The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

20 May 2003

Open season on mascots

The Minuteman may be safe, for now; but what UMass giveth, Ole Miss taketh away.

Colonel Reb, the old Southern (make that Suthun) gentleman who represents the University of Mississippi, may be headed for a makeover; Ole Miss AD Pete Boone says the Colonel is "an 18th-century person," and obviously we can't have such people hanging around in the twenty-first.

Then again, it's not like the Colonel is waving a Confederate flag or anything.

(Via Tongue Tied)

Posted at 2:02 PM to Almost Yogurt

"Ole Miss AD Pete Boone says the Colonel is 'an 18th-century person'..."


The Southern rebellion, from which one may presume "Colonel Reb" gets his name, occurred in the 19th century.

But I guess an athletic director, having most likely a degree in jockology, wouldn't know which century is which. Not even in present-day 2103.

Posted by: McGehee at 9:46 AM on 21 May 2003

We report, you deride. :)

Posted by: CGHill at 10:21 AM on 21 May 2003