It's times like these that remind us why we run this blog...
So I'm looking through the Washington Post today when I realize The Realests have been cited by another major media outlet. Shown here (third post from the top... BTW, we love how we are listed after NPR as if we are a legit news source...), the blog partially credits us with the firestorm created about Gunston's ouster with this blog entry.
But first, a quick refresher. Associate Athletic Director Andy Ruge on Gunston in June:
"We need to develop a mascot with a strong image, more of an immediate connection with George Mason, something our community would be proud to have."
"It would be nice if a freshman could see him and go, 'Hey, that's our mascot' instead of going 'What's that?' "
Well, just 3 months after announcing he would no longer be the "primary mascot", GMU has given in to the fans' demands. From University spokesman Dan Walsch:
"It's is here to stay, and we're looking to give Gunston a makeover. That'll be the only change, but the decision of the university is that he is very much here to stay. When the spotlight went on the university in the Final Four we thought the feelings Gunston helped generate were positive. We thought the character did a good job of being fun and representing the school, and we thought he was not only worth keeping but enhancing his look and if anything making him more visible...The general feeling from what I hear is that Gunston is very positively received, that people like him and it's good that we're keeping him."
We want to thank all our readers.
As we've said from the beginning: This isn't just a blog, it's a movement.
Of course, this isn't over. First, we want this ass clown Ruge to step down immediately (direct hate mail here).
Second, let's hope Gunston holds a presser and pulls a Mike James, saying he has been treated like a cheap prostitute.