More PCness in sports - Syracuse U changes teams' nickname

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Why not just the "Protestant Irish"? That's gender non-specific.
 

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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.


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Besides all the good mascots are taken....

We alumni of UCSC are at least proud to be the "Fighting Banana Slugs".
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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This is completely unfair to the colors red, green, blue, yellow and purple.
 

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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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