Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Roberto Martell, please find a life

After a banishment of nearly two years, Chief Illiniwek once again is putting on the buckskins, beads and turkey feathers...a student group paid $4,500 to rent Assembly Hall on campus, where Chief Illiniwek will perform his traditional dance—free for students, $5 for the public. Roberto Martell (an inside joke for the Love Boat crew!), president of Students for Chief Illiniwek, said the group encountered no resistance from the administration. Tom Hardy, a university spokesman, said the students will be allowed to hold the event and that it is not sponsored by the university.

"Chief Illiniwek is a big priority," said Martell, a 20-year-old junior. "It inspired me to be a complete man." Link
Many of you that know that I'm a huge Illini fan and I hated to see the chief gone. But the operative word is "GONE." LET IT GO.

Chief Illiniwek made games more exciting for me (let's face it, there have been a lot of lean years in Illinois football!). However, Roberto, if the chief inspired you to be a complete man, you need to re-examine your priorities.

6 comments:

Rousing Rabble said...

One Word: LOSERS

Anonymous said...

How about you don't tell people you don't know what to do with their lives?

You clearly don't know the kid. You know what? He's probably fully capable of standing up for the Chief and having a "life" outside of the movement.

Crazy, I know.

Peter said...

Not crazy, but cowardly, to post as "Anonymous." Have at it, though.

Peter said...

A MOVEMENT? I can think of a lot of problems that could use a movement and some money far more important than an Indian symbol.

drmagoo said...

I hereby banish Roberto from the Martell clan. I have that kind of power, you know.

Rousing Rabble said...

I think Roberto may come from the brandy-sipping branch of the Martell family tree...