Loralee thinks we are above this.
We all know how Mesa prepares for Battle of the Bell; making Eagle bashing posters while maintaining a steady diet of eagle meat sandwiches and eagle blood. How does Estancia prepare for this event? I spent an hour snooping around the enemy camp and wasn’t surprised at what I found: Mesa bashing posters and diets of horse meat.
I have mixed feelings about the decorations and events. They seem to serve no other purpose than to talk smack on the other school. Why should we kill trees and waste Sharpie markers just to be jerks? We need to remember that this is about supporting our football players; not being rude and bashing the other school.
On the other hand, it does seem to be an effective tool in bringing the school together. Most students ONLY go to the Battle of the Bell game. At the rally at lunch Thursday, an enormous crowd gathered to the dome, chanting, "WE EAT EAGLE MEAT!" while cheering on various performers.
There is no doubt in my mind that Costa Mesa has school spirit, we’ve proved that at every game so far. The real question is: Are our schools showing their spirit in the right ways?