Posted by Jerry Hinnen
Much to the chagrin of a certain vocal minority of Ole Miss fans , there is going to be no last minute reprieve for Colonel Reb, no last-ditch intervention to keep the sidelines of Rebel sporting events "Rebel Black Bear"-free. Courtesy of Rebel blog Red Cup Rebellion , the indisputable photographic evidence:
Initial impression: when the school released that initial sketch of the Rebel Black Bear, they certainly weren't trying to misrepresent the final product. It's a fine mascot, one that will require far less explanation to small children than some other bears we could name. (No offense or anything, Oski.)
But it's still hard to see the real thing in the synthetic flesh and not wonder about what could have been .
HT: DocSat .