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Solution for Frederick Douglass High’s mascot controversy

The mascot controversy at Lexington’s new Frederick Douglass High School will not die. The outcry over the announcement of the Stallion mascot, which has since been removed, made national news this week, and the school’s principal, Lester Diaz, hasn’t gotten any sleep during what was to be an exciting week for him and his new school.

Well I am here today to settle this once and for all with the perfect solution to the problem. Instead of waiting for a student poll to determine the school’s new mascot, why not embrace the next best thing right now and put this whole overblown scandal behind us?

Let me introduce to you…

The Frederick Douglass Scallions.

scallions

Boom. It’s perfect. It’s unique. It’s one-of-a-kind. All that apparel and signage that has already been produced and printed, simply change one letter and all is well. It is a subtle, cost-efficient change to the original plan and it is gender neutral. Not to mention, it applies to all sports — spring, summer and fall — because, unlike many vegetables, scallions are in season year-round. Jackpot. You’re welcome.

To get the ball rolling on this perfect solution, please sign my Frederick Douglass Scallions petition below:

Go Scallions!

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

36 Comments for Solution for Frederick Douglass High’s mascot controversy



  1. Mathlete
    11:13 am January 6, 2017 Permalink

    What if they went with the Frederick Douglass HS Stallones? Their mascot’s various costumes already exist – Rambo, Rocky, Judge Dredd, Expendables guy… so many possibilities!



    • CatsfaninFL
      11:22 am January 6, 2017 Permalink

      Oooh..yah..but see, Stallone was the Italian Stallion so we’re back to square one…



    • Mathlete
      11:54 am January 6, 2017 Permalink

      …or are we? Then you could keep the existing gear and just sharpie “Italian” on everything.



  2. rickshelton
    11:40 am January 6, 2017 Permalink

    Perfect Solution, Drew, as long as they Scallions are free-range, organic, and non-GMO.



  3. Donald Pump
    12:08 pm January 6, 2017 Permalink

    Scallions are a good source of the B vitamin complex. I like to crush a few handfuls after a workout.

    Then I like to crush a few Nattie Lights.



  4. ArtSmass
    12:10 pm January 6, 2017 Permalink

    Why are they not named the obvious: the Abolitionists



  5. Mad-ville Cat
    12:36 pm January 6, 2017 Permalink

    I know we are talking about this in the most ridiculous manner possible, but I think the actual mascot looks awesome. I would keep the logo and go with Chargers (which is a type of medieval warhorse). You’ve got the castle on the other side of town, but I can’t think of any Chargers in KHSAA athletics. The real Frederick Douglass went into battle on several different issues. Make it happen.



    • Mathlete
      12:55 pm January 6, 2017 Permalink

      Or the Men o’ War (since Man o’ War’s buried nearby, was born/lived in Lexington, and the school is on an old horse farm), and the ladies could be the Women o’ War? Same logo still works for that too

    • Well, since UK refuses to use “Lady Kats” any more (which I was a big fan of), that ain’t happenin’. It’s funny: they refuse to use “Lady Kats” because they want everything to be gender neutral, yet they use “UK Hoops” to distinguish the women’s team from the men’s. Really? The men don’t play hoops too?



    • runningunnin.454
      1:18 pm January 6, 2017 Permalink

      “What’s New Pu$$y Kats”
      Tom Jones



    • Angelo
      2:09 pm January 6, 2017 Permalink

      Brillant!



    • 8 god
      3:42 pm January 6, 2017 Permalink

      Bullitt East



  6. notbillraftery
    1:04 pm January 6, 2017 Permalink

    ONIONS!

  7. Hilarious Drew!!! I see you have 1 supporter. 😉



  8. Cousins Fake Tooth
    1:34 pm January 6, 2017 Permalink

    There is not a controversy. There is the name it was given, and then there are a bunch of pansies.



  9. JMFATZ47
    2:00 pm January 6, 2017 Permalink

    Just name them the Cornpipes and move on with life!!!



  10. 2thepoint
    2:17 pm January 6, 2017 Permalink

    Why not call them the Mares? I am sure the guys would all like to hear that just as much as the ladies would like to hear Stallions!



  11. TheRick
    2:29 pm January 6, 2017 Permalink

    Given that photo of that vegetable, Drew, one might try Lancelots, Megatons, or my favorite, Les Bleaus de Solaize. Substitute a picture of an actual scallion and there is the Evergreen Hardy Whites….

    Oyster River High school many years ago chose to forego the obvious choice for its mascot, choosing instead ‘Bobcat’ because the local university is the ‘Wildcats.’ They could have been the fighting pemiquids, malpeques, cuttyhunks or whatever the oysters in their river are called, certainly a moment lost.



  12. AJBlue
    3:28 pm January 6, 2017 Permalink

    Why not the GELDINGS if what we’re going for now days is pretty much emasculation anyway.



  13. Jordon
    4:15 pm January 6, 2017 Permalink

    I had not heard of this controversy, so I looked it up.

    People are seriously in an uproar because the Stallion is not “gender neutral” and instead refers to a male horse with genitals? Listen, I’m pretty Liberal, but that is just crazy.



  14. bluehue
    4:52 pm January 6, 2017 Permalink

    If you really want to appease the liberal wussies, the nickname has to be “Unicorns”, the colors should be pale yellow and lavender, and the football team should wear ballet slippers instead of football shoes.



    • Bluebloodtoo
      6:26 pm January 6, 2017 Permalink

      unicorns is so last week, why not Llamacorns?



  15. Steady
    6:42 pm January 6, 2017 Permalink

    Snowflakes.



  16. cats42301
    7:35 pm January 6, 2017 Permalink

    This is where Matt would be interrupting a caller on a postgame show and cutting them off and say, “Ok if you’re going to call in with a joke at least make it funny”! If this wasn’t a Drew Franklin post everyone would be talking about how korny this was!



  17. jpgfile
    8:56 pm January 6, 2017 Permalink

    I bet the lady who started the complaint is unaware that Ashland’s teams are the Tomcats.