It's like watching two people you can't stand getting in a fight.
Pioneer Press | 10/04/2002 | COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Gophers 31, Illinois 10: Gophers hit books, knock fight out of Illini
Glen Mason, passionate about academics, sent his University of Minnesota football players to class Thursday afternoon, even though their Big Ten Conference home opener against Illinois was just hours away.
He shouldn't have bothered. The Gophers did enough schooling Thursday night.
On second thought, remove "like" from that first sentence.
Not sure mentioning academics and the Gophers is a good idea, all things considered. Yeah, different sports, but same program, and as I mentioned earlier, I can't stand 'em.
That last is not another Singin' In the Rain reference. Much.
And as for the Fighting Illini, well. . .
Every once in a while, some fool will mention the Vikings, or the Fighting Irish, in debates about Indian mascots. Time was, I'd try to explain the major, obvious hole in this logic.
I was more patient when I was young.
Nowadays, I'm confident Every thang's gonna be all white.
Dave Eggers worked for 'em back in the day, if I remember a'right. Which I probably don't.
Update: Insert cruel speculation about why the team name -- Fighting Whites, no second "i" -- is constantly, and consistently, misspelled.