…and deciding against using ‘mascot’ in the hed to ruin the fun? I asked Daily Tar Heel editor Andy Thomason.
All the credit goes to Melvin Backman, one of our senior writers, and Sarah Glen, who leads our enterprise. And while I was in class when the headline was conceived, I’m certain the decision not to use the word “mascot” had to do with ruining the pun. I think the headline still works since Twitter had been blowing up for an hour at this point about the mascot head, and we had a photo of the head with the blog.
UPDATE: Here’s a funny retweet from the Washington Post’s Ron Charles.