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    Re: Goodbye, Lord Jeff

    How about the Blankets? That's how they defeated their Native American (Indian) enemies ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Birdwatcher View Post
    Austin College in Sherman, Texas and University of Missouri–Kansas City are also the Kangaroos.
    Well, so much for that marketing firm's research capabilities when they stated this fact at the nickname unveiling...
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    I like A's, Fighting Poets, Purple Aces and Purple Rays.
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    I like A's, Fighting Poets, Purple Aces and Purple Rays.
    Purple is reserved for Williams.

    Fighting Poets has a Monty Pythonesque ring to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Purple is reserved for Williams.

    Fighting Poets has a Monty Pythonesque ring to it.
    I know what you're saying but aren't Amherst's colors purple and white? If they want to put purple in their name, they should.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrezdeJohnson09 View Post
    I know what you're saying but aren't Amherst's colors purple and white? If they want to put purple in their name, they should.
    They could always do what Dartmouth did when they ditched "Indians" years ago and become the "Big Green." The Amherst "Big Purple."
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    Amherst Americans...settled

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    Quote Originally Posted by bakdraft21 View Post
    Amherst Americans...settled
    Politically incorrect. Does not reflect the diversity of the Amherst campus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUProf View Post
    They could always do what Dartmouth did when they ditched "Indians" years ago and become the "Big Green." The Amherst "Big Purple."
    +1. Wasn't a semifinalist though. We could have combined to submit that one...
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    Quote Originally Posted by NUProf View Post
    They could always do what Dartmouth did when they ditched "Indians" years ago and become the "Big Green." The Amherst "Big Purple."
    Would an eggplant be the mascot then? That wouldny cause any problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haulin oats View Post
    Would an eggplant be the mascot then? That wouldny cause any problems.
    No more ridiculous than the Hamsters. Is there a campus organization of carnivores that would be offended by that nickname?
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    To be fair, Connecticut College is the Camels. Williams is the Ephs but their mascot is an androgynous purple cow. Stanford's name is the "Cardinal" and their mascot is an anthropomorphic tree... Babson is a Beaver, UMass Boston is a Lighthouse. The point is there are plenty of non-intimidating, and in some cases just weird, mascots out there. Honestly the Moose or Mooses wouldn't be that bad at all. There's an AHL team called the Moose and a QMJHL team called the Mooseheads. Moose would be my choice out of the available options. At least there's kind of a story there as opposed to the other ones which are just random names people came up with. Even then, people would eventually get used to Hamsters or whatever. People make too big a deal about mascot changes and overthink it. North Dakota whined for 3+ years about having to change theirs and then picked the completely boring and unoriginal name Fighting Hawks. Moose, Hamsters, Poets, etc. may seem weird now, but originality is better than nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckeye22 View Post
    To be fair, Connecticut College is the Camels. Williams is the Ephs but their mascot is an androgynous purple cow. Stanford's name is the "Cardinal" and their mascot is an anthropomorphic tree... Babson is a Beaver, UMass Boston is a Lighthouse. The point is there are plenty of non-intimidating, and in some cases just weird, mascots out there. Honestly the Moose or Mooses wouldn't be that bad at all. There's an AHL team called the Moose and a QMJHL team called the Mooseheads. Moose would be my choice out of the available options. At least there's kind of a story there as opposed to the other ones which are just random names people came up with. Even then, people would eventually get used to Hamsters or whatever. People make too big a deal about mascot changes and overthink it. North Dakota whined for 3+ years about having to change theirs and then picked the completely boring and unoriginal name Fighting Hawks. Moose, Hamsters, Poets, etc. may seem weird now, but originality is better than nothing.
    Or people need to stop getting their panties in a bunch and quit making teams change their name.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by spwood View Post
    No more ridiculous than the Hamsters. Is there a campus organization of carnivores that would be offended by that nickname?
    Believe it or not in modern culture the eggplant emoji is used to symbolically represent the male organ, so I think there might be some groups on campus offended or embarrassed by using an eggplant as a mascot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott_TG View Post
    Believe it or not in modern culture the eggplant emoji is used to symbolically represent the male organ, so I think there might be some groups on campus offended or embarrassed by using an eggplant as a mascot.
    I am getting old because I'm about to drop a "what the hell is wrong with these kids?" comment? How the hell does an eggplant represent a male organ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by spwood View Post
    I am getting old because I'm about to drop a "what the hell is wrong with these kids?" comment? How the hell does an eggplant represent a male organ?
    1) Since they don't have emojis that symbolize those parts of the body more straightforwardly, the kids improvised.

    2) The way the eggplant emoji is drawn, it does look phallic scaled down like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Purple is reserved for Williams.

    Fighting Poets has a Monty Pythonesque ring to it.
    Or imagery of Robin Williams standing on a desk with a hockey stick, exhorting his players...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott_TG View Post
    1) Since they don't have emojis that symbolize those parts of the body more straightforwardly, the kids improvised.

    2) The way the eggplant emoji is drawn, it does look phallic scaled down like that.
    Thanks for the visual. Guess I see it now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckeye22 View Post
    To be fair, Connecticut College is the Camels. Williams is the Ephs but their mascot is an androgynous purple cow. Stanford's name is the "Cardinal" and their mascot is an anthropomorphic tree... Babson is a Beaver, UMass Boston is a Lighthouse. The point is there are plenty of non-intimidating, and in some cases just weird, mascots out there. Honestly the Moose or Mooses wouldn't be that bad at all. There's an AHL team called the Moose and a QMJHL team called the Mooseheads. Moose would be my choice out of the available options. At least there's kind of a story there as opposed to the other ones which are just random names people came up with. Even then, people would eventually get used to Hamsters or whatever. People make too big a deal about mascot changes and overthink it. North Dakota whined for 3+ years about having to change theirs and then picked the completely boring and unoriginal name Fighting Hawks. Moose, Hamsters, Poets, etc. may seem weird now, but originality is better than nothing.
    Dartmouth's mascot is a green letter D. I was a student there when it was changed from Indians. Lots of noise back then, now it is what it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckeye22 View Post
    To be fair, Connecticut College is the Camels. Williams is the Ephs but their mascot is an androgynous purple cow. Stanford's name is the "Cardinal" and their mascot is an anthropomorphic tree... Babson is a Beaver, UMass Boston is a Lighthouse. The point is there are plenty of non-intimidating, and in some cases just weird, mascots out there. Honestly the Moose or Mooses wouldn't be that bad at all. There's an AHL team called the Moose and a QMJHL team called the Mooseheads. Moose would be my choice out of the available options. At least there's kind of a story there as opposed to the other ones which are just random names people came up with. Even then, people would eventually get used to Hamsters or whatever. People make too big a deal about mascot changes and overthink it. North Dakota whined for 3+ years about having to change theirs and then picked the completely boring and unoriginal name Fighting Hawks. Moose, Hamsters, Poets, etc. may seem weird now, but originality is better than nothing.
    Southern New Hampshire Penmen. Which I kind of like because of what it represents.

    Ditto with UMass-Boston Beacons because of the Paul Revere tie-in.

    If a nickname has a great historical and/or cultural significance to the school, it never bothers me what it is. I think it's kind of neat. It's when people try to just pick a nickname out of the sky and fail miserably is when it deserves scorn.
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