The University of Massachusetts has a new sports team logo—and they didn’t go all PC on us. The teams are called the Minutemen and used to feature a Revolutionary War minuteman in profile carrying a musket. Some of the suggestions for the new logo objected to the inclusion of a firearm. (Remember when the Washington Bullets were changed to the Wizards?)
Well, it’s nice to see that they kept the minuteman’s musket, seeing as how he isn’t a true citizen-soldier ready to fight for freedom without it.
(Little fact: the Minuteman name only dates back to 1972. Before that they were the Redmen, but Native Americans objected and the students selected the new name.)
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