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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
In reply to: Calvin 's message, "Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the Amherst" on 09:58:51 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?


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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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