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College Football Mascots – The Real Truth Behind the Titles


Let’s hypothetically say that you rose from your peaceful slumber back in the year 1954.

You said to yourself, “Hey, I’m going to be the founder of Coastal Carolina.”

Not a terrible start to the day in my book. But then (here’s the real hero move), sober as a bird (you’ll also get this pun in a few sentences), your following thought was, “I want our mascot to be a chanticleer.”


According to Dictionary.com (because even Wikipedia laughed in my face), a chanticleer? Well, it’s a rooster. No, it’s not this medieval warrior that drapes its back in spikes and holsters a silver-plated automatic pistol, because in my eyes, the name “chanticleer” isn’t some sissy bird. Grow up.

The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers. One of various colleges and universities supporting mascots that make -12% sense, so let’s unravel a few commonly mistaken patrons in college football.

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