Friday, February 19, 2010

Colonel Reb replaced by ...Admiral Ackbar?

Ole Miss students will be voting next week to decide if they want a new mascot as a replacement for Colonel Reb. This comes seven years after the mascot was retired for being too connected to the "Old South" (as in slavery, the Confederacy, the Civil War, segregation, etc.)
Ole Miss students won't get to actually pick a mascot at this point, but that hasn't stopped some enterprising students. There's a movement afoot to make Admiral Ackbar from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi the replacement for Colonel Reb. (Because he's a commander of the Rebel Alliance, get it?) Like all absurd movements, it even has a Facebook page.
It's a really dumb idea. but if we're really going to go there...

UGA: Chewbacca. If there's a Star Wars character you want on the sidelines, it's got to be Chewie. And Chewie epitomizes the kind of ferocity UGA V showed back in 1996 against Auburn. Besides, the best advice is to let the Wookiee win.

Florida: Darth Vader. Too obvious.

Vanderbilt: C-3PO. The gold shell of C-3PO perfectly matches the Commodore's school colors. And his prissy, intellectual demeanor fits just as well.

Tennessee: Jabba the Hutt. (Insert Phil Fulmer joke here)

(via Dr. Saturday)

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