A rival school in my neighborhood has seen the light - they're keeping the nickname "Rebels", but replacing the optics of their mascot (currently a old guy that looks like Colonel Sanders). Click here to read more, but the news isn't the point. It's the opportunity to come up with a new form Rebel for a school in the Southeast.
So - drop the Colonel, but keep the name Rebel. What's the new mascot? Here's some ideas I had, because HR people are all about helping you avoid lawsuits and can help with this stuff, right? My ideas:
--Billy Idol with the snarly face. Rebel Yell. All the people with the money are old enough to get it. And they write the checks.
--A picture of Jerry Tarkanian (Tark the Shark) chewing on a towel. Running Rebels.
--Picture of James Dean. Rebel without a cause.
--Diagram of Kid Rock in the funky hat. Just because. Lead singer from Rage Against The Machine. Same vibe.
--George Washington. Because today's hero was yesterday's terrorist.
--Han Solo. With a gun. And Chewie and C3PO...
What do you have? Hit me in the comments. Make them funny.