It's football season and I've been watching the names of mascots of college teams. They can be quite interesting. For instance it’s bad enough that in Washington State, Cougars and Huskies set off against each other, with fighting like, well, cats and dogs. And that in Oregon, you have to decide whether you are a Duck or a Beaver. No fierce animals involved here. But think about what happens if Delta College of Mississippi and North Carolina play. It is a real mix when the Fighting Okra and the Fighting Pickles get together.
I can hear the announcer, “The Fighting Pickles have more vim and vinegar than the fighting Okra. They’re really mixing it up out there on the greens. Anybody have a tomato? Lettuce resume play. The Fighting Okras are stewing in the huddle, and in my gizzard too! Whew! That stuff is strong. Both teams are at the line of scrimmage. The ball is snapped, at least I hope it was the ball not a pickle. Oh, oh, the Fighting Pickles are pushing the Okra quarterback back. He looks and cannot find a receiver. The Okra Quarterback is in a Pickle. Ouch! I think he got squashed. Next week the winning team will play the fighting Artichokes of Scottsdale. I guess the headlines will read Pickles Stew Okra.”
Looking for interesting college mascots seems to be a great sport in itself. Tune in next week and see if I have found any that are worthy of this blog. In the mean time, don't let football get you in a stew.