Well, Hell. When someone mentions the Tigers? How many colleges have a tiger mascot? Something I give my Auburn alumni sister in law Hell about. Why they don't just run with War Eagles escapes me. Be unique; like the Vols, Razorbacks, Seminoles, ect ect..What about Commodores? Well, let's not get carried away with it.
It's funny - when #2 was originally used I really didn't like it much, and I always despised #5 for being too cartoonish. As I've gotten older, I've grown to love both of those with #2 being one of my all-time favorites. Odd how that happens. Keep hanging in there - there's hope for you too!