The New Orleans Pelicans mascot is truly terrifying

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

We at Rumors and Rants were in the minority that thought the New Orleans Hornets name change to Pelicans this offseason was awesome. A Pelican is actually something that can be found in the state of Louisiana — most notably on the flag — and harkens back to a time ...

North Dakota Residents Vote Overwhelmingly To Eliminate Fighting Sioux Mascot

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

One of the last real fights about Native American mascots in college sports is coming to a close. Residents of North Dakota voted in June by a margin of 67 percent to 33 percent to essentially allow the University of North Dakota to phase out its "Fighting Sioux" name and ...

North Dakota’s Nickname Is Sticking Around A Little Longer

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Back in June, I wrote that the NCAA was coming down harshly on the University of North Dakota for its "offensive" mascot simply because the NCAA was too afraid to go after the more powerful member institutions and too weak to actually enforce its own rule. Since then, laws have been ...