North Texas, we got one question for you.
WHAT ARE THOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSE
WHAT. ARE. THOSE.
North Texas is the "Mean Green," a moniker it lifted from alumnus and future NFL Hall of Famer "Mean" Joe Greene after spending several decades as the Eagles. No word on what specifically prompted the change, but former UNT Chancellor Jeffrey Lebowski shared some thoughts recently:
But listen up, North Texas. There's only room in this town for ONE TEAM who's going to rip off the great Steelers of the 1970s and it ain't some interlopers from yon Denton. Especially not like THAT.
I mean come on. There's a time and place for naming yourself after a color, and that's called high school. "Mean Green." C'mon, buddy. In "Meet The Parents," when Robert DeNiro says "they say geniuses pick green," he had not been aware of North Texas.
And this? Numbers on the shoulders? There's a time and a place for doing that, and that's called the first time you use the Create-A-Team function on Madden or NCAA... also, presumably, when you're in high school.
Neat logo! Not really what an eagle looks like! When eagles swoop they look sort of silly, albeit in a "you're still about to die" kind of way. Now yes, UNT can claim this is a "stylized version" or whatever, but that's like saying this is a stylized version of people:
So, why don't you run along and take your little logo back to the original PlayStation where it belongs, UNT.