The mascot debate

#176      
We don't need a mascot. People want to know what the Illini are let them go back and do some research. Florida State still gets by with the Seminoles as unbelievable as that is. I just wish that the band would still play the chant. Loved that. Those were the days.
 
#177      
So I was riding on a bus today wrapped in LSU-Lafayette livery. LSU-L, as in Ragin’ Cajans Remarkable how Cajuns are A-OK with being affiliated with a university (now recognized as a “research” university).

What does it say about an ethnic group that doesn’t want to be associated with higher education. Even more so, what does it say about non-members of that group who want to ban any association of said group with higher education while being lavishly compensated by an institution of higher learning? Who’s being “hostile and abusive,” Rosenstein, you snotty little weasel.
 
#179      
The Fighting Kingfishers??????? :)
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#180      

Ransom Stoddard

Ordained Dudeist Priest
Bloomington, IL
We don't need a mascot. People want to know what the Illini are let them go back and do some research. Florida State still gets by with the Seminoles as unbelievable as that is. I just wish that the band would still play the chant. Loved that. Those were the days.
FSU "gets by" with the Seminoles because they've had a relationship with the tribe since 1977 and everything they do regarding Chief Osceola is in partnership with the tribe--including the portrayal of their Cheif.

FSU did it right--eventually. Their original incarnations of a native mascot/symbol were worse than Chief in terms of red-face and inauthentic garb/dance, and there were protests about it from the natives in the area. Illinois missed or avoided every opportunity to do it right until it was too late, and here we are.
 
#181      

SKane

Tennessee
I would be in favor of a soldier, knight, minute man, pioneer, viking, pirate, etc.

A military sort of human that other people don't mess with.

Whatever he is, he should show up during halftime only, not parade around on the sidelines during the game.
 
#189      

pruman91

Paducah, Ky
I agree, primarily because (IMHO) the people behind these alternatives are really using this to backdoor the real objective...eliminating the name "Fighting Illini". They were never going to settle for the half win of eliminating Chief Illiniwek, they're compelled to burn the whole thing down.
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WE AIN'T GONNA LET THEM DO IT..... !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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But , how we gonna stop them ??.............The Fighting Illini team name is righteous territory in my book....

My Book of truism's that pass the test of time ..................An institutional keepsake of memories past and future coming ahead............
Pondering is not an option at this time as the survival of such a revered slogan that denotes a competitive spirit with a Native American slant to it...


What is this world coming too ??......................................University of Illinois Fighting Illini............................That's it .....that's what it will always be........( I hope ).....

I really really do .............................

Here she is , back by popular demand........................Well , at least my demand ....................3-4 times a day...........Hey , she inspires me......she.........................
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GO FIGHTING ILLINI !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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WE AIN'T GONNA LET THEM DO IT..... !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


View attachment 22671But , how we gonna stop them ??.............The Fighting Illini team name is righteous territory in my book....

My Book of truism's that pass the test of time ..................An institutional keepsake of memories past and future coming ahead............
Pondering is not an option at this time as the survival of such a revered slogan that denotes a competitive spirit with a Native American slant to it...


What is this world coming too ??......................................University of Illinois Fighting Illini............................That's it .....that's what it will always be........( I hope ).....

I really really do .............................

Here she is , back by popular demand........................Well , at least my demand ....................3-4 times a day...........Hey , she inspires me......she.........................
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GO FIGHTING ILLINI !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Does she want to be our mascot? :)
 
#191      

mattcoldagelli

The Transfer Portal
So much for the galloping ghosts



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Think I'm kind of siding with the students on that one re: the statue.

(note that there's no issue being taken with the name "Galloping Ghosts")
 
#195      
As far as I can tell, neither Indiana nor Michigan have mascots. Is ther any outcry for a mascot on those campuses?
They don't have to have mascots. The whole point of having a mascot (as some have pointed out) is to have a big, goofy guy running around at games. This applies to almost every Hoosier out there and Michigan has Hunter Dickinson.
 
#196      
So much for the galloping ghosts



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The statue "creates confusion for visitors and leaves them wondering about the values of the high school"? There must not be much to do in Kaukauna if this is what the kids are up to. They must be sooo happy to find something to be offended about.

Hey, kids, go park down on the levee or something. It's a lot more fun.
 
#198      
The statue "creates confusion for visitors and leaves them wondering about the values of the high school"? There must not be much to do in Kaukauna if this is what the kids are up to. They must be sooo happy to find something to be offended about.

Hey, kids, go park down on the levee or something. It's a lot more fun.

Good advice The principal shold tell students to find a house where the parents are not home, all get in the same room, turn off the lights and see what happens. :)