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Don’t be a chop cop

Letter to the Editor | Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Dear Mr. Kimberly,

In response to your Sept. 27th letter, “Stop the chop”, we must respectfully say that you sir, are wrong. The first down “chop” is in no way a tribute to the tomahawk chop of FSU and Atlanta Braves fame. If you knew how the game of football is officiated, you would know that an arm extended in the direction of forward progress indicates a first down. The repeated extension and flexion of our arms is not a tomahawk chop but rather a celebratory first down gesture performed in synchronization to the beat of our wonderful drumline. If you absolutely need to continue being a football cheer elitist, please instead focus your efforts on the battle against the inane menace to cheers know as “the Wave”. This “cheer”, unlike the first down chop, is in no way associated with the game of football. Otherwise, oh champion of acceptable football cheers, just enjoy the game. Although we appreciate your valiant efforts to set the student body straight, these efforts are in vain. Despite what you may think, we are quite aware that we are not at Bobby Bowden Field.

Matt DeStefani

sophomore

Dillon Hall

Jim Hasson

sophomore

Dillon Hall

Sept. 29