Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Mule



This was a design I created as a suggestion for the new mascot at Ole Miss. I created this about six years ago -- back during the last brouhaha about changing the mascot at Ole Miss.

That didn't end well for the administration, so Colonel Reb was put in exile -- but, for the time being, he earned a stay of execution.

His days are numbered now, however, and the administration is opening the search again for a suitable replacement. The mule was my suggestion then and remains so today, so I sent them a pitch and linked to this image. It's here because I needed a place to link to.

If you want to know more about why I think a mule is a good choice for mascot -- besides the fact that it's original, is easily marketed to kids, is unoffensive, is a hard-working and noble animal and has a proud Mississippi history in peacetime and in battle -- read this story from the Sports Illustrated archives.