“Put your real name on the blawwg!” These words, these videos, or perhaps the sound of them, are permanently etched upon my ear drums, Frumpsters. Seriously. At first I wondered why I’d never come across this hilarity, but then I remembered that David Bennett is the head coach of the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers. What’s a Chanticleer, you ask? Yeah, I asked the same thing.
The first Google result was for an all male chorus billing themselves as “An Orchestra of Voices,” but I figured that was probably a mistake. So I went to Coastal Carolina’s about page and found that a Chanticleer is actually “a proud and fierce rooster that dominates the barnyard.”
Fitting, in a groundbreaking manner, in fact, which we explore a bit more after the Frump. There’s also another choice cut of Bennett discussing why the Chanticleers chose to fly up to Ohio on the day of the game (instead of the day before) for this year’s season opener against Kent. Trust us, it’s worth it…
You know, a lot of programs like to keep things “in the family”; they’ll hire former players and/or staff members, and I think there’s a lot to be said for that in terms of program stability and confidence. What the Chanticleers have done here, however, is take this approach to an enitrely new level, and an extreme and hilarious level at that: They’ve hired their mascot, and in as literal a fashion as practically possible.
Don’t tell me Coach Bennett isn’t a dead ringer for one of our all time favorite toons, Frumpsters: “I SAY, I SAY…TURDY-FIGH DOLLUHS FOR A BU-FAYYYY BREF-USS???” It’s, like, almost too good to be true, no?