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Old 01-12-2019, 01:54 PM   #201
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Sometimes I feel like our blunders are intentional.
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I wonder if the blowback would have been worse if we just changed our mascot to get out of the chicken curse...
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I wonder if the blowback would have been worse if we just changed our mascot to get out of the chicken curse...


Some Day SOON.. We will bow to PETA and PC crowd and do just that.
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Old 01-12-2019, 03:49 PM   #204
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Just wondering, has anyone made issue of the color of the UofSC logo being wrong? On a Gamecocks page on Facebook, the admin referred to the color as burgundy instead of garnet, but did it in a way that implied that our school color was burgundy instead. I knew for sure he knew the right color, but when someone commented "it's garnet, not burgundy!" I replied in agreement, and he took us to task for insulting him that he didn't know it was garnet (fair enough). I apologized but further said that at least to me, it was close enough on my browser to not notice the difference. He proceeded to dismiss my apology and go on a rant about how the logo is clearly burgundy and not garnet and we were very insulting to him.


Surprisingly I wasn't banninated but I did note that the other person is no longer in the group, either by their choice or by banhammer.



TLDR: not only does the logo suck, it's the wrong color (maybe)
Someone on twitter mentioned that the color was wrong, and the logo looked blurry. Then some UofSC staff members acknowledged they dropped the ball and release incorrect logos.

It also is painfully obvious there was no media plan to control the narrative. Hence why UofSC is getting blasted in the papers.

Too many mistakes made for a University with enough funding to hire experienced personnel.
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Getting a lot of crap...from Clemson fans.
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Some Day SOON.. We will bow to PETA and PC crowd and do just that.
At this point, I almost want to change it just to shake things up and sort of shake off the past and start something new. It has NOTHING to do with PETA or being politically correct. I realize even with a change of mascot our past will still belong to us, but it will at least feel like a fresh start for the team, fans, and recruits.

I do love the gamecocks since it is has been the only mascot I have known in my life, but at this point we might need to rock the boat in a major way. I know and understand that my thoughts on this will be seriously unpopular, but it is the way I'm seeing things right now.
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Old 01-13-2019, 12:48 PM   #208
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Email J.C. Huggins, Director of Brand Strategy. This was his call. He fell short.

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Email J.C. Huggins, Director of Brand Strategy. This was his call. He fell short.

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Maybe someone should tell JC that he should have had a media plan. Even a basic one.

From JCís interview in the state, itís clear he doesnít know what to do when a reporter asks a question, let alone explain what the rebrand is about. Never mind giving the media talking points exaplaining the rebrand decisions.
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At this point, I almost want to change it just to shake things up and sort of shake off the past and start something new. It has NOTHING to do with PETA or being politically correct. I realize even with a change of mascot our past will still belong to us, but it will at least feel like a fresh start for the team, fans, and recruits.

I do love the gamecocks since it is has been the only mascot I have known in my life, but at this point we might need to rock the boat in a major way. I know and understand that my thoughts on this will be seriously unpopular, but it is the way I'm seeing things right now.
Actually it will be for politically correct reasons. The Crowing Rooster was the symbol of the Democratic Party until 1966, when it was replaced by the donkey. It was used as a symbol of white supremacy in segragationist Alabama. Also, in "South Carolina: A History", by Dr. Walter Edgar, there is a picture of a rooster, and he says that it is a symbol of white supremacy, in the caption, but he never talks about it anywhere else in the book. My copy of that book has been lent out to a family member, so if someone here wants to look it up for citation purposes.

I've really been surprised that the issue hasn't been dug up. And, yes, we will cow tow. We just cow towed to a university 2400 miles away .
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Old 01-13-2019, 07:33 PM   #212
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Actually it will be for politically correct reasons. The Crowing Rooster was the symbol of the Democratic Party until 1966, when it was replaced by the donkey. It was used as a symbol of white supremacy in segragationist Alabama. Also, in "South Carolina: A History", by Dr. Walter Edgar, there is a picture of a rooster, and he says that it is a symbol of white supremacy, in the caption, but he never talks about it anywhere else in the book. My copy of that book has been lent out to a family member, so if someone here wants to look it up for citation purposes.

I've really been surprised that the issue hasn't been dug up. And, yes, we will cow tow. We just cow towed to a university 2400 miles away .
Sometimes a cock is just a cock....
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So, our new mascot should be The fighting Richard Craniums and our logo will be an obelisk?
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Actually it will be for politically correct reasons. The Crowing Rooster was the symbol of the Democratic Party until 1966, when it was replaced by the donkey. It was used as a symbol of white supremacy in segragationist Alabama. Also, in "South Carolina: A History", by Dr. Walter Edgar, there is a picture of a rooster, and he says that it is a symbol of white supremacy, in the caption, but he never talks about it anywhere else in the book. My copy of that book has been lent out to a family member, so if someone here wants to look it up for citation purposes.

I've really been surprised that the issue hasn't been dug up. And, yes, we will cow tow. We just cow towed to a university 2400 miles away .
I'm saying MY reasons for being okay with a change would have nothing to do with politics or PETA. Any other reasons for a potential change would be coincidence.

At any rate, I'm fairly confident in saying it's a moot point for now and likely a very long time to come. I was simply stating that a major shake up like that might not necessarily be bad.
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I'm saying MY reasons for being okay with a change would have nothing to do with politics or PETA. Any other reasons for a potential change would be coincidence.

At any rate, I'm fairly confident in saying it's a moot point for now and likely a very long time to come. I was simply stating that a major shake up like that might not necessarily be bad.
I just hope when they change it that it's something that is still unique to South Carolina, like Sandlappers or Loggerheads(lol) or Fire Ants.
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I just hope when they change it that it's something that is still unique to South Carolina, like Sandlappers or Loggerheads(lol) or Fire Ants.
What, we donít have tigers indigenous to South Carolina?
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I was simply stating that a major shake up like that might not necessarily be bad.
Agreed... and my point is that instead of doing the low hanging fruit rebranding that might be extremely painful... we opted for this weak bull crap.
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I hate it...it like we admitted to uofsuc...argh...the dorks involved should be burnt at the stake...
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Agreed... and my point is that instead of doing the low hanging fruit rebranding that might be extremely painful... we opted for this weak bull crap.
Yeah. As strange as it seems, it's possible people would have been more open to the idea of changing the mascot than to accept the idea of forfeiting USC as a valid shorthand for the school.
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