Live Elephant = Ultimate Home Field Advantage

The University of Alabama's student government is worried about school spirit—and a live elephant may be their heaven-sent solution.

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The University of Alabama's student government is worried about school spirit at football games—and a live elephant may just be their heaven-sent solution, the Crimson White reports. A government resolution points out that other SEC schools like Tennessee (hound dog, 70 pounds), Louisiana State (tiger, 520 pounds), and Auburn (eagle, 14 pounds) have their own live mascots; why shouldn't 10,000 pounds of pachyderm march for the Crimson Tide?

Student officials will begin researching the logistics of an "Operation Crimson Dumbo Drop," since, as you can imagine, "you can't just throw an elephant in the middle of the Quad," points out one student. "It has to be thought through."