I’m a wombat.

From a photo in the Trib today.

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The “Gamecocks”? The GAMECOCKS?!? Are you kidding me with this?

No way in hell would I attend a college whose official name is the Gamecocks. And because PittGirl does not follow college sports in any way shape or form, the Gamecocks are new to me.

I’d be a Boll Weevil, a Wombat, or even a Bandicoot before I was a Gamecock.

I didn’t even know what a gamecock was until I Googled it, and it is what it sounds like.

gameĀ·cock n.

A rooster trained for cockfighting.



  1. Beth
    May 31, 2006 12:27 pm

    I have actually attended a Gamecocks football game. When I went to college in Georgia my friends and I travelled to Columbia, South Carolina for the hotly anticipated UGA Bulldogs/ USC Gamecocks match. I could barely contain my laughter as I watched literally thousands of people chanting for the Cocks. Clearly they don’t realize how ridiculous they look and sound.

  2. paperback writer
    June 1, 2006 8:48 am

    I guess their first choice for names didn’t pan out.

  3. trinity
    June 1, 2006 2:13 pm

    i have a friend who went there. we tell him what a cock he is all the time.

    sounds really dirty unless you know us.

  4. Joey
    July 19, 2006 4:47 pm

    Just found your blog. Extremely wonderful sense of humor. Being from the South, yes, Gamecocks is an interesting choice for a college mascot. Bet your ass in broadcasting, they don’t call the women’s teams the “Lady Cocks”

    Just an FYI…there are boll weevils. University of Arkansas-Monticello, if memory serves me correctly. Their women’s teams are the Cotton Blossoms.