Bloggywo's Just Curious.

Come on, Presby, you can do better than this.

Blue.  Back in 1999, the word was synonymous with awesome Europop that the 2000s and 2010s haven't quite managed to replicate.  For those of you who do not know of what I speak, please enter my time machine.  As these dulcet tones are moving through your headphones, let's think of what this specific color adds to the ferocity or imitating nature of a collegiate mascot.  In the world of college athletics, we encounter the Blue Demons (1), Blue Devils (8), Blue Hawks (1), Blue Hens (1), Blue Jays (5), Blue Knights (2), Blue Angels (2), Blue Raiders (1), Blue Streaks (1), Blue Tigers (1), and Blue Wave (1).  

Hell, you could just go to Wellesley College and be The Blue.  No afterthought there.  You are a color, and that's it.  All of the above nicknames or mascots make some sense to a sports fan.  Sure, a color and an animal.  That should work.  

Yet we are left with two colleges that contain Blue as part of their nickname and leave you scratching your head wondering, "Really?  That's what they came up with?"  First, we have the Illinois College Blueboys  who were given that unfortunate name in reference to members of Illinois College who valiantly rose up to fight in the Civil War. 

And then, ladies and gentlemen, we come to the creme de la creme.  The zenith of weird and ridiculous college mascots.  I introduce to you, the Presbyterian College Blue Hose.   I first thought our Commodores were going to be matched up against something akin to this, yet it turns out the name refers to the school's Scottish heritage.  In fact, the school has, on campus, the largest bronze statue of a Scotsman in the entire world.  His name is Cyrus.  Let's hope he doesn't shoot the three well.  

So, unless William Wallace comes out dunking on Festus and Steve, I think the Commies don't have too much to worry about with the Blue Hose.  I know there are some good costume ideas to dress up in Friday night, just can't think of any now.  

I was just curious.

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