Talking Points: No Cougars here



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Watch out Washington State, Brigham Young, and you, too, Seton Catholic High School in Vancouver. The PC police are on the way.

Future students at a new high school in Draper, Utah, voted to use Cougars as the school’s nickname. However, the school board rejected the vote. Board members expressed concern over the use of Cougar because it is used as a derogatory term for some women.

Was the school worried junior girls would date freshmen boys?

This is stupid. When we think of Washington State athletics, we think of big, strong cats on the prowl. Well, lately, it’s more like big, strong cats taking really long naps. But you get our point: When the Cougars score touchdowns we do not think of 45-year-old women scoring with 21-year-old dudes.


Cleveland Indians pitcher Fausto Carmona is really Roberto Hernandez Heredia, according to authorities in the Dominican Republic and was arrested for using a false identity.

The best part of the story is Carmona’s agent said lawyers are working on the player’s behalf but would not give the names of the lawyers.

Well, the agent probably doesn’t know their real names, either.

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