February 15, 2006
(Spokane, WA) "Brokeback Mountain! Brokeback Mountain!"
The reference to the recent movie about homosexual cowboys was chanted by some Gonzaga fans during a contest last week against Saint Mary's University, and was intended to suggest an opposing player is gay.
Faculty advisers for the Kennel Club booster group urged students to avoid "inappropriate chants" during games, and student groups met this week to decide on new crowd chants.
"My first thought is that we need to more directly challenge the masculinity of opposing teams, and I vote for: 'Get the fuck off the court, you gaywads!'" said student council president Jacob Kunstellar. "Nothing brings a dude down faster than being called a gaywad."
Other groups advocated less direct approaches.
"I think we should say 'Fight, Fight the Sodomites!'" suggested Catholic Student rep Paul Hallen. "Most of the opposing players and refs probably don't even know what a Sodomite is."
Members of the gay and lesbian group Purple Triangle suggested to the group that, perhaps, fans should find a subject other than sexual orientation to address. After a long pause, a member of the athletic boosters had a new idea.
"What about "Annhilate the Queerbait!" he proffered.