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Saturday, July 11, 2020

Toledo says it will change mascot to ‘Shrek’ with 500K retweets

There are a lot of very lame and questionable mascots in college athletics, but the University of Toledo does not have one of them. There’s nothing wrong with a team being called the Rockets, yet the school is willing to make a very drastic change in exchange for a ton of social media activity.

Unless, of course, someone is playing a prank.

On Tuesday, the official Twitter account for the University of Toledo tweeted a photo of “Shrek” and said the famous DreamWorks character will become the school’s new mascot if the tweet gets 500,000 retweets.

Would they actually do it? I guess we’ll see. The tweet had not yet hit 25,000 retweets at the time this post was published, so there is a long way to go. But, hey, we’ve seen stranger promises made on social media that ended up being kept. Let’s all do our part by retweeting and making Toledo follow through on a very big mistake.

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