South Carolina ignores fans over mascot’s new name

South Carolina had the audacity to ignore its fanbase when it came to renaming its live mascot.

The L should be capitalized in South Carolina today after what the university did to its fanbase.

With the tremendous opportunity to rename Sir Big Spur into something absolutely epic, the university figureheads came to nip the rooster. Despite a newspaper poll essentially calling for the fowl to be renamed the Cock Commander, they decided to take Shaq’s advice and go along with it “The general”. Hell no money, South Carolina missed out on making some more merch…

Cock Commander came in at a salacious 69 percent. The world missed a lot here.

I haven’t been this upset since Admiral Akbar wasn’t allowed to be the new Ole Miss mascot. While I’ve grown fond of Landshark Tony like a baby shark’s little brother (tu, tu, tu!), I never thought I’d be this crushed when it came to renaming an SEC mascot, let alone a live one . Worst case scenario, it should have been named after the head ball coach. He would have loved it!

South Carolina refuses to listen to its fandom by going with “The General.”

Looks. This isn’t a damn Dispatch concert. There is nothing lenient about SEC football games. We want to see the entire Williams-Brice Stadium pulse and throw in towels for the rest of the time en route to a 7-5 season. The simple fact that 18-23 year old men can’t wear Cock Commander t-shirts to match their three piece hat with COCKS in the middle is insulting!

It doesn’t matter if you have to explain this to your kids or not. You are grown-up. Find out. Meanwhile, here’s what happens when you make Gamecocks the official nickname of your sports teams. You signed up for this, okay. While reminding people that General Thomas Sumter’s nickname was “The Fighting Gamecock,” have you ever seen a photo of him???

People lie when they paint portraits of people, just as they lie about going to school on the college football team they fervently support. It’s understandable, but are you all going to rename Cocky now? As the well-known Outsider Ponyboy Curtis once prophesied, “No gold can last.” It’s as if The Karate Kid died in vain. It’s okay to get upset because we’re all living in 1984…

It’s not until we see Shaq put some Sandstorm on and throw a towel over his head with it that everything is fine.

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John Verrall

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