The name teddy bear comes from former United States President Theodore Roosevelt, who was often referred to as "Teddy" (though he loathed being referred to as such). The name originated from an incident on a bear hunting trip in Mississippi in November 1902, to which Roosevelt was invited by Mississippi Governor Andrew H. Longino. There were several other hunters competing, and most of them had already killed an animal. A suite of Roosevelt's attendants, led by Holt Collier, cornered, clubbed, and tied an American black bear to a willow tree after a long exhausting chase with hounds. They called Roosevelt to the site and suggested that he shoot it. He refused to shoot the bear himself, deeming this unsportsmanlike, but instructed that the bear be killed to put it out of its misery, and it became the topic of a political cartoon by Clifford Berryman in The Washington Post on November 16, 1902. While the initial cartoon of an adult black bear lassoed by a handler and a disgusted Roosevelt had symbolic overtones, later issues of that and other Berryman cartoons made the bear smaller and cute
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How are llamas real? I've met dozens of llamas over the past year, but they still feel like fake animals and I don't understand them.
Here's a great video of llamas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tq_MdFz7mlE
Nebraska restructures Frost's contract. https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/32585192/coach-scott-frost-clear-plan-vision-future-nebraska-cornhuskers-football-agrees-restructured-contract
I kind of wonder whether this will be a tactic Knowlton's uses with Wilcox, although Wilcox is only in the middle of the conference pack.
The Teddy Bear saga and subsequent related events is a classic case where something very good eventually came from a situation very not good, and sufficiently undesirable to eventually be unlikely to reoccur. Accent the positives of the bear!