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Old 08-29-2009, 01:54 AM   #1
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Just saw this in the paper. So a few years back the NAACP decided that Nicholls' Confederate colonel mascot was "racially insensitive". So what do they do? They eliminate the mascot altogether. Many years later, this is what they come up with. I couldn't have written this any more hilariously. The committee based solution to the racially insensitive mascot is a mix between Bison from Street Fighter and a **** tank commander. Way to go NSU.
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LMAO! So what was the old mascot? Any pictures for comparison? Thats funny as ****. Bison for the win.
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LMAO! So what was the old mascot? Any pictures for comparison? Thats funny as ****. Bison for the win.
The old mascot was named Tillou, after the middle name of the university's founder, Francis T. Nicholls. The founder was, by the way, a brigadier general in the Confederate army. I'm not one of those "Southern PRIDE!" nutjobs, but I don't have a problem with a Confederate looking mascot representing a southern school that had Confederate roots.
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I see no problem either.
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Haha. That really does look like M.Bison.
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I figured the old Mascot would be a KKK Grand Wizard, to consider the new mascot racially sensitive.

That's awesome. Does the new mascot goosestep?
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Whys the uniform red, and whats the deal with the eagle?
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My first thought was Soviet space-warfare commander (rather than **** tank commander) but yeah, I see what you mean.

The Wiki article on this is kind of sad, actually:
Hulbert (president of the university) unilaterally retired the mascot despite a vote by students and alumni to retain it, and a student contest to select a new mascot failed, as Hulbert didn't like the newly-proposed mascot, the nutria.
This is what a nutria looks like:



I have to ask- was everybody voting for that thing a joke, like on South Park when it came down to Giant Douche vs. Turd Sandwich? Or did everybody really want the mascot to be a wet rat?
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[email protected] That would be awesome. I'd still vote for the honey badger.

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I have to ask- was everybody voting for that thing a joke, like on South Park when it came down to Giant Douche vs. Turd Sandwich? Or did everybody really want the mascot to be a wet rat?
I wasn't at the university at the time. I graduated the year the whole Tillou debate first began. If I had to guess, knowing southern Louisiana students, I'd say the majority were completely serious.

Btw, from what I can tell, the whole thing started because ONE student complained to the NAACP. ONE.
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