I've found a conflicting pattern in my life worth pointing out: Although I feel about cats the same way Indiana Jones feels about snakes, I've spent my academic career at schools with feline mascots!
I've been cheering for Lions and Cougars the past 12 years, and although I'm currently at a school of Wildcats, you better believe I'll be rooting for Cougars in the upcoming BYU v. Weber State football game. (I bleed blue, baby.)
2004-2009 Brigham Young University Cougars
2012-2014 Weber State Wildcats
Another tidbit: Ryan's a Wildcat for the second time - the first was in elementary school, and he says he's "digressed" to go back to yesteryear's mascot. Ha!