Call me curious, but please don’t kill the cat. I spent parts of this past weekend watching football on TV, and a couple of things caught my attention.
First, many women do try to keep up with the various teams; however, it seems the teams change mascots like women change shoes, making it difficult to know who the current mascot is for team.
ULM, the University of Louisiana at Monroe, is now the politically correct Warhawks instead of its former Indians. Is this the warhawks of fictional Batman multiplayer Playstation fame or a warhawk of 1812 fame? The 1812 warhawk was someone favoring war in a debate over whether to actually go to war. Variations on the use of “hawk” are evident in modern U.S. usage that refer to any fierce advocate for a cause or policy. Pardon me, I digress.
Ole Miss now has the Rebel Black Bear as their “on-the-field mascot.” Why does it have to be about color? Why not just the Ole Miss Bears. Personally, or figuratively, I don’t know bears of any color to be rebels. Then there is confusion about whether Auburn may have three mascots. I took a poll Saturday night and asked, “What’s up with that?”The majority stated, “well they are dazed and confused.”Again I digress.
What really prompted me to write, was that while watching the New Orleans vs. Washington game on Sunday, the Saints playing, out of our nation’s capital, the Redskins. Surely in order to be politically correct, the Redskins mascot really is a potato!
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