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Admiral Ackbar As A College Mascot

Yes, you read that headline correct.  A variety of news outlets are reporting that Rebel Alliance leader Admiral Ackbar is in the running to be the next mascot of Ole Miss.

Ole Miss had a mascot called Colonel Reb before, however due to his ties to the confederacy he was removed as mascot of the school and the mascot position has stood vacant since 2003.  The mascot competition was recently opened up to a vote for the student body to choose the next mascot.  And the current leader of his vote is none other than the famous Mon Calamari, Admiral Ackbar.

Now, do I think this well ever happen?  Simply put, no.  Even if the Admiral wins out there are too many parent, alumni, and students that would pitch a fit about a Star Wars character being their mascot.  Plus there is also a cost consideration.  Admiral Ackbar is a property owned by George Lucas and Lucasfilm.  I really don’t see them giving Ole Miss permission to use the likeness of Admiral Ackbar with no compensation.

If you want more information about the Admiral Ackbar movement check out the site NotATrap.org.   Their mission statement is as follows:

Welcome to Notatrap.org. We here at Notatrap are in full support of Admiral Ackbar for the new Mascot for the Ole Miss Rebels. Who wants a Colonel when you could have an Admiral?

If I were a student at Ole Miss I would vote Ackbar!

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4 responses to “Admiral Ackbar As A College Mascot

  1. Pingback: Admiral Ackbar As A College Mascot « Nerds of the Round Table | College Sports Nation

  2. Edmonton Singh March 5, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Folks – we need your help!

    Will you help make the case for Admiral Ackbar?

    Click here to email Ole Miss Chancellor David W. Jones and urge him to endorse Admiral Ackbar!

    http://citizenspeak.org/node/1939

    Edmonton Singh
    http://edmontonsingh.wordpress.com/2010/03/03/ackbar/

  3. Kelly Jacobs March 6, 2010 at 10:21 am

    If the University of Mississippi sees the mutual financial gain by having a George Lucas character as a candidate for mascot (Admiral Ackbar would still have to win the election 4 Mascot), then Chancellor Jones should write LucasFilms a letter requesting his use, after he consults with the University of Oregon for tips on what works in their contract with Disney.
    Maybe that’s all George Lucas is waiting for, is the University of Mississippi ASKING FOR PERMISSION TO USE HIS PROPERTY??
    If other mascot supportive candidates need letters to the owners of those properties, then the University should also write for permission to use those characters. But this campaign to write to the chancellor to ask him to endorse Ackbar for mascot… without permission from George Lucas, this is just a lawsuit away from disaster.

    Ackbar supportive Students can write to George Lucas and ask him for permission to put Ackbar on the ballot at:
    Lucasfilm P.O. Box 29901, San Francisco, CA 94129

    As the mother of 2 students attending Ole Miss, I have written the only letter(s) I know of, to Lucas asking if he would please gift Ole Miss with permission to use Admiral Ackbar. Kellitaj@aol.com

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