The Varsity Level
Something in the likeness of "Tree Beard" from Lord of the Rings: Two Towers. Imagine that thing doing flips and dunks during timeouts and half time or running through the crowd. That would be awesome!!! :sycamores:
I was at State when the mascot was changed. Bottom line is, we dropped the Indian mascot because two people, the head of Affirmative Action and the President of SGA, bullied the school into caving that the mascot was derogatory towards Native Americans. I was rather close to the situation, and I will say with absolute certainty that bullying is the correct term. As it always goes with political correctness, if you disagreed with their stance, you were labeled a racist. And, particularly on a college campus, who wants to be tagged with that?From what I understand, the mascot was not changed because of political correctness. It was done way before this topic was brought up.:sycamores:
Let me know if I'm wrong.
Agreed. But I do still pine for the war-drum beat and the old school song intro. That was cool - beats the heck of of slapping a snare drum a few times!Let's not "tilt with windmills" and move on to something we can actually influence or do something about. This mascot thing has become a broken record.