The process to create a new mascot at Ole Miss is drawing to a conclusion and the results are, well, kind of lame. But, then again, the process itself sounds that way, too.
… Mascot selection committee co-chair Margaret Ann Morgan, a sophomore from McComb, said the committee spent a great deal of time reviewing the potential concepts.
“Since the top five Ole Miss Rebel on-field mascot concepts were identified, the committee has been hard at work with the mascot professionals developing graphic depictions of each,” she said.
“Mascot professionals”? Now there’s a line of work I bet it’s tough to break into.
But give ’em credit. They’ve been weeding down the field.
… A committee eliminated two of the concepts. The Rebel Lion was eliminated because, despite a positive response to the play on the word “Rebellion,” the committee felt that there was not a strong enough Mississippi or Ole Miss connection…
That actually makes sense. So what did the committee latch onto that does have that strong connection?
… On Oct. 6, the mascot committee will release a poll including artists’ depictions of the Rebel Bear, Rebel Land Shark and Hotty Toddy.
WTF is a Rebel Land Shark?
That should make for some fun times in the Grove before games.
Ole Miss faithful, be grateful your committee didn’t come up with a camel.