What is it with the SEC? Or the politics of the states having schools in the SEC?
First, the University of Mississippi drops Colonel Reb as its mascot. Now, the University of Tennessee has banned student-athletes from owning guns.
This comes after some pot-smoking basketball players were found with handguns that had altered serial numbers.
So, how does the school respond? Banning drugs? Throwing idiots off the team? No, they ban guns. Stupid athletic director.
Oh, and then there’s the whole Second Amendment thing. But let’s suppose we ignore that for a second. (After all, many on the left do it all the time. It’s used to being ignored.)
Let’s look at the school itself. The University of Tennessee. What’s the school’s nickname? The Pundits? No, that’s not it.
The Moonshiners? Nah.
The ‘Possums? That’s not right.
Hound Dogs? Nope.
The Volunteers? Yes, that’s it! The Volunteers. Because Tennessee’s nickname is “The Volunteer State.”
Now, how did they get that name? Wouldn’t have anything to do with the War of 1812, would it?
…when President James Madison called on Tennessee to help defend the “Lower Country,” Tennesseans volunteered en masse, earning the nickname “The Volunteer State.” Tennessee Governor Willie Blount was asked to send 1,500 troops for the defense of the lower Mississippi region and an expedition under the command of Andrew Jackson, major general of the Tennessee militia, was outfitted in December 1812.
You think that maybe left-wing nutcases think the “Volunteer State” nickname came about from registering voters?
What will happen when they discover that the “Volunteer” nickname is from gun-owners offering to help defend others?
Maybe they’ll want to change the mascot.
How about the Dumbasses?