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Subject: Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the Amherst


Author:
Calvin
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Date Posted: 09:58:51 01/11/17 Wed

Hamsters.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/01/11/go-amherst-hamsters-mass-college-mulls-new-mascots-after-nixing-bioterrorist-lord-jeff/?hpid=hp_rhp-morning-mix_mm-amherst%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.00aa2aefafd4

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[> Subject: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the Amherst


Author:
Ivy Voyeur
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Date Posted: 12:51:53 01/11/17 Wed

Not very inspiring suggestions. I think "Fighting Prawns" has a nice ring to it. Or "The Lichen", for originality, since Banana Slugs is already taken.

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[> [> Subject: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the Amherst


Author:
The Lion
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Date Posted: 10:23:22 01/12/17 Thu

My favorite after Banana Slugs is the Anteaters, which is already taken
by UC Irvine. However, Anteaters can be adapted by another team by
substituting for the first syllable.

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[> Subject: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the Amherst


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An Observer
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Date Posted: 13:40:01 01/11/17 Wed

To my mind, the best mascots fall into one of two categories. The first is where the mascot itself is inspiring. There actually aren't too many of those: Eagles, Tigers, Wildcats, Lions, Wolfpack. We've got two of those, Princeton and Columbia. Maybe you could make an argument for Brown and Yale, but it would be a weak argument.

The other good category are those where the mascot has a special connection to the school itself: Lord Jeffs, Ephmen. We've got one in our conference, the Quakers.

The best mascots combine the two: Longhorns, Nittany Lions, Illini, Miami Hurricanes.

The worst mascots are the ones which are just colors. Incredibly, in an eight-team conference, we've got three of them. Crimson at least has the advantage of being fairly unusual. Cornell and Dartmouth, nope (though the latter has the extenuating circumstance of having been forced to abdicate a superior prior mascot).

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[> [> Subject: Never heard of the Big Red Bear i assume?


Author:
Floridared
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Date Posted: 13:48:39 01/11/17 Wed

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3d/CornellBigRed.png

https://jclark12.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/big-red-bear-flickrfanmk2007.jpg

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[> [> Subject: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the Amherst


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Nick Butler
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Date Posted: 15:51:41 01/11/17 Wed

If we're going for anagrams, then Swarthmore's teams should be the Earthworms.

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[> [> [> Subject: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the Amherst


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Nick Butler
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Date Posted: 16:06:58 01/11/17 Wed

Amherst's fight song could be called "Trash 'Em, Hamster!"

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[> [> [> [> Subject: could also have called themselves "The Rams"


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Nick Butler
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Date Posted: 16:12:41 01/11/17 Wed

except that would probably amount to a Title IX violation

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[> Subject: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the Amherst


Author:
IvySportsJunkie
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Date Posted: 19:41:59 01/11/17 Wed

I would lobby to use the University of Santa Cruz' mascot name for either Amherst or to replace one of the color nicknames in the Ivies.

What could possibly be more intimidating that having to face the mighty "Banana Slugs" when facing this Ivy opponent. A visit their athletic department website will give you insight into how their mascot will bring fear into their opponents every time (http://www.goslugs.com)

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[> [> Subject: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the Amherst


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An Observer
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Date Posted: 23:19:57 01/11/17 Wed

In my previously described Group 2 of commendable mascots, the Banana Slug is king.

Banana Slug : UC Santa Cruz :: blue football field : Boise State University ===> marketing genius

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[> Subject: Re: Truth In Advertising


Author:
DFW HOYA
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Date Posted: 22:03:13 01/11/17 Wed

Maybe they should put aside the pretension and simply call themselves the Fightin' Democrats.

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[> [> Subject: Re: Truth In Advertising


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Nick Butler
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Date Posted: 09:55:39 01/12/17 Thu