Thursday, February 17, 2011

Know Your Enemy LSU - Wake Forest Baseball Links and Stuff

On that thing above:

The actual mascot made its first appearance in 1941. As the "Demon Deacon" terminology became more popular, Jack Baldwin (1943 Wake Forest graduate) took the first step and became the first in the long line of Deacon mascots.

"Some of my fraternity brothers and I were just sitting around one evening," Baldwin recalls, "and came to the agreement that what Wake Forest needed was someone dressed like a deacon -- top hat, tails, a black umbrella and all that. We wanted him to be more dignified than other mascots, sort of like an old Baptist Deacon would dress" [2]

Baldwin found an old tuxedo and a top hat, and on the following Saturday, he led the Wake Forest football team onto the field, riding the North Carolina ram. Two years later, when Baldwin graduated, many interested students were willing to continue dressing up as the mascot. Initially, the responsibility to pick new Demon Deacons fell on Baldwin's fraternity, but later it broadened to include all students. Today, special tryouts are held annually for new Deacons, but the competition is very intense

I was going to open this post with a good Baptist Deacon's joke but it is maybe too PG13 for this blog.


So time to know our enemy the evil Wake Forest Deacons. Here is their home page.
A link to online media guide. Oh and they are on that twitter doo dad.

Also Freshmen players John McLeod ,Conor J Keniry , Nate Jones , Zane Yanzick and Grant Shambley are on twitter.

On their site they have Baseball Game Notes - Wake Forest at LSU

More ON LSU tomorrow.

Geaux Tigers


Anonymous said...

I am curious to find out what blog system you happen to be using?
I'm having some small security problems with my latest site and I'd like to find something more safe.

Do you have any solutions?

Look at my weblog; lazikou

Anonymous said...

Hello, its nice paragraph concerning media print, we all understand
media is a fantastic source of information.

My web blog :: moot