Mascotology, Not Bracketology

by John Sides on March 14, 2012 · 6 comments

in Frivolity,Sports


Brian Schmidt March 15, 2012 at 2:59 am

When I was at Georgetown, I was told that “Hoya Saxa!” meant “What Rocks!” and referred to the defensive wall of the famous Georgetown football team.

And btw, the French did pretty well in WWI. It’s the other one where they had problems.

Joey March 15, 2012 at 8:34 am

I was going to say exactly the same two things as Brian. After googling hoya i got the wikipedia page about the meaning of hoya saxa. And if we are looking at rubbish fighters from WWI, the French wouldn’t be in the top 3 (and the Americans would be in the running).

Tobin Grant March 15, 2012 at 9:10 am

But a “Hoya” would be the “What” part of that cheer. So, Gtown are the What’s? Personally, I love the nickname. But if I had to go out and find a hoya, I wouldn’t know what I was looking for–or maybe a what is what I’m looking for.

Point on French fighters is well taken.

Joseph K. Young March 15, 2012 at 9:15 am


Where does a hat figure in the rankings (inanimate objects?)? Worn by a human, but the worst it can do is obstruct your vision. As a proud Stetson alum, we always considered our Hatter mascot to be scarier than the Banana Slugs but only slightly.

sprz March 15, 2012 at 9:41 am

a wahoo is a fish that purportedly can drink twice its body weight.

clwnbby March 16, 2012 at 10:32 am

The categories names for #1 and #2 are the same thing. An “act of god” is supernatural. You should change the name of the second group to something that makes more sense.

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