Vote for Iggy
There is an online poll to name our new live mascot. All of the names have their merits but I think we should go with Ignatius (Iggy for short). It is easy to explain. It nods to our history but also is catchy and marketable.
Sentiment might drive the vote towards Welles in honor of Welles Crowther, but I don't love the idea. I also have no idea how the Crowther family would feel about it. My apprehension about naming a bird after Crowther is that I am not sure the association is worthy of our 9/11 hero. Does it trivialize what he did to have a bird on our sideline using his name? I know the same argument could be made about Ignatius, but his death is not as raw or close to home as Crowther's. I also hope that someone from BC has reached out to the family to get their blessing regardless of how the vote goes.
In the end an "a