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KU/ Auburn being called out for their mascots

College mascots beware! Both Kansas University and Auburn are under fire for their mascots. After the Auburn eagle crashed into a sky box at Saturday’s pregame, PETA is calling for the war eagle to be retired. 

PETA posted on it’s website, “Animals aren’t performers or party decorations, and they don’t deserve to be frightened, hurt or even killed just so we can have a momentary thrill.”

“In light of Spirit’s (name of eagle) disturbing accident, let’s hope the Tigers will be good sports and retire their animal mascots to sanctuaries, where they can live out their days in peace and safety.”

And now the Kansas Jayhawks are also coming under fire for their bird mascot. A Missouri town is deminading KU drop its Jayhawks mascot because of the Border War attack on Osceola, Missouri, — a Civil War raid by pro-Union Kansas “Jayhawkers” that destroyed the town.

The Osceola Board of Aldermen passed the resolution saying: “the celebration of this murderous gang of terrorists by an institution of ‘higher education’ in such a brazen and malicious manner.”

KU News Service Director Jill Jess responded: “A Jayhawk is a blue bird with a red head and a big yellow beak that wears boots. It would be hard to confuse it with anyone with terrorist intent, though we admit we have been terrorizing the Tigers on the basketball court for some time. Tigers have been known to kill people. Bears, too.”

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Auburn fans boycotting Old Navy

Auburn fans take their rivalry with Alabama seriously and are not happy about an Old Navy commercial portraying one of their own as a pizza delivery man. In the commercial for Old Navy’s new collegiate line, the Auburn fan befriends the Crimson Tide by bringing pizza. Now, fans are calling for the Tigers to boycott the clothing chain and have even set up Facebook group. I doubt any Alabama fans are liking the page…

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Alabama fan poisons historic Auburn oak trees

The Alabama-Auburn college rivalary has turned deadly at leas to two 130-year old oak trees. The historic trees at Auburn University’s Toomer’s Corner were poisoned by the herbicide Spike 80DF commonly used to kill trees was applied 65-times the legal amount.

The University investigated and was led to Alabama radio host Paul Finebaum’s show when a caller called in and said he was responsible for poisoning the trees.

Almorn Updyke, 62, told Finebaum, “The weekend after the Iron Bowl I went to Auburn, Alabama, because I live 30 miles away, and I poisoned the 2 Toomer’s trees.”

Finebaum was arrested by Auburn Police and charged with criminal mischief… talk about poision oak!

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Congratulations to BCS Champions Auburn!

Congratulations to BCS Champions Auburn! The Tigers beat the Oregon Ducks 22-19 on a last second field goal. The game broke record cable ratings, posting a 16.1 overnight metered market rating. Remember kids… money can’t buy you class, but it can win you a National Championship.

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