March 24, 2006
Here's an idea to go with my last posting. Why is our school mascot a panther? Are there any panthers in Iowa? Have there ever been any panthers in Iowa? I bet we don't have a zoo in Iowa that has a panther. Let's be honest, a panther is a dumb mascot for an Iowa team.
I say we choose a mascot that connects with our community or our region. So I'll suggest two options and you let me know if you have a better idea. 1) the Windstormers. Anyone who has walked across campus on a windy day would agree that our campus has more than its share of strong breezes. 2) the Whitetails. Frankly, this one may not sound tough or powerful like a panther, but whitetail deer actually do live all around our campus. Moreover, Iowa has had more deer entered into the Boone and Crockett record book than any other state. Moreover we have a strong John Deere presence in our community. So my money is on the Whitetails. What do you think?
Posted by fstone at March 24, 2006 8:58 PM
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