September 26, 2005

Crusader.

Got a problem with the mascot?



After four years of debate, Edgewood High School decides to keep the mascot.

17 comments:

Eddie said...

It's offensive. It degrades women and incites violence in children. I move that they change their mascot to a neutral pet rock instead.

John said...

"Got a problem with the mascot?"

Yes. I think the folks at Looney Tunes may have an issue with it. It looks an awful lot like the martian in the Bugs Bunny cartoons!

L. Ron Halfelven said...

I guess fistfighting in armor would be pretty safe. A bit futile, maybe, but safe.

Meade said...

J Pfeiffer said...
"Got a problem with the mascot?"

Yes. I think the folks at Looney Tunes may have an issue...

Or even French coloring book rip off artists.

Jamie said...

Fascinating. I graduated from a private Christian school whose mascot was a Crusader. No one ever said a word anout it until I mentioned it outside the Bible Belt.

The south is still a whole different world, i suppose.

Ann Althouse said...

I think it mainly rips off the Notre Dame mascot.

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DannyNoonan said...

Maybe people of English decent will protest the Minnesota Vikings next. There are countless mascots that are known for attacking someone--Spartans, Pirates, Raiders.

And what was that guy talking about when he said that "Crusader" with a capital "C" must mean a crusader from the crusades? All team names start with a capital letter.

AJ Lynch said...

I think it's cool looking. Did not realize it was a dreaded Crusader until I read further.

Some people need to get a life. And shed some light on this question...Do the non-academic lawyers need cases that much?

Troy said...

I thought it looked like a flamboyant Rock'em Sock'em Robot

Crank said...

That's one wimpy unarmed Crusader. I went to Holy Cross College (alma mater, by the way, of Clarence Thomas and of John Roberts' wife, both of whom are on the Board of Trustees), and our Crusader mascot was the real deal - armor, horseback, lance and sword.

joated said...

Okay, what's next on this guys list of forbidden mascots?
The Black Knights of Army?
The Scarlet Knigths of Rutgers? Trojans of USC?
The Sooners of OK? (They were cheaters, don't you know.)
Maybe he can join with PETA and go after the Huskies of UConn or the Bruins of UCLA, or the Ducks of Oregon, or...

Give me a break!

Crank said...

Note also the Catch-22 here: Native American mascots are deemed offensive to the people depicted by the mascot, but a mascot like the Crusader is not evaluated on the basis of its impact on the people identified with the mascot.

Pastor_Jeff said...

What is this?
The Ketchup Krusader? The Mustard Marauder?

He looks like he should be fighting Burger King.

Eli Blake said...

Crank:

As far as I know, no Christians have objected.

Native American mascots are entirely a different ball of wax. Unlike most Christians (Mormons and some black evangelicals in the segregated South being the exceptions), Native Americans have during the course of American history been driven from their homes, slaughtered, had their land, possessions and homes either stolen or destroyed, even had their dead bodies mutilated (by scalping-- yes, I know that some of them also did it, but whether a dead, wounded or captured Sioux warrior had his scalp taken by a white man or a Pawnee, it makes no difference) and otherwise treated as less than human. Terms like 'Redskin' are unquestionably racist and demeaning, and have been used that way thoughout history.

To compare this to some supposed slight on the part of Christians, Irish or others who may have been the occasional butt of a tasteless joke (boo-hoo) is a completely unrealistic comparison.

Several years ago, the Redskins' co-Washingtonians, the professional basketball team, changed their name from the Bullets (politically incorrect in a city with a high crime rate) to the Wizards. It didn't cost them a dime in revenue. So there is precedent for the idea that if the Redskins were to do the same thing, it wouldn't hurt them at the ticket gate.

Eli Blake said...

Speaking of nicknames:

(here is a question for Ann's keen legal mind):

Does this guy have a right to have his nickname excluded from the trial?

vbspurs said...

Maybe people of English decent will protest the Minnesota Vikings next

1- LOL
2- Yeah! I'll start up a letter-campaign immediately.

Thanks to Political Correctness for teaching me to be outraged when I wasn't before.

Cheers,
Victoria