God bless the men of 2nd Bn, 127th Inf, 32d "Red Arrow" Brigade, WI Army Nat'l Guard...good luck, and come home soon.
The Marquette "Gold" is out...and an Internet vote(AP) will determine the new name.
The 10 choices and voting date will be announced soon...but "Warriors" will not be one of 'em. No word on whether there'll be a write-in option.
Most folks up here in WI would prefer a return to "Warriors," Kawshen's comments(The W...duh) notwithstanding. Hell, just make the logo and mascot something more generic than an Indian head, and it should be fine, right?
One alum I know suggested a write-in campaign for "Jumpin' Jesuits." Now THAT's comedy...uh, gold. :-)
(edited by The Thrill on 12.5.05 0032) Rebecca Louise Ross 1947-2005 R.I.P., Mom...
What was wrong with Golden Eagles, anyway? The logo was very generic and boring (reminded me a lot of the old Kent State logo before they got the current, much cooler one), but just change the logo and everything's cool, right?
Warriors is all right, too. I wouldn't return to that old logo, either, but if you ask me they should've kept the Warriors name and changed the logo in the first place. Political correctness run amock.
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When I was at Syracuse, there was discussion of changing to a different mascot like a wolf or an eagle or something. The chancellor put together a group and looked into suggestions. The overwhelming position of the students was leave it alone, because even if an orange is a goofy mascot, he's still our goofy mascot who got KO'd by Charlie Steiner in one of those great Sportscenter commercials. The recent change from Orangemen, or Orangewomen for the ladies' teams, to just plain Orange didn't thrill me but at least we were still orange and could keep Otto as the mascot.
You were right the first time. It's a shame JO's gotten this bad, too, because when he was good, he was really good; he was the superstar of the Pacers franchise while Reggie Miller was still the heart and soul.