Admiral Ackbar As A College Mascot
March 1, 2010
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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!