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PHOTO: Even the Rebel Black Bear can't watch

Posted on: November 14, 2011 12:07 pm
Edited on: November 14, 2011 12:07 pm
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

How ugly has it gotten down in Oxford? Ole Miss's 27-7 home loss to Louisiana Tech tells most of the story, but what's left over is aptly told by this second-half photo of the famous Rebel Black Bear:

That's right: it's ugly enough that even a mascot who could use all the public support he can get admitted he couldn't watch the Rebels anymore.

For another shot of "Rebel"'s version of the old bag-over-the-head-routine, check out this story from the Daily Mississippian, in which Ole Miss official Michael Thompson sounds only semi-amused by the R.B.B.'s antics:

“It is a mascot; they do goofy and dumb stuff to get kids and others laughing ... Rebel, being the young bear that he is, made a poor decision. Will he do that again? No.

“Look at the positives and all Rebel is doing. Remember the number of hours he has put in, while being a student. He has put a lot of sweat into that costume, literally. Night in and night out, he is the ultimate superfan.”

But that's the thing: if you are an Ole Miss superfan, at this stage of the season it's far, far easier to turn away from the Rebels' 2011 train wreck than it is to keep watching. We at Eye on CFB applaud Rebel for telling it like it is.

HT: Red Cup Rebellion


Since: Dec 1, 2011
Posted on: December 1, 2011 1:51 am

PHOTO: Even the Rebel Black Bear can't watch

The Ole Miss black bear is not portrayed by a student. The mascot duties belong to professionals that the university have hired.

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