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Fighting Whities

2002-03-12 02:03:37+00 by Dan Lyke 9 comments

University Intramural Basketball team calls itself "Fighting Whities" to mock "Reds" sports team name. Their jerseys state "every thang's going to be all white".

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#Comment made: 2002-03-13 00:40:28+00 by: dexev


Your link is broken for me. I found the story here:


#Comment made: 2002-03-13 01:11:08+00 by: TheSHAD0W

Apparently Fighting Whitie T-shirts are in great demand...

#Comment made: 2002-03-13 01:46:19+00 by: meuon

LOL!!! YES! I agree with the Indians on this one!!! Dang good marketing as well!

I'll be all white later.... It'll all be all white.. LOL!!!!

They ought to have a Custer mascot!

#Comment made: 2002-03-13 02:04:17+00 by: Larry Burton

I'm afraid that 99% of whites will find this humorous and see absolutely nothing derogatory about it. I like the turnabout aspect of this, I just don't think it can be effective.

#Comment made: 2002-03-13 02:24:45+00 by: John Anderson

Personally, I would have gone for "Backstabbin' Honkies", or something -- "fighting", in a sports context, is still a positive descriptor, and "whitey"... well, <shrug>, I think "honky" has more baggage, which in this case would be a win.

#Comment made: 2002-03-13 15:26:33+00 by: Dr Dave

#Comment made: 2002-03-13 15:26:58+00 by: Dr Dave

So WHERE DO WE GET Fighting Whities jerseys?

#Comment made: 2002-03-15 00:19:28+00 by: ghasty


#Comment made: 2002-03-15 19:34:06+00 by: Thome [edit history]

They have a store at http://www.cafepress.com/fightinwhite