Ole Miss Selects a New Mascot

October 14, 2010 at 12:47p    by Jason Priestas    
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Matt's picture

This, obviously, is a trap.

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

Don't insult the Admiral.

cal3713's picture

They shouldn't have released this information without a picture or drawing of the new mascot.

Alex's picture

Yeah that's poor PR...here it is if you missed it:

Bucksfan's picture

Alright, this brings the level of confusion concerning SEC teams and their mascots to a whole new level.  Auburn is the Tigers, but their chant is War Eagle, and they have an eagle that flies on gameday...but also a Tiger named Aubie.  LSU is also the Tigers.  Two division foes with the same mascot?  Mississippi State and Georgia also share a common mascot.  Alabama is the Crimson Tide...represented by an Elephant.  Tennessee are the Volunteers...represented by a houndog.  And now we have the Ole Miss Rebels...represented by a bear.

One of these days, someone is going to have to explain to these people what a mascot is.  As ridiculous as a Buckeye is for a mascot...at least Brutus is literally a buckeye nut, even if it's a wierd nightmarish monster buckeye head with a human body.  Same can be said for the Purdue Boilermakers...at least their mascot Purdue Pete is literally a guy with a hammer who makes boilers for steam engines.  I guess I'll give extra credit to Georgia, seeing as how they keep both a live bulldog mascot and a guy in a suit that is also a bulldog.

Joe Beale's picture

Ah yes, that reminds me of the great Black Bear Rebellion.  You guys remember that, don't you? 

Jason Priestas's picture

Well, at least black bears have never owned slaves.