Thursday, September 4, 2008

Dixie Dinos!

For a friend.......

A certain Dixie State College in St. George, Utah, is looking for a new mascot. The old one, the Rebels, is being decomissioned for various reasons. They're putting the new one up to a vote. Because of the large and popular dinosaur presence in St. George, thanks largely to the spectacular Early Jurassic theropod (and other) footprints now in the St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm museum, and because St. George is famous in part because of its surrounding of beautiful Upper Triassic and Lower Jurassic rocks, a dinosaur would be a natural mascot. Plus, of course, the predatory nature of theropod dinosaurs makes them as eligible for mascot status as all the mammalian and avian predators that are so common as sports team names and mascots anyway! ...My friend is advocating the Dixie Dinosaurs, with the specific mascot to be modeled after Dilophosaurus. We can't have the Toronto Raptors being the ONLY dinosaur sports team...(but don't forget the Dinger the Triceratops is the Colorado Rockies mascot as well!)!

But to make this happen, it needs votes...and that's where you come in! If you would take a few moments to go to:

and fill in the few blanks there. For "nickname," please put in "Dixie Dinosaurs" or just "dinosaurs" or something similar. (And you'd be eligible for the $100 prize!).

Thanks for the help!

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