View Full Version : Revenge of the nerds: Admiral Ackbar the favorite to be new Ole Miss mascot

02-25-2010, 08:15 PM

'It's A Trap!' Admiral Ackbar May Become Ole Miss Mascot

OXFORD, Mississippi (CBS) -- The University of Mississippi has drawn criticism over the years for its mascot, "Colonel Reb." The mascot was associated with the old South and was considered racist by some.

This week, the students voted to replace Colonel Reb, but the replacement may have some saying, "It's a trap!," reports CBS station WFOR-TV in Miami.

Multiple media outlets are reporting that a movement is gaining steam to make Admiral Ackbar, from the Star Wars movies, to be the next on-field mascot for Ole Miss. Ackbar appeared in the movie Return of the Jedi as the leader of the Alliance fleet.

According to StarWars.com, Ackbar is roughly 6-feet tall and has "great skills and sterling character and a symbol that the Alliance is fighting for everyone, no matter what their background or origin."

But, if Ackbar is chosen by the students, the problem becomes whether Star Wars creator and director George Lucas would allow the university to use Ackbar as the mascot.

02-25-2010, 08:15 PM

02-25-2010, 08:45 PM

02-25-2010, 08:45 PM

02-25-2010, 08:47 PM

Why would this be locked?

02-25-2010, 09:01 PM
Why would this be locked?
A number of reasons. None of which, I am told, are suitable for this board.

02-25-2010, 10:33 PM
And jumping the gun with posts that dance around it doesn't help anything, and, in fact, increases the likelihood of things going south by shining a light on it before anyone had "gone there".

Unless things naturally progress that way, comments like that only hurt.

02-25-2010, 10:44 PM
I think he's just joshing you.

the jaddler
02-25-2010, 10:56 PM
If they do make Admiral Ackbar there mascot i will be an instant fan!!!!

duke dynamite
02-26-2010, 11:01 AM
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02-26-2010, 12:10 PM
HA!. Your tongues can't repel flavor of that magnitude!

Los Angeles
02-26-2010, 04:08 PM
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02-27-2010, 02:51 PM
Ole Miss offense, here's the snap....

...and it's another trap play!

02-27-2010, 08:58 PM
I think I may have to start cheering for Ole Miss