This is a reference to "Avatar: The Last Airbender". Toph Beifong started a metal bending academy to teach the newly invented skill to anyone who wanted to learn. Her family crest is a flying boar, so it made sense that any sports team from her school would take that on as the mascot.
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Being the living bridge between the physical and spiritual worlds is enough of a task without also having to arrange public transportation all the time. Which is where your own personal Sky Bison comes in quite handy. Why ride an ostrich horse when you can Fly Appa? Yip Yip!
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