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Cocky for South Carolina. Click on link for story.
One's a nickname they stole from the nickname of a female-specific bodily function... They get called this cuz they are all highly emotional, like women, during the occurrence of said function
www.yohoodent.com ... errybawdee awn ignorle
now thats funny right there!
No. UCSB is the Gauchos. Slugs belong to UC Santa Cruz. Out of curiosity, did Ark, Monticello also consider boll weevils or was it some crazy slant on Dukes of Hazard?
Still waiting for ND to make the switch to this guy...
thought it was santa barbra oh well. and I'm sure it is the boll weevils.
Oh god I hope not, this is seriously the dumbest thing I've ever heard about a mascot. No wonder bama fans are dumb a$$es
LSU, our confederate army from Louisiana was nicknamed the Tigers, so the nickname of the state school became the Tigers.
How they came up with Mike the Tiger, I have no idea
That's because y'all played against nothing but a bunch of white guys in those days...
"Here are provided seats of meditative joy, where shall rise again the destined reign of Troy." Virgil
When did we rename our mascot "multiple orgasms"?
Don't like Rammer Jammer? Probably because you just lost to Bama... Get ready to hear it again... and often...
Chinese Bandits is a better story.
Yes, it's real. William Tecumseh Sherman (yes, the future General Sherman who led the famous civil war march to the sea) was the president of Louisiana State Seminary before the war. The school eventually became Louisiana Agricultural and Mechanical and finally Louisiana State University.
See, Scooter, you guys have Aggie in your blood.....
Back in 1958, Paul Dietzel who was coach then had a problem. He had a lot of talent, especially in the backfield. Back then, substitution rules were very different. There was a new substitution rule that allowed any player -- not just starters -- to come off the field and go back in again once each quarter. The rule stopped short of permitting a return to two-platoon football, so Dietzel went with the next best thing—three platoons: a two-way unit of his best players, an offensive second team, and a defensive second team. If a player came out, he could not go back in for a while. So, most teams would platoon players in, eleven at a time. The first string would go both ways, offense and defense, the second string was offense only, and the third string was defense only. In the first few games, when LSU was leading by quite a few points, the 3rd string would go in on defense. Now, it was not that the 3rd string was not good, on most teams, they would be starters. Well, they would smother the offense of the other team. A lot of the defense was made up of big fast backs. They were the defensive ends, and line backers mostly. And even the defensive line was very fast. Very seldom would you see a single player making a tackle, it was usually gang tackling. And, since they were still third string, they played with the idea of moving up, so I think they played with more heart.
Anyway, after one game, the reporters were commenting and asking questions to coach Paul. He made the comment that they played like a bunch of Chinese Bandits. Now, a very popular comic strip back then was "Terry and the Pirates". He was always in conflict with, what else, Chinese bandits.
Folklore said that Chinese bandits attacked and plundered with that same reckless abandon. The defensive subs were known as the "Chinese Bandits" and their inspired play (they didn't give up a touchdown all season) symbolized LSU's remarkable 11-0 campaign. The Tigers reached No.1 the seventh week of the season and went on to win their first Sugar Bowl in five tries.
The name stuck, thanks to the reporters. So, the first string was the "White team", the second string became the "Go team" and the third string became the "Chinese Bandits". The "Bandits" were getting more press than just about anyone else. It was sealed when "Sports Illustrated" did an article on them. In those days they would always list minutes each kid played in a game and seldom did any member of the Bandits play more than 10 minutes.
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History of War Eagle
You are aware how that worked out.... aren't you?
I dream of a day when chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned.
This is why we use the Buckeye as a mascot:
In all of our woods there is not a tree so hard to kill as the Buckeye. The deepest girdling does not deaden it, and even after it is cut down and worked up into the side of a cabin it will send out young branches, denoting to all the world that Buckeyes are not easily conquered."--Daniel Drake
I am a Buckeye...proof there is a God in Heaven who loves me.
BTW- the Badgers aren't named after the animal but rather for the miners that were in southern wisconsin way back when. They would burrow in the ground for warmth in the winter months therefore earning the nickname of badgers. True story.
It is truth that, once you crush it...it stinks to high heaven, and it's toxic.
Fits the fans.
I guess we could be Trojans- always failing at the wrong time and disposable.
This post was edited by buckperry 2 years ago
Haha...good one. I have quite a few friends who are Buckeyes, I love them to pieces, lol.
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