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Ole Miss Texan
10-14-2010, 04:44 PM
Welp, Colonel Reb is officially out and the Black Bear is officially in as Ole Miss' onfield mascot. R.I.P. Colonel Reb

http://blogs.clarionledger.com/um/2010/10/14/ums-mascot-selection-process-appears-to-be-over-its-the-bear/

http://blogs.clarionledger.com/um/files/2010/10/Picture-21.png

Ole Miss Texan
10-14-2010, 04:50 PM
To be honest, I kind of like it. But I'll go on record and say I was in favor of Admiral Ackbar.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7ljrGXktR4

Hookem Horns
10-14-2010, 05:34 PM
That is pretty stupid. What does a bear have to do with a Rebel? Why don't they just use a Confederate soldier? That would be like the Longhorns changing their mascot to an eagle and still calling themselves the Longhorns.

TD
10-14-2010, 05:48 PM
Makes as much sense as Alabama's elephant.

GP
10-14-2010, 09:17 PM
Better than a damn tree. Seriously, Stanford? SERIOUSLY?

All this new Ole Miss mascot makes me think of is the movie The Country Bears that my kids love to watch.

BTW, Christopher Walken is magnificent in that film. "Oh no! Country Bear Hall has been torn down!" Standing there in a business shirt, tie, and no pants on...while destroying a table-top replica of Country Bear Hall. LOL.

Walken rules. Ole Miss should have had Christopher Walken as their mascot.

kiwitexansfan
10-15-2010, 06:31 AM
Better than a damn tree. Seriously, Stanford? SERIOUSLY?

All this new Ole Miss mascot makes me think of is the movie The Country Bears that my kids love to watch.

BTW, Christopher Walken is magnificent in that film. "Oh no! Country Bear Hall has been torn down!" Standing there in a business shirt, tie, and no pants on...while destroying a table-top replica of Country Bear Hall. LOL.

Walken rules. Ole Miss should have had Christopher Walken as their mascot.

My kids love that movie too.

Ole Miss Texan
10-15-2010, 08:51 AM
Makes as much sense as Alabama's elephant.
That's what I kind of relate it to. Or Reville is ATM's on field mascot but she's not really an "aggie". At least the American Black Bear is indigenous to Northern Mississippi where Oxford is. I believe they're endangered but supposedly have been starting to grow in population. I never saw one though lol
That is pretty stupid. What does a bear have to do with a Rebel? Why don't they just use a Confederate soldier? That would be like the Longhorns changing their mascot to an eagle and still calling themselves the Longhorns.
Colonel Reb was our mascot but they made us stop using him because he was said to have resembled an old plantation owner that wore a confederate uniform. Got rid of the uniform and he wore ole miss shorts and a jersey. The KFC Colonel still wouldn't fly and they banned him.

Laugh at GP... C. Walken for the win!!

Texan_Bill
10-15-2010, 08:58 AM
That's what I kind of relate it to. Or Reville is ATM's on field mascot but she's not really an "aggie". At least the American Black Bear is indigenous to Northern Mississippi where Oxford is. I believe they're endangered but supposedly have been starting to grow in population. I never saw one though lol

Colonel Reb was our mascot but they made us stop using him because he was said to have resembled an old plantation owner that wore a confederate uniform. Got rid of the uniform and he wore ole miss shorts and a jersey.

Westbury Rebels lost "Johnny Reb" as our mascot many years ago!!

http://www.dkco.com/images/johnreb.jpg

We also had a "live" Johnny Reb!

TD
10-15-2010, 09:33 AM
Removing a "Rebel" is silly, but its got nothing on the foolishness going on in my town (http://www.13wmaz.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=84153&catid=7).

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. -- While some parents and students are gearing up for the first day of school, one Warner Robins man says he's protesting it because he doesn't like the school's mascot.

Pastor Donald Crosby moved to Warner Robins about a year ago and says he wants to get rid of the demon mascot of Warner Robins High School.

"A demon never has a good connotation. Never," says Crosby. "If you look it up in Webster's Dictionary, there's nothing good about a demon."

He is pastor of Kingdom Builders Church of Jesus Christ.

Crosby says he was furious when he found out his ninth-grade son is a future "demon." He's been collecting signatures of protest ever since and has about a thousand signatures on his petition, many from his church and from the internet where he posted an online petition.

He says a pitchfork-wielding mascot sends the wrong message to teens.

"Hundreds of children gather into one place at one time chanting 'Go Demons.' It's the equivalent of us gathering into a church on Sunday morning and shouting 'Go Jesus' or 'Hallelujah Jesus,'" says Crosby.

