I’m not offended by a badger, but I did run one over once - in Wisconsin no less. Tried to miss him, but the trailer got him. Got him mounted (after getting the proper permit from DNR) and he looks great in the rec room.
Bird played at Indiana State- the Sycamores (although he was originally enrolled at IU he dropped out after a month there). I will make an almost heretical statement now as a Hoosier- I don't really care for basketball I am much more of a full contact sport guy. I will say that Bird is about the most perfect embodiment of what Indiana basketball is all about though.....almost all of his game was the result of ridiculous hard work and determination.SFC B . We have a friend in El Paso that was a Hoosier fan and whatever time Larry Bird was in Boston, he was a Celtic fan, then went back to supporting Houston when Larry retired. Were you a Larry Bird fan as well or just football ?
My grandfather was never in Chicago in his life but he enjoyed watching the Bears play when Butkus and Sayers played ( I think I have their names right )
I got a bit off mascots, sorry about that April.
did u say running over a badger ?I’m not offended by a badger, but I did run one over once - in Wisconsin no less. Tried to miss him, but the trailer got him. Got him mounted (after getting the proper permit from DNR) and he looks great in the rec room.
Also a WVU grad.Graduated from WVU our mascot is the Mountaineer and he shoots a muzzleloader after every touchdown, quarter, half and end of game. He also shoots at halftime and end of game in basketball and other sports. The muzzleloader has been banned in some venue since guns are not allowed on campus. Our mascot in this picture also got into trouble with the pc crowd when he used the muzzleloader to kill a bear in 2012
That's an awesome story and great design.Had to get home from the beach trip to post this so I could get pics , Our home town high school is called the BRAVES , and was an American Indian logo , 4 years ago someone filed a complaint with the state and said there so a fended that all high schools in our state halve to change , oh and it’s was filed by white teens , after a lengthy battle with the school board and in the newspapers, the snowflakes won , and all the schools state wide had to change , with the exception of our town school, a local native Indian tribe stuck up for our town.
We were able to keep the names BRAVES but change the logo because it wasn’t an Oregon native American Indian but one from the eastern US , and the local tribe got to design the logo and as part of the deal our school was asked to sponsor an American Indian Club at the school for students . With the thought toward what’s been discussed here , just erasing history the best idea , and no longer have anything Indian anymore or keep things but make slight changes to be respectful. Without the local tribe going to bat for our town the name BRAVES would halve been gone forever.
the old logo the school used for almost 100 years
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and the old helmet logo
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the design the tribe came up with is shaped like an Arrow head with double B’s for the name BANKS BRAVES, and is now on our football helmets and clothing etc
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Condolences on your Yellow Jacket status <grin>...Hardrocker family here too. Now, in our offices full of engineers around the west, we frequently compare mascots. SDSMT Hardrockers' Grubby the Miner and the NM State Aggies' Pistol Pete always waive around the fact that our mascots are still proudly armed in the face of all this modern PC-ness! I get an unprofessional amount of satisfaction in teasing the CO Mines folks about their, umm, burro.My hometown was the Cattle Feeders. By the time I was in school the name was changed to the Mavericks. The mascot rocked a couple revolvers and that got a principal riled up. There was a big campaign to keep the mascot unchanged and the principal removed. I'm not sure she lasted an entire school year.
I started college at SDSMT as a Hardrocker and finished college at BHSU as a Yellow Jacket.
I couldn't watch but was getting phone updates.....uuugghh. It was a good year but still waiting for us to take that next step.Rough game last night. I really believe both teams could have played better. I owe you food/beverage of your choice for a good show.
Played 4 years of football and graduated from Tech back when things were not so politically correct. Got banned from the local radio station for a few games for some not too appropriate cheers at basketball game versus BH (I.E.: Typewriter Tech).I started college at SDSMT as a Hardrocker and finished college at BHSU as a Yellow Jacket.