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And broccoli, when steamed perfectly, is precisely the right shade of green for Dartmouth.
For the naysayers who think that a broccoli mascot lacks the ability to evoke fear in a rival team, you should go to any college dining hall and watch how religiously students avoid the broccoli.
After all, a college's reputation can be created or destroyed by national rankings such as this one. Some mascots have just a little too much connotation attached to them.
The goal was to create a fair, balanced, highly scientific, and entirely empirical system of evaluation. Now that you're fully satisfied with the fairness of our methodology, on to the list which is presented alphabetically. The term could refer to something fast, or something that zips up. The University of Alabama, however, seems to have moved in the opposite direction.
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If you want to up the fear factor, the name could be changed to the Dartmouth Battling Broccoli, the Fighting Florets, or, most terrifying of all, the Overcooked Broccoli.
The Coastal Carolina website describes our heroic rooster in modern English, but you probably prefer to read the description in the original Middle English: A yeerd she hadde, enclosed al aboute With stikkes, and a drye dych withoute, In which she hadde a Cok, hight Chauntecleer, In al the land of crowyng nas his peer.
Cornell, however, is one up on Dartmouth by having the bear as a mascot.
Dartmouth, one of the oldest colleges in the country, has never been able to settle on a mascot and consequently has none.
The university's website does explain the choice of a Chantecleer, but the explanation somehow ignores the fact that Chaucer's Chanticleer is presented ironically with lots of mock chivalric language. Related Articles: As a member of the prestigious Ivy League, Cornell University must have had a lot of brain power to draw from when it needed to come up with a team name and mascot.
Another possibility is that people in the Ivy League really don't care all that much about athletics.