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RE: UNLV eyes mascot name change
It's their chance to keep the name and change the logo to Admiral Akbar, Ole Miss, missed with their bear.
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(06-17-2020 09:47 PM)Big Frog II Wrote:  The UNLV Sharks. I like that.

That would definitely be rebelling against the NCAA.
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(06-17-2020 10:06 PM)BruceMcF Wrote:  
(06-17-2020 09:19 PM)pki1998 Wrote:  I hope they don’t pick a generic bird mascot. How about “Honoring” Tark by picking the Sharks? Your choice of the logo is of Jerry or an actual shark

While also honoring one of the sources of income that helped build Las Vegas, before it was overshadowed by Payday and Car Title lenders.

A shark wearing a mobsters hat! And maybe one of those pencil thin mustaches.
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To be honest, I don't know why they didn't change the nickname a long time ago. Why don't they call themselves the UNLV Explorers?? LaSalle is one of the few with that nickname and I don't hear griping to replace their nickname.
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The UNLV Card Sharks
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(06-18-2020 01:50 AM)DawgNBama Wrote:  To be honest, I don't know why they didn't change the nickname a long time ago. Why don't they call themselves the UNLV Explorers?? LaSalle is one of the few with that nickname and I don't hear griping to replace their nickname.

Yeah, we in Philly are still up in arms about the Explorernaut hehe.

Actually, the Philly school that did change their mascot was its community college. They got rid of the Colonial after what really was a tame and small request from students, and replaced it with a relevant in a very referential way, Lion. CCP moved its campus to the old US Mint building, which had these decorative lion casts, or so they say (they do, but what a stretch).

An earlier post referenced a generic bird. That’s not true. Schools spend plenty of money to fabricate a story why said bird has a link to the school or area. It’s not generic!
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(06-18-2020 04:40 AM)RutgersGuy Wrote:  The UNLV Card Sharks

I thought of that play on words earlier, but I doubt the university would endorse the gambling image.
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(06-17-2020 10:49 PM)Fresno St. Alum Wrote:  It's their chance to keep the name and change the logo to Admiral Akbar, Ole Miss, missed with their bear.



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(06-18-2020 09:22 AM)WesternSkillet Wrote:  
(06-17-2020 10:49 PM)Fresno St. Alum Wrote:  It's their chance to keep the name and change the logo to Admiral Akbar, Ole Miss, missed with their bear.




And as a basketball school, his catchphrase works.
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(06-18-2020 01:50 AM)DawgNBama Wrote:  To be honest, I don't know why they didn't change the nickname a long time ago. Why don't they call themselves the UNLV Explorers?? LaSalle is one of the few with that nickname and I don't hear griping to replace their nickname.

But the native Americans already knew the land. He is an evil colonial.
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(06-17-2020 10:51 PM)bullet Wrote:  
(06-17-2020 09:47 PM)Big Frog II Wrote:  The UNLV Sharks. I like that.

That would definitely be rebelling against the NCAA.

How about "Land Sharks"They are in the desert
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(06-18-2020 09:56 AM)TyBull Wrote:  
(06-17-2020 10:51 PM)bullet Wrote:  
(06-17-2020 09:47 PM)Big Frog II Wrote:  The UNLV Sharks. I like that.

That would definitely be rebelling against the NCAA.

How about "Land Sharks" They are in the desert

True, most of the various Sharks in rugby are seaside places ... the Cronulla Sharks in the NRL are in a coastal Sydney suburb, the Durban Sharks in the rugby union Super 12 are in the busiest seaport in South Africa.

But OTOH, Las Vegas is the land of make-believe ... they have the sand, they are just pretending it is a beach.

If they want to go with a desert theme, Scorpions would be good.
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(06-18-2020 09:22 AM)WesternSkillet Wrote:  
(06-17-2020 10:49 PM)Fresno St. Alum Wrote:  It's their chance to keep the name and change the logo to Admiral Akbar, Ole Miss, missed with their bear.




A catfish actually wouldn't be a bad mascot for the Ole Miss Rebels. Certainly better than a bear or shark.
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For UNLV, if the stink won't go away, keep the Rebels name and change the frontiersmen (who is ignorantly mistaken for a Confederate) to a bighorn sheep, sage-hen, tortoise, sidewinder, rattlesnake, or even the great Gila monster. There is no shortage of awesome desert creatures. I'd just keep the UNLV wordmark as the logo.
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Just change the name to Gamblers and be done with it! 05-stirthepot

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(06-18-2020 10:28 AM)BeatWestern! Wrote:  Just change the name to Gamblers and be done with it! 05-stirthepot

If the NCAA don't like it, they can use Ramblers but mean Gamblers.

"My mother was a tailor / She sewed my new blue jeans
My father was a gamblin' man / Down in New Orleans
Now the only thing a gambler needs / Is a suitcase and a trunk
And the only time he's satisfied / Is when he's on a drunk"
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(06-17-2020 11:07 AM)bullet Wrote:  
(06-17-2020 10:58 AM)IWokeUpLikeThis Wrote:  https://www.espn.com/college-sports/stor...e-protests

They could be the UNLV SJWS. UNLV on one side of helmet, SJWS on other side.

It was always a weird name for them.

Maybe they could use some Italian slur since the mob made Las Vegas. And they are tearing down Columbus. Hey, Notre Dame is the "Fighting Irish."

The Fighting Irish name arose out of pride for the Irish Brigade's heroics in the Civil War.

The Irish Brigade's chaplain, Father Corby, has a statue at Gettysburg and later became ND's president.

Besides, most Irish-Americans do not object to the name, quite the contrary. It is a source of pride, not a slur.

Try again.
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(06-18-2020 10:18 AM)esayem Wrote:  For UNLV, if the stink won't go away, keep the Rebels name and change the frontiersmen (who is ignorantly mistaken for a Confederate) to a bighorn sheep, sage-hen, tortoise, sidewinder, rattlesnake, or even the great Gila monster. There is no shortage of awesome desert creatures. I'd just keep the UNLV wordmark as the logo.

I vote for the Jackalopes.
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(06-17-2020 05:47 PM)Starfox207 Wrote:  East Carolina folks are talking about changing the Pirates. If Pittsburgh Pirates doesn’t change I don’t think we should. Very interesting world we are living in.

A statement like this needs supporting materials. Can you link?
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(06-18-2020 10:18 AM)esayem Wrote:  For UNLV, if the stink won't go away, keep the Rebels name and change the frontiersmen (who is ignorantly mistaken for a Confederate) to a bighorn sheep, sage-hen, tortoise, sidewinder, rattlesnake, or even the great Gila monster. There is no shortage of awesome desert creatures. I'd just keep the UNLV wordmark as the logo.

Yeah, isn’t this the way? Rebel doesn’t have to be associated with the confederacy; change the logos. In Philly, I had to wonder when CCP changed the Colonial because it was “someone I wouldn’t root for,” as one critic said, to have him look like Ben Franklin and change it from “Phil” to “Ben,” a Colonial just becomes a word and you make the linkage to Franklin, money (the location of the current campus), and what Franklin represented.
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