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What Is a Chanticleer?

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The Montana Grizzlies will host the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers on Saturday in the second round of the FCS playoffs, but what exactly is a Chanticleer?

This is what the school's web site defines it as. 

"Chanticleer comes from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. More specifically, he comes from the Nun's Priest Tale, a story within Canterbury Tales. The Chanticleer is a proud and fierce rooster who dominates the barnyard.

For the best description of Chanticleer, we turn to Chaucer's words. "For crowing there was not his equal in all the land. His voice was merrier than the merry organ that plays in church, and his crowing from his resting place was more trustworthy than a clock. His comb was redder than fine coral and turreted like a castle wall, his bill was black and shone like a jet, and his legs and toes were like azure. His nails were whiter than the lily and his feathers were like burnished gold." With all of his splendor and great looks, Chanticleer is also greatly feared and mightily respected by all."

So will it be the Rooster or the Grizzly that will prevail on Saturday??

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