Florida State Has a New Mascot

April 30, 2012 at 11:19a    by Ramzy Nasrallah    
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Buckeyebrowny919's picture

this can't be real

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

GA-Buckeye's picture

Yea...don't know anything about that site, but I agree(/hope) this CAN'T be real...

hodge's picture

No way.  If indeed this is true, some marketing execs need to be shot.

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

Horrible. I thought they had the Seminole guy riding the horse?  wouldn't he be the mascot?  Maybe this is just for Baseball and hoops or something.

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

hodge's picture

I know the Chief Oescecola was getting them in hot water.  For a while now, the NCAA has asked that they change their mascot to something inoffensive to Native Americans. Personally, I didn't think the 'Noles' mascot was that much of a cruel caricature--I mean any team with the name "Redskins" could be seen as a lot more inflammitory than them.  
FWIW, FSU always countered that they had the Seminole Tribe's blessing.  But, I think a stipulation is that they couldn't hold any NCAA postseason events in Tallahasee.

brband64's picture

There is a release about this from a few days ago on the FSU site:

http://www.seminoles.com/genrel/042612aae.html

Some interesting nuggets, including the company that came up with the design, but it also quotes their marketing guy as saying this is the "Kid's Club" mascot and, "It also allows us to participate in some opportunities that were not appropriate for the distinguished symbol of Osceola and Renegade." The conspiracy theorist in me suspects this is the initial step toward distancing from Osceola.

Lee in Altoona's picture

I hereby apologize to Purdue fans for making fun of your new logo last week. At the time, I didn't have sufficient perspective of the extent to which a logo can suck.

johnnyjohn58's picture

@brband64.............you are right this is how it all starts......still thats unbelievable......

A University of Michigan fan walks into a dr's office and takes off his hat revealing a frog sitting on his head, The doctor asks "how can I help you?" The frog replies "I've come here to get this wart removed from my butt"<

southbymidwest's picture

That is just the silliest looking horsie, looks like one of those stupid mascots that they come up with for every Olympics.

439LawDog's picture

I thought FSU got a pass on their mascot due to the Seminole nation backing them? I'm in no way a noles fan but never thought they were demeaning towards the tribe and always took it as a way of honoring them.

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

@Hodge   Agree %100. Calling a Native American a redskin is about the same as using the N word. I've met a few Native Americans years ago, they said they don't mind being called Indians though.  I served with a Native American, he basically told me the same thing.

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.