Saturday, January 29, 2005

Fighting Whites: Update

In the spirit of MauriceM's anniversary, I decided to check up on the Fighting Whites basketball team. Frankly, I thought it would turn out to be a hoax. Imagine my surprise when I found the Official Fighting Whites Website. And yes, you can now buy T-shirts. But AZ Republic had a good column on why what should have been a thought-provoking political statement turned into a joke.


Mauricem said...

Dude, I owe you a big one! When I first heard this story I called the school and tried to order a t-short.
When I asked the secretary for the intramural team I got an "Oh." and she sent me to voicemail which was full. I always wondered what happened to them and I figured they'd disbanded years ago.
Thanks to you I can now wear a "Fightin' Whites" shirt with pride!
Incidentally, my Madden NFL team is called the "Fighting Whities".

glomgold said...

Aha! These are the kinds of stories I like. I need to git me one of those t-shirts. Funny too because my fantasy basketball team's name was the Washington Palefaces, which I guess is close enough.

Mauricem said...

Washington Palefaces! That's great, especially for the Indian reference.