with the different perceptions of being a “have” or a “have less”. And a kind of “southern defiance” thrown in. Group identities are fascinating things.

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