THE WRITING ON AND OFF THE WALL NO HOLLYWOOD REWRITE NEEDED?Byline: TOM HOFFARTH
What could possibly be the worst nickname for a high school's athletic team to have to endure these days?
It comes from Hollywood.
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It's no wonder that the school's auditorium has been mistaken for a mosque by Muslims new to the area.
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1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. a dictionary definition, a sheik is an official in a Muslim religious organization. That officially might be interpreted by some Americans as more than just politically incorrect.
How about downright offensive?
``There's been no reaction at all,'' admits vice principal Dick Rippey.
You know, the nickname actually came from a sportswriter sports·writ·er
A person who writes about sports, especially for a newspaper or magazine.
sports , Rippey reminds us. The Citizen News referred to the football team as the ``men from Sheikdom sheik·dom also sheikh·dom
The area ruled by a sheik.
Noun 1. sheikdom - the domain ruled by a sheik
sheikhdom ,'' in reference to Rudolph Valentino's movie role as ``The Sheik'' in 1920. Six years later he did ``The Son of the Sheik,'' which would be his last film. But that's a whole other story.
Sheik was a popular name at the time. In baseball, the Hollywood Stars of the Pacific Coast League For the high school sports league, see .
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At Hollywood High, the only time there's been a ripple of controversy about the name, Rippey says, was in the late '60s. A company produced a brand of Sheik condoms, which were less popular than the Trojan condoms favored by those on campus, and there was talk of changing the name to the Stars.
The nickname certainly hasn't helped Hollywood High. The football team has won only two games in the last two-plus seasons, none this year. It lost 52-0 to Fremont on Friday.
``It's an unusual nickname,'' admits Rippey, who coached the varsity football team from '74 to '83 and won three East Valley League titles in that time. ``We've talked about whether it should be changed. Some adults have brought up. But I haven't heard a word.
``Honestly, I don't know Don't know (DK, DKed)
"Don't know the trade." A Street expression used whenever one party lacks knowledge of a trade or receives conflicting instructions from the other party. if the students even make the connection.''
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1. National Basketball Association
2. National Boxing Association
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