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Scott_J

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Syracuse University announced yesterday their teams will no longer be known as the Orangemen and Orangewomen. From now on all of SU's teams, male and female, will be known simply as the Syracuse Orange. Bad idea, I think. Thoughts?
 

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I'm not a sports fan but it "The Orange" sure sounds catchy. I like it. Orangemen and Orangewoman? Pretty exhausting and sounds like a vocal group my grandpa likes.
 

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Otto is a fruit, always a fruit, has always been a fruit, always will be a fruit. :)

Never been inside the carrier dome until graduation and proud of it.


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Garrett Lundy

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I personally suggest the Syracuse Crack-Whores and the Syracuse Homosexual-German-Cannibal-Chefs, but appearantly just "Orange" is good enough for some people. :thumbsdown:
 

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Similarly humorous, one of the local JC's (Scottsdale Community College) mascot is the artichoke .

"Our mascot was born in 1972 as a result of a philosophical difference between students and school administrators. Student government ran an election to name a mascot, and in protest, surprised and shocked the administration by declaring the "artichoke" as the mascot."
 

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They have for years been referred to as the "Orange" for years by lazy broadcasters. No big deal.
 

Michael Pineo

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On a more serious note:

When I was attending UMass at Amherst, there was a serious movement to get the Minuteman removed as the school mascot. I believe it was referred to as a 'Gun-toting, white male' by the opposition. I once suggested changing our mascot to the UMass Happy Flowers, but it was thought that it would be too exclusionary (what about all of the unhappy flowers?).

MikeP
 

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Now, changing from Orangemen to the Orange, I can somewhat understand.. not really about PC (because it doesn't change the moniker) just about space, and probably marketing new uniforms..

But change "The Minutemen" ? That's one of the better mascots in the US. Next thing you know, someone at Notre Dame will want to change "The Fighting Irish" :)
 

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