Emily, it's difficult to express to you how gratified I was to read your post. As a 7th generation Floridian I echo Doc1936's sentiments regarding respect for the Seminole Tribe. Living in Fort Myers I have been close to the Seminoles, both geographically and sentimentally my whole life. I remember a night in Naples when, as an 8th grade basketball player I played against two of the best high school athletes ever to grace Southwest Florida, Guy Osceola and Harry Billie of Everglades City. Harry Billie attended Florida State on an athletic scholarship a few years later. I know everyone involved with this board appreciates you and values you as one of us and I hope that you feel the same way.
Posted on 8/8 9:38 AM | IP: Logged
Great stuff. Everyone please note the comment about the dime store costumes. I have always had a problem with people wearing that stuff. If you are going to wear the garb, go out and purchase something authentic at least.
Posted on 8/8 9:53 AM | IP: Logged
In spite of the general definition----I NEVER think of the Seminole's as a mascot----the name is a proud SYMBOL!
A looooooooog time Seminole---a '58 grad.
Posted on 8/8 11:51 AM | IP: Logged
Awesome...flat out awesome! This is a great post and the NCAA needs to hear it straight from the source. You are a true Seminole, both in heritage and affiliation with our great University! Keep on spreading the word, and I'd love to know if you hear anything from TK.
Posted on 8/8 12:05 PM | IP: Logged
This has to be one of the best post I've had the pleasure of reading on this board. It rang out loud & clear a true Seminole's (native & University wise) feelings. You could almost hear her heart beat as you read through the lines she had written. Way to go Girl!! Glad your on our side & more importantly--on our team.
Posted on 8/13 7:04 AM | IP: Logged
Originally posted by Warchant Broker: This has to be one of the best post I've had the pleasure of reading on this board. It rang out loud & clear a true Seminole's (native & University wise) feelings. You could almost hear her heart beat as you read through the lines she had written. Way to go Girl!! Glad your on our side & more importantly--on our team.
Amen Broker, amen!
Posted on 8/13 2:07 PM | IP: Logged
Emily, Hope things have slowed down at work for you and you can find the time to visit us again.
Posted on 8/14 5:15 PM | IP: Logged
Good Post Emily. I didnt know that you posted on here. Hopefully I will see you at the games this year. Your cousin in Naples...
P.S. You should see some of my views on this issue in the St. Pete times very soon
Posted on 8/15 12:05 PM | IP: Logged
Thanks for the post, and all the other effort in making your voice heard on this issue.