William & Mary goes with a griffin

Apr 7, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: NBC12

The College of William and Mary has selected a griffin as its new mascot. The selection of the mythical monster with the body of a lion and the head, wings and claws of a lion was announced Tuesday by President Taylor Reveley at an event on the Williamsburg campus.

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Rob

Williamsburg, VA

#1 Apr 7, 2010
How sad.....the nation's historical center and we have to come up with a mythical monster. This is rocket-science at work.

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#2 Apr 7, 2010
Rob wrote:
How sad.....the nation's historical center and we have to come up with a mythical monster. This is rocket-science at work.
I don't believe that it should have been changed at all. I don't even believe they named it because of a mythical creature...it was named after a roller coaster in Williamsburg that was named after a mythical creature...The NCAA has nothing else to bitch about...
wzzzzup

United States

#4 Apr 15, 2010
I think it's terrible! Thy will always be the indians to me or the tribe, I'm part native american and have no problem them being something besides this new freak they have.

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#5 Apr 15, 2010
wzzzzup wrote:
I think it's terrible! Thy will always be the indians to me or the tribe, I'm part native american and have no problem them being something besides this new freak they have.
They still do call them 'the tribe' which is odd to me...it's like what are they now..a tribe of griffins? lol...

I don't see it as an insult to native americans...there are nothing wrong with native american tribes...or being named after them...

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