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(Poughkeepsie Journal)   College renames its "Shooter" basketball mascot because you never know when some maniac's going to be set off by a seven-foot-tall fox and you can never be too careful. Duke su...wait, should I not say that? Would it be hurtful?   ( poughkeepsiejournal.com) divider line
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2017-11-14 12:31:35 PM  
The Washington Bullets would like a word.
 
2017-11-14 12:38:15 PM  
Marist? I'd just go ahead and change it to "The Bricklayers".
 
2017-11-14 12:52:20 PM  
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2017-11-14 12:58:53 PM  
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2017-11-14 01:02:43 PM  
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2017-11-14 01:05:16 PM  
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I'll give ya yar shooter, ya coont ya
 
2017-11-14 01:15:34 PM  
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That is my high school's mascot. Always thought it looked funny over the cafeteria in the Columbine era.
 
2017-11-14 01:27:55 PM  
BAsketball mascot?
hmm.. how about the "timeouts" or "flops"
 
2017-11-14 01:30:52 PM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: [static-cdn2.ustream.tv image 192x192]
That is my high school's mascot. Always thought it looked funny over the cafeteria in the Columbine era.


He does have that look that says, "Put me in the friend zone, will you?! I'll show her! I'll show them all!"
 
2017-11-14 01:32:26 PM  

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Go Mountaineers!
 
2017-11-14 01:41:27 PM  
Why stop there, they should remove the words "shooting", "shot" and "shooting" from all sports.
 
2017-11-14 01:46:00 PM  
Yeah we're having discussions about renaming our lunch cafe when it moves into it's new space.  The gun-related theme doesn't seem very appropriate right now.
 
2017-11-14 01:51:45 PM  

Bermuda59: Why stop there, they should remove the words "shooting", "shot" and "shooting" from all sports.


He directs the puck toward the net!  He scores!
 
2017-11-14 02:28:53 PM  

Bermuda59: Why stop there, they should remove the words "shooting", "shot" and "shooting" from all sports.


Yeah, remove shooting twice.
Stupid word.
 
2017-11-14 02:35:14 PM  
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2017-11-14 03:12:40 PM  
We also really need to change "he shoots the ball" to "he throws the ball at the basket".

For the children or something.
 
2017-11-14 03:15:47 PM  

GanjSmokr: We also really need to change "he shoots the ball" to "he throws the ball at the basket".

For the children or something.


And this is what you get when you get sidetracked at work and don't hit "add comment" for over an hour - a comment someone already made.

Hopefully I'll remember to refresh and check next time.
 
2017-11-14 03:26:21 PM  

Bermuda59: Why stop there, they should remove the words "shooting", "shot" and "shooting" from all sports.


Because that's stupid.
 
2017-11-14 04:00:15 PM  
How does Rik Smits feel about this?
 
2017-11-14 05:25:20 PM  
If they really wanted to be proactive, they'd remove bell towers.
 
2017-11-14 05:37:30 PM  
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Arizona's "Wilbur" mascot used to have two pistols on his belt, and then sometime in the late 90s they were removed. because reasons.
 
2017-11-14 05:38:44 PM  

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Arizona's "Wilbur" mascot used to have two pistols on his belt, and then sometime in the late 90s they were removed. because reasons.


Reasons named Klebold and Harris.
 
2017-11-14 05:52:16 PM  

OkieDookie: Reasons named Klebold and Harris.


basically.  and one of them toured the UofA campus the fall before Columbine.  My jaw hit the floor when I read that, as I had just transferred out/away from UofA.  so a sensitive subject i imagine.

(but well before, of course, the Gbby Giffords shooting.)
 
2017-11-14 06:02:49 PM  

GanjSmokr: We also really need to change "he shoots the ball" to "he throws the ball at the basket".

For the children or something.


Yeah, but then we go from "shooting foul" to "fouled while in the act of trying to score" (which can only be condensed by using the phrase "cockblocked").
 
2017-11-14 06:08:21 PM  

Cataholic: Yeah, but then we go from "shooting foul" to "fouled while in the act of trying to score" (which can only be condensed by using the phrase "cockblocked").


GRRRRR that's dangerously close to the de rigeur "he can really score the ball!" which you hear a lot in NCAA hoops and is kinda there in pro as well.  what else is he suppoesd to score?  his warmup jacket?  the ref's whistle?  god that annoys me.
 
2017-11-14 06:39:21 PM  

Pocket Ninja: The Washington Bullets would like a word.


They didn't want to be associated with gun violence, so they changed the name to just The Bullets.
 
2017-11-14 07:16:03 PM  

Resin33: Pocket Ninja: The Washington Bullets would like a word.

They didn't want to be associated with gun violence, so they changed the name to just The Bullets.


Since George Washington owned slaves ANDguns, I move that the State of Washington be renamed to "New Canada", Washington D.C. be renamed to "The Swamp", and the Washington Redskins be renamed to "Garbage".
 
2017-11-15 12:40:43 AM  
"He shoots, he scores" would seem to suggest that shooting people might finally lead to getting laid.
 
2017-11-15 12:54:50 PM  

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That is my high school's mascot. Always thought it looked funny over the cafeteria in the Columbine era.


My middle school sports teams were, and are remarkably still, called the Riflemen.
It's only matter of time.
 
2017-11-15 04:01:27 PM  
First they took away the "suicide squeeze."
And now "shots."

What's next...
stealing????
 
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