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Post by Stonehouse Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:10 am

Wally seems to be everywhere these days. Wink

http://media.www.upbeacon.net/media/storage/paper1193/news/2009/02/05/News/Who-Will.Replace.Wally-3615746.shtml
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Post by Geezaldinho Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:22 am

Hmm, I was just reading today how Laika studios is laying off their sculptors and animators right now. Surely one of thos folks might be interested in coming up with something. The problem with the standard Mascot factories is they just redoo the same old faces for all the mascots.
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Post by pilotram Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:02 am

Wow, I didn't know they killed him off. Can't say I'm sad to see him go.
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Post by MesaPilot1 Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:45 am

I think we ought to have a PN poll about top design's and pass it on to University with our My 2 Cents . Live vote at WCC tourney with absentee voting over the computer at that time. No Stonehouse you don't get two vote's.

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Post by DaTruRochin Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:52 am

Since most mascots are inherently cheesy I think some sort of crusty old seafaring pilot is the best option... Which will confuse most media who think Pilots has something to do with airplanes

I guess if you had a seadog (which has been considered from what I understand) or something like that it could work, but to be honest that would be the same kind of mascot as UW and GU... The last thing the PNW needs is another mangy fleabag...
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Post by Geezaldinho Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:15 am

There are some problems with the Sea dog theme.

First off, I'll bet this brewery would be mystified about their rise in T-shirt sales

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Then, of course, there's the fact that there already is a team calling itself the Portland sea dogs


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Post by DaTruRochin Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:41 am

Not to mention this old indoor pro team:

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Post by pilotram Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:54 am

DaTruRochin wrote:Since most mascots are inherently cheesy I think some sort of crusty old seafaring pilot is the best option...
Basically a Popeye-type mascot, a reinvention of Wally that wouldn't suck if it was done right.
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Post by Geezaldinho Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:01 am

coldsmokeAT wrote:
DaTruRochin wrote:Since most mascots are inherently cheesy I think some sort of crusty old seafaring pilot is the best option...
Basically a Popeye-type mascot, a reinvention of Wally that wouldn't suck if it was done right.

I'm pretty sure the copyrights have expired on Popeye, especially the old one...
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Post by DaTruRochin Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:19 am

Although come to think of it if this popeye sailor had a dog on a leash that would be pretty damn funny....
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Post by Stonehouse Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:21 am

Popeye would be pretty sweet... but surely someone still has rights to him? I'm not really sure how copyrights work for characters like that.

For me... it doesn't really have to do with being a river boat Pilot. It could be a dog, a fish, heck it could even be a lighthouse for all I care (like the Stanford Tree). What will really matter is 1) getting a good suit and 2) getting a professional to do it, at least at the beginning.

And I agree with Trish that it's important for the students to really want it and to take ownership of helping make the decision.
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Post by DaTruRochin Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:25 am

haha although don't the stanford trees each make their own uniforms??
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Post by Rob's Jacket Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:35 am

DaTruRochin wrote:Although come to think of it if this popeye sailor had a dog on a leash that would be pretty damn funny....

Gets my vote!

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Post by pilotram Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:44 am

Or we could just go back to being the Cliffdwellers which would be awesome.
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Post by mattywizz Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:32 pm

I think we need some dude with a parrot on his shoulder!
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Post by PilotNut Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:51 pm

Hmmm, I was thinking a drunken sailor who could inappropriately grab people in the crowd.... oh wait, we already had that...

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Post by PurplePrideTrumpet Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:58 pm

Emphasis on the "drunken" part one of my student years...

But at least he stayed upright. At almost every game.
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Post by Guest Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:23 pm

Be careful with this, we don't want to duplicate the Roboduck fiasco. I favor reimaging Wally, maybe with a smaller head and a less crusty raincoat.

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Post by Rob's Jacket Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:33 pm

up7587 wrote:Be careful with this, we don't want to duplicate the Roboduck fiasco. I favor reimaging Wally, maybe with a smaller head and a less crusty raincoat.

What would Robopilot even look like? I'm mildly curious.

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Post by Guest Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:35 pm

GUPhantom's avatar?

or http://shopping.yahoo.com/video/images/muze/dvd/sm/88/1141288.jpg


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Post by onetouchfutbol Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:04 pm

Rob's Jacket wrote:
up7587 wrote:Be careful with this, we don't want to duplicate the Roboduck fiasco. I favor reimaging Wally, maybe with a smaller head and a less crusty raincoat.

What would Robopilot even look like? I'm mildly curious.

Ughh! As a Duck hater, even the idea of a Robopilot makes me hurl.

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Man, this is a tough task. Can you imagine trying to come up with a perfect mascot in the age of political correctness? The drunken sailor looks like an irresponsible dude ready to sail in and hit on your daughter. The pilot with a pipe might by a closet tobacco lobbyist for all that we know. And is the sailor with the parrot on his shoulder feeding the pet or is it a natural bird found on the untamed seas?

So, all that we're left with is a pristine happy goofball...a mama's boy of the sea too tame to scare any kids or cause any harm. As much as I hate the Oakland Raiders since they seem to be the gangster fashion team of pro football, on the flipside the idea of a pristine mama's boy is kind of lame Exclamation
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Post by goldhelmet Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:26 pm

The Stanford tree... now there's an inspiring mascot. I never understood what that had to do with Stanford.
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Post by Stonehouse Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:31 pm

My bro went to Stanford so I guess I should come to the Tree's defense... it comes from the seal of the school:

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And since their knickname is after a color (Cardinal=the shade of red, not the bird)... well, there's not much to go on with that in terms of mascot ideas. Well, other than Western Kentucky's Red Monster thing. Smile
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Post by Geezaldinho Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:34 pm

It's a Junior university?

Maybe someday they'll make it to full University Status.
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Post by Guest Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:44 pm

And according to their motto, they pass a lot of gas.

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