Here’s brief follow-up to my earlier report about the removal of the feathers — a ptilonectomy, perhaps? — from the logo of William and Mary’s sports teams.
The alumni were not the only people who were upset by the College’s decision to appease the forces of PC and ban the feathers. I’ve been corresponding with a W&M senior — I’ll call him “Bob” — who is also a campus libertarian. He says that a large number of students were unhappy about the situation.
So Bob decided to do more than bitch about it; he took action. He and his associates first obtained 25,000 feathers. Then on Saturday, October 28th, at William and Mary’s Homecoming football game, they handed the feathers out to spectators as they entered the stadium, with instructions to throw them up in the air whenever the Tribe scored.
His efforts even made the local TV news. Unfortunately, there are no photos available yet of the phoenix feathers rising. None of the game photos available on the internet shows the crowd at the moment of touchdown.
But Bob says that people followed his instructions, and it my warms my heart to think of all those naughty politically incorrect feathers flying up into the air at the same time.