Each March more college mascots are revealed to the general public as the average Joe fills out a bracket in an office pool and watches Blue Demons, Demon Deacons, Sun Devils, and the Retrievers battle against each other.
I did this post on Offensive College Mascots a few years ago and it remains a constantly searched post. Most of the visits are from .edu domains and by the emails I get I can tell that college and high school kids are out there writing reports on this oh so important subject. (your sarcasm detector should have gone off about here) Hopefully I’ve influenced the youth and college-aged men and women of America to finally assert that to be offended over mascots is simply stupid.
Most who contact me agree with me though I get a half-dozen emails from those who plead with me to understand their plight as persecuted minority. (a persecuted minority attending East Coast private schools…we should all be so persecuted) I try to be understanding…after all…they’re smart college students so their sensibilities must be protected. (replace the batteries in your detector after you’ve finished reading this)
On the local front this year Seattle University returned to Division I basketball after being a powerhouse throughout the 1950’s and 60’s. Once they were known as the Chieftans, but are now the Red Hawks. Whatever.