Cobbers take note: Forget athletic rankings. Your BMOC been rated one of Her Campus’ Top 10 Strangest College Mascots, according to The Huffington Post.
Here’s what the site has to say about Kernel Cobb at Concordia College in Moorhead:
Concordia College gives several different explanations for a cobber; in Yiddish, a cobber is a friend. In Australian slang, it’s a buddy. In Britain, it’s someone you take a liking to. But at Concordia, it’s none other than their official mascot. The word had its own meaning in Moorhead, Minnesota, where the school is located. A rival school began using the term to mock the “country boys” from Concordia. Rather than backing away from it, Concordia embraced it and stylized their mascot as a personified corncob.
And how did he get to be mascot?
Here’s one version: