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Wednesday, February 24, 2010


According to the Ole Miss students are jumping on a Star Wars character as their next mascot....

The campaign for Admiral Ackbar is gaining Internet, if not intergalactic, steam.

Tuesday, Ole Miss students voted to find a new mascot to replace the abandoned Colonel Reb. A student committee to develop and propose a new mascot will be formed soon.

Ackbar, a member of the Mon Calamari species who led the Rebel Alliance ships into the Battle of Endor, appears to be the early favorite. He has more than 14,000 Facebook fans. Websites like -- "It's a trap!" was his famous line -- are promoting Ackbar's candidacy.

"Who wants a Colonel when you could have an Admiral?" the Web site asks, before launching into "The Story of Ole Miss Ackbar."

"A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away ... Admiral Ackbar received a deep space transmission of SEC coverage. He found that he couldn't stop watching everything from football to volleyball. One team stood out to him, the Ole Miss Rebels. He led the Galactic Rebellion, and he knew he needed to be with the Ole Miss Rebels. And so, he started the long trek to Oxford, Miss."

Personally I don't think Admiral Ackbar would be a good representation of Ole Miss. First off his skin isn't white pigmented and his racism meter would seriously fail since his tends to point towards intergalactic peace. He does look similar in appearance to former coach Ed Orgeron but I think they should just bring back Colonel Reb...

How many mascots besides UGA would get as much ass as Colonel Reb would if he came back to life? Yeah I know it's not PC to have some old racist bastard as your mascot but you don't see Notre Dame dropping the Fighting Irish because they hate the English.

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