Several comments more on the Mascot topic.....while I smile about the Lady Jeffs' WBB going 33-0 and winning another National Title. They won over the Tufts' Jumbos for the third time this season...hard to do...win three times over a tough team in a season.
First, Jumbos, the Tufts' Mascot was named from a large metal elephant structure that Tufts somehow "inherited" from a carnival?
Was on the campus of the Un of Cal-Santa Cruz about the time their Mascot was selected....Sea Slugs. Nice campus by the Sea on a rock bed that causes water shortage problems for the school. Their Mascot is appropriate, imo.
Talking about confusing "Mascot" labeling by bigtime academic oriented schools...need to point out Stanford and the Un. Of Virginia. Stanford was known as the Indians...like Dartmouth. Their logo has a redwood tree on it...appropriate Ca. Logo. However, they are NOT called the Big Trees
. What are they called? Aware that some alums in the stands are dressed like Indians at football games.
Now UVA are sometimes called the Cavaliers, but are more affectionally referred to as "Yahoos". Maybe poster Bucket can explain.
In the end, Frank U's last post is the best on this topic, imo. Thanks Frank.
PolarCat...thanks for bringing your clever opinions to the subject! Plus K
Oh yes, what are your thoughts about your school's mascot?...the former Indians, now known as the Big Green! Inspiring?
Probably like my brother's thoughts as his school is known as the Harvard Crimson. Heck, he is a big time Alabama football fan...Roll Tide...rooting for a water movement when you about it