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    Re: Goodbye, Lord Jeff

    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.
    On this note, Richard Gere called and said "Hamsters" probably isn't a very good idea either.....
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    Re: Goodbye, Lord Jeff

    Quote Originally Posted by PSUChamps2001 View Post
    Or people need to stop getting their panties in a bunch and quit making teams change their name.......
    The students didn't want the name. You can whine all you want about political correctness, and I agree sometimes it goes too far, but Amherst was a pretty scummy human being and I have no problem with the school deciding they don't want to be represented by him. For the record, Amherst was criticized by a lot of people for what he did at the time it happened, so its not like this is just some 21st century PC crap. People have thought he's a d-bag since his lifetime.

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    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.
    I agree. I really don't like the finalists for the most part. Like I said before, I wish they would just not pick a new one in a vote like this and just sort of let a new mascot come over time. But like I said, in a conference with Purple Cows (Ephs), Polar Bears, Camels, Elephants (Jumbos), Chickens (Bantams), and Mules... I don't think the Moose or anything else on that list is really so bad.
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    Re: Goodbye, Lord Jeff

    Quote Originally Posted by Buckeye22 View Post
    I agree. I really don't like the finalists for the most part. Like I said before, I wish they would just not pick a new one in a vote like this and just sort of let a new mascot come over time. But like I said, in a conference with Purple Cows (Ephs), Polar Bears, Camels, Elephants (Jumbos), Chickens (Bantams), and Mules... I don't think the Moose or anything else on that list is really so bad.
    For some reason, perhaps because of their clownish appearance, or maybe the association with a lovable cartoon character (Bullwinkle), the moose is somewhat underrated in terms of its danger to humans. Moose attacks are not jokes and a good way to put yourself in danger is to get between a mother moose and her calf. The moose's size and it antlers make it a creature that most people would not want to go head to head with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckeye22 View Post
    The students didn't want the name. You can whine all you want about political correctness, and I agree sometimes it goes too far, but Amherst was a pretty scummy human being and I have no problem with the school deciding they don't want to be represented by him. For the record, Amherst was criticized by a lot of people for what he did at the time it happened, so its not like this is just some 21st century PC crap. People have thought he's a d-bag since his lifetime.
    You're right. It only took nearly 200 years for enough panties to get in a bunch maybe they will get the towns named changed too like they're trying. I mean apparently its taken 200 years for people to realize what he did and whine enough about it. It's not like any American Generals / Presidents / Historical Figures ever did anything bad. We might as well rewrite half of the US so we don't offend anyone. I mean Sherman has monuments all over the place. My Elementary school was named after him. Yet he had no issue killing civilians. Lincoln even approved starving civilians during the civil war. Yet he even gets a federal holiday. While handing out small pox infested blankets to the Indians won't win you the Lady Bing award, he surely wasn't the first, only, and or last to do something like this and have something named after him. Might as well call them the Carebears or Flying Unicorns.....but some where some how someone will be offended....

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    Re: Goodbye, Lord Jeff

    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Politically incorrect. Does not reflect the diversity of the Amherst campus.
    ..what about the Rochester Americans??....PC is killin us

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    Re: Goodbye, Lord Jeff

    Purple People Eaters,like the Vikings..

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    Quote Originally Posted by bakdraft21 View Post
    Purple People Eaters,like the Vikings..
    Vegetarians would object. Or Hannibal Lecter would file for royalties. ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by PSUChamps2001 View Post
    Vegetarians would object. Or Hannibal Lecter would file for royalties. ..
    What about the estate of Jeffrey Dahlmer? He was real.

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    Re: Goodbye, Lord Jeff

    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    What about the estate of Jeffrey Dahlmer? He was real.
    But he wasn't purple and didn't fly
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    Quote Originally Posted by NUProf View Post
    But he wasn't purple and didn't fly
    Great. Now D.B. Cooper gets involved.

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    Re: Goodbye, Lord Jeff

    Quote Originally Posted by bakdraft21 View Post
    ..what about the Rochester Americans??....PC is killin us
    Do you know why Rochester is nicknamed the Americans? After all, any team in the U.S.A. can call themselves that?

    When the Rochester AHL team was first formed, they were affiliated with the Montreal Canadians. Thus, the Americans.

    These are the kind of nickname stories I like. If you are going to pick a name, even a common name, still make sure there is some kind of link or unique reason for picking it.

    Like Penn State. Anyone can call themselves the Lions. But only Penn State can be the Nittany Lions.
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    Re: Goodbye, Lord Jeff

    Quote Originally Posted by bakdraft21 View Post
    Purple People Eaters,like the Vikings..
    I love it!
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    Re: Goodbye, Lord Jeff

    I too prefer original mascots over another Tigers or Lions. But if you're going to go outside the box, then go outside the box. Hamsters is trying too hard without really being bold. In Illinois high schools we have the Centralia Orphans, Freeburg Midgets, and the Teutopolis Wooden Shoes. Now those are bold mascot names that, as has been suggested, developed organically. Maybe Amherst should dig through their history for some references and inspiration.
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    Could always go with the Rhode Island School of Design mascot......

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    Re: Goodbye, Lord Jeff

    Quote Originally Posted by NU Pastime View Post
    I too prefer original mascots over another Tigers or Lions. But if you're going to go outside the box, then go outside the box. Hamsters is trying too hard without really being bold. In Illinois high schools we have the Centralia Orphans, Freeburg Midgets, and the Teutopolis Wooden Shoes. Now those are bold mascot names that, as has been suggested, developed organically. Maybe Amherst should dig through their history for some references and inspiration.
    How about the big purple blankets
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    Quote Originally Posted by NUProf View Post
    How about the big purple blankets
    Quilts.

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    Re: Goodbye, Lord Jeff

    Quote Originally Posted by NUProf View Post
    A lot of high schools like to use alliteration in their mascots. So they should choose something that starts with A - Amherst Alligators, for example. Or Avocados now that would be unique. Hamsters would be great for Hamilton, though.
    How about the Academics. Then instead of fighting, they could be called the Arguing Academics.

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    Re: Goodbye, Lord Jeff

    MAMMOTHS

    Amherst chose the mascot after voting by alumni, students, faculty, and staff. Close to half of the 9,295 votes were cast for the mammoth, school officials said. The vanquished finalists were the Fighting Poets, Purple and White, Valley Hawks, and Wolves.

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    Re: Goodbye, Lord Jeff

    is it woolie at least

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    Quote Originally Posted by bakdraft21 View Post
    is it woolie at least
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