The Ole Miss Rebels (Rebel Black Bear)

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  1. Ole Miss Texan

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    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.
     
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    Makes as much sense as Alabama's elephant.
     
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    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.
     
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    My kids love that movie too.
     
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    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. The KFC Colonel still wouldn't fly and they banned him.

    Laugh at GP... C. Walken for the win!!
     
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    Westbury Rebels lost "Johnny Reb" as our mascot many years ago!!

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    We also had a "live" Johnny Reb!
     


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    Removing a "Rebel" is silly, but its got nothing on the foolishness going on in my town.

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

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    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?"

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    mmm...they couldn't get a polar bear?
     
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    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".
     
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    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!
     
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    He looks more brown than black. :spin:
     
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    I was thinking the same thing.
     
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    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.


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    Is he named "Harry Elephate" by chance.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.

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

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