Fortunately our school board is telling him to "get bent".

http://cranksmytractor.typepad.com/.a/6a01310fbc48d2970c0134869288a0970c-320wi

Dread-Head
10-15-2010, 09:42 AM
To be honest, I kind of like it. But I'll go on record and say I was in favor of Admiral Ackbar.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7ljrGXktR4

As was I. I know someone is GOING to say it...so let me beat them to the punch.

"Why it's gotta be a black bear?"
:thisbig:

JB
10-15-2010, 09:45 AM
As was I. I know someone is GOING to say it...so let me beat them to the punch.

"Why it's gotta be a black bear?"
:thisbig:

:thinking:


mmm...they couldn't get a polar bear?

Dread-Head
10-15-2010, 09:55 AM
Westbury Rebels lost "Johnny Reb" as our mascot many years ago!!

http://www.dkco.com/images/johnreb.jpg

We also had a "live" Johnny Reb!


I gotta ask Bill. Was there ever a black "Johnny Reb?" If so I gotta see pics of a brotha in a Confederate Uniform with a huge fro.


I'm not a big fan of the Confederacy nor of Confederate imagery OBVIOUSLY; however, I've no issue with schools like "Robert E. Lee" or "Jefferson Davis" having Rebel mascots. I mean, that just makes sense. Anything else would like kind of silly. I think it would be akin to naming a school after Marine Corps General Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, and naming the team the "Dandelions".

Dread-Head
10-15-2010, 10:04 AM
:thinking:


mmm...they couldn't get a polar bear?

That's when Al Sharpton would chime in:

"Why must the school mascot be a WHITE bear? A white bear which is deemed as 'cute' and 'cuddly' until it rips someone's face off. etc."

Someone is always going to find a reason to be mad about something even if there is no reason to. I can't help but wonder why they didn't take the old mascot and just dress him in one of those post-bellum white suits like Colonel Sanders used to wear (may he rest in peace.) Hell, everybody LOVES the Colonel!

Stemp
10-15-2010, 10:16 AM
He looks more brown than black. :spin:

Dread-Head
10-15-2010, 10:17 AM
He looks more brown than black. :spin:

I was thinking the same thing.

Texan_Bill
10-15-2010, 10:38 AM
I gotta ask Bill. Was there ever a black "Johnny Reb?" If so I gotta see pics of a brotha in a Confederate Uniform with a huge fro.


I'm not a big fan of the Confederacy nor of Confederate imagery OBVIOUSLY; however, I've no issue with schools like "Robert E. Lee" or "Jefferson Davis" having Rebel mascots. I mean, that just makes sense. Anything else would like kind of silly. I think it would be akin to naming a school after Marine Corps General Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, and naming the team the "Dandelions".

Not that I recall. That said, and you should remember this, Westbury at one time was very diverse school, rich in culture and academics (my, how times have changed). As far as that flag, you should know that it was designed by Catholic immigrants in honor of Saint Andrew.


My HS QB when at the Academy, leading the nation in rushing yards for a QB:

http://cdn2.ioffer.com/img/item/145/108/711/wNxZ.jpg

Tory Crawford.

Dread-Head
10-15-2010, 10:41 AM
Makes as much sense as Alabama's elephant.

Is he named "Harry Elephate" by chance.

Dread-Head
10-15-2010, 10:55 AM
Not that I recall. That said, and you should remember this, Westbury at one time was very diverse school, rich in culture and academics (my, how times have changed). As far as that flag, you should know that it was designed by Catholic immigrants in honor of Saint Andrew.


My HS QB at the Academy:

http://cdn2.ioffer.com/img/item/145/108/711/wNxZ.jpg

Tory Crawford.

I agree with Historian Shelby Foote. The flag that many consider the "confederate" flag is actually the flag of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia and it's not a bad flag. The fact that it's been adopted by various hate mongers and idiots is the reason many find it objectionable.
Much like the brujaja with the Cowboy fans at the tailgate a few weeks back it only takes a handful of idiots to ruin it for the rest of us. Much like the College Fraternity the Kappa Alpha Order. The look up to Robert E. Lee as a gent and scholar and admire his stance on virtue and respect for women.
Some chapters of KA started wearing Confederate Uniforms to a function they hold called the "Southern Belle Ball" and did so for decades.
The current President of KA has banned Confederate Uniforms at KA functions and pissed off many members. His stance. KA was not founded to glorify the Confederacy or it's ideals. It was founded as a gentlemans fraternity and to that end they chose to admire a man whom they see as the epitome of those virtues. The fact that he had been a civil war general is a moot point.
I read that on KA's web site and for the first time in my life wished I was part of a fraternal order.

Texan4Ever
10-15-2010, 12:01 PM
I had no problem with the Rebel but the Bear is kind of stupid IMO. Ranks below Stanford's mascot, friggin tree as a mascot, wth? Can't imagine someone in a tree suit running down the football field.

http://images.halloweencostumeideas.com/scary_tree.jpg

Texan_Bill
10-15-2010, 03:04 PM
I had no problem with the Rebel but the Bear is kind of stupid IMO. Ranks below Stanford's mascot, friggin tree as a mascot, wth? Can't imagine someone in a tree suit running down the football field.

http://images.halloweencostumeideas.com/scary_tree.jpg

I'll see you your "Tree" and raise you a "Banana Slug":

http://harrumpher.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/ussc.jpg

http://latenightdebates.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/uc-santa-cruz-banana-slug.jpg

Dread-Head
10-15-2010, 03:07 PM
I'll see you your "Tree" and raise you a "Banana Slug":

http://harrumpher.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/ussc.jpg

http://latenightdebates.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/uc-santa-cruz-banana-slug.jpg

God that looks like what a venerial disease looks like under a microscope.

Dutchrudder
10-15-2010, 03:09 PM
I'll see you your "Tree" and raise you a "Banana Slug":

http://harrumpher.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/ussc.jpg

http://latenightdebates.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/uc-santa-cruz-banana-slug.jpg

WTF??? How the hell does a school pick a slug to be its mascot???

Texan_Bill
10-15-2010, 03:32 PM
Hey now, The t-shirt of the UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs made the "big-time"!!


http://mimg.ugo.com/201006/47060/pulp-fiction.jpg


http://www.slugweb.com/images/pulpfiction.jpg

TD
10-15-2010, 04:34 PM
I had no problem with the Rebel but the Bear is kind of stupid IMO. Ranks below Stanford's mascot, friggin tree as a mascot, wth? Can't imagine someone in a tree suit running down the football field.

I dunno....looks like a pretty good gig to me.

http://www.totalprosports.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/stanford-tree.png

Kulluminatii
10-15-2010, 05:45 PM
Only in California will you find some of the worst CFB uniforms. :facepalm:

You guys already pointed out 'Furd's Tree & UCSC's slug...



Cal's Oski the bear isn't much better either...

http://chemistry.berkeley.edu/images/photos/oski.jpg

Does anyone else get a wee bit creeped out looking at it? I like Cal, and I like bears, but they seriously couldn't design a better looking bear?!

Hookem Horns
10-15-2010, 05:59 PM
I gotta ask Bill. Was there ever a black "Johnny Reb?" If so I gotta see pics of a brotha in a Confederate Uniform with a huge fro.


Apparently "huge fros" were not in for blacks in the 1860's.

http://civilwarmemory.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451bedb69e201053584e9ce970b-320wi

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2300/2069219473_d5660d8e34.jpg

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_vjvlUc8ad1M/R8rG46AIkeI/AAAAAAAABls/CX6L1mW3Q1M/s400/confederate-soldier.jpg

http://dixieoutfitters.com/uploads/Image/southern_history/black-confederates.jpg

http://www.petersburgexpress.com/400BlackConfederates.jpg

http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/slavery/black-confederate-16.jpg

Hookem Horns
10-15-2010, 05:59 PM
http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/slavery/confederate-pickets.jpg

http://s2.hubimg.com/u/276049_f260.jpg

http://thomaslegioncherokee.tripod.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/blackconfederates.jpg

http://www.petersburgexpress.com/StonewallCamp1x500.jpg

Joe Texan
10-15-2010, 10:28 PM
This is what you call a Black confederate

Koolaid Time
10-16-2010, 09:05 AM
WTF??? How the hell does a school pick a slug to be its mascot???

And by the way, NEVER screw with the Port Lavaca Calhoun High School "Fighting Sandcrabs".

And there is the Delta State University (Mississippi) "Fighting Okra"

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_7xGESFZ0NC8/Spk-AdkPX9I/AAAAAAAAF8E/q-cmujJSg0k/s400/8.jpg

Joe Texan
10-16-2010, 12:03 PM
Matter not what you change your mascot too, the elephant will stomp all takers. Roll Tide

Texan4Ever
10-17-2010, 09:48 AM
Only in California will you find some of the worst CFB uniforms. :facepalm:

You guys already pointed out 'Furd's Tree & UCSC's slug...



Cal's Oski the bear isn't much better either...

http://chemistry.berkeley.edu/images/photos/oski.jpg

Does anyone else get a wee bit creeped out looking at it? I like Cal, and I like bears, but they seriously couldn't design a better looking bear?!



No offense to any Cal fans or alumns but that thing looks like a pedophile to me!