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George Washington...Colonials??
Plenty of articles out there documenting the student protest of the Colonials nickname.

So what do they call them? Generals, Revolutionaries, Hippos, Senators.....Thinkers?!?

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12-02-2019 10:36 AM
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(12-02-2019 10:36 AM)esayem Wrote:  Plenty of articles out there documenting the student protest of the Colonials nickname.

So what do they call them? Generals, Revolutionaries, Hippos, Senators.....Thinkers?!?

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Either they are uneducated idiots and protesting colonialism, not understanding the Colonials reference,
Or they hate America and are protesting our history. In that case, why don't they just name them the Slavers.04-cheers
12-02-2019 10:39 AM
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Let's just jump straight to GWU Snowflakes.
12-02-2019 10:46 AM
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its insane how stupid SJWs are.
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But hang on. General Washington fought to end Colonial rule so the name is odd.
12-02-2019 10:56 AM
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He was still a Colonial (subject, war hero) until the first regime of the United States was established and arguably after it.
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Fighting Surveyors. Or they could be like Binghamton and change the name to Bearcats.
12-02-2019 01:44 PM
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Revolutionaries
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(12-02-2019 10:52 AM)AntiG Wrote:  its insane how stupid SJWs are.

True. Law students at Washington and Lee circulated a petition to have the aforementioned photos removed from issued diplomas.
12-02-2019 01:59 PM
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If they want to change the name then sure. Don't care. UMass changed ours back in the 70s and we ended up with a much better one.

Revolutionaries? That would be the only reasonable one from the bunch. They should go with something that allows the student section and whatnot to be called the Continental Army though, since that was the name of the forces Washington commanded.
12-02-2019 03:44 PM
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I spend enough time near/on campus that I feel confident in this nickname: Fog Rats
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South Carolina actually played them yesterday and I was texting a buddy about this. Why are they even called Colonials? Patriots or Generals makes a lot more sense.
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12-02-2019 04:03 PM
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Here’s a better idea: if you don’t like a school’s mascot then don’t enroll there.
12-02-2019 04:05 PM
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If they force the school to drop the nickname, then it's only a matter of time before the school name becomes the follow-up issue.
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Even as a black man, I feel no better about Lincoln than I do Washington.
12-02-2019 05:17 PM
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(12-02-2019 04:03 PM)Gamecock Wrote:  South Carolina actually played them yesterday and I was texting a buddy about this. Why are they even called Colonials? Patriots or Generals makes a lot more sense.

I guess the SJWs aren't the only ones without knowledge of history.

The army lead by George Washington was called the "Colonial Army." The Americans were colonists and were called "Colonials."

So opposing that name is opposing American history.
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It was the Continental Army not Colonial
http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?am...jc00235)):
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(12-02-2019 05:30 PM)arkstfan Wrote:  It was the Continental Army not Colonial
http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?am...jc00235)):

That was the official name.
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(12-02-2019 04:03 PM)Gamecock Wrote:  South Carolina actually played them yesterday and I was texting a buddy about this. Why are they even called Colonials? Patriots or Generals makes a lot more sense.
Do you really think either would be received any better?
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(12-02-2019 03:44 PM)e-parade Wrote:  If they want to change the name then sure. Don't care. UMass changed ours back in the 70s and we ended up with a much better one.

Revolutionaries? That would be the only reasonable one from the bunch. They should go with something that allows the student section and whatnot to be called the Continental Army though, since that was the name of the forces Washington commanded.

I think UMass's name change is the exception, not the rule.

The only two that I have personal knowledge of have been abysmal failures:

Changing from Miami Redskins to Miami Redhawks lost a lot of alumni interest.

Case Rough Riders combined with Western Reserve Redcats to become the Case Western Reserve Spartans. Big yawn. Talk about a missed opportunity.
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