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(MSNBC)   "Predator" rejected as school mascot because it reminds people of Catholic priests   ( divider line
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2002-04-02 01:09:38 PM  

When will people get over it . . .
2002-04-02 01:10:27 PM  
They changed the name of my grade school's mascot from Killer Whales to Dolphins. The word killer in the name made it just too violent. Farked up idiots.
2002-04-02 01:11:02 PM  
Here's a tip: Never ever ever ever ever ever let the students pick the mascot name. The Plymouth-Canton Predators???
2002-04-02 01:11:51 PM  
The eighth-graders re-voted for a mascot and chose the Wildcats.

Oh great! What was second? The Lions???
2002-04-02 01:12:11 PM  
WTF!? It doesn't remind me of that! Oh, interesting fact, 2% of the normal population are child molesters too.
2002-04-02 01:12:11 PM  
my high school's sports teams were the Wildcats. The Warren County H.S. Wildcats. How very original. GO WILDCATS!!!
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2002-04-02 01:12:46 PM  
2002-04-02 01:12:56 PM  
I really thought the headline was joke! LMAO! I thought the "real" article was going to say something to the effect of negative or violent imagery. This is much more amusing!

BTW: My high school mascot was the terrier. Real fierce.
2002-04-02 01:13:07 PM  
Ecounseller, what about the Sperm Whales?
2002-04-02 01:13:16 PM  
"Who are we gonna beat?" *everyone* the Wildcats! "...and who's gonna win?" *everyone* The wildcats!

Name that quote
2002-04-02 01:13:38 PM  
Wildcats are pussys. But then my school mascot was Lions so I guess we were pussys too.
2002-04-02 01:13:56 PM  
Virion :WTF!? It doesn't remind me of that! Oh, interesting fact, 2% of the normal population are child molesters too.

Um...where'd you come up with that?
2002-04-02 01:14:05 PM  
this one?

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2002-04-02 01:14:39 PM  
I guess they're all too young to not want the name because they imagine a creepy, clear, blob-like creature that can see heat hunting Arnold Schwarzenegger in a jungle
2002-04-02 01:14:53 PM  
Why not "The Aliens?" Aliens vs. Predators would rock!
2002-04-02 01:15:14 PM  
whats next...the the kennedy high school cotton balls?
2002-04-02 01:15:38 PM  
My High school mascot is the Trojan Man, which of course sounds funny since...well you should know why...
2002-04-02 01:15:41 PM  
Everyone boycott the NHL!
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2002-04-02 01:15:41 PM  
Also offended by Predators: Danny Glover.
2002-04-02 01:15:48 PM  
How about this for a school mascot:

Small Furry Woodland Creatures.

2002-04-02 01:15:52 PM  
As long as it isn't the "Cotton Pickers."
2002-04-02 01:15:52 PM  
Simpsons quoters rejoice.
2002-04-02 01:16:03 PM  
Beat my College Mascot:

The (drumroll)... Comets.

that's right.. we're balls of ice....

2002-04-02 01:16:19 PM  
Well at least they didn't just remove killer from the name and have us be The Whales.
2002-04-02 01:16:19 PM  
When I took an intramural volleyball class in college and we were divided up into teams, everyone had really boring team names like those mentioned above...but our team name was...

and we won the whole semester, too. hah ahaha haahah
2002-04-02 01:16:26 PM  
thats so messed up
2002-04-02 01:17:09 PM  
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2002-04-02 01:17:21 PM  
how'bout calling yourselves the "Pimps and Hos"

that's "in" these days,, right?
2002-04-02 01:17:33 PM  
WarmBeer: actually I heard that stat from a priest at my church on Easter Sunday when he was denoucing the acts of variious priests that has just recently come to light. I just thought it was interesting that the media doesn't focus on the overall wrongs of child molesting.
2002-04-02 01:18:28 PM  
Believe everything the nice priest tells you.
2002-04-02 01:19:12 PM  
Hey if there can be Fightin' Whites why can't there be Predators? That would rock, every kid in school would want to be the mascot. Walking around in that biatchin' get up with the hand razor and shoulder cannon.
2002-04-02 01:19:35 PM  
My college has the most fearsome nickname in all of sports: The Peacocks!
2002-04-02 01:19:49 PM

We are a Kinder Gentler Nation, I guess :-/
2002-04-02 01:19:50 PM  
How about the River Forest Ingots. (Warning, worst page design ever)

How about a list of all the nicknames for all the schools in Indiana.
My favorites: Frankfort Hot Dogs, North DuBois Jeeps, Indianapolis North Space Pioneers, and Greenwood Woodmen
2002-04-02 01:19:51 PM  
Homer: "WHO ARE WE?"
Homer: "Who are we gonna beat?"
2002-04-02 01:19:54 PM  
Actually you are dirty balls of ice. :)
2002-04-02 01:20:20 PM  
My high school mascot was the terrier

2002-04-02 01:20:25 PM  
On behalf of my cat, Lucky, I am offended.
Not all cats are "wild" and vicious.
2002-04-02 01:20:50 PM  
My younger brother's alma mater makes the news. I can't wait to tell him. He'll be so indifferent.
2002-04-02 01:22:28 PM  
Interestingly, the "Fighting Hokey Spokes" fared even worse than "Preditors" in the vote.
2002-04-02 01:22:33 PM  
DOSman, do a google images search on for the words OFFENDED CAT and look at the second thing that comes up. Also, turn off the mature filter.
2002-04-02 01:22:41 PM  
We were the Monacan Chiefs. Our rivals were the Midlothian Trojans. We always used to say "i'd rather be a new Chief than a used Trojan" and when we played them for homecoming, one of our floats' themes was "Trojans not 100% effective." Good times.
2002-04-02 01:22:45 PM  
What about "inanimate carbon rod?"
2002-04-02 01:23:11 PM  
Wildcats reminds me of rapists and people that were "wildly" attacked, they should change it *wah*!

Just an example of people will bend over backwards to appeal to a few whiners...
2002-04-02 01:23:39 PM  
Now here's my old high school's mascot "The Darts" We were brown and gold (Pi$$ and $hit)
2002-04-02 01:23:43 PM  
Never hear these as mascots:
2002-04-02 01:24:00 PM  
Astro: did you grow up in Richmond VA?
2002-04-02 01:24:33 PM  
How about the "Ariel Sharons" ?
2002-04-02 01:24:48 PM  
It's just frustrating. The media is seriously blowing this thing out of proportion. Peter Jennings is doing a special called "Bless Me Father, for I have sinned." Child molesting is wrong, but the Catholic Church was not trying to support it or permit it to happen by any means. It is unfortunate, but the media has ignored so many other legitimate news stories in favor of bad-mouthing the Catholic Church. Anyway, we have our own problems with child molesting here in the South.

"Eddie Fisher! Eddie Fisher!" (Hmm, can't find him on Google. He was a teacher at many of the local schools and had "private sessions" with several of the students. The Church is catching it down here, too, since a lot happened in private Catholic schools.)
2002-04-02 01:24:54 PM  
in the many many highschools I atteneded our mascots were: the patriots (guy looking like a cartoon uncle sam *rolls her eyes*) killer bees which was later downgraded to just bees, wasps, wildcats (actually between elementary school jr high and highschool I attended 4 schools that were wildcats schools), bears and centurians.

I'd love to know why Wildcats is such a popular mascot
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