Ballhawk Posted May 5 Share Posted May 5 19 hours ago, Bobref said: You know that, and I know that. But nevertheless, I give you the Roncalli Royals. And I don’t think the prominent display of the Confederate battle flag at Roncalli events over the years helped. I think a lot of schools that use Rebels in their nickname chose that mascot when the Civil War was looked upon as the battle for states rights. It was the romantic Lost Cause. As years passed you realized it was about human bondage. Didn't quite fit the romantic image. I'm sure of Roncalli's early intentions, but it was too easy to fall in with the battle flag and Yosemite Sam-looking Rebel cartoon character. I also don't think PETA is going to care about animal names unless you're trotting out live-animal mascots. I've not really noticed anyone doing this, so I think we're safe. I do think Frankfort could always go the route of claiming Oscar Mayer and the Wienermobile as their mascot if push came to shove. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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