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(TMZ)   George Washington University dropping Colonials moniker and mascot once a new name is picked, farkiest of fark suggestions to the right   (tmz.com) divider line
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2022-06-15 4:03:53 PM  
The Marooned.
 
2022-06-15 4:06:27 PM  
It's a stupid mascot and name... George Washington's name should be proudly displayed on the University, but not as a cartoonish mascot. Whoever thought that up was a f*cking idiot.
 
2022-06-15 4:13:26 PM  
Martha's KeptMen.
 
2022-06-15 4:25:30 PM  
The Toothless
 
2022-06-15 4:27:01 PM  
Carvers
 
2022-06-15 4:43:28 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: The Toothless


The Wooden Teeth.
 
2022-06-15 5:05:56 PM  
Generals. They can play the James Madison Globetrotters.
 
2022-06-15 5:21:26 PM  
I'd say Patriots, but the GQP has ruined it.
 
2022-06-15 5:22:03 PM  
Potomacs
Powdered Wigs
First Ones

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2022-06-15 5:27:04 PM  
Washington is know for fighting to end British colonial rule and helping establish a constitutional republic in its place (which he urged to refrain from foreign entanglements).  So  . . . Colonials?  Yeah, dumb.  Anti-colonials would be more appropriate.
 
2022-06-15 5:27:26 PM  
The Washington KFCs
 
2022-06-15 5:28:41 PM  
The Axes. The mascot is a cherry tree.
 
2022-06-15 5:30:17 PM  

NewportBarGuy: It's a stupid mascot and name... George Washington's name should be proudly displayed on the University, but not as a cartoonish mascot. Whoever thought that up was a f*cking idiot.


Well, the same could be said for the state of Washington's cartoonish state seal
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2022-06-15 5:35:44 PM  
The George Washington Fightin' Irvins.
 
2022-06-15 5:35:46 PM  
In announcing the decision Wednesday, school officials said they made the choice after members of its campus and its community repeatedly expressed displeasure over the "Colonials" name for years.
According to a special committee the university tasked with analyzing the moniker, opponents of the name said that the term "Colonial" is so closely associated with "people who oppressed Native Americans and owned slaves" that it should be changed.


How many members of the community?
 
2022-06-15 5:38:20 PM  
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Almost, almost as cool as walking away from power. History is so farking awesome.
 
2022-06-15 5:50:18 PM  
Phallic symbols
 
2022-06-15 6:02:14 PM  

pearls before swine: Washington is know for fighting to end British colonial rule and helping establish a constitutional republic in its place (which he urged to refrain from foreign entanglements).  So  . . . Colonials?  Yeah, dumb.  Anti-colonials would be more appropriate.


Say hello to the new GWU team name and mascot:
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/oh wait, no, that one's wrong too
 
2022-06-15 6:03:22 PM  
The Teeth.
 
2022-06-15 6:08:44 PM  

starlost: The Axes. The mascot is a cherry tree.


I dunno. Too close to Axis. Might cause some uncomfortable comparisons to a certain 1930s-40s European political group. Not that there's any of that in present day DC.
 
2022-06-15 6:42:39 PM  

bisonjelly: I'd say Patriots, but the GQP has ruined it.


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Sorry, mascot's taken.
 
2022-06-15 7:38:04 PM  
The GWU Minions gets my vote.
 
2022-06-15 7:55:07 PM  
Generals
Founders
Minute Men
Patriots
Statesmen

/meh
 
2022-06-15 8:32:18 PM  
NSFW Lyrics:

George Washington
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2022-06-15 8:45:20 PM  
now both my HS and college will have change they're nicknames

/good
 
2022-06-15 8:46:42 PM  
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hippos!
 
2022-06-15 9:17:26 PM  

bisonjelly: I'd say Patriots, but the GQP has ruined it.


Not quite.

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2022-06-15 9:20:35 PM  
Keep the name and expand on it.

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2022-06-15 9:31:16 PM  
Clearly they should be the Hate Tanks, although they will have to pay MOD for the naming rights.  The name is as catchy now as when I first saw it on Napster.  Did I do a search for songs with "tank" in the title?  Yes

Sorry i missed the thread where we revealed the origin of our Fark handles.  Does it now seem juvenile, 20 years later?  Yeah
 
2022-06-15 10:42:47 PM  
Washington Woke.

Mascot can be an old school alarm clock.
 
2022-06-15 11:12:45 PM  

pearls before swine: Washington is know for fighting to end British colonial rule and helping establish a constitutional republic in its place (which he urged to refrain from foreign entanglements).  So  . . . Colonials?  Yeah, dumb.  Anti-colonials would be more appropriate.


Continentals.  Then they can play an exhibition game during the holiday break against the University of Valley Forge.
 
2022-06-15 11:16:54 PM  
Generals?
 
2022-06-15 11:26:41 PM  
Presidents
 
2022-06-16 12:44:01 AM  

WillofJ2: Generals?


Genitals.
 
2022-06-16 9:53:05 AM  
Mascot McMascotface?
 
2022-06-16 10:26:53 AM  
All of a sudden the mascot is considered offensive before people were told it was. Why they wait this long to decide to change it?

How about Generals then?
 
2022-06-16 12:34:12 PM  
Well shiat, George Washington is more offensive than 'Colonials' if you're going with the woke thing.  Time to rename the whole school.
 
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