I don’t get it. Columbia seems to have an unusual number of establishments where you can eat chicken, especially wings. Yet the USC mascot is the Gamecock. Isn’t that a bit cannibalistic??
I mean, it would kind of be like Maryland (Terrapins) having lots of eateries that feature turtle stew.
Perhaps it’s a chauvinistic thing. Gamecocks by definition are male, but it’s OK to eat the female of the species.
Or, maybe it’s just that this is a college town and chicken wings have a high mass-to-cash ratio. They’re cheap, and the students don’t really care about any mascot implications